Multiple people face charges in Lycoming County
Charges filed after loaded gun found
A Clinton County man faces charges after ditching his loaded handgun into some bushes as he approached the security gate at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville on the night President Trump was making a quick campaign stop there in late October, state police said.
Randall McIntosh, 61, of Mill Hall, has been charged with recklessly endangering and disorderly conduct as a result of the incident that occurred just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 31.
As he approached the security gate on Airport Road, McIntosh realized that he would not be allowed to go through security with the handgun, police said. He also did not want to walk back to his car so he put the gun in some bushes, police said.
A short time later, a county sheriff’s deputy working the presidential security detail found the weapon – which was registered to McIntosh – hidden in the bushes, police said.
McIntosh admitted to police that “it was a poor choice and acknowledged that someone else could have found it,” a trooper wrote in an affidavit. After waiving his preliminary hearing before District Judge Gary Whiteman, McIntosh was released on $5,000 bail.
After breaking into his former girlfriend’s apartment at 811 W. Southern Ave. in South Williamsport early Friday morning and punching the woman several times in the face, Tyree Moy, 35, told her “You better say your prayers because I’m going to kill you,” borough police wrote in an affidavit.
Police allege Moy threatened to kill the woman, Brandy Koch, multiple times as he strangled her and dragged her by her hair about 1:30 a.m.
Moy also forced the woman to hand over her cellphone, house keys and bank cards, said police, who were alerted after Koch managed to secretly text a friend that she needed help.
Moy, who had several addresses, including one in Jersey Shore and another in the 1500 block of West Fourth Street, was taken into custody at the scene and arraigned before Whiteman on charges of burglary, felony trespassing, terroristic threats and related offenses. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Five motorists charged with DUI
When motorist Kacie Pickard, 23, of Hollidaysburg, was pulled over for having a defective taillight in the 5400 block of Lycoming Creek Road in Hepburn Township about 12:50 a.m. on Jan. 30, an Old Lycoming Township police officer reported “smelling alcohol coming from her 2001 Chevrolet Malibu,” according to court records.
Pickard showed signs of impairment while undergoing a series of field sobriety tests, police said. She had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .18, police said. She has been charged with DUI, and sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
In another case, although there was an odor of alcohol coming from his car, motorist William Manciocchi said he had not been drinking, but that “someone had spilled an alcoholic drink on him,” a state trooper wrote in an affidavit.
However, during a series of field sobriety tests, Manciocchi, 46, of 2629 Dove St., showed “high (signs of) probability he was under the influence of a controlled substance,” the trooper said in an affidavit.
The driver was stopped for a burned out brake light at Route 15 and Foy Avenue in Old Lycoming Township about 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 7. He admitted to using a controlled substance the night before, the trooper said.
A blood test confirmed there was marijuana in Manciocchi’s system at the time, police said. Charged with DUI of marijuana, he has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
In another case, motorist Daniel Peters, 40, of Columbia Crossroads, Bradford County, was “sweating profusely” when a state trooper approached his disabled 1997 Dodge Dakota on Route 15, just north of Route 14, in Lewis Township about 3 a.m. on Oct. 24, court records stated.
The trooper also spotted two bags of suspected controlled substances in the door, police said. Peters admitted to “shooting up methamphetamines prior to driving,” the trooper wrote in an affidavit. A blood test revealed that Peters had amphetamines, methamphetamines and fentanyl in his system, police said. He has been charged with DUI of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless driving. He has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge. This was his second DUI arrest, police said.
Another motorist who admitted to using a controlled substance just hours before getting behind the wheel was Zachary Frederick, 19, of 1532 W. Fourth St., who was stopped on Maynard Street in the city about 10 p.m. on Sept. 1 after a state trooper realized that the license pate on the teen’s 2016 Honda Civic had expired.
There was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, and Frederick’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, police said. A blood test confirmed there was marijuana in his system at the time. Charged with DUI of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, he has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
Rocky Brown, 48, of Watsontown, has been charged with DUI after city police stopped his pickup truck was stopped near Wildwood Boulevard and Mount Carmel Street on Oct. 20. He was pulled over after failing to use a turn signal, police said.
Brown’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and his speech was slurred, but he refused to perform basic field sobriety tests and also would not provide a blood sample. His is free on $5,000 bail.
Six charged in separate drug cases
When Montoursville police and paramedics arrived at Robert Finnigan’s home at the rear of 514 Weldon St. about 4 p.m. on Dec. 10, they found the 54-year-old man unresponsive.
As emergency personnel began to treat the man, they saw in plain view an assortment of drugs and paraphernalia, according to court records.
Finnigan, who was taken by ambulance to UPMC Williamsport and later discharged, has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Initially jailed, he is now free on $7,500 bail and he has since waived his preliminary hearing.
In another case, Wayne Brewer, 40, of 1170 Isabella St., remains locked up on drug charges stemming from his alleged involvement in the sale of methamphetamines to a confidential informant at Brewer’s city home on Jan. 27, according to the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit.
Authorities executed a search warrant the next day at Brewer’s home where 146 grams of marijuana and 42 grams of methamphetamines were discovered in his bedroom, court records state.
Arraigned last week before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances, Brewer is jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.
In another case, charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were lodged against Djimon Burroughs, 23, of 2509 Linn St., after 45 grams of marijuana were discovered in a backpack – that city police said he admitted belong to him – at 1231 Park Ave. about 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 10. He is free on $15,000 bail.
Jamah Cook, 39, of 1181 High St., has been charged by state police with delivery of crack cocaine and illegal use of cellphone at Linn and Poplar streets in the city on Oct. 1. He is free on 754$90,000 bail.
Chad Lee Ebner, 51, of 1861 Log Run Road, has been charged by state police possessing one bag of methamphetamines at his home about 2 a.m. on Jan. 28, according to court records. He has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.
Kyle Hessert, 19, of 2520 Tallow Bottom Road, Muncy, has been charged by state police with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at West Fourth and William streets in the city on Jan. 11. He is free on $1,500 bail.