8 face charges in Tioga County

TIOGA — Eight people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are:

• Donald Milan Bravo, 42, 101 Forestview Ave., Elkland, faces charges of false statement with intent to purchase firearms and unsworn falsification to authorities following an incident in which he allegedly attempted to purchase a Glock 19 9mm pistol and answered “no” when asked if he ever had been subject to a court order restraining him from harassing, stalking or threatening someone, according to Mansfield Borough police. Upon investigation, Bravo had been served a protection from abuse order in December 2016, according to court documents. He was issued a summons to appear at an Aug. 16 preliminary hearing before District Judge James Carlson.

• David Michael Clark, 47, 46 Waln St., Wellsboro, faces charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property following an incident in which he allegedly attempted to get the resident manager at a care facility to take him to a game shop where he intended to sell a videogame that was not his own by concealing the stolen game inside a box with his own videogame, according to Wellsboro police. Because he has been charged with the same crime previously, the resident manager opened the boxes to investigate and found the stolen game, according to court documents. He was issued a summons to appear at a Aug. 29 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

• Shawn Michael Keister, 36, 18 Highland St., Wellsboro, faces charges of bad checks following an incident in which he allegedly wrote a victim a check for $1,000 with full knowledge that it would be unable to be cashed on May 12, according to Wellsboro police. He was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 5 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

• Joshua Samuel Crane, 29, 4 Wingate St., Wellsboro, faces charges of criminal mischief following an incident in which Wellsboro police were patroling and noticed white graffiti saying “Rumi” on a door where it had not been 15 minutes earlier, according to court documents. Police saw Crane trying to flee the scene and concealing what appeared to be a paint marker, according to court documents. The “Rumi” graffiti tag had been seen across Wellsboro with the same colored paint, according to court documents. Upon coming to Crane, police said he allegedly had no comment for the situation other than to say they were pronouncing “Rumi” incorrectly, according to court documents. He was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 5 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

• Shari L. Spaulding, 51, 1632 Route 362, Wellsboro, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person following an incident in which, during a minor child welfare check up at her residence, she met the agents on the porch with a pump-action firearm, racked the slide back and forth and said they were not welcome, according to state police. She was issued a summons to appear at a Aug. 15 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

• Chanelle Brook Mayer, 19, 6B Kelsey St., Wellsboro, faces charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property following an incident in which she stole a disabled victim’s Fat Cat Ace of Spades pool cue from his residence where she was a caretaker and gave it to her boyfriend, according to state police. Her boyfriend then was seen playing pool with it at a local establishment and returned the cue when he was informed it was stolen, according to court documents. She was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 5 preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert L. Repard.

• Edison Raymond Rosado, 28, 102 Saint James St., Mansfield, faces charges of simple assault following an incident in which an argument broke out in his residence after a victim put in a wrong DVD, according to Mansfield Borough police. Rosado allegedly picked up a frying pan full of hot grease to throw at the victim, who managed to duck to avoid it before fleeing, according to court documents. As the victim exited, Rosado allegedly threw an ashtray at the victim and hit the victim in the head, according to court documents. He was arrested on $2,500 unsecured bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 23 before District Judge James Carlson.

• Michael Wayne Hinman, 30, PO Box 84, Blossburg, faces charges of fleeing or attempting to elude officers, driving without a license, driving under suspension, failure to stop at a stop sign and registration required following an incident in which Blossburg police noticed someone operating a motorcycle without a license plate and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away from them and tried to evade police, according to court documents. The Blossburg police chief identified the motorcycle’s original owners, who told police that the current owner was Hinman and other eyewitnesses also identified Hinman as the driver, according to court documents. He was arrested on $1,500 unsecured bail and has a formal arraignment scheduled for Aug. 28 before District Judge James Carlson.