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Man charged after welfare check

From Mirror staff reports

A Claysburg man faces a felony flight to avoid apprehension charge after he was found hiding in a Smoky Run Road residence.

Quentin Michael Dibert, 22, was arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger. Unable to post $45,000 cash bail, he was remanded to the Blair County Prison and is scheduled to appear before Blattenberger for a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Police said the incident occurred June 18 during a welfare check at the home of Amanda Little.

During the check, a Blair County Children, Youth & Families worker reported that a man was hiding on the second floor, crouched in the dark behind boxes.

The worker identified Dibert as the man in hiding, according to court documents.

Dibert was wanted by the Blair County Sheriff’s Department on felony warrants, according to police.

Little was advised of Dibert’s felony warrants, but she repeatedly told police Dibert was not inside the residence.

Police secured a search warrant and contacted Little again, asking if Dibert was inside, adding that if he was, she would also face charges.

When Little again said he was not inside, she was detained and police announced their presence, at which time Dibert came out of the home, police reported.

Little, 24, was charged with a felony count of hindering apprehension and a misdemeanor count of obstruction.

She was arraigned June 19 in front of Blattenberger and was released on unsecured $40,000 bail.

Little is to appear before Blattenberger on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

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