Police & bail bondsmen continue search for wanted York County man

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York Area Regional Police continue their search for an armed man who was spotted on Friday  in York Township. Bail bondsmen are also looking for 20-year old  Austin Craley and they spent much of the weekend trying to locate him.

Austin Michael Craley

Austin Michael Craley

Craley failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing on Wednesday on charges of statutory sexual assault, indecent assault on a person less than 16 years of age and corruption of minors.

The charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred in July of 2015. Craley was arraigned on those charges on November 24, 2015.

Investigators say Craley was texting the rape victim on Thursday, saying he was on his was to get her.

Police say Craley then went to his father's home on Thursday night and stole three handguns.

Around 6:00 Friday morning, armed with a gun, Craley showed up at the victim's house and attempted to break in. The girl's stepfather was home and scared Craley off.

Ian Ashenfelder, a fugitive recovery agent for the No Chance Fugitive Recovery unit, said, "He didn't know that the stepfather was there and he peaked his head through the window, pointed the gun at the stepfather and took off."

He was last seen running on foot toward the Waterford Apartment Complex in York Township.

Police have been searching the area for Craley since Friday morning and say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Craley's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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