Area Woman Charged After Police Find Runaway Juvenile From Venango County at Her Residence

| February 23, 2023

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – An area woman is facing charges after authorities found a runaway juvenile from Venango County at her residence in Madison Township, Clarion County.

According to court documents, Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 40-year-old Rebecca Lynn Layman, of Rimersburg, in Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller’s office on Tuesday, February 21.

PSP Clarion was dispatched to a residence on McNaughton Road in Madison Township, Clarion County, to check for a runaway male juvenile from Venango County on January 30.

According to a criminal complaint, the juvenile was located at Rebecca Layman’s residence on McNaughton Road, in Madison Township, Clarion County.

Clarion County Children & Youth Services had custody of the juvenile at this time. Troopers advised Layman that the juvenile needed to go with CYS as he had run away from his placement in Venango County, according to the complaint.

Layman obstructed troopers from completing this order, the complaint states.

She did not comply and was subsequently arrested, the complaint notes.

The following charges were filed against Layman on Tuesday, February 21:

– Obstructing Administration Law/Other Government Function, Misdemeanor 2
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2

A preliminary arraignment for Layman is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. with Judge Miller presiding. 

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 5 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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