Firearms charges filed against city man
A Williamsport man, who is not permitted to carry a firearm, has been charged with possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an altered manufacturer's number and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records filed at District Judge Allen P. Page's office.
Brian Williams Jr., 33, of 633 Washington Blvd., has been charged after a juvenile informed police that Williams was in possession of two handguns and marijuana, police said.
Williams was arraigned before Page and committed to the Lycoming County prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Assault charges dropped
JERSEY SHORE - In a plea agreement approved last week by District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, William H. Gilbert, 38, of 513 Allegheny St., pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person after Lepley dismissed charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.
The charges stem from an argument with his wife, Angie Gilbert, on Sept. 11 when William retrieved a firearm from Angie's car and threatened to shoot himself and his wife, according to court records.
Gilbert was fined and placed on probation by Lepley.
Man pleads guilty to simple assault
JERSEY SHORE - Roy Joseph Miller, 18, of 1119 N. Route 44, Waterville, pleaded guilty to simple assault after District Judge Jerry C. Lepley agreed to dismiss harassment and criminal mischief charges on Sept. 28.
The charges stem from Miller allegedly punching a juvenile male multiple times in the face resulting in cuts on his face and broken eyeglasses, according to court records.
Miller was ordered to pay restitution to the victim and placed on 18 months' probation by Lepley.
Plea agreement approved by judge
JERSEY SHORE - In a plea agreement approved last week by District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, Clarence A. Dishong, 21, of 330 Underwood St., pleaded guilty to corruption of minors after Lepley dismissed charges of indecent assault.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police had charged the man in connection with a May 9 incident with a 7-year-old girl.
Dishong placed on 5 years' probation by Lepley.
Man admits to fleeing constable
JERSEY SHORE - Charles Johnson Jr., 26, of 1220 Allegheny St., pleaded guilty to escape before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley last week.
The charges stem from Johnson fleeing from a state constable on July 28 after the constable arrived at Johnson's residence with an arrest warrant, according to court records.
Johnson went into his bedroom to get dressed, and when the constable entered the bedroom he found that Johnson had removed a window screen and fled, police said.
Originally arraigned before Lepley on Sept. 15, Johnson was committed to the Lycoming County prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Johnson was recommitted to prison for 30 days to one year by Lepley on Sept. 28.
False identification, drugs alleged
In a plea agreement approved last week by District Judge James G. Carn, a homeless city man has been placed on two years' probation after pleading guilty to city police charges of providing false identification to law enforcement and possession of marijuana.
As part of Maurice William Dowling Sr.'s plea agreement, Lepley dismissed a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia against the 19-year-old man.
Dowling told police he was Maurice Jones after being found hiding in a dumpster on Annunciation Church property in the 700 block of Edwin Street with a small amount of marijuana, police said.
Originally arraigned before Carn on July 22, Dowling was committed to the Lycoming County prison in lieu of $8,500 bail.
Dowling was placed on two years' probation by Carn.