5 people charged with various crimes

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were:

• Vincent K. Boal, 56, of 1921 Apple St.; Old Lycoming Township police; felony shoplifting after he was caught allegedly trying to steal $14 worth of merchandise at the Weis Market, 1916 Lycoming Creek Road, on Monday; jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail; he already has two shoplifting convictions.

• David Evans Braxton, 43, of 637 Grace St.; city police; simple assault; allegedly punched and kicked his ex-wife, Sagirah, at 873 Memorial Ave. on May 17; released on $7,500 bail.

• Lycoming County Prison inmate Michael James Willits, 29, of 63 Nisbet Terrace; state police; driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence and careless driving following an incident at West Third and Center streets in the city on April 28; he was chewing marijuana when the troopers stopped his vehicle; recommitted into lieu of $7,500 bail; he has been incarcerated since May 15 when he took city police on a 40-mile high-speed chase with a woman and two children in his car; he also was driving under the influence of a controlled substance during the pursuit.

• Mark D. Terry, 46, of Mansfield; city police; accidents involving death or personal injury, simple assault; recklessly endangering, attempted possession of a controlled substance, careless driving and reckless driving for allegedly fleeing the scene after he struck pedestrian Gage Farr at Railway and Wilson streets with his car on March 30; while Farr was on the ground, Terry allegedly punched him and removed money that police said Terry had given Farr earlier to buy pills for him; a bench warrant was expected to be filed after Terry failed to appear for his preliminary hearing.

• Anthony Raymond Miller, 47, of 653 Hepburn St.; city police; theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly taking bags of donated clothing from outside a donation bin at the Goodwill Store, 621 Hepburn St., on March 27; released on $5,000 bail.