Venango County Sheriff’s Office Cracks Down on Wanted Individuals in Early February Sweep

| February 9, 2024

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Four individuals who were wanted for various reasons were rounded up by the Venango County Sheriff’s Office in early February, including two who have been featured on the Domestic Relations Department’s most wanted list.

(Cody Wheeler, pictured above on the left, and Zachariah Wilt on the right.)

Benjamin Bakker, who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court, was arrested on February 1 in Cranberry Township. Bakker was due in court on burglary and firearm possession charges.

Cody Wheeler, who spent most of last year on the Domestic Relations Most Wanted List, was arrested on Taylor Street in Franklin on February 1.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Wheeler attempted to flee out of the rear door of a residence and was physically taken into custody.

Wheeler was wanted on a bench warrant for absconding from probation supervision in addition to the warrant for unpaid child support.

Zachariah Wilt was arrested on February 7 on a bench warrant for failure to pay child support. He was discovered hiding in the basement of a West 6th Street residence in Oil City,  the Sheriff’s Office states.

Wilt was featured on the Domestic Relations Most Wanted List last month.

Kimberly Armagost was taken into custody on February 7 on New Street in Franklin. The Sheriff’s Office says she was wanted on a warrant for absconding probation supervision.

All four individuals were lodged in the Venango County Prison.


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Gavin Fish is a reporter for EYT Media Group and YouTuber based in Venango County. In addition to his YouTube Channel, he has contributed to investigations and reports for ABC News, Investigation Discovery, and Fox Nation, and has collaborated on projects developed for Netflix, Oxygen, Discovery Channel, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
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