CLEARFIELD – Aaron Barton, 38, of Fleming, Pa., is wanted by authorities in Clearfield County after being a no-show for sentencing court, announced District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. on Monday.
On Feb. 8, 2018, Trooper Stephen Peterson of the Pennsylvania State Police, Drug Law Central Section, charged Barton with delivery of a controlled substance, F; criminal use of communication facility, F3; and simple possession, M.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Sept. 15, 2017, a confidential informant arranged for the purchase of oxycodone pills from Barton via telephone.
Later that same day, Barton arrived at a predetermined location and allegedly delivered the pills to the CI. The transaction occurred in the presence of Peterson.
Shaw said that on March 14, 2018, a preliminary hearing was held following which all charges were bound over to the Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas.
On March 14, he said Barton tendered an open plea of guilt to the charges with his sentence to be determined by the court.
On May 21, Barton failed to appear for his sentencing, Shaw said, and a warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest.
Barton is described as being a Caucasian male who stands about 6 feet tall and who has brown hair and green eyes.
Anyone with knowledge of Barton’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.”