CLEARFIELD – District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Deric Frantz, 28, of DuBois. He’s wanted for failure to appear at a preliminary hearing June 17. Frantz also previously failed to appear at Revocation Court on May 24.
On May 12 Officer Scott Johnson of the Sandy Township Police Department filed a criminal complaint in which he charged Frantz with retail theft, F3; criminal conspiracy/retail theft, F3; theft by deception, M1; and receiving stolen property, M1.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on March 28, Johnson was assigned to investigate incidents at a local business. Upon arrival, he made contact with store personnel who provided surveillance video and other information regarding an alleged theft.
Store personnel related that a male, who was later identified as Frantz, attempted to exchange an electronic device. However, he was unable to produce a receipt and the item was scanned, which determined it had not been sold.
Upon review of the surveillance video, Frantz was allegedly observed two days prior, accompanied with a female, removing the item from the shelf. Later, the female exited the store while attempting to conceal the item.
A preliminary hearing was held June 17, at which Frantz failed to appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Previously, Frantz had also failed to appear at Revocation Court on May 24, at which time a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Frantz is described as a Caucasian male standing 6 feet, 5 inches tall. He has brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with knowledge of Frantz’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.”