CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield couple allegedly linked to a recent assault rifle theft at the Bob’s Army & Navy Store appeared for their preliminary hearings during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.
Douglas C. Marshall Jr., 31, of Clearfield has been charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking and corruption of minors.
Amy Marie Welker, 33, also of Clearfield, has been charged with conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy/receiving stolen property and conspiracy/corruption of minors.
Marshall waived his right to a preliminary hearing while Welker had hers continued until 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1. Bail remains set at $50,000 monetary for both Marshall and Welker.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Sept. 15, Clearfield Borough police received a report about a missing AK-47 assault rifle. The assault rifle was missing from the Bob’s Army & Navy Store.
Employees, police said, noticed the assault rifle was missing on Sept. 13. Upon investigation employees determined that no one had sold the assault rifle, which was on its rack on Sept. 12.
Surveillance video showed Marshall and Welker and her child in the store from 5:51 p.m. – 6:49 p.m. on the date in question. It showed Marshall looking at the assault rifle, picking it up and putting it down.
Also, it showed Marshall walking behind the gun rack, which isn’t’ covered by the surveillance video. The initial surveillance video, police said, showed Marshall walking normally and without any bulges in his pant legs.
After that the surveillance video showed Marshall leaving the store through the front door. He was allegedly walking with a limp and appeared to have a bulge in his pant leg, which he didn’t have at the time of entrance.
Welker was transported to the police station and interviewed by state police. She said the man who was with her was “D” and she consented to a search of her purse.
State police asked Welker for permission to search her cellular phone. While searching through contacts, state police didn’t locate anyone by the name of “D” but did find “Dougie Fresh Marshall” and “Dougie Fresh.”