CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of May 12, 2014.
Shaw identified the Fugitive as Ethan William McLachlan, age 23, of Grandview Road, Curwensville, Pennsylvania.
Shaw stated that McLachlan is wanted for failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing on April 2, 2014.
On February 18, 2014, Officer Julie Curry of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging McLachlan with: 1) Retail Theft, M1; 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M1; 3) Harassment, S; and 4) Disorderly Conduct, S.
An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Curry states that on February 11, 2014, the Lawrence Township Police Department received a report of a theft from a Clearfield business. Upon investigation it was found that McLachlan had concealed several items while inside the store, then left the business without purchasing the merchandise. Additionally, when McLachlan was stopped outside the business by store employees he became combative and pushed an employee.