Fugitive tries to run from cops, authorities report

JERSEY SHORE – During a routine traffic stop, authorities captured an alleged fugitive, who was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped in Loyalsock Township.

Lamont Cradle, 26, of 2833 W. Fourth St., has been charged with one felony count for hindering prosecution, misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and presenting false identification information to authorities, and one summary count of criminal mischief.

On Friday, state police stopped a vehicle on Northway Road, near Lincoln Drive, because the driver’s side headlight was not properly illuminated. Upon making contact with the driver, authorities asked for identification from her and her alleged passenger, Cradle.

While the driver, who was not named in court records, was able to provide proper identification, Cradle allegedly told authorities that his name was Kevin White and that he was born on May 14, 1986.

However, when “Kevin White” failed to turn up in the police’s identification database, officers became suspicious. Cradle was asked to step out of the vehicle and was searched for identification, which was not found.

Authorities allegedly told Cradle he would have to give them his proper name or they would be forced to take him back to the station and identify him via fingerprints. At this point, records state that Cradle ran across Northway Road.

However, officers soon caught up with him and arrested him.

Subsequent checks later revealed that Cradle had a warrant out for his arrest, issued from state parole.

Cradle was arraigned before District Judge James G. Carn on Saturday and was incarcerated in lieu of $1,500 bail.