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Assault, drug-related charges alleged in separate cases

After threatening his girlfriend with an earlier text message that read “You’re going to get stitches in your face,” Tyrone Singleton pulled out a knife and stabbed a hole in the woman’s car door panel when he came upon her a short time later at Linn and Poplar streets about 12:30 p.m. Monday, city Patrolman Zachary Geary said in an affidavit.

Locked in her car, the woman, not identified in court papers, “pulled away in an attempt to distance herself” from Singleton, but the 38-year-old man pursued her in his vehicle, Geary said.

When the victim stopped near Trenton Avenue and Arch Street, Singleton got out of his car and “tried to break her windows with the knife. He punched her driver-side mirror, breaking it and damaging the front passenger window,” the officer alleged.

Singleton, of 2528 Grand St., bolted as officers began to arrive on the scene, but he was quickly nabbed following a brief foot chase.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of terroristic threats, stalking, simple assault, criminal mischief, Singleton was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Also locked up in jail was Craig Kimble following a disturbance Sunday morning at his home in the city’s East End, according city police Cpl. Jordan Stoltzfus.

Officers were called there to meet South Williamsport police, who were at the home to talk to Kimble about earlier disturbances he allegedly had been a part of in the borough, Stoltzfus wrote in an affidavit.

However, as officers arrived at the home at 1318 Watson St. about 10:10 a.m., Kimble started yelling and acting in an “aggressive manner” Stoltzfus said. Efforts to calm him down were unsuccessful, so he was taken into custody and transported to UPMC Williamsport to be evaluated. As he was being brought in the emergency room, he “flailed,” allegedly kicking city Patrolman Nicholas Carrita in the right arm, Stoltzfus said.

Following his arraignment before District Judge William Solomon on charges of aggravated and simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, Kimble, 53, was committed in lieu $35,000 bail.

During the weekend, Solomon also arraigned George Randall Jr., 37, of 528 Ruben Kehrer Road, Muncy, who was jailed on state police charges of strangulation, simple assault, recklessly endangering and harassment after he allegedly slammed a male juvenile to the ground and put him “in a choke-like hold,” Trooper Andrew Dalkiewicz wrote in an affidavit.

The alleged assault occurred in the 500 block of Ruben Kehrer Road about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, the trooper said.

Randall told the minor “I’m about to (expletive) you up,” according to what Dalkiewicz was told. The victim said that while he was in the choke hold, he couldn’t breathe. Randall was jailed in lieu of $25,0000 bail.

The judge also locked up Austin Miller, 22, of 230 Linn St., after city Patrolman Christopher Salisbury charged him with felony theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing Joseph Neceranto’s pickup truck in the 700 block of Funston Avenue late Friday night.

The truck was later recovered and Miller was taken into custody and jailed in lieu of $35,000 bail. Court records did not say when the vehicle was found.

Also behind bars was accused drug dealer Deron Shadd, 30, of 724 Memorial Ave., who has been arrested by the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit with allegedly selling bags of heroin or cocaine to a confidential informant or an undercover officer on three occasions in the city between Jan. 16 and Feb. 26, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Christian Frey. He is jailed in lieu of $125,000 bail.

In another drug case, state Trooper Anthony Mazzone charged Lindsey Miller, 35, 75 1/2 Parkwood Place, with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child following an incident in the 1600 block of Marlin Parkway in Loyalsock Township about 6:45 p.m. on April 13.

The last charge stems from Miller having a minor child with her in her 2014 Nissan Versa when she had the illegal narcotic allegedly in her possession, Mazzone said. She is free on $5,000 bail.

Three days later, Mazzone made another drug arrest after he stopped motorist Jeremy Earnest, 36, of 2834 Sugar Camp Road, Trout Run, who pulled out in front the trooper in his 2005 Ford Expedition at East Third Street and Westminster Drive about 10:10 p.m.

Mazzone had to apply his brakes to avoid a collision, he said in an affidavit.

During a consensual search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered a bag of suspected spice, some marijuana and drug paraphernalia near the center console, he wrote in the affidavit. More marijuana and paraphernalia was found on Earnest when he was searched, Mazzone said. The driver is free on $5,000 bail.

In another drug case, Jahreese Strickland, 24, 609 Tenth Ave., bolted out of a Chevrolet Equinox when city Patrolman Gino Caschera stopped the vehicle at Third and Park avenues about 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 27, according to an affidavit.

Strickland, who was quickly nabbed by fellow officer Patrolman William Badger, was a passenger in the vehicle, whose driver had failed to use a turn signal, police said. Strickland allegedly had in his possession two plastic bags of marijuana, police said. He is free on bail.

Others charged in the region with drug offenses included Brandon Adams, 31, of 1226 W. Fourth St., who was charged by state police with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Route 15 in Armstrong Township on May 30. He has preliminary hearing this week before Solomon.

In another case, Amanda Tetlow, 28, of Brookville, Jefferson County, has already waived her preliminary hearing on charges of possessing of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and false identification to law enforcement following an incident in the 200 block of William Street on Jan. 2, according to city police Sgt. Brian McGee.

She allegedly had in her possession nearly five grams of methamphetamine, McGee said, adding that the woman also gave a false identification. She is free on $20,000 bail set by District Judge Aaron Biichle.

Concerning another case, Biichle ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold Alexis Vann,, 23, of 650 Krouse Ave., on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver heroin and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. The charges, filed by the county’s drug enforcement unit, resulted from an incident in the 400 block of Park Avenue in the city on June 2.

Already jailed on other drug charges, Vann was recommitted in lieu an additional $125,000 bail.

In a drug case before District Judge Gary Whiteman, Tiffany Peters, 37, of Prospect Park, Delaware County, was held for court on state police charges of possession of marijuana and possession stemming from an incident at East Third Street and Country Club Drive on Dec. 24. She is free on $5,000 bail.

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