CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced the voluntary surrender of a wanted fugitive.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Christa Quashnock, 22, of Alexander Street, Brockway.
Quashnock was added to the Clearfield County fugitive of the Week list on Feb. 1.
On July 21, 2015, Officer Lance Thompson of the DuBois City Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Quashnock. He charged her with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, F; use/possession of drug paraphernalia, M; driving under the influence of alcohol, M; and related offenses.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on May 24, 2015, Thompson allegedly observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. He said that it was traveling at such a high rate that the operator nearly lost control of the vehicle.
During a traffic stop, Thompson made contact with the operator who was later identified as Quashnock. He allegedly detected signs of impairment; during field sobriety tests, he allegedly observed a clear plastic bag inside of Quashnock’s shirt.
Upon removal of the bag, Thompson allegedly found that it contained four, separate bags of marijuana. These bags were contained inside two, larger sealable plastic bags, he said. At that time, Quashnock was transported to the DuBois Penn Highlands Hospital for blood testing.
In a separate case, Corporal Randall Young of the DuBois City Police Department filed a criminal complaint on July 7, 2015. He charged Quashnock with driving under the influence of alcohol, M, and related traffic offenses.
According to the affidavit of probable cause for this case, on May 30, 2015, Young allegedly observed a vehicle make a wide, right turn and then continue to swerve within its lane of travel. The vehicle allegedly continued to swerve and traveled at a speed in excess of the speed limit, he said.
During a traffic stop, Young made contact with the operator who was later identified as Quashnock. He allegedly detected signs of impairment. After conducting field sobriety tests, Quashnock was transported to the DuBois Penn Highlands Hospital for blood testing.
A preliminary hearing for both cases was scheduled for Aug. 7, 2015, at which time all charges were held for court. On Jan. 28 Quashnock failed to appear at Criminal Call, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Shaw stated that on Feb. 1 Quashnock voluntarily surrendered to deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office. Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance with this case.
Anyone with knowledge of a fugitive’s 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.”