Barry James Deemer is wanted for his alleged attempt to solicit
an individual to assist in the murder of his ex-girlfriend in
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in late October of 1995. Deemer
allegedly supplied an individual with an unregistered, semi-automatic
pistol and ammunition to be used in the murder of the woman.
Deemer was charged via a criminal complaint in the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania in Westmoreland County on October 24, 1995, for
criminal solicitation to commit murder, violation of the Uniform
Firearms Act - possession of a firearm without a license, violation
of the Uniform Firearms Act - lending of a firearm without a
license, and violation of the Uniform Firearms Act - sale or
transfer of a firearm to an unlicensed person. Deemer was arrested
and released after posting bond. On November 8, 1996, a bench
warrant was issued for Deemer for failure to appear after he
did not appear for pretrial motions. On February 4, 1997, another
bench warrant was issued for Deemer for failure to appear after
he did not appear for a status conference. Finally, on February
21, 1997, a criminal complaint and federal arrest warrant were
issued for Deemer in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, for moving and traveling in interstate commerce
with the intent to avoid prosecution for the crime of criminal
attempt to commit homicide.
Deemer plays multiple musical instruments, including the accordion.
He is known to frequent auto shows and gun shows, as well as
flea markets. He may travel to Carlyle, Pennsylvania, and Covington,
Kentucky to attend these shows.
Deemer may be traveling with his girlfriend, Sally Ann Suttle.
She is described as a White female with a Date of Birth of October
29, 1956. She may work as a nurse and has previously lived in
Hawaii. She is not a fugitive from the law.