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Belle Vernon man who allegedly offered drugs to young girls jailed

Chris Buckley | The Valley Independent
David Kutcy is lead by Constable Ralph Ralph Jennings from the office of Magisterial District Judge Richard Kasunic II in Perry Township after being arraigned on charges Aug. 27, 2014, accusing him of offering cocaine to three teenage girls.

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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

David Kutcy was on the run and hiding at a campsite in the mountains outside of Hagerstown, Md., when U.S. Marshals moved in Aug. 20 and captured the Belle Vernon man.

On Wednesday, Southwest Regional Police picked up Kutcy at the Washington County Detention Center in Hagerstown and returned him to the Mon Valley, where he is accused of offering cocaine to three teenage girls and asking them to buy him marijuana.

Kutcy, 51, of 29 Broad St., is charged with endangering the welfare of children, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, corruption of minors and possession of a controlled substance.

He was arraigned Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Richard Kasunic II in Perry Township and sent to the Fayette County Jail in lieu of $50,000 straight cash bond.

Police say Kutcy admitted to offering the girls, ages 13 and 14, cocaine at his residence the evening of July 1.

He also allegedly admitted to twice offering one of the girls money to purchase marijuana.

One girl purchased marijuana from a male juvenile in Belle Vernon and smoked it, police said.

Police said the girls were friends of Kutcy's child.

Southwest Regional Chief John Hartman said Kutcy provided officers with a confession and agreed to turn himself in at Kasunic's office on July 25.

When Kutcy failed to appear at the office, Kasunic issued an arrest warrant.

On Wednesday, Kasunic asked Kutcy what he was doing in Hagerstown.

“That's where they got me,” Kutcy replied.

Asked if he had a drinking or drug problem, Kutcy told Kasunic he did not, adding, “I drink sometimes, and sometimes when I drink, I get the urge to do cocaine.”

Asked by The Valley Independent why he was in Maryland, Kutcy said, “I was on the run. I got scared and just left. Sometimes the brain don't work.”

Kutcy said he did not return from Maryland because he ran out of money.

Hartman said that after Kutcy took off, his office received information that the suspect might be in Maryland, where he has relatives. Officers contacted U.S. Marshalls and local authorities in Maryland, who Hartman credited with acting swiftly to apprehend Kutcy.

Hartman said any juveniles who were offered drugs by Kutcy or were given money to buy drugs for the Belle Vernon man should call police at 724-929-8484 or send a private message to the department through its Facebook site at Southwest Reg Pd.

Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or cbuckley@tribweb.com.

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