February 26, 2014
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr. identified the Fugitive of the week as James Edward
O’Dell, age 47, of Turnpike Avenue, Clearfield, Pennsylvania. O'Dell turned himself in shortly after being added to the the Clearfield County
Fugitive of the Week list on February 25, 2014.
On June 10, 2013, Officer Jon Walker of the
Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging O’Dell
with: 1) Computer Trespass, F3, 27 Counts; 2) Theft By Deception, M1, 27
Counts; 3) Retail Theft, M2; 4) Access Device Fraud, M1, 27 Counts; 5)
Tampering With Records or Identification, M1; and 6) Theft By Unlawful Taking,
M1, 27 Counts.
An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by
Officer Walker states that on May 23, 2013, Officers from the Lawrence Township
Police Department were dispatched to a Clearfield business for a report of a
theft. Upon investigation it was found that O’Dell, an employee of the
business, had been fraudulently making false refunds and crediting his bank
account with the money from those returns. It was determined that O’Dell
unlawfully obtained approximately $1,380.12 from the false refunds.
Additionally, it was found that O’Dell had stolen merchandise and services from
the store which were valued at approximately $463.49.
A Preliminary Hearing was scheduled for July
17, 2013, at which time all charges were held for Court. On January 30, 2014,
O’Dell failed to appear for Pretrial Conferences and a warrant was issued for
Shaw stated that on February 25, 2014, O’Dell
voluntarily surrendered himself to Deputies from the Clearfield County
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".