On March 7, 2021 at approximately 4:45 AM, the Locust Township Police Department made contact with a suspicious vehicle at the Numidia Community Park in Locust Township. The male occupying the vehicle identified himself as William Rossman. It was determined that the male provided false identification to law enforcement and his actual name was Clarence Rossman. Rossman then became argumentative with the officer before fleeing in his vehicle. Officers pursued the male into Ringtown, Schuylkill County, before Rossman drove down a dead end street, at which point Rossman fled on foot while his truck crashed into a trailer. Numerous departments from Columbia, Schuylkill and Northumberland County assisted this department in attempting to locate Rossman, including tracking him with a K9 from Bloomsburg PD. Ultimately, Rossman was not located after fleeing.
On March 8, 2021, the Locust Township Police Department was working leads relating to the whereabouts of Clarence Rossman. This department, as well as officers from Coal Township PD, Ralpho Township PD and Shamokin PD converged on a home on West Lynn Street in Coal Township. Rossman was ultimately found trying to conceal himself within the residence and was taken into custody without incident.
Rossman was taken in front of Magisterial District Judge Craig W. Long for preliminary arraignment. Rossman's bail was set at $100,000 straight cash and he was remanded to the Columbia County Prison after not being able to post bail.