TITUSVILLE — A homeless man is facing charges for allegedly causing a disturbance at Titusville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center and possessing illegal drugs.

Corey Allen Nichols, 44, was arraigned Monday before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino on one felony charge and several misdemeanor and summary offenses. According to Titusville Police Department, Nichols rang the doorbell of the medical facility at 11 p.m. Sunday before walking around the employees' vehicles in a private parking lot. 

Nichols then reportedly disappeared somewhere behind the building. Police found him walking in the middle of Maxwell Drive, at which point he allegedly began screaming and ran at the police cruiser.

After being taken into custody, Nichols was found to be in possession of a baggie allegedly containing methamphetamine and a syringe filled with a clear fluid.

Nichols is facing a second-degree felony charge of contraband — controlled substance, two third-degree misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree misdemeanor charge of loitering and prowling at night time, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also facing two summary offense charges for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

If convicted, he could face up to 15 years and 180 days imprisonment and fines totaling $43,100.

Nichols is being held in the Crawford County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols is scheduled for March 3.

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