Fugitive found in Old Lycoming Township

A fugitive soon will be taken back to his home state and forced to face up to his crimes, authorities say.

Samuel Michael Spiker, 25, of 2026 Sechler Circle, Old Lycoming, was convicted of burglary by Mississippi authorities in October of 2008. He was sentenced to a sentence of fourteen years, records state.

On July 6, 2012, Spiker was placed on parole, and was required to wear an ankle bracelet. According to authorities, Spiker removed his bracelet, turned his phone off, and fled the state. A warrant subsequently was issued for his arrest on Jan. 4.

On Jan. 29, members of the Old Lycoming Police Department were informed by the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Department that Spiker was residing with a local woman in Old Lycoming Township.

Spiker was placed into custody without incident, according to police.

He was arraigned before District Judge James G. Carn on Jan. 29. Spiker will be held at the Lycoming County Prison until he can be sent back to Mississippi, records state.