Criminal charges withdrawn in several cases

Criminal charges were recently withdrawn by police or dismissed by district judges in five criminal cases, according to court records.

Two of the cases involved Rashaun Ruley, and District Judge Aaron Biichle tossed out charges against the 32-year-old city man in both incidents because there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

One case involved a single count of simple assault that city police filed after Ruley, of 632 Campbell St., allegedly struck a woman during a disturbance at the Campbell Street property on May 17.

The woman failed to appear at Ruley’s recent preliminary hearing.

Biichle also threw out state police charges of DUI, careless driving and driving with a suspended license that stemmed from an incident at Fourth and Market streets in the city on March 4.

In another case, city police withdrew charges of terroristic threats, unlawful restrain and simple assault against Zakari Moore, 31, of 413 Third Ave. Police also changed the classification of a remaining charge of carrying a firearm without a license from a felony to a misdemeanor.

The charges stem from Moore dragging his girlfriend out of a home in the 500 block of Cemetery Street and then putting a gun to her head and threatening to kill her on May 17, police alleged in court papers. Moore, who waived his preliminary hearing on the remaining firearms violation, is free on $25,000 bail.

In a fourth case, state police dropped all charges against Christopher Ungard, 34, of 430 Shadle Road, Limestone Township.

Police withdrew charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. The charges stemmed from a domestic disturbance with girlfriend at the couple’s home on April 9.

In another case, Kathryn Davis, 48, of 125 Abbotts Hollow Road, Roaring Branch, pleaded guilty to a summary charge of disorderly conduct before District Judge William Solomon and paid in full a $187 in fines and court costs.

As part of the plea agreement, state police withdrew the more serious charges of terroristic threats and simple assault.

The charges stemmed from an incident at her McIntyre Township home on Jan. 31, police said.


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