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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 ...

City man pleads guilty in federal court to wire fraud

A Williamsport man allegedly used multiple credit accounts to fraudulently pay off $18,850 in credit card charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Benjamin Butler, 33, allegedly used the temporary credit on one card to pay off another account even though he did not have the funds to cover ...

Elderly man pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charge

In a plea agreement before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, William Cardennis, 82, of 179 Heatherbrooke Estates, pled guilty to a summary disorderly conduct charge after state police agree to drop a misdemeanor charge terroristic treats. The charges stemmed from an incident on Feb. 22 when ...

Several people face various charges

Eldred Township man charged with resisting arrest A constable needed the assistance of a state trooper to get Jordan Probst under control at the office of District Judge Gary Whiteman because the 36-year-old Eldred Township man did not want to go to jail. “You’re going to have to shoot ...

Montoursville man faces 90 to 180-year prison sentence for rape of child

The Court of Common Pleas sentenced Matthew Sauter, 42, of Montoursville, to 90-180 years of state prison for raping a child younger than 13 years of age, according to court documents. District Judge Marc Lovecchio sentenced Sauter on March 3 to 90-180 consecutive years of prison, with an ...

Fraud, animal cruelty among charges lodged in district courts

Seven motorists charged with DUI Isabella Kriner, 19, of 138 Woodland Drive, Nisbet, was charged with DUI, careless driving and underage drinking after her 2010 Ford Fusion crashed into a stop sign at routes 654 and 44 in Limestone Township about 11:10 p.m. on Feb. 23, state police ...

Two injured in separate crashes

Nina Hanford, 45, of Williamsport, suffered injuries when her 2003 Pontiac Sunfire went over an embankment and struck a tree on East New Road in Woodward Township about 7:45 p.m. Sunday, state police said. In another crash, Cheryl Hopple, 55, of Montoursville, suffered injuries when the 2017 ...

Multiple people face charges in Lycoming County

Three face drug charges in separate cases Alleged cocaine dealer Donte Outland was taken into custody and incarcerated on felony drug and firearms charges following a vehicle stop on Interstate 180 on the afternoon of March 11, city police said. There was some tense moments when Outland, 27, ...

Several face various charges including carrying without a license

Rideshare driver feared for his safety While transporting a client in the back seat of his car, a rideshare driver allegedly saw the passenger pull out a handgun from a backpack as the two were traveling on Interstate 180 in the city about 5:20 p.m. on March 3. The passenger, Jacob Bauer, ...

Six injured in three separate crashes

Paul Schultz, 85, of Muncy, was treated at UPMC Muncy for injuries he suffered when his pickup truck struck a guardrail, went over an embankment and overturned on Route 118, near Clarkstown Road, in Wolf Township about 7 p.m. on March 8, state police said Monday. A 17-year-old girl and a ...

District judges kept busy with criminal cases

Woman charged with assaulting child Arriving on the scene of child-abuse case on March 9, city Patrolman Brandon Wheeler immediately saw the injuries on the little girl’s face. “She had a bloody nose and there also was swollen spot on the right side of her head,” the officer said in an ...

Suspected drug operation found in Old Lycoming Township

When members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Old Lycoming Township police raided a home on Lycoming Creek Road seeking Jordan Artley on Wednesday morning, not only did they capture the 20-year-old wanted man, but they also came upon an extensive drug operation. “We discovered ...

Several motorists face DUI-related charges

It was an inoperative taillight on motorist Bethann Hearn’s sedan that caught the attention of a county DUI Task Force officer and prompted him to stop the woman at Route 220 and Pine Run Road in Wolf Township about 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 12, according to court records. It turned out that ...

8 people receive sentences

The Lycoming County Court recently sentenced eight people: State Prison: Nicholas Brown, 38, of Montoursville, 18-48 months for home improvement County Prison: Bryan Hall, 27, of Hughesville, 286 days (already served) and six months probation for criminal attempt of burglary, possession ...

Four men face sex charges in separate criminal cases

The 15-year-old girl went on the internet looking for sex and, through an intermediary known as “Daddy Dom,” the teen on Jan. 1 met up with a 33-year-old city man who is on county probation, according to Lycoming County Detective William Weber. The two had sex in the man’s home, and ...

Former railroad employee files suit in federal court

A former conductor on a local railroad who was run over by a train is suing the companies in federal court for negligence. Wayne Brewer, 24, of Lock Haven filed suit against Lycoming Valley Railroad of Williamsport and North Shore Railroad and Affiliates of Northumberland in U.S. Middle ...

District judges kept busy with variety of arraignments

Bail denied in sex abuse case Bail was denied Saturday for Eric James Orner, 32, of 152 Boak Ave., lot 74, Hughesville, who was charged with 50 counts of statutory sexual assault for allegedly having sexual relations with a female minor at least 50 times between September 2019 and January of ...

Man allegedly threatens to bring gun to get COVID-19 vaccine

MUNCY — An elderly man faces misdemeanor charges for threatening to bring a gun to the Weis Market on East Penn Street in order to get the vaccine for COVID-19, state police alleged. William Cardennis, 82, of 179 Heatherbrooke Estates, was charged following the incident that occurred in the ...

16 receive sentences in Lycoming County Court

Sixteen people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. County prison: • Paul Hartman, 56, of Lebanon, six months and $500 fine for DUI • Vincent Peterson, 62, of Williamsport, three to six months and $1,025 fine for DUI and summary offenses • Cody Vanesky, 31, of Olyphant, ...