Fugitive of the Week: Willie Ray Hockenberry

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 23, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Willie Ray Hockenberry, age 23, of Grassflat.

Shaw stated that Hockenberry is wanted for failure to appear at arraignment court on Feb. 15, 2012.

On Jan. 3, 2012, Trooper Terry Jordan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield  Barracks, filed a criminal complaint charging Hockenberry with: 1) receiving stolen property, M1, 3 counts; and 2) theft from a motor vehicle, M1, 3 counts.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Jordan states that in May 2011, the Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into three separate incidents of theft from motor vehicles in Cooper Township. Several items including credit cards, U.S. currency, and a lap top had been stolen from the vehicles. Upon investigation it was found that Hockenberry had unlawfully entered the vehicles and removed the missing items.

A preliminary hearing was held on Jan. 25, 2012, at which time Hockenberry failed to appear and all charges were held to court.  On Feb. 15, 2012, Hockenberry failed to appear for arraignment court and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Hockenberry is described as follows:

Race:               White

Sex:                 Male

Height:            5 feet, 9 inches

Eyes:               Blue

Hair:                Brown

Anyone with knowledge of Hockenberry’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”.

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