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Fugitive of the Week - DAMIEN LEE IRVIN
October 22, 2013
CLEARFIELD Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of October 21, 2013.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Damien Lee Irvin, age 34, of Route 322, Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania.

Shaw 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.

On 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.

An 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.

On 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.

In 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.

An 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.

Upon 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 locate Irvin.

An 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.

Irvin is described as follows:

Race: White

Sex:  Male

Height: 5'8"

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Anyone 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.

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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