Lockett to face charges in court

CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield County man accused of threatening to blow up the county’s Children and Youth Services office waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court.

State police say James Casey Lockett, 35, Olanta, was at a residence in Houtzdale Borough when he had a confrontation with a case worker from Clearfield County CYS on June 5.

He reportedly fled before police arrived; a warrant was issued for his arrest; and notices went out to the public asking for help in locating him.

Court documents indicate he was taken into custody on June 19 and his bail set at $50,000 cash.

Lockett is charged with a felony count of terroristic threats, and misdemeanor counts of simple assault and harassment. His case now moves on to the court of common pleas.

After Lockett waived his hearing Wednesday, his bail was lowered to $50,000, unsecured, and he was released, according to online court records.

The criminal complaint details how after his confrontation with the worker, Lockett came out of the house “very angry.”

The case worker told police he made a phone call from the porch during which he allegedly stated, “Don’t worry the neighbors are going to get theirs.”

Later when he came out of the house again, he asked the case worker for her name and the address for her office.

She reported to police that he then stated, “We have to go in there and blow the place up. Call everyone.”