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Posted on: February 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fugitive Turns Himself In Without Incident to Lehigh Twp. Officers


HONESDALE -- Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell announced the arrest of wanted fugitive Christopher Clark, 49, of Gouldsboro, Lehigh Township. 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, 2022 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 in to Lehigh Township Police Officers on February 2, 2022. 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 $100,000.00 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for February 9, 2022 at 0900 hours.

District Attorney stated “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.”

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