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Charges filed against borough councilman
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Clearfield Borough Council-man Richard D. Stewart Jr., representative of First Ward, was charged yesterday by Clearfield Borough police with terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Tuesday at 10:18 p.m. a female reported Stewart had beat her up and was following her up and down the street.
Police met the victim at her apartment and saw that she had a bruised left eye, and she was transported to the hospital for treatment.
At the hospital she gave a written statement to police, where she said at approximately 9:30-10 p.m., Stewart became angry and began yelling at her.
She said she told him to calm down and not hurt her. He replied by telling her not to call the police and even if she did he has a better story than she does. And, he said he would kill her if he found her.
She said she started to run away but he threw her down on the floor. She said she got up and told him that she was leaving, but he told her she wasn't and that she wasn't calling the police. She said he then threw her on the bed and put his hands around her throat and hit her in the left cheek.
He told her that he wouldn't get into any trouble because he is on borough council and owns the police.
She said she fled the residence and went to the police station, but no one was there so she called 911 on her phone.
She said he was following her and listening to what she was saying before getting into his vehicle and leaving.
When interviewed by police, Stewart denied hitting the woman and said she must have run into something.
Stewart is free on $10,000 straight bail.


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