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Clearfield County may soon face lawsuit from Tri-County area couple


CLEARFIELD – A Tri-County area couple may soon file a lawsuit against Clearfield County and the Clearfield County Jail.

Harold and Heather Walstrom’s daughter, Kaitlyn Evans, is the 31-year-old woman who died of a drug overdose at the county jail in July.

The Walstroms reportedly have chosen a Philadelphia attorney to represent them as they prepare to move forward with a case.

The Walstroms and their attorney claim there was a significant delay between the time Evans was first seen in an awkward postion and the time she was given aid the night she died.

Harold Walstrom says he and his wife are not interested in a financial settlement, but want to ensure that changes are made at the jail.

He said, “We don’t want another family to go through what we’ve gone through.”

Since Evans’ death, charges have been filed against Angela Ricketts of Clearfield for bringing drugs into the jail.

Ricketts is accused of multiple crimes including drug delivery resulting in death and involuntary manslaughter.