Clearfield man charged with attempted homicide

Fyock accused of shooting woman multiple times


CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield man accused of shooting a woman multiple times on Thursday afternoon faces attempted homicide charges and several felony counts of assault.

Williard Nimrod Fyock, 68, is being held in the Clearfield County Jail without bail on charges of criminal attempt-criminal homicide, six felony counts of aggravated assault and three misdemeanor counts each of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. According to the affidavit released by District Judge Jerry Nevling on Friday afternoon, police were called to the residence on SW Fourth Avenue about 2:23 p.m. by the victim, who said Fyock had shot her three times.

One shot was in her leg, but she was not sure where else she was hit.

She “was moaning and difficult to understand,” it says in the criminal complaint.

When officers from the township, Clearfield Borough, Curwensville Borough and the county sheriff’s department arrived on the scene, Fyock could be seen by officers standing near a fireplace in a carpeted basement room. He was reportedly yelling at the victim.

Officers were able to put Fyock on the ground and in handcuffs as they took him into custody.

The 55-year-old victim was found upstairs where she had crawled out of a bedroom. Blood could be seen on the back of her shirt, near her right armpit. No one else was found in the home.

She was first transported to Penn Highlands Clearfield and later transported to UPMC Altoona by helicopter for treatment. Police said she was unable to answer any questions.

A search warrant was executed on the residence where police found a pistol and three shell casings. There was one live round in the chamber and four in the magazine, according to the report.

No updates on the victim’s condition were issued by authorities.

Fyock is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. during centralized court.


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