Fugitive of the Week: Charles Lese

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw, Jr. announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of June 18, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Charles Lese, age 52, of Park Avenue, Clearfield.

Shaw stated that Lese is wanted for failure to appear at criminal call on May 17, 2012.

On Nov. 3, 2011, Trooper Justin Jones of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a criminal complaint charging Lese with: 1) driving under the influence of alcohol, M; 2) drivers required to be licensed, S; 3) careless driving, S; and 4) restraint systems, S.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Jones states that on Oct. 15, 2011, while on routine patrol, troopers observed a vehicle abruptly drive off the roadway and stop under the overpass on state Route 153. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Jones detected signs of  impairment and requested that Lese perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, Lese was taken into custody and transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing.

A preliminary hearing was held on Dec. 7, 2011, at which time all charges were held to court. On May 17, 2012,  Lese failed to appear for criminal call and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Lese is described as follows:

Race:               White

Sex:                 Male

Height:            5 feet, 9 inches

Eyes:               Hazel

Hair:                Gray

Anyone with knowledge of Lese’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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