Fugitive of the Week - DAMIEN
– Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced
Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of October 21, 2013.
identified the Fugitive as Damien Lee Irvin, age 34, of Route 322,
stated that Irvin is wanted for failure to appear for a hearing on a Petition
for Indirect Criminal Contempt on September 24, 2013. Shaw also stated that
arrest warrants were issued for Irvin for three additional cases.
September 3, 2013, Officer Josh Johnston of the Sandy Township Police
Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Irvin with Contempt For
Violation of Order or Agreement, M.
Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Johnston states that on July 30,
2013, the Honorable Paul E. Cherry issued a Final Protection From Abuse Order
stating that Irvin was not to abuse, stalk, harass, threaten, or attempt to use
physical force that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury to
Plaintiff or any other protected person in any place where they might be found.
Irvin was also prohibited from having any contact with the victim, either
directly or indirectly. The Affidavit further provides that on August 5, 2013,
the victim contacted the Sandy Township Police regarding several violations of
the Final Protection From Abuse Order. Upon investigation, it was found that
Irvin had contacted the victim numerous times, and had been harassing her
through the use of social media.
September 24, 2013, Irvin failed to appear for a hearing on a Petition for
Indirect Criminal Contempt and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
a separate case, on October 14, 2013, Officer Travis Goodman of the Sandy
Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Irvin with: 1)
Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer, F3; 2) Recklessly Endangering
Another Person, M2, 2 Counts; 3) Reckless Driving, S; 4) Careless Driving, S;
5) Stop Signs and Yield Signs, 5 Counts, S; 6) Driving on Right Side of
Roadway, S; 7) Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed, S; 8) Disorderly Conduct, S; 9)
No Passing Zones, S; 10) Maximum Speed Limits, S; and 11) Driving Without
Lights to Avoid Identification, S.
Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Goodman states that on October 14,
2013, the Sandy Township Police were dispatched to the DuBois Nursing Home
located on South 8th Street, Sandy Township, for the report of a male damaging
a vehicle. Upon investigation it was found that Irvin had driven his truck to
the nursing home and slashed the tires of the victim's vehicle, and had smashed
the vehicle's windows, headlights, and turn signals with an axe. Irvin then
backed his truck into the victim's vehicle, causing additional damage. The
vehicle was found to be registered to the victim who has an active Final
Protection From Abuse Order filed against Irvin.
arrival at the scene, Officers observed Irvin exiting the parking lot of the
nursing home. Officers followed Irvin's vehicle, and the vehicle increased its
speed to approximately 70 m.p.h. while traveling on South 8th Street. Officer
Goodman activated his warning system, audible siren, and overhead lights in an
attempt to stop the vehicle, however Irvin failed to stop his vehicle. Officers
continued pursuing the vehicle as the vehicle accelerated to speeds over 100
m.p.h. and traveled into Jefferson County. Units from the DuBois City Police
Department, Pennsylvania State Police, and Punxsutawney Borough Police
Department, assisted in attempting to find the vehicle, however Irvin was not
located. In total 22.08 miles had been canvassed and covered in an attempt to
arrest warrant was issued for Irvin on October 14, 2013. Irvin also had
outstanding arrests warrants for two additional cases alleging violations of
the Final Protection From Abuse Order entered by Judge Cherry.
is described as follows:
with knowledge of Irvin's location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime
Stoppers at (800)-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney
web site at "www.ClearfieldDA.org" and selecting "Report A