CLEARFIELD – District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of Aug. 10.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Benjamin Colyer, 20, of Lilly Street, Philipsburg. Colyer is wanted for failure to appear at a preliminary hearing held on July 8.
On May 25, Patrolman Adam Raybuck of the Clearfield Borough Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Colyer. He charged Colyer with theft by unlawful taking, M2; theft by deception, M2; and receiving stolen property, M2.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on April 25, Clearfield Borough police received a complaint that someone had allegedly stolen 15 video games from the victim. Upon investigation police allegedly determined that Colyer had removed the video games from the victim’s home. In addition, police allegedly determined that Colyer later sold the video games to a local business.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 8, at which time Colyer failed to appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Colyer is described as a Caucasian male who stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with knowledge of Coyler’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.”