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Multiple people face charges in Lycoming County

Three motorists charged with DUI

Quaydee Blackwell, 28, of Bloomsburg, has been charged by state police with DUI and careless driving on Interstate 180 in Montoursville about 5:20 p.m. on Jan. 23. Police alleged in court records that he was under the influence of a drug or a combination of drugs as well as alcohol.

Blackwell was stopped for traveling on the left berm, police said. “A strong odor of burnt marijuana was coming from his 2010 Acura,” as well as from Blackwell himself, police said, adding that he admitted to smoking marijuana at home (earlier). In court paper, police allege that Blackwell also “imbibed a sufficient amount of of alcohol, rendering him incapable of safely driving. Police said he refused to submit a blood sample. He is free on $5,000 bail.

After being stopped on Route 220 in Piatt Township for “swerving between lanes and crossing the fog line multiple times” about 10:20 p.m. at Nov. 15, motorist Dean Ranck, 58, of 409 Bear St., Jersey Shore, submitted a blood sample that revealed his blood-alcohol content level at the time was .28, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said in court papers.

Charged with DUI and careless driving, Ranck is free on $1,500 bail.

Motorist Zachary Lauer, 31, of Avoca, Luzerne County, had “bloodshot and glassy” eyes when a state trooper stopped his pickup truck because it crossed the right lane to the fog line three times on Route 220 in Woodward Township about 3:45 a.m. on Aug. 8, according to court records. Lauer, who had a blood-alcohol content level of .18, has been charged with DUI and careless driving. He is free on $1,500 bail.

Man jailed for allegedly stealing dog from woman’s home

Tyler Moyer, 27, of Mill Hall, has been jailed on charges of breaking into Nicole Hawkins’ home at 58 Old Slacks Run Road in Cascade Township and stealing her dog on Feb. 21, state police alleged in court papers filed at the office of District Judge John Whiteman.

Police charged Moyer with burglary, trespassing, theft and receiving stolen. The dog was safely returned to Hawkins through a third person, police said. Moyer remains behind bars in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Three women charged with drug offenses

Sherry Flexer, 41, of 811 Franklin St., has been charged by Montoursville police with possession of methamphetamines in the 400 block of Broad Street on March 9. She remains jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Ashley Liskey and roommate Ashley Stevens, both 38, of 3417 Lycoming Creek Road, has been charged with possession of a half a gram of crystal methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block of North Broad Street in Jersey Shore on Feb. 20, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said. The two have been released on $5,000 bail after they each waived their preliminary hearing before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley.

State police charge woman with contraband

Erin Dragone, 45, of McKeesport, Allegheny County, has been charged with one count of contraband for allegedly mailing a strip of suboxone to an inmate at the state Correctional Institution at Muncy in Clinton Township back in early April 2018, according to court records recently filed by state police. She is free on $25,000 bail.

Chester County resident charged with solicitation

Michael Jobe, 48, of Atglen, Chester County, has been charged by the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office with multiple charges for going to the 1900 block of East Third Street in Loyalsock Township to allegedly engage in sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy on the night of Feb. 25, investigators alleged in court records.

Jobe has been charged with attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, attempted statutory sexual assault, attempted unlawful contact with a minor and three counts of criminal solicitation. Initially jailed, he has since been released on $50,000 bail and has waived him preliminary hearing.

City man faces felony charges

Quodrice Hendrix, 29, of 609 Cherry St., faces felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property as well as one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after failing to to return a 2013 Ford Taurus to his ex-girlfriend, who owns the vehicle, at Prospect Avenue and Dove Street, city police alleged in court papers.

Police said Hendrix was to return the car to the woman on Oct. 12, but on that date, he was involved in a crash with the car, which was found abandon on Foresman Street. Police only identified the girlfriend by one name, “Major.”

Following his recent arraignment before District Judge Christian Frey, Hendrix was released on $10,000 bail.

Loyalsock Township man charged with assault

Robert Reserve, 30, of 320 Pennsylvania Ave., has been charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment for allegedly putting his hands around a woman’s neck, making it difficult to breath on Pennsylvania Avenue, just north of East Third Street, in Loyalsock Township about 7:30 a.m. on March 29, state police said. Court records did not identify the victim.

Following his arraignment before Whiteman, Reserve was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.

County resident faces more charges

More charges have been lodged against Tyree Moy stemming from a domestic disturbance with former girlfriend Brandy Koch at her apartment at 811 W. Southern Ave. on March 19, South Williamsport police.

Moy, 35, who has addresses in the city and Jersey Shore, has now been charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and recklessly endangering. The charges were added at Moy’s preliminary hearing in which Whiteman dismissed charges of felony trespassing and criminal mischief.

Moy will face further court action on many other charges. He remains jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail.

City man locked up on assault-related charges

When Darnell Young arrived uninvited at ex-wife April Bridges’ home at 816 Elmira St. about 4:50 p.m. on March 30, the woman looked through a window and told him that he was not welcomed and that he should leave, city police said.

Young, of 901 High St., demanded that she opened the front door, and when she refused, he began kicking it several times, damaging the door frame, police said. Young told Bridges that he would “come back and beat her the (expletive) up,” police said. Before leaving, Young picked up a broken chair and threw it through a bathroom window, causing the window to shatter, police said.

Arraigned hours later before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment, Young remains jailed in lieu of $7,500 bail.

Woman charged with shoplifting

Lily Ann Dugan, 23, of 2465 Lycoming Creek Road, has been charged with felony shoplifting for allegedly stealing $6 worth of merchandise from Dollar General, 2034 Lycoming Creek Road, on March 24, according to Old Lycoming Township police. She was apprehended a short distance from the store, police said, adding that she already has two shoplifting convictions. Following her arraignment before District Judge William Solomon, Dugan was initially jailed, but has since been released on $15,000 bail.

Union County man allegedly put down false information

Jason Knott, 38, of Mifflinburg, has been charged with attempted illegal sale of a firearm and making unsworn falsification to authorities for allegedly putting down false information on a firearms transaction form when he attempted to purchase a gun at National Sporting Goods, 1241 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, on June 22, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police. He is free on $15,000 bail.

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