Alleged Crime on the Appalachian Trail in Caledonia State Park

Published Aug 16, 2014

Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources

Poor communication can twist the facts of any message. That appears to be happening with a story about an alleged crime on the Appalachian Trail.

A hiker with a knife is accused of accosting another man as they separately hiked the Appalachian Trail.

Clay Alan Davis, 52, of Mercer, Maine, was hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania's Caledonia State Park on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

At approximately, 2:45 PM, Mr. Davis is accused of demanding to use a cell phone belonging to another person hiking the trail, Michael Joseph Ware, 54, whose address has not been divulged.

When Mr. Ware declined the opportunity to share his cellphone, Mr. Davis allegedly threatened Mr. Ware with a knife.

Mr. Davis was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct, according to Pennsylvania State Police, after being detained by law enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

This is an unfortunate, rare and isolated case of an alleged crime on the Appalachian Trail.

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