3 men face charges in Tioga County
MANSFIELD — Three people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are:
• Michael James Symons, 29, 11 Painter Run Road, Millerton, faces charges of aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, endangering welfare of children and corruption of minors following an incident where Symons was being questioned by the state police Computer Crimes Unit in April regarding another case involving Symons, and he confessed to inappropriate relations with a minor under the age of 13, according to state police. He was issued a summons to appear at a July 19 preliminary hearing before District Judge James Carlson.
• Tallis Mitchell Roberts, 25, 13282 Route 44, Odensburg, faces charges of receiving stolen property following an incident where a reportedly stolen green, black and white motorbike was seen by state police, according to court documents. State police said they followed the motorbike to Roberts’ house and verified the same VIN number. He was issued a summons to appear at a Wednesday preliminary hearing before District Judge James Carlson.
• Cody James Auer, 22, 1540 Hatch Hill Road, New Albany, faces charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, possessing instruments of crime and criminal mischief after an incident involving a missing Xbox One and Playstation 4 from a common area at Mansfield University, according to court documents. The security cases the consoles were located in were damaged at a cost of $239.98, with the consoles costing $248.88 and $549.99, according to court documents. Mansfield University security reviewed security videos and saw Auer allegedly entering the premise with an empty dufflebag and exiting with a bulging dufflebag. When university security questioned Auer regarding the video, he allegedly surrendered the dufflebag still containing the missing consoles, according to court documents. He was issued a summons to appear at a June 26 preliminary hearing before District Judge James Carlson.