FOW- Edward Schmidt
March 18, 2014
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District
Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the
Matthew Schmidt, age 33, of Patton Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
Shaw stated that Schmidt is wanted for
failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court on February 25, 2014.
On September 26, 2013, Patrolman Elliot
Neeper of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint
charging Schmidt with: 1) Theft of Leased Property, M2; and 2) Receiving Stolen
An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by
Patrolman Neeper states that on September 11, 2013, the Lawrence Township
Police Department received a report of theft of leased property from a business
located on Daisy Street, Clearfield. Upon investigation it was found that
Schmidt had leased merchandise from the business but failed to make
approximately $472.64 worth of payments for the item. Schmidt failed to return
the property to the business and failed to pay the outstanding balance for the
A Preliminary Hearing was scheduled for
November 6, 2013, at which time all charges were held for Court. On February
25, 2014, Schmidt failed to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court and a warrant
was issued for his arrest.
Schmidt is described as A white male 5'8" with blue eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with knowledge of Schmidt’s location
is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at (800)-376-4700. All calls
to Crime Stoppers are confidential.