CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 30.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Nicholas Lockhart, 22, of Elizabeth, WV. Lockhart is wanted for failure to appear at plea and sentencing court on April 24.
On Feb. 10, Trooper Christopher Pifer of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a criminal complaint charging Lockhart with driving under the influence of alcohol, registration and certificate of title required, display of registration plate, driving while operating privilege suspended or revoked, required financial responsibility, driving vehicle at safe speed, careless driving and restraint systems.
An affidavit of probable cause filed by Pifer states that on Jan. 24, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Dillon Road in Beccaria Township. Upon investigation it was found that Lockhart had been operating one of the vehicles involved in the crash. At the scene, Pifer detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Lockhart’s vehicle. Prior to the arrival of the state police, Lockhart had been transported to the Altoona Hospital, and blood testing was performed.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 29 at which time all charges were held for court. On April 24, Lockhart failed to appear for plea and sentencing court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Lockhart is described as a Caucasian male, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall with brown eyes and hair.
Anyone with knowledge of Lockhart’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.”