Thursday, November 29, 2018

Authorities Looking for Two Individuals Who Fled Police

Hegins Township Police are looking for two individuals that fled police last month.

According to Chief Beau Yarmush, on Thursday, October 25, 2018, Hegins Township Police, accompanied by officers from Tower City Borough Police Dept., detectives from the Schuylkill County District Attorney’s Office, officers from Adult Probation and Parole, and deputies from Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a search at South Goodspring Road, Hegins, for two individuals with active arrest warrants.

Police searched for Steve Lucas, age 46. Steve Lucas has bench warrants for his arrest from Schuylkill County, Dauphin County, and Lebanon County. Lucas’ Schuylkill County bench warrants are from original charges related to manufacture of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and drug paraphernalia possession. Additionally, Hegins Township Police Department holds three active felony arrest warrants for Steve Lucas for charges related to Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Trial or Punishment.

Police searched for Michael Lee Felty, age 35, of Lebanon PA. Felty has four active bench warrants for his arrest from Schuylkill County. Three of the bench warrants stem from cases with original charges related to drug sales; one bench warrant was a result of charges related to drug paraphernalia possession.

At approximately 10:00am, Police staged around a residence on South Goodspring Road that Lucas was suspected to be at. During surveillance of the residence, a woman drove from South Goodspring Road onto Clark Lane. Michael Lee Felty was the front seat passenger in that vehicle. Police initiated a vehicle stop on the vehicle and Michael Lee Felty sprung out of the vehicle and ran away out of sight into the dense brush.

Steve Lucas was found and when he observed police, he too fled into the dense brush along South Goodspring Road. A search ensued through the mountainside terrain for both suspects and neither Lucas nor Felty was able to be apprehended. An adult probation officer later relayed to Chief Yarmush that during the course of the search, he observed Lucas, Lucas put his fists up ready to fight, the officer drew his taser, and then Lucas ran away.

During the course of the search, Amy Lanning, age 47, was found and arrested. Lanning had an active bench warrant for her arrest- she was transported to Schuylkill County Prison.

As a result of this incident, Chief Yarmush charged both Lucas and Felty each with a felony charge of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Trial, or Punishment.

If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Steve Lucas or Michael Lee Felty, please contact the Hegins Township Police Department at 570-682-3133.

By:  J. Reed (skooknews@outlook.com)

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