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Multiple people face charges in Lycoming County

DuBoistown man faces assault-related charges

Britt Snyder, 33, of 2427 Highland Ave., DuBoistown, has been ordered to appear in court next month after being charged with assaulting two woman in a cabin and briefly keeping them there until the two were able to flee the property, state police alleged in court papers.

The incident occurred on Frog Hollow Road in Watson Township about 1 a.m. on Oct. 3 when Snyder arrived at the cabin joining two women, identified in court papers apparently only by their last names, Massengill and Henry.

One of the women, Massengill, “secured his keys because she felt Snyder was (too) intoxicated to operate a vehicle safely,” Trooper Brian Moore wrote in an affidavit.

Snyder became angry and shoved Massengill in the chest, prompting Henry to push Snyder in an attempt to defend the other woman, Moore said. Snyder then punched Henry “multiple times in the head and pinned her to the ground, not allowing her to get up,” the trooper alleged in the affidavit.

When the two women attempted to exit the cabin, Snyder would not allow them to leave, Moore said. Snyder stood in front of the door, blocking their exit, he added. The two eventually got out, first Massengill followed by Henry, who Snyder struck yet again and shoved across the front porch, causing her to fall, Moore alleged.

Snyder has been charged with two counts each of false imprisonment, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment and one count of making unsworn falsification to authorities. The last charge stems from Snyder submitting a false statement that he never “touched” either woman, but much of the assault was recorded on camera, Moore said. Snyder has been sent a summons to appear for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Jerry Lepley on Dec. 30.

Intoxicated woman charged with resisting arrest

While in an intoxicated state, Myeesha Porter, 36, of 1250 W. Fourth St., allegedly put up a constant struggle as Sgt. Brian McGee made several attempts to handcuff her in the first block of West Church Street about 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 24, according to court records.

Porter continued to yell loudly, curse and resist handcuffing as the officer was attempting to arrest her for public drunkenness. A passing probation officer stopped to assist McGee in getting the woman handcuffed, court records state.

Charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness, Porter was released on $5,000 bail.

Boater faces alcohol-related charge

Ryan Shelmire, 27, of 221 Flanagan Hill Road, Trout Run, faces a misdemeanor charge of operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol following an incident in the Susquehanna River near the Linden boat access ramp about 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 6, according to Chad Lauer, a water conservation officer with the state Fish and Boat Commission.

While patrolling the river, Lauer came upon Shelmire in a motorboat in the middle of the water with no lights on his 1988 Four Winns, court records stated. Shelmire had bloodshot and glassy eyes, and there was “a moderate smell of an alcoholic beverage” coming from him, Lauer said, adding that the boat operator admitted to having four beers. A blood test revealed that his blood-alcohol content level was .08 that night, Lauer said. Shelmire has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

Ten people charges with various drug offenses

Tiadaghton Valley Regional police has charged David Rishel Jr., 42, of 550 High St., Jersey Shore, with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct after a growing marijuana plant was discovered inside his home on Sept. 16. He has been sent a summons to see a judge.

Frederick Allen-Moore, 19, of Philadelphia, has been charged by South Williamsport police with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (one adderall pill) and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1900 block of Riverside Drive on Aug. 28. He is free on $5,000 bail.

Chad Ferguson, 25, of 923 Tucker St., has been charged by state police with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at Westminster Drive and Reed Street in Loyalsock Township on Aug. 10. He is free on $5,000 bail.

A bench warrant was expected to be filed for Jessi Direnzi, 24, of Washington, after she failed to appear for her recent preliminary hearing on Tiadaghton Valley Regional police charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia on Route 220 in Piatt Township on Aug. 5, according to court records.

Nicole Linville, 41, of 914 Rural Ave., 914 Rural Ave., has been charged by city police with possession of two gags of suspected cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia at Eighth and Memorial avenues on July 21. She has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

Zachary Follmer, 31, and Laura Reynolds, also 31, both of 565 Memorial Ave., apartment 105, have been charged by the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy for allegedly selling 1.04 grams of suspected cocaine to an informant for $100 at their apartment on May 28. The two were jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail each.

Austin Bower, 21, of Allenwood, has been charged by NEU with delivery of a controlled substance and illegal use of a cellphone for allegedly selling 10 ecstasy pills to an informant and undercover officer near Park Avenue and Center Street in the city on Feb. 7. He is free on $50,000 bail.

Dominique Thomas, 30, of 1113 Memorial Ave., has been charged by NEU for allegedly delivering four grams of cocaine to an informant for $200 at Ninth and Memorial avenues in the city on Jan. 22. Charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and related offenses, he is free on $150,000 bail on this set of charges as well as on a second set that were filed earlier this year.

George Rochen, 33, of 832 High St., has been charged by NEU with illegal sale of a non-controlled substance and conspiracy for allegedly selling a powdery substance to an informant, claiming it was cocaine when it fact it wasn’t a drug at all in the 300 block of Old Cement Road in Fairfield Township on Oct. 31, 2018. He was jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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