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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

U.S. Marshals Western PA Fugitive Task Force Arrests Clearfield County Fugitive

Pittsburgh, PA – The United States Marshals Service, Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) announces the arrest of Robert Selfridge. Selfridge was arrested yesterday morning in Plum, PA following a prolonged investigation. Selfridge, age 35, had been wanted on multiple charges. He was charged on July 10, 2015 by the Dubois City Police Department for Possession of a Firearm and Firearms not to be Carried without a License. Selfridge was also wanted pursuant to a Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas bench warrant issued July 16, 2015 for the underlying offenses of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Firearm and Firearms not to be Carried without a License.

Selfridge is originally from the Dubois area and was most recently known to reside in the Mount Washington section of Pittsburgh. The Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force was actively investigating Selfridge’s whereabouts and developed information he was staying at the Super 8 Motel in Plum, PA. Task force members established surveillance at that location and at approximately 11:45 am, Selfridge was observed exiting the side entrance door of the motel. Selfridge attempted to conceal is identity by wearing a wig and a hat to no avail. Investigators approached Selfridge and he initially attempted to flee however he was quickly taken into custody without further incident. Task Force members recovered a 12 gauge shotgun subsequent to Selfridge’s arrest for which he is facing additional charges. He was later turned over to the custody of the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office. Selfridge was accompanied by his girlfriend, Nicolette Holzer, and a male associate at the time of his arrest. Holzer, age 34, was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension and lodged at the Allegheny County Jail.

The Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force is comprised of U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriffs, and Westmoreland County Sheriff’s. The WPAFTF is also supported by the United States Attorney’s Office and is coordinated by the U.S. Marshals Service for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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