Missing City Man Faces Charges In Pennsylvania

Tyler Chase, the 25-year-old Jamestown man search crews were looking for in the town of Charlotte on Friday, is facing several charges out of the state of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Police on Saturday said Chase is charged with several counts of interference with the custody of a child, corruption of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and furnishing alcohol to minors after several incidents in Warren County, Pa. and the Jamestown area between July 15 and Nov. 12 of last year.

Chase, 24 years old at the time, is accused of contacting a 16-year-old female and a 17-year-old female via phone conversations and text messages. Chase would then pick up the victims after it was arranged that they would sneak out of their residences. Chase allegedly took the females to various parties and provided them with alcohol.

Chase is facing various other charges in New York related to these incidents.

On Friday, New York State Forest Rangers, fire departments and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department took part in search near Cook and Rood roads after it was learned that Chase, a Forest Avenue Extension resident, had not been heard from since being seen at his parents’ home Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police in Warren on Saturday night said he believed Chase was still not in custody.

The incidents are being investigated by both the New York State Police and Pennsylvania State Police as well as local jurisdictions.

Further court action is pending.