Oil City Woman Caught Transporting Parole Absconder Waives Hearing

| September 19, 2020

GavelOIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman waived her hearing on Wednesday on charges related to an incident where she was caught transporting a parole absconder.

Court documents indicate the following charge against 45-year-old Amy S. Vogan was waived for court on Wednesday, September 16:

– Hinder Apprehension/Prosecution-Provide Aid, Misdemeanor 2

The charge has been transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Vogan remains free on $2,500.00 unsecured bail.

The charge stems from an incident in Oil City in early July.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 4:40 p.m. on July 9, Oil City Police received information that Richard Rivers had cut his GPS monitor off and was absconding from parole.

Police also received information that Rivers was traveling in a vehicle with Amy S. Vogan.

The complaint notes police then contacted Pennsylvania State Parole and confirmed that Rivers’ monitor was cut off on July 1, and Rivers was wanted by parole officers.

According to the complaint, a traffic stop was then conducted on a vehicle at the intersection of Elm Street and Sycamore Street that Rivers and Vogan were reported to be traveling in. Rivers was then taken into custody.

Vogan admitted to police that she knew Rivers was wanted. She also reportedly admitted she was driving Rivers when he cut the GPS monitor off and threw it out of the vehicle, and she did not notify authorities, the complaint indicates.

Charges were filed against Vogan through Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on July 14.


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