Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced on February 3 the arrest of wanted fugitive Christopher Clark, age 49, of Gouldsboro, Lehigh Township, Wayne County, PA.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced on February 3 the arrest of wanted fugitive Christopher Clark, age 49, of Gouldsboro, Lehigh Township, Wayne County, PA. Clark was charged with Aggravated Assault, a felony of the 1st degree, Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree and Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree.
According to the Police Criminal Complaint Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by the Wayne County Detectives, the charges are the result of an incident that occurred in Lehigh Township on January 23, when Clark allegedly assaulted a 60-year-old male, knocking him unconscious. The victim suffered numerous facial fractures and a brain bleed and was eventually treated at a trauma center.
When county detectives along with officers from the Lehigh Township Police Department and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department went to Clark’s residence to serve the arrest warrant, he was not home. However, detectives spoke to him on the phone and advised him of the arrest warrant and told him that he had to turn himself in, but he refused and hung up the phone.
Clark finally relented and turned himself into Lehigh Township Police Officers on February 2. He was taken into custody and brought before Wayne County Magisterial District Judge Dunsinger for a preliminary arraignment. He was arraigned and remanded to the Wayne County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for February 9 at 9 a.m.
Howell said, “This is an excellent example of numerous police departments working together to get a dangerous fugitive off of the streets. I would like to thank the Lehigh Township Police Department, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, the PA State Police and the Wayne County Detectives for their diligence in this case.”
*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.
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