Deputies Capture Fugitive of the Week

Fugitive of the Week: Theodore Wells (Provided photo)

Fugitive of the Week: Theodore Wells (Provided photo)

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

Shaw identified the fugitive as Theodore Wells, 27, of Highland Street, Dubois. Wells was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on June 8.

On Nov. 18, 2014, Trooper Jason McKee of the Pennsylvania State Police, Dubois barracks, filed a criminal complaint against Wells. He charged Wells with driving under the influence of alcohol, M; driving vehicle at safe speed, S; careless driving, S; and occupant protection, S.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on March 28, 2014, state police were dispatched to Highland Street, Brady Township, for a reported vehicle accident. Upon arrival McKee allegedly observed a vehicle with extensive damage.

Upon making contact with the operator of the vehicle, identified as Wells, McKee allegedly detected signs of impairment. Wells was then transported to Altoona Regional Hospital for treatment

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 19, 2014, at which time all charges were held for court. On May 21, Wells failed to appear for a Criminal Pre-trial Conference, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

In a separate case, Trooper James Price of the Pennsylvania State Police, Dubois barracks, filed a criminal complaint on May 11. He charged Wells with criminal mischief, M2; simple assault, M3; harassment, S; and disorderly conduct, S.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on May 5, state police were dispatched to Salem Road, Brady Township, for an alleged incident. Upon investigation state police allegedly determined that Wells, along with three other individuals, were involved in a fight. In addition, a vehicle owned by one of them was damaged during the course of the altercation.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 12, at which time Wells failed to appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Shaw stated that Wells was apprehended by deputies of the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. Deputies were given permission to enter a residence where Wells was allegedly found to be hiding in a bedroom. Wells is currently lodged in the Clearfield County Jail.

Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for its 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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