Wellsboro man accused with sexual assault charges

A Tioga County man has been locked up on charges of allegedly engaging in a sexual act with a minor in a vehicle in McIntyre Township one day last summer, according to state Trooper Brian Siebert.

The trooper alleges that before the sexual act occurred with the minor, Robert Passmore Jr. “smoked marijuana and snorted pills” with the teen on the same day.

The victim told investigators that he “was not fully comprehending what was happening” Siebert said.

Taken into custody on Tuesday morning, Passmore, 38, of Wellsboro, was arraigned before District Judge William Solomon on charges of statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and corrupting the morals of a minor, and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $300,000 bail.

Solomon also arraigned Dajanai Wilson-Williams on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct following a disturbance at her apartment at 700 W. Edwin St. about 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, according to city Patrolman Zachery Saylor.

When officers arrived on the scene, Wilson-Williams’ sister told them that the accused was “out of control and destroying” the place.

Wilson-Williams soon began “actively fighting” with officers, Saylor said, adding that at one point she stood up on a bed and jumped onto another officer. She was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Also locked up was Dyllyn Laird, 22, of 23 N. Main St. Muncy, who was charged by Muncy police with recklessly endangering, terroristic threats and simple assault following a disturbance in which he allegedly threatened his girlfriend, Grace Nogle, at their apartment about 11:50 p.m. on May 11.

Patrolman Kenneth Flewelling alleges that Laird threatened Nogle with a knife and also threatened to kill her cat. Laird also told the woman, who is pregnant, that he “would take their baby and not allow her to ever see the baby again.”

Arraigned last week before District Judge Jon Kemp, Laird remained jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.

In another criminal case, Quinton Wilson faces firearm and drug charges that stem from a brief foot pursuit the 19-year-old man had with a probation officer. During the chase, Wilson allegedly ditched a stolen handgun, which was quickly recovered, according to city police Cpl. Eric Derr.

The pursuit occurred in the 1200 block of West Fourth Street about 10:10 a.m. on May 5. During the chase, Wilson ran into the siding of Barr’s True Hardware, causing in excess of $1,000 damage to the building, Derr said.

Wilson, of 2104 Cummings St., was taken into custody at gunpoint in an alley near West Fourth and Rose streets. Derr alleges that Wilson dropped the stolen gun as he was being chased. Wilson also had a percocet pill without a prescription.

Following his arraignment last week before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief, Wilson was jailed in lieu of $90,000 bail.

In another drug case handled by Frey, Arnold Cavanaugh, 66, of 734 Memorial Ave., has been charged by state police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and illegal use of a cellphone after allegedly selling 3.7 grams of cocaine for $400 to an informant at Cavanaugh’s home last Thursday. He was jailed in lieu of $95,000 bail.


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