HOMICIDE IN CLAYSBURG ( UPDATED REPORT )

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AFFIDAVIT OF PROBABLE CAUSE IN THE STATE VS LARRY MICHAEL CLAAR
ON 07/25/2021 AROUND 2022 HRS ROGER CLAYCOMB CONTACTED PSP BEDFORD REGARDING THE WELFARE OF MICHAEL SCOTT CLAAR. CLAYCOMB RELATED MICHAEL CLAAR HAD BEEN AT HIS RESIDENCE WORKING ON HIS TRUCK WHEN HE HEARD 5 OR 6 GUN SHOTS. CLAYCOMB RELATED MICHAEL CLAAR BELIEVED IT WAS HIS BROTHER, LARRY CLAAR, SHOOTING HIS TRUCK HE HAD ON HIS PROPERTY. ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES AFTER THE SHOTS, MICHAEL CLAAR WENT TO CONFRONT HIS BROTHER AT AROUND 1630 HRS. CLAYCOMB RELATED HE HEARD ONE SINGLE GUN SHOT AND DID NOT SEE MICHAEL CLAAR AGAIN. HE RELATED LARRY CLAAR DROVE DOWN THE ROAD IN AN RV JUST AFTER HE HEARD THE GUN SHOT. THEN LARRY CLAAR DROVE UP AND DOWN THE ROAD SEVERAL TIMES IN HIS BLUE CHEVY S10. CLAYCOMB RELATED HE THEN PLACED A CALL TO PSP BEDFORD AFTER MICHAEL CLAAR DID NOT RETURN TO HIS RESIDENCE.


POLICE RESPONDED TO 298 PICNIC ROAD, AND OBSERVED A POOL OF BLOOD IN THE GRAVEL PARKING AREA IN FRONT OF THE GARAGE. SEVERAL BLOOD COVERED ITEMS WERE LOCATED IN A BURN BARREL NEAR THE GARAGE. LARRY CLAAR JR APPROACHED POLICE AND ADVISED THEM HE HAD SEEN HIS FATHER AT THE GARAGE EARLIER, AND THAT HE HAD LEFT JUST BEFORE DARK. LARRY CLAAR JR PROVIDED AN ADDRESS FOR DAVID SMITH WHERE HIS FATHER COULD POSSIBLY BE.


POLICE WENT TO THE ADDRESS OF DAVID SMITH ON MOUNTAIN PENNY LANE. SMITH RELATED THAT LARRY CLAAR HAD ARRIVED AT HIS RESIDENCE JUST BEFORE DARK AND TOLD HIM HE HAD DONE SOMETHING BAD. SMITH RELATED LARRY CLAAR TOLD HIM THAT HE NEEDED TO CLEAN UP ANIMIAL BLOOD AND CLEANED THE RV WITH BLEACH. SMITH RELATED HE THEN HEARD LARRY CLAAR OPERATING A TRACTOR. POLICE LOCATED A FRESHLY EXCAVATED AREA OF DIRT BEHIND SMITH’S PROPERTY. SMITH RELATED LARRY CLAAR ASKED HIM TO TAKE HIM TO THE RESIDENCE OF KEITH DAVIS TO RETRIEVE HIS VEHICLE. POLICE INTERVIEWED DAVIS AND DAVIS RELATED THAT LARRY CLAAR ASKED HIM TO TAKE HIM TO HOLLIDAYSBURG AND NOT TO TELL ANYONE HE HAD SEEN OR BEEN WITH HIM. DAVIS RELATED HE DROPPED OFF LARRY CLAAR AT THE SHEETZ ON BLAIR STREET IN HOLIDAYSBURG.


SEVERAL SEARCH WARRANTS WERE ISSUED AT BOTH PICNIC ROAD AND MOUNTAIN PENNY LANE. AS A RESULT OF THE SEARCH WARRANTS MICHAEL CLAAR’S DECEASED BODY WAS DISCOVERED, AND POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED IN THE FREASHLY EXCAVATED AREA OF DIRT AT THE MOUNTAIN PENNY LANE LOCATION. LARRY CLAAR WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT 301 BELLA STREET IN HOLIDAYSBURG, AND TRANSPORTED BACK TO BEDFORD COUNTY.


ON 07/25/2021 POLICE READ LARRY CLAAR HIS MIRANDA RIGHTS AND WARNINGS, LARRY CLAAR REQUESTED AN ATTORNEY BE PRESENT WITH HIM FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONING.


PSP HOLLIDAYSBURG CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNIT INTERVIEWED BRENDA BILLOTTE AT HER RESIDENCE, WHERE CLAAR WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. SHE RELATED CLAAR ARRIVED AT HER RESIDENCE ON 07/24/2021 AT AROUND 2300 HRS. AND THAT CLAAR TOLD HER HE HAD SHOT MICHAEL CLAAR. SHE RELATED THAT LARRY CLAAR STATED HE AND MICHAEL CLAAR HAD BEEN FIGHTING OVER THE BARREL OF A RIFLE WHEN THE GUN WENT OFF AND SHOT MICHAEL CLAAR. SHE RELATED THAT LARRY CLAAR TOLD HER, HE HAD BURIED MICHAEL CLAAR AND LEFT THE GUN IN THE CAMPER.


LARRY CLAAR HAS BEEN CHARGD WITH CRIMINAL HOMICIDE, FIRST DEGREE MURDER, THIRD DEGREE MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, SIMPLE ASSAULT, ABUSE OF A CORPSE, AND (3) COUNTS OF TAMPERING WITH EVICENCE. HE IS IN THE BEDFORD COUNTY JAIL WITH NO BAIL. A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR 08/04/2021

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