Fugitive From Cinnaminson Charged With Bail Jumping

James Barclay was arrested in Pennsylvania last week. He has been charged with a series of sexual assaults on a 10-year-old boy in 1989 and 1990.

James Wade Barclay (Photo provided by Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman)
James Wade Barclay (Photo provided by Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman)
A Cinnaminson man who was captured after 22 years on the run was charged with failing to appear in Superior Court in 1991 to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday afternoon.

James Barclay, 48, was charged with one count of third degree bail jumping. Bail was set at $150,000.

Barclay was arrested in 1989 and charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with a series of sexual assaults of a 10-year-old boy between 1989 and 1990. He pleaded guilty, but failed to show for his sentencing in September of 1991.

Using information developed over the past two weeks, detectives from the Fugitive Unit learned that Barclay had created a new identity, using the name James C. Toryone.

Under this alias, Barclay was able to get a job driving a tractor-trailer throughout the United States.  He was able purchase a house, and establish new network of friends.  This fake identity enabled him to participate in social functions where children were present. 

As the investigation progressed, State Police detectives received assistance from the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the United States Marshal’s Service.  The investigators developed information that led them to a “Stop N Ride” parking lot in rural Pennsylvania.  There, members of the Fugitive Unit conducted surveillance for three days, operating out of a rental car.  Three detectives rotated shifts, never leaving the location to eat or change clothes, except to dress in the camouflage suits they wore to conduct the surveillance. 

Detectives were able to locate Barclay inside of a parked tractor-trailer on Main Street and Route 30 in Boswell, Pennsylvania.  As he exited the vehicle, detectives captured Barclay without incident.  Barclay used his alias before admitting his true identity.

He was lodged in Somerset County jail and waived extradition. He was then transported to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly on April 8.


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