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Captured- Richard Supenia
July 1, 2014
CLEARFIELD – The Fugitive of the week 50 year old Richard Allen Supenia was apprehended in Altoona today by the deputies of the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive Richard Allen Supenia, age 50, of Pine Run Road, Madera, Pennsylvania. Supenia was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on June 30, 2014.
On March 12, 2014, Trooper Joshua Lawrence of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Supenia with: 1) Resisting Arrest, M2; 2) Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, M; 3) Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M; 4) Criminal Trespass, M3; 5) Harassment, S; 6) Disorderly Conduct, S; and 7) Required Financial Responsibility, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Lawrence states that on March 8, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a residence located on Shoff Lane, Bigler Township, for the report of a male trespassing on the property. Upon investigation it was found that Supenia had arrived at the property and grabbed the victim by the throat and kicked him twice. Supenia fled the scene, after witnesses contacted the State Police. After Supenia was located, Troopers attempted to take him into custody, however he resisted arrest and attempted to keep his wrists from being handcuffed. Eventually Supenia was able to be handcuffed, and was taken into custody. A search incident to arrest revealed Supenia to be in possession of a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana.

A Preliminary Hearing was scheduled for April 30, 2014, at which time Supenia failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Shaw stated that an anonymous tip to the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers provided the location of Supenia. On July 1, 2014, Deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff's Office apprehended Subpenia in Altoona, Pennsylvania and he was taken into custody without incident. Supenia is currently lodged in the Clearfield County jail.

Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff's Office for their 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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