Clearfield County fugitive taken into custody

Staff Writer

KNOX TOWNSHIP — Clearfield-based Pennsylvania State Police reported taking a fugitive into custody shortly after releasing his information to the public on Monday.
Dale Edward Shaffer was reported as fleeing from officers on Clark Road in Knox Township at approximately 12:30 p.m. He allegedly assaulted a trooper and attempted to remove the trooper’s gun during a traffic stop, then fled the scene, leaving two children in his car.
Several patrol members and a state police helicopter were engaged in the search. Police reported his capture around 5 p.m. the same day.