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Anonymous Tip Leads to FOW Capture

March 11, 2014
CLEARFIELD – On March 6th Police apprehended a fugitive, 30 year old James Casey Lockett, of Ramey, who was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list in October. He failed to appear for court after being charged with stealing an ATV. An anonymous tip to the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers provided police with Lockett’s location at a residence in Madera. Lockett attempted to flee the residence. Police were able to apprehended Lockett, and he was taken into custody.
 
 
Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive James Casey Lockett, age 30, of Maple Street, Ramey, Pennsylvania.

Lockett was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on October 28, 2013. On July 16, 2013, Trooper Justin Yost of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Lockett with Receiving Stolen Property, F3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Yost states that on May 9, 2013, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a residence on Maple Street, Gulich Township, for the report of a stolen ATV. Upon investigation it was found that a witness had observed Lockett operating the ATV, and the ATV was subsequently located at Lockett's residence. The ATV is valued at approximately $1,700.00.

A Preliminary Hearing was scheduled for August 7, 2013, at which time Lockett failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Shaw stated that an anonymous tip to the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers provided that Lockett was located at a residence in Madera, Pennsylvania. On March 6, 2014, Deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff's Office responded to the location, and Lockett attempted to flee the residence.

Deputies were able to apprehended Lockett, and he was taken into custody. Lockett 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.

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