District judges kept busy with variety of cases
Montgomery man faces over 300 charges
Charles Anthony Adams, 31, of 8 S. Main St., Montgomery, faces a total of 336 charges for molesting a girl on a weekly basis during a four-year period, state police alleged in court papers.
Adams has been charged with 192 felony counts of aggravated indecent assault, 96 misdemeanor counts of indecent assault and 48 counts of corrupting the morals of a minor.
Police said the alleged incidents occurred in the borough between 2015 and 2019. Following his arraignment before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, Adams was released on $75,000 bail.
Muncy area man charged with allegedly making threats
Jesse Stackhouse, 27, of 171 Old Route 118, Muncy, has been charged with threatening another man in the parking lot of the Dandy Mini Mart on Route 118 near Unityville on the night of April 1, state police alleged.
After Cory Rundle pulled into the lot to get gasoline for his wife’s car, Stackhouse, sitting in his truck, got out and kicked in the driver’s side door to Rundle’s car, police alleged.
Holding a screwdriver, Stackhouse told Rundle he was going to kill him, police alleged in an affidavit. Charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief, Stackhouse has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
Hughesville area woman charged with theft
After removing $560 in cash from a woman’s wallet that had been left accidentally in a restroom at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, store employee Kelly Ann Mills took the money home and burned it, Muncy Township police said the 59-year-old woman admitted to investigators.
Store customer Janet Kratz mistakenly left her purse in the restroom of the township store at 421 Lycoming Mall Circle when she left the bathroom about 3 p.m. on April 9, police said.
While on break, Mills, of 152 Boak Ave., lot 30, Hughesville, is the first to enter the restroom minutes after Kratz left it, according to the store’s surveillance system, police said. Minutes later, Mills is then seen leaving the store and going directly to her car, police said.
Surveillance cameras then show a customer entering the restroom and soon exiting with Kratz’s wallet, which she immediately turned in to the staff, police said. While there was some money in the wallet, Kratz reported that over $500 was missing.
Upon being questioned, Mills admitted that she took the cash home “and burned it in her shed out of fear the money could be traced if she used it,” according to a police affidavit. Charged with theft and receiving stolen property, she has been sent a summons to appear before Kemp.
Four more charged in last week’s drug round-up
As members of the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) were stopping a Pontiac Grand Am with three men in it near Packer and Bennett streets in the city on the morning of March 22, an officer saw passenger Michael Wettlaufer stuffing something in the center console, court records state.
Upon being questioned, Wettlaufer, 39, of 1300 W. Fourth St., apartment 12, admitted that he had just come from nearby Seventh Street and Sterling Avenue where he purchased crack cocaine for another man, investigators said in an affidavit.
The car was impounded and police obtained a search warrant which was executed on the car the next day, police said, adding that a bag of crack cocaine was discovered in the center console.
Wettlaufer, one of more than a dozen suspected drug dealers rounded up during Wednesday’s surprise raid, was arraigned before District Judge William Solomon on a single count of deliver of a controlled substance and released on $50,000 bail.
Also arrested last week in the round-up was Warrick Roy Jones, 62, of 702 Sterling Ave., who was charged with two felony counts of deliver of a controlled substance for his alleged involvement in cocaine sales that took place outside his home last Nov. 4 and on Brandon Avenue in the city five days later, according to court records. Following his arraignment before Solomon, he was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.
In another case, NEU investigators allege Steve Sanso, 38, of 2402 Linn St., acted as the intermediary in delivering .3 grams of fentanyl to another person in the 2200 block of Central Avenue in the city on May 14, 2020, according to court records. Following his arraignment before District Judge Gary Whiteman on charges of delivery of fentanyl, possession of fentanyl and conspiracy, Sanso was released on $25,000 bail.
Whiteman also arraigned Brandy Koch, 25, of 811 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport, on a single count of delivering 36 grams of heroin to another person in the Williamsport area last July 15, court records stated. She was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.