CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of Sept. 17.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Barry Martell, 23, of Shirey Road, Frenchville. Martell is wanted in two separate cases for failure to appear at a preliminary hearing Aug. 22 and for failure to appear at criminal call Sept. 6.
On April 20, Trooper Adam Gibson of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a criminal complaint charging Martell theft by unlawful taking or disposition; receiving stolen property; and corruption of minors.
An affidavit of probable cause filed by Gibson stated that on April 5, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report of a theft from a coal site located on Knobs Road in Goshen Township. Upon investigation, it was found that Martell and two other individuals had unlawfully removed various pieces of equipment from the location valued at over $35,000.
A preliminary hearing was held on June 27, at which time all charges were held to court. On Sept. 6, Martell failed to appear for criminal call and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
In a separate case, Trooper Matthew Peacock of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a criminal complaint on July 30, 2012 charging Martell with simple assault and harassment.
An affidavit of probable cause filed by Peacock states that on July 28, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report of an assault at a residence on Shiloh Road in Bradford Township. Upon investigation, it was found that Martell had punched the victim in the jaw causing him to go unconscious.
A preliminary hearing was held Aug. 22, at which time Martell failed to appear and all charges were held for court.
Martell is described as a Caucasian male, standing 6 feet tall. He has hazel eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with knowledge of Martell’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.”