Troopers Searching for Armed Fugitive

Troopers are searching for an armed fugitive near Tamaqua.

According to WNEP, Joseph Hartranft, 54, of Schuylkill Township, fled his home near Tamaqua after police showed up at his home to serve him paperwork.

Hartranft fled with gun into a wooded area and is reported to not be allowed to have a gun due to an arms violation.

The incident happened around 4pm, Wednesday.


Anyone who sees Hartranft should call State Police at Frackville at (570) 874-5300.

Story from WNEP


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