Man Sentenced for Kidnapping of Smethport Woman

(SMETHPORT, Pennsylvania/January 16, 2023):  District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that the man who broke into a Smethport residence and forcibly removed his former girlfriend has been sentenced to state prison.

Caleb CRENSHAW, formerly of Bradford, was charged by Smethport Borough Police Chief Patrick Warnick following a report of a kidnapping on December 10, 2021.  That morning, police were dispatched to a residence on Holmes Street where a suspect was reported to have entered the residence, taken the woman against her will, and fled into a nearby wooded area.

Chief Warnick was able to take the defendant into custody and transported him to the police station for processing. At the station, CRENSHAW fled from the station and was apprehended again by police.

CRENSHAW was sentenced by the Judge during a sentencing hearing at the McKean County Courthouse on January 12th to 62 months to 124 months plus 3 years of consecutive probation and additional terms for Burglary, Kidnapping and Escape.

DA Shaffer urges victims of domestic violence to seek help immediately by calling 911 and the YWCA, who can provide services.