Jury Trial September 1, 2020
On September 1, 2020, Timothy Michael Schuster, II, of Bradford, was convicted of Flight to Avoid Apprehension. On August 6, 2019, officers with the City of Bradford Police were alerted that SCHUSTER, who was known to have an active warrant, was seen in the area of Jefferson Street within the City. Officer Richard Obermeyer and former Chief Chris Lucco responded to the area and observed SCHUSTER, who attempted to conceal his identity by covering his face with a shirt. As former Chief Lucco exited the police cruiser to engage SCHUSTER, SCHUSTER proceeded to run between houses and over a fence, and hid in a heavily wooded area. Obermeyer and Lucco secured the area while awaiting for other officers to respond. With the assistance of additional units, SCHUSTER was taken into custody. Officer Richard Obermeyer investigated the case. Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer, District Attorney, prosecuted the case. Schuster was sentenced to a period of incarceration in State Corrections of 8 months to 24 months by Judge John H. Pavlock.