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District Attorney Seeking Fugitive

Drug Suspect
Clearfield, PA - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 16, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael Schake, age 20, of Morrisdale, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Schake is wanted in two separate cases for failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court on April 10, 2012.

On October 6, 2011, Patrolman Nathan Curry of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Schake with: 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M; 2) Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M, 2 Counts; and 3) Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Curry states that on September 30, 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by Schake on South Front Street in Clearfield Borough. Upon making contact with Schake, Officers observed drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside the vehicle. It was also found the Schake's operating privileges had been suspended.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on October 19, 2011, at which time all charges were held to court.


In a separate case, Patrolman Daniel Farley of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint on June 27, 2011 charging Schake with: 1) Adulterate or Misbrand Any Controlled Substance, M; 2) Harassment, S; and 3) Disorderly Conduct, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Farley states that on April 13, 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of North Third Street for the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival at the scene the victim reported that she and Schake had being arguing, and that Schake had grabbed and shoved her. Schake was apprehended and found to be in possession of misbranded prescription medication.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on August 3, 2011, at which time all charges were held to court.

On April 10, 2012, Schake failed to appear for both cases at Plea and Sentencing Court and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Schake is described as follows:

Race:        White
Sex:        Male
Height:    5'11"
Eyes:        Blue
Hair:        Brown

Anyone with knowledge of Schake'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".   

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