After almost two weeks of multiple sightings, a Hamilton man wanted for heinous crimes is finally in Lower Southampton Township Police custody. He is charged with child rape for assaulting two young sisters which occurred over the past five years in a home located at the 100 block of Highland Avenue in Feasterville-Trevose.
Friday morning, local police and the Marshals Fugitive Task Force zeroed in on David Hamilton, 47, at a residence on the 100 block of Roberts Road in Aston, Pennsylvania despite being identified in Delaware just a few days prior with a stolen Toyota Avalon. Police believe the residence belongs to a female family member .
Upon entering the home, authorities searched up and down to find Hamilton hiding in the second story bedroom closet. He was taken into custody without any resistance.
“This sexual predator placed the community in significant danger,” Supervisory Deputy U.S Marshal Robert Clark said. “We are extremely glad we were able to bring Mr. Hamilton in custody without incident and in a timely manner.”
The journey of Hamilton since a warrant for his arrest was issued on September 19th is believed to be convoluted and taxing if all sightings and reports are accurate. Hamilton would be responsible for grand theft auto and assaulting a police officer, and would have dodged police through forests and multiple homes.
Monday, September 24th, Solebury Police searched the entire wooded area in Yardley between Stoney Hill Road and Aquetong Road with SEPTA K-9 units. Officers were heavily armed with rifles and camouflage. Authorities now believe Hamilton was camping in the area shortly prior to their search.
It is possible Hamilton’s 20 years of experience serving in the United States Army contributed to his survival as a fugitive. He was trained in cavalry and ordinance.
Though he is now in police custody, Hamilton told reporters he was “innocent until proven guilty.” The fugitive stated he was attempting to contact a lawyer during his time on the run and insisted he would never harm children.