Saturday, July 15, 2023

Mahanoy City Man Wanted by Schuylkill County Detectives on Two Active Bench Warrants

Williams Wayne Skeans

Schuylkill County District Attorney Michael O’Pake, along with the Schuylkill County Detectives, is reaching out to the public for help in locating a Mahanoy City man.

William Wayne Skeans, 36, is wanted due to two active bench warrants against him.

Skeans has been declared an Absconder, having violated parole conditions in two separate cases. The original charge in the first case pertains to Conspiracy - Retail Theft - Take Merchandise - categorized as a Misdemeanor 1 offense.

In the second case, Skeans faces more charges, including Hindering Apprehension/Prosecution - Conceal/Destroy Evidence - categorized as a Misdemeanor 2 offense, and Tampering With/Fabricate Physical Evidence - also a Misdemeanor 2 offense.

The authorities want to apprehend Skeans promptly to address the violations of his parole and ensure the completion of the legal proceedings against him.

At the time of the public plea, William Wayne Skeans was last known to reside at 125 West South Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948. However, his current whereabouts remain unknown, prompting law enforcement officials to seek assistance from the community in locating him.

Skeans stands at 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 170 lbs.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of William Wayne Skeans 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. 

Anyone who may see or come in contact with William Wayne Skeans 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