DA SHAW REPORTS CHILD ABUSE CHARGES FILED

Timothy Segraves

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that charges have been filed against a Clearfield man for child abuse.

Shaw identified the defendant as Timothy Justin Segraves, age 23, of Market Street, Clearfield, PA.

On April 18, 2019, Officer Shawn Fye, of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Segraves with: 1) Aggravated Assault, F1; 2) Aggravated Assault Victim Less Than 6, F2, 3 counts; 3) Endangering the Welfare of Children, F1; 4) Simple Assault, M1, 3 counts; and 5) Recklessly Endangering Another Person, M2, 3 counts.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Fye states that police received a report of suspected child abuse on March 19, 2019. The report indicated that a 7-month-old male child was taken to Penn Highlands DuBois on March 18th and diagnosed with bilateral subdural bleeding. The child was transferred to UPMC Children’s Hospital and was found to have multiple preretinal, intraretinal, and subretinal hemorrhages. As a result of the injuries, surgery was required for placement of a subdural drain. During an investigation, it was determined that Segraves would become frustrated when the child would not stop fussing. Segraves would then shake the child and forcibly throw the child in a basinet.

Shaw stated this was a terrible case of child abuse and indicated that his office would take every step to prosecute the case to the fullest extent of the law. Shaw said child abuse of any nature is unacceptable and he was extremely satisfied with the hard work of Officer Fye, the Clearfield Borough Police Department, and Clearfield County CYS case workers to investigate this issue.

Shaw reported that Segraves has been arraigned by Magisterial District Judge J. Michael Morris who set bail at $50,000.00. Shaw said Segraves is housed in the Clearfield County jail and a preliminary hearing has been set for April 24, 2019, at centralized court.

Anyone with knowledge or information about a crime 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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