Tioga County police and court
Woman charged with selling landlord’s guns
WELLSBORO – Sherri L. Leach, 43, of 148 Strait Run Road, Gaines, was charged by Gaines Township police with five counts each of theft and receiving stolen property after she allegedly took firearms from her landlord and sold them to a gun shop.
According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard’s office, Leach, whose landlord lived at the same address, took five long guns from Martin Gleason between Jan. 14 and Jan. 23 and sold them to Ziggy’s Gun Shop in Gaines Township for a total of $1,000.
The weapons included a Mossburg 49 .22 rifle and a Night Muzzleloader in-line .50 caliber rifle, which she allegedly sold on Jan. 14.
On Jan. 16, she allegedly brought in a Remington 760 Game Master .30-.06 and on Jan. 21, a Springfield A101 .30-.06.
Then on Jan. 23 she allegedly brought in a Benelli Nova 12-gauge shotgun, telling the gun shop owner all the guns were “hand-me-downs” from her father or brother.
The firearms had not yet been reported stolen so he didn’t question her.
All the weapons except the Mossburg, which the owner said is worth $150, have been recovered.
Leach was jailed in lieu of $35,000 bail and her preliminary hearing set for Feb. 9.
Man charged with possession of pot
MANSFIELD – Timothy M. Suda, 23, of 131 S. Williamson Road, Blossburg, was charged by Blossburg borough police with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop in the borough Oct. 4.
According to documents at District Judge James Carlson’s office, police stopped Suda’s vehicle on Main Street for a loud muffler, and found him to be in possession of a syringe, a glass marijuana pipe and a small bag of marijuana. He waived his Jan. 29 preliminary hearing and his county court arraignment was set for Feb. 24.
Woman charged with taking ATM cards
MANSFIELD – Courtney J. Marbaker, 24, of 1768 Shumway Hill Road, Tioga County Prison, was charged by Blossburg Borough police with theft and receiving stolen property after she allegedly took two ATM cards from another person and used them.
According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson’s office, Marbaker took the cards from the victim, who lived at 248 Main St., Apt. 2, on Jan. 16, while residing with the victim.
Police said she also took a piece of mail with a PIN for the cards on it from the victim between Dec. 13 and Jan. 16 and used them to withdraw $200 from an ATM at Red Rose Antiques.
She then allegedly used about $100 to buy food at McDonalds, food and clothing at Wal-Mart and to pay on a previous balance owed to Tioga County Probation.
She was issued a summons to appear Feb. 19 for a preliminary hearing.
Woman charged with taking computer
MANSFIELD – Erika J.M. Jackson, 21, of 16057 Route 6, was charged by state police with retail theft for allegedly taking a computer from Wal-Mart to give to her mother for Christmas.
According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson’s office, Jackson, a former employee at the store, entered Wal-Mart on Nov. 27, and placed a Gateway desktop computer valued at about $400 into her cart.
Police said surveillance video showed her leaving the store without paying for it.
She allegedly told police her mother was having a hard time and she took the computer to give to her as a Christmas present.
She was issued a summons to appear at a Feb. 19 preliminary hearing.
3 charged with drunken driving
WELLSBORO – Three people were charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants recently. According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard and District Judge James Carlson’s offices, they are:
Christian L. Sharrock, 21, of 76 S. Academy St., Apt. 2, Mansfield, by state police, after he crashed his car on Route 15, Richmond Township, Dec. 21. He was issued a summons to appear at a Feb. 26 preliminary hearing.
Joel T. Sevco, 48, of Harrisburg, by borough police, after he crashed his car on Charleston Street Jan. 27. He was jailed in lieu of $1,500 bail and his preliminary hearing set for Feb. 6.
Preston P. Prough, 48, of 5 Gee’s Trailer Court, Route 287, by borough police following a traffic stop in the borough Jan. 18. He was issued a summons to appear at a Feb. 20 preliminary hearing.