CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — U.S. deputy marshals arrested a Pennsylvania man in Bridgeport Monday after he failed to appear for a trial last month.
Jason Millward, 25, of Pittsburgh, was arrested in a wooded area near the Route 50 interchange in Bridgeport. He was wanted in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in connection to failing to appear in court three weeks ago.
Millward is accused of stabbing a sheriff deputy in May 2015 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland, Pennsylvania. The officer was guarding Millward’s room. Millward was released on bond and became a fugitive until January 2017, when law enforcement spotted him at an apartment in Adamsburg, Pennsylvania. He allegedly jumped out of a third-floor window trying to escape. Police arrested and charged him with resisting arrest, aggravated assault and fleeing.
Millward was then released on bond for a second time.
He also has been charged with fraud, identity theft, and forgery. Clarksburg police are expected to charge him as a fugitive of justice. He will face extradition hearings in Harrison County before returning to Pittsburgh.