UPDATE: Police Arrest Former Brookville Man Wanted in DuBois Homicide

Jospeh Robert FieldsDUBOIS, Pa. (EYT) – State Police Troopers have arrested a former Brookville resident wanted in connection with a homicide which occurred this morning in DuBois.

Sources say 35-year-old Joseph Robert Fields was taken into custody and is being taken to the State Police barracks in DuBois.

Police were searching for Fields since he was allegedly involved in a homicide this morning, in which the victim has been identified as 33-year-old Nicole Snyder of DuBois.

Sources say she was reportedly found with a wound at a residence along the 100 block of Scribner Avenue, with police on scene since around 3:00 a.m. after someone at the home called 911. The victim, whom sources identified as Fields’ girlfriend, later died.

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Several Schools Were On Lockdown

DuBois Area Schools were put on lockdown this morning according to a DuBois Area School District representative.

The DASD representative told exploreJeffersonPA.com “The schools are on lockdown due to an incident that happened last night in the City of DuBois. This is a precautionary measure and there have not been any incidents inside the schools.”

Jeff Tech was also locked down.

According to The St. Mary’s Daily Press, Fox Township and Bennett’s Valley elementary schools were placed on lock down around 12:40 p.m. today due to a siting of Fields in the Tyler area.

The St. Mary’s Daily Press also reports Fields’ vehicle was spotted by state police around 11:00 a.m. along State Route 153, which traverses Elk and Clearfield Counties.

According to GantDaily.com, DuBois City Police initiated a homicide investigation after the early morning incident.

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