Inmate waives assault hearing

A Lycoming County Prison inmate charged with spitting in the face of a corrections officer has waived his preliminary hearing on charges of aggravated harassment by a prisoner, simple assault and harassment.

Jeremy Alex Hanner, 33, of Jersey Shore, waived his hearing last week before District Judge Allen P. Page III.

The charges, filed by county Detective A. E. Diaz Sr., stem from an incident at the jail, 277 W. Third St., back on March 23, 2012.

Hanner has been incarcerated since January 2012 on theft charges. Diaz said there was considerable delay in scheduling the hearing because Hanner had to undergo a lengthy mental health evaluation.

The inmate remains incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail.