Suspect Accused of Retail Theft; Repeatedly Fleeing Police

A Ridgway man is facing charges after he allegedly stole items from Sheetz and then repeatedly tried to escape police custody.

Joshua Michael Hanes, 31, of Ridgway, is charged with retail theft – taking merchandise, a felony in the third degree, escaping, also a felony in the third degree, a second-degree resisting arrest misdemeanor, making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting and harassment.

The Ridgway Borough Police Department was dispatched to North Broad Street April 17 for reports of retail theft at Sheetz. The supervisor told police Hanes allegedly removed several drinks from the cooler and left the store without paying. She provided police with a video which depicted this… The Courier Express

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