Captured - Edward Schmidt Jr.
March 23, 2014
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the
capture of a wanted fugitive. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Edward
Matthew Schmidt, Jr., age 33, of Patton Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
Schmidt was added to the Clearfield County
Fugitive of the Week list on March 17, 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