CLEARFIELD – A wanted fugitive Darin Cooley, 34, of Patterson Avenue, DuBois, has been captured by authorities, according to District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr.
Cooley was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list Oct. 10. He was wanted in two, separate cases for his failure to appear for court.
Cooley failed to appear at criminal call Sept. 1 and at a preliminary hearing Oct. 7, and warrants were subsequently issued for his arrest.
On April 13 Officer Casey Doherty of the DuBois City Police Department filed a criminal complaint, charging Cooley with firearms not to be carried without a license, F3.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on March 8 officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the stop, they observed the driver, who was identified as Cooley, as well as his passengers “acting suspicious.”
Additionally, officers observed items consistent with drug activity. Upon receiving permission to search the vehicle, they allegedly located a loaded pistol to be concealed within a bag.
A preliminary hearing was held May 6, at which time all charges were held to court. On Sept. 1 Cooley failed to appear at criminal call, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
In a separate case, Officer David Tracy of the DuBois City Police Department filed a criminal complaint, charging Cooley with possession of a controlled substance, M.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Sept. 2 officers were dispatched to a local residence for a report about an unwanted male. Upon arrival officers attempted to make contact with him with negative results.
Eventually, officers were able to make entry and located Cooley within the apartment. Cooley was subsequently searched, which allegedly resulted in the discovery of a controlled substance.
A preliminary hearing was held Oct. 7, at which time Cooley failed to appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to Shaw, on Oct. 18 Reynoldsville police received an anonymous tip regarding the location of Cooley. At that time, officers proceeded to the location and took Cooley into custody. Cooley is currently lodged in the Clearfield County Jail.
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.”