Meadville Tribune

March 11, 2013

Courts & Blotter


Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Meadville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Kurtis E. Jackson, 23, of Ohio, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood for Judge William Chisholm and bound over to the next term of court on charges of rape, sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault and corruption of minors. Meadville police filed the charges for an incident on March 9. He was placed in Crawford County Prison on $35,000 bond with conditions. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 4.



Titusville Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Philip E. Palmer Jr., 39, of 14539 West Fremont Street, Townville, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood for Judge Amy Nicols and bound over to the next term of court on charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 9 in Townville. His bond is set at $25,000 unsecured with conditions. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 20.

-Daniel T. Allis, 25, of Pleasantville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and five summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 27 in Oil Creek Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Robert J. Hain, 61, of Centerville, was arraigned and bound over to the next term of court on charges of property theft and receiving stolen property. Titusville police filed the charges for an incident on March 4. He was  released on his own recognizance.



Saegertown Area

Magisterial District Judge

-Steven C. Myers, 55, of Meadville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of driving under the influence and three summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Feb. 14 in East Mead Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Phillip M. Badger, 27, of Jackson Center, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the next term of court on two counts of DUI and four summary charges. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on Jan. 17 in Cussewago Township. He was released on his own recognizance.

-Jeffrey W. Melnick, 57, of Cambridge Springs, was arraigned and bound over to the next term of court on the charge of simple assault and one summary charge. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges for an incident on March 8 in Rockdale Township. His bond is set at $10,000 unsecured.



Crashes

State Police

-Austin S. Coulter, 19, of Conneaut Lake, was traveling south on Hollis Road in Vernon Township when he lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway at the intersection of Hollis and Carr Hill Roads at 4:29 p.m. March 9, according to state police. He reportedly traveled through a field, striking a utility pole and shearing it in half. His vehicle then rolled several times before coming to a rest, police said. Coulter reportedly sustained no injuries while his three juvenile passengers suffered injuries of an unknown severity. Two were transported to Meadville Medical Center for treatment, according to police. DUI charges pending. Vernon Township VFD and Conneaut Lake Ambulance assisted on scene.



Crimes

State Police

-Keesha Allen, 35, of Franklin, and David Allen, 52, of Spartansburg, were accused of harassment for allegedly inflicting minor injuries on one another on Fish Flats Road in Rome Township at 1 p.m. March 8, according to state police. Both were cited through Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols’ court.

-A 38-year-old Meadville woman reported a motor vehicle theft between 11:30 a.m. March 8 and 5:30 a.m. March 9, according to state police. An unknown suspect reportedly stole her 2003 GMC Envoy from her driveway in Vernon Township. Police described the vehicle as dark charcoal grey bearing Pennsylvania registration. The doors were reportedly unlocked and a spare key was kept inside the vehicle. The incident is under investigation.

-Luis Perez, 47, of Meadville, was accused of bigamy for allegedly marrying two undisclosed females in separate states and providing false information on his marriage application between March 18, 2002 and May 21, 2005, according to state police. He was reportedly charged with bigamy, false swearing and unsworn falsification to authorities. A criminal complaint was filed at Magisterial District Judge William Chisholm’s court.