Pair with ties to Belle Vernon caught in Calif.
Fugitives from the law can run as far as California, said Southwest Regional Police Chief John Dale Hartman, but they will be caught.
With information provided by the Southwest Regional Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service arrested fugitives Frank Gillon Jr., 24, of Yuciapa, Calif., and Kayla Kathleen Creamer, 28, of Moultrie, Ga., on Tuesday at a residence near Riverside, Calif.
Both were wanted on felony warrants for endangering the welfare of a child and drug violations. Gillon also was wanted for firearm violations related to an incident in Belle Vernon on Aug. 7, according to police.
Gillon is charged with possession of a firearm with an altered or obliterated serial number, endangering the welfare of children, possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to animals.
Creamer is charged with endangering the welfare of children, possession of a small amount of marijuana and cruelty to animals.
The couple's alleged stash of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, ammunition, a sawed-off shotgun and a 20-gauge shotgun were found in a car and residence in Belle Vernon after police received a call about three pit bulls left in a hot car.
Gillon, Creamer and Creamer's young son were staying with a friend on Market Street at the time, police said. Hartman said Gillon had transported the shotgun across the country, and it was stored next to a child's toy box at the Belle Vernon home.
Gillon and Creamer are in Riverside County Jail in California awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.
Hartman said he did not know how long extradition could take.
“The moral of this tale is, it's not good to run from the law,” Hartman said.
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