Four face charges in Tioga County
TIOGA — Four people either have appeared or will appear before district judges to face various charges in Tioga County. They are:
• Byron Michael Vance, 29, 1030 N. Williamson St., Covington, faces charges of simple assault and harassment stemming from two incidents on Aug. 12 and 14 in Covington Township, Mansfield state police stated Vance allegedly was involved in physical altercations with the mother of his child on two separate occasions. Vance was committed to the Tioga County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. He was sent a summons to appear before District Judge James E. Carlson on Aug. 8.
• Tammy Lynn Heck, 44, 9976 Leetonia Road, Gaines, faces charges of burglary, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment stemming from a domestic violence related incident on Aug. 18 at 1437 Route 6 in Gaines Township. According to Mansfield state police, Heck allegedly entered the residence of her ex-boyfriend, who was asleep, and proceeded to wake him and threaten to stab him. She then left and when backing out of the driveway she left the vehicle’s door open, which struck the victim and then struck his mother’s car. Heck drove away and was later apprehended at her residence. She was committed to Tioga County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. She has since posted bail and been released. Heck was recently sent a summons to appear before District Judge Robert L. Repard for a preliminary hearing.
• Kody R. Ringler, 26, 11 S. Butters Lane, Wellsboro, faces charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness stemming from an incident on Aug. 4 at 123 Tioga St. According Wellsboro Police, Ringler refused to leave the Nittany Minit Mart and when he was transported to his home by police, he would not leave the police car. He was committed to the Tioga County jail in lieu of $3,500 bail. Ringler has been a summons to appear before District Judge Robert L. Repard for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 28.
• Jason Eric Hill, 35, 2580 Charleston St., Mansfield, faces charges of terroristic threats and harassment. Mansfield state police stated Hill threatened to set fire to the Tioga homeless Shelter, where Hill resided. He was sent a summons to appear before District Judge Robert L. Repard for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 28.