CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Adam Michael Rhodes, 26, of Tadpole Road, Pennsylvania Furnace. Rhodes is wanted for failure to appear at a preliminary hearing on March 19.
On Jan. 23, 2014, Patrolman Shawn Fye of the Clearfield Borough Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Rhodes. He charged Rhodes with theft by deception and bad checks.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police received a report from a Clearfield business that Rhodes had purchased two pistols. He had also paid with a check for $902.59.
When the business tried cashing the check, it was discovered there had been a stop payment issued on it. On Dec. 23, 2013, Rhodes was informed about the stop payment on the check. However, Rhodes failed to reimburse the business or to return the firearms.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 19, at which time Rhodes failed to appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Rhodes is described as a Caucasian male standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown eyes and hair.
Anyone with knowledge of Rhodes’ location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”