Separate cases see charges dismissed or withdrawn

In two separate cases brought before District Judge Christian Frey, city police dropped the most serious charges after the accused agreed to plead to a summary harassment charge.

Charges of aggravated and simple assault as well as terroristic threats were withdrawn against Lea M. Brown, 50, of 820 W. Third St., who has been jailed in the Lycoming County Prison since Nov. 2 when she was arrested for allegedly assaulting another woman earlier that day.

The charges stemmed from Brown allegedly cutting up Nola Magargle’s face during a disturbance in the home they share, police said.

Upon being released from jail on Nov. 14, Brown was given credit for time served and made arrangements to pay $261 in court costs.

In the other case, Jonathan D. Williams, 41, of 1650 Memorial Ave., also pleaded guilty to a summary harassment charge and was given credit for time served in jail.

He too was released on Nov. 14 after spending 11 days behind bars on charges of terroristic threats and simple assault.

The charges stemmed from Williams allegedly threatening to kill Kaitishe Singleton and her teenage son at the home they all shared. Upon being released, Williams made arrangements to pay $230 in court costs.

In another plea-agreement case, this one brought before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley in Jersey Shore, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police charges of theft and receiving stolen property were dismissed Wednesday against Jeffrey S. Spong, of 6418 Route 287, Jersey Shore, after the 41-year-old man agreed to pay restitution and court fees totaling $168.

The charges stemmed from Spong allegedly stealing four newspapers from the Jiffy Mart, 115 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Jersey Shore, on Aug. 21.