CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of Jan. 3, 2012.
Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael Carter, age 38, of Post Office Road, Mineral Springs.
Shaw stated that Carter is wanted for failure to appear at a preliminary hearing on Dec. 7, 2011.
On Oct. 20, 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a criminal complaint charging Carter with:1) theft by unlawful taking or disposition, M1; and 2) receiving stolen property, M1.
An affidavit of probable cause filed states that in October 2011 the Clearfield Borough Police Department began an investigation into the theft of a chainsaw from a residence on Ogden Avenue in Clearfield Borough. Upon investigation it was found that Carter had unlawfully taken the victim’s chainsaw which was valued at approximately $400.00.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 7, 2011, at which time Carter failed to appear and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Carter is described as follows:
Height: 5 feet, 7 inches
Anyone with knowledge of Carter’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 and selecting “Report A Crime”.