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Three indicted in separate domestic disturbances

Linda Richardson was on the floor, “partially conscious with blood covering much of her face” when a city police officer entered a room in the Richardson House and her 31-year-old daughter, Lynisha Deynes, shared at 864 Memorial Ave. around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.

In affidavit accusing Deynes of mere assault and harassment, police allege woman attacked her mother after Richardson “Confronted her with the way she treated her 2 year old son (Deynes). “

The court document went on to say that Deynes allegedly “grabbed Richardson by the hair and hit her several times with her fist in the head. She was also kicking and twisting her body. The mother was taken to UPMC Williamsport by ambulance.

Following her arraignment before District Judge Gary Whiteman, Deynes was held in Lycoming County Jail in lieu of $ 15,000 bail.

In another family disturbance case, Rachelle A. Smith, 29, of 228 Broad St., Montoursville, was jailed the night of June 25 on assault charges after attacking Isaiah Snell, the father of her child, at his neighborhood home at 417 Elm St., borough police said.

Officers were first called to the Elm Street home around 5 p.m. when Smith allegedly caused unrest, court records show. Smith had been ordered to leave the house and not to return, police said. She agreed to leave with a friend, police said, adding that they had been warned that she would be arrested if she returned home that day.

Within an hour, officers were called back to Snell’s home. When they arrived at the scene, Snell was coming out of the house “his bloody face” court records indicated. Smith had returned home and started beating other people inside, police were told. Seeing an officer, Smith grabbed her child and initially hid in the basement, then proceeded to an upstairs bedroom, where she was ultimately taken into custody. The child was not injured.

At the Borough Police Station, Smith continued to yell obscenities at an officer, threatening to kill him and members of his family, according to an affidavit. After being placed in a holding cell, which is equipped with a toilet, Smith flooded the cell by filling the toilet with items and repeatedly pulling them, police said.

She was taken to District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, but he sentenced her straight to jail, claiming she was too drunk to stand trial. The following afternoon, Smith was charged with common assault, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. She was released on $ 7,500 bail.

On another domestic call, with a handgun in his hand, Kevin J. Brown put the gun to the woman’s head several times and told her he would kill her and “blow your brains out” a city police officer alleged in an affidavit.

Brown, 51, allegedly assaulted the woman, identified in court documents only as “Sampson”, first by burning her leg with a lighter while she was sleeping, according to the court document. The incident happened in the wee hours of June 19 at the couple’s shared home at 608 Cherry St., police said.

The woman woke up to find Brown burning her leg, then threatened her again and again with a handgun, police said in the affidavit. Police said they recovered the gun from the couple’s basement. Following his indictment in Whiteman for aggravated and common assault, terrorist threats, reckless endangerment of another person, possession of a criminal instrument, Brown was jailed in lieu of a $ 50 bond. $ 000.

Two drug charges face in separate cases

First there was the sale of drugs.

Then, members of the Lycoming County Narcotics Unit raided a local motel room from which 50 bags of suspected heroin and at least three grams of methamphetamine were seized.

Following the seizure, Edgar Ariel Garcia, 39, of 845 Park Ave., was arrested on felony charges that he allegedly sold three bags of heroin for $ 40 to a woman in the 2000 block of East Third Street in Loyalsock Township at approximately 11:30 a.m. am Wednesday, according to court records. When questioned, the woman admitted to buying the controlled substance allegedly from Garcia, police said.

A police surveillance team observed the alleged drug sale. Following his indictment in Whiteman for possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, Garcia was jailed in lieu of $ 50,000 bail.

In another drug-related case, South Williamsport Police seized approximately 17 ounces of marijuana from Kyle R. Scott’s 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, which they stopped on Route 15 in the borough at around 7:30 p.m. on June 16 due to illegal window tinting, state court records said.

Scott, 32, of Philadelphia, was also charged with impaired driving of a controlled substance, police said, adding that as soon as an officer approached the car, he “Smelled like raw marijuana” inside the vehicle, court records indicate. Scott admitted he smoked marijuana just 30 minutes before he was arrested, police said. After being searched, police discovered he was carrying $ 2,300 in cash. He refused to submit to a blood test, police said.

After obtaining a search warrant, police crossed the Malibu and discovered a large bag containing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Following his arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp and jailed in lieu of $ 75,000 bail.

An entrepreneur in the Montoursville area faces charges

Felony charges were filed against contractor Forest Spitzfaden, 27, of 5787 Route 87, Montoursville, after he allegedly failed to honor a contract he signed with a 58-year-old client, according to the court records filed by state police in Whiteman’s office. .

Spitzfaden and the victim, identified only as JS, signed a contract on January 30, 2020, in which the contractor was to renovate the client’s kitchen at 1433 Shiffler Ave. in Loyalsock Township for $ 61,400, police said. The client gave the contractor a down payment of $ 30,700 with a start date of August 10, police said. The job was not done, police said.

Spitzfaden has been charged with deceitful theft, deceptive business practices and failure to perform services after receiving advance payment for work. After his arraignment before Whiteman, he was released on $ 15,000 bail.

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