Anonymous Tip Leads to Fugitive’s Capture

Fugitive of the Week: Corey Eminhizer (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.

Shaw identified the fugitive as Cory Scott Eminhizer, 32, of Grassflat Avenue, Grassflat. Eminhizer was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on Feb. 25.

On July 24, 2012, Trooper Craig Needham of the Pennsylvania State Police, Punxsutawney barracks, filed a criminal complaint, charging Eminhizer with possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of a controlled substance.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Needham states that on Nov. 7, 2011, an undercover police officer purchased $60 worth of marijuana from Eminhizer in the parking lot of a business in Morris Township. The affidavit further states that the sale of the marijuana was arranged utilizing a confidential informant.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 5, 2012, at which time all charges were held for court.

In a separate case, Trooper Douglas Mihalko of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield barracks, filed a criminal complaint on July 19, 2012, charging Eminhizer with receiving stolen property.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Mihalko states that in July of 2012, the Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into the theft of merchandise from a business in Morris Township. Upon further investigation it was found that Eminhizer and two other individuals had possession of the stolen items. The stolen items were valued at approximately $1,000.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 22, 2012, at which time all charges were held for court. On Jan. 3, Eminhizer failed to appear for both cases for criminal call and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Shaw stated that an anonymous tip provided the location of Eminhizer. On Feb. 26, deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Eminhizer at a hotel in Lawrence Township. Eminhizer is currently lodged in the Clearfield County Jail.

Shaw thanked the Lawrence Township Police Department and the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case.

Anyone with knowledge of a fugitive’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.”

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