Woman accused of
assaulting police officers
WELLSBORO - Brenda L. Mattis, 35, of 1013 Catlin Hollow Road, Charleston Township, was charged in District Judge Phillip Sweet's courtroom recently following a disturbance at her residence.
According to court documents, she was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and harassment after state police were called to the residence on a report of a woman threatening to commit suicide.
Mattis' father, Joseph, told police he had seen his daughter with a shotgun outside the house, heard it go off and then saw her walking away.
Police allege that Mattis became uncooperative when they tried to take her into custody, kicking one of the state troopers in the groin with her knee and grabbing the tie from the neck of the other trooper.
Mattis had to be Tasered in order for police to gain control of her. She was jailed at Tioga County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail and her preliminary hearing held May 19. Her county court hearing is set for June 2.
Man charged following hit-run
MANSFIELD - Jerry L. Winebarger, 49, of 1958 Mill Hill Road, Roaring Branch, was charged in District Judge James Carlson's courtroom recently with tampering with evidence following a hit and run accident.
According to state police, Winebarger struck the back of a vehicle driven by John Demuth Feb. 22 on Route 14 in Union Township and then fled the scene. When police went to Winebarger's residence, they reportedly found him in the process of dismantling and cutting up the vehicle that had been involved in the accident.
He was issued a summons to appear.
Woman sentenced on drug charges
WELLSBORO - Eileen Myers, 47, of 2084 Jackson Center Road, Millerton, was sentenced in Tioga County Court Monday for drug charges in connection with a meth bust in 2006.
Myers was sentenced to separate concurrent 2- to 5-year sentences in state prison following the Aug. 8, 2008, bust.
The bust was the result of an investigation by state police in conjunction with the state attorney general's office. Myers, her husband Steve, and several others were accused of manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. She also was fined $2,000 and ordered to pay court costs.
The investigation revealed that the Myerses had been manufacturing and selling the drugs since January 2005.
Man sentenced for two DUI charges
WELLSBORO - Jason L. Coolidge, 49, of 55 Reese Hill Road, was sentenced in Tioga County Court for two separate charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, his second and third convictions in 10 years.
He was sentenced to five years intermediate punishment with the first 90 days in Tioga County Prison and the remainder on probation plus a $1,500 fine and court costs. He also lost his driver's license for 18 months and is subject to the Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Law for 12 months. He was charged by borough police following a traffic stop on Tioga Street May 28.
For a second charge, Coolidge was sentenced to five years intermediate punishment with the first 12 months in Tioga County Prison and the remainder on probation, plus a $2,500 fine and court costs. He also lost his license for 18 months and is subject to the Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Law for 12 months. He was charged by state police following a Jan. 17 traffic stop on Route 660.
3 sentenced in Tioga County Court
WELLSBORO - Three people were sentenced in Tioga County Court Monday. According to court documents, they are:
Misty D. Gleason, 33, of Athens, Ala., for furnishing alcohol to minors, six months to 12 months in Tioga County Prison, a $2,500 fine plus court costs. She was charged by Lawrence Township police after she gave alcohol to two youths at 16 Doe Lane, Lot 19, on July 2, 2007.
Donald L. Seeley, 54, of Box 3361, Millerton RR 2, for theft by deception, 23 months intermediate punishment with the first 60 days in Tioga County Prison and the remainder on probation, plus a $250 fine and court costs. He was charged by the state attorney general's office after he attempted to defraud Progressive Insurance Co. of $789 for a false insurance claim Sept. 18, 2008, following a car accident he had already been paid for on June 27, 2008.
Christopher M. Stanley, 30, of 4 Kelly St., Blossburg, for harassment, three months to 12 months in Tioga County Prison plus court costs. He was given credit for time served and released on parole. He was charged by borough police following several harassing phone calls to a woman identified as Laura Miller on Jan. 29.
5 charged in Sweet's courtroom
WELLSBORO - Five people were charged recently with various offenses in District Judge Phillip Sweet's courtroom. According to court documents, they are:
David S. Baker, 31, 116 Morral Road, access device fraud. According to borough police between Feb. 11 and May 12, Baker charged $1,311 to a Tioga Ambulance Association fuel access card for gasoline for his personal vehicle. As a volunteer with the Middlebury Fire Department, Baker had access to the card. He was issued a summons to appear.
Ashley M. Johnson, 22, of 2600 Route 660, driving under the influence of intoxicants. According to borough police, Johnson was charged following a traffic stop May 17 on Nichols Street. She was issued a summons to appear.
Daniel C. Fegley, 70, of Danville, driving under the influence of intoxicants. According to borough police, Fegley was charged following a traffic stop May 8 on Main Street. He was issued a summons to appear.
James R. Dluhos, 56, of Savona, N.Y., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of intoxicants. According to state police, Dluhos was charged following a traffic stop May 11 on Route 15 in Lawrence Township. He was released on $5,000 bail and his case transferred to District Judge Brian Edgcomb.
Jennifer B. Unangst, 36, of 253 Route 660, obstruction of administration of law and disorderly conduct. Unangst was charged by borough police after she became involved in a traffic stop she was not involved with. She became disruptive and refused to leave the scene April 4 on East Avenue in the borough. She was released on $2,500 bail and waived her preliminary hearing. Her county arraignment was set for June 15.