Michael English

Michael English

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 17, 2017.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael English, age 35, of Lingle Street, Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that English is wanted for failure to appear at Jury Selection held on April 13, 2017, at which time a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On September 28, 2016, Officer Joseph Witherite of the Decatur Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging English with: 1) Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer, F3; 2) Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M; 3) Recklessly Endangering Another Person, M2, 4 counts; 4) Disorderly Conduct, M3; and various traffic offenses.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Witherite states that on September 17, 2016, while on routine patrol, Officer Witherite encountered a vehicle in an isolated area known for a high level of drug activity. When Officer Witherite attempted to make contact with the operator of the vehicle, the operator pulled away and accelerated quickly. At that time, Officer Whiterite activated his emergency lights; however, the vehicle continued to flee at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then traveled into a field due ot its high rate of speed before returning back to the roadway. Officer Whiterite continued to follow the vehicle while it committed numerous traffic offenses and traveled at a high rate of speed.

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop and the operator, later identified as English, was taken into custody. Subsequently, Officer Whiterite conducted several interviews with bystanders who reported being nearly struck by the vehicle operated by English.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on Novenmber 2, 2016, at which time all charges were held to court. On April 13, 2017, English failed to appear at Jury Selection and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

English is described as follows:

Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 6’01”
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown

Anyone with knowledge of English’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 “” and selecting “Report A Crime”.


1 (800) 376-4700

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

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