Judge Rejects Guilty Plea in Cemetery Vandalism Case

CLEARFIELD – A guilty plea by a Clearfield man accused of vandalizing an area cemetery has been rejected in Clearfield County Court. Darrin Robert Thompson, 26, 108 High St., Clearfield, an inmate of state prison, was pleading guilty to institutional vandalism, criminal...

Testimony Heard in Appeal Hearing for Death Row Inmate

CLEARFIELD – Testimony in an appeal hearing for a death row inmate was heard in Clearfield County Court last week. Daniel L. Crispell, 43, was convicted of murder, kidnapping, robbery and related charges in June of 1990 and given the death penalty. The charges stem from an...

Man Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case

CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old has been sentenced in Clearfield County Court. Gregory A. Laird, 51, 30 Servomation Dr., Clearfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of corruption of minors. He was sentenced to nine months to two years...

FBI Impersonator Gets State Prison

CLEARFIELD – A North Carolina man accused of impersonating an FBI agent was sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty during plea and sentencing court in Clearfield County. Richard Allen Gilbert, 48, who also had a local address in West Decatur, pleaded guilty to...

Man Pleads Guilty to Striking Woman’s Vehicle, Leading Police on Chase

CLEARFIELD – A Reynoldsville man who struck a woman’s vehicle with an ax before leading police on a chase pleaded guilty in Clearfield County Court. Damien Lee Irvin, 34, 4774 Route 322, Reynoldsville, an inmate of the jail, pleaded guilty to fleeing or attempting to elude...

DuBois Man Accused of Running from Police Sentenced to State Prison

CLEARFIELD – A DuBois man accused of running from police was sentenced to state prison during plea and sentencing court in Clearfield County. Shawn Paul Cutlip, 29, 42 Scribner Ave., DuBois, an inmate of the jail, pleaded guilty to flight to avoid apprehension in one case,...

Judge Revokes Dunzik’s Bail

CLEARFIELD – The bail for a Morrisdale woman accused of harassing several men who were cutting timber near her home in Cooper Township was revoked. Patricia J. Dunzik, 66, 102 Krasinski Farms Rd., Morrisdale, is charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another...

Man Gets State Prison for Aggravated Assault While DUI

CLEARFIELD – A Weedville man is going to state prison for aggravated assault while driving under the influence. Keith Andrew Romanic, 55, 3682 Gardner Hill Rd., Weedville, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, DUI, three counts of...

Men Accused of Girard-Goshen Burglary Appear in Court

CLEARFIELD – Two men accused of breaking into a local elementary school have appeared in colloquy court in Clearfield County. Samuel Dean Kovach, 25, and Allen Wayne Robison III, 31, both of 604 W. Front St., Clearfield, are charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking,...

Woman Accused of Misappropriating More than $16K from County Agency Waives Hearing

DUBOIS – A DuBois woman accused of misappropriating more than $16,000 from a Clearfield County agency waived her right to a preliminary hearing during Centralized Court. Colette Renee Hamaker, 41, 35 Mustique Court, 20 Treasure Lake, DuBois, faces felony charges of theft by...