Saturday, February 18, 2023

Pottsville Man Wanted by Schuylkill County Detectives

Schuylkill County District Attorney Michael O’Pake and the Schuylkill County Detectives are asking the public to help locate a Pottsville man.

Kevin James Viars, age 59, with a last known address of 501 North Centre Street, Pottsville, has an active bench warrant and is declared an Absconder violating the conditions governing probation.

Viars original charges for the Absconder violation is for 4 counts of intentionally Possessed Controlled Substance by Person Not Registered to Possess.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kevin James Viars or any other fugitive in Schuylkill County, is asked to call the District Attorney’s Office at 570-628-1350, or Schuylkill County Tip Line at 570-624-3988. You may also e-mail tips to

Anyone who may see or come in contact with Kevin James Viars is asked to call the Schuylkill County 9-1-1 Center immediately.

All information received will remain confidential. A list of Schuylkill County Bench Warrants is available on the Schuylkill County website at