CLEARFIELD – A 36-year-old Clearfield man, Alen Erskine, is wanted for his failure to appear at a preliminary hearing Oct. 25, 2017, announced District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr.
On Sept. 8, 2017, Officer Zachary Cowan of the Lawrence Township Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Erskine.
He charged Erskine with driving under the influence/controlled substance, M; possession of a controlled substance, M; use/possession of drug paraphernalia, M; and various traffic offenses.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Sept. 3, 2017, police were dispatched after a report about several people using controlled substances inside a vehicle.
Upon making contact with the occupants, including Erskine, Cowan observed furtive movements inside the vehicle. He also saw several syringes and a clear baggy.
A search of the vehicle allegedly yielded a syringe containing methamphetamine; several other syringes; and baggies containing methamphetamine.
Upon speaking with Erskine, it was determined that he was the driver, and Cowan detected signs of impairment. Following sobriety testing, Erskine was transported to the Clearfield Penn Highlands Hospital for a blood draw.
A preliminary hearing was held Oct. 25, 2017, at which time Erskine failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Erskine is described as a Caucasian male standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He has brown hair and eyes.
Anyone with knowledge of Erskine’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.”