Avoca man arrested when police discover 1984 warrant

By Ed Lewis - elewis@timesleader.com

AVOCA — A man from Avoca was briefly incarcerated when borough police say they discovered an arrest warrant that had been issued 34 years ago in Illinois.

Criss Guy, 69, of Lampman Street, was arraigned Saturday by District Judge James Haggerty in Kingston on a felony count of arrest prior to requisition. Guy was released on $5,000 unsecured bail, meaning he didn’t have to post any money to go free. He would be liable for that amount, however, if he doesn’t show up for future court proceedings.

Guy could not be reached for comment Monday.

According to a criminal complaint:

Police stopped Guy for driving a Cadillac with expired inspection and emissions stickers on McAlpine Street just before 8 p.m. Friday.

The officer also learned the Cadillac’s registration had expired in February.

Guy told the officer he did not have his driver’s license with him.

When police ran a background check on Guy, they learned he was wanted in Cook County, Illinois, for bail violations. A warrant for him was issued Jan. 11, 1984.


By Ed Lewis