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INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

by The Indiana Gazette on August 05, 2014 10:59 AM

Defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana.

Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are not evidence of guilt in a criminal case. Defendants are entitled to legal representation and have the right to question the witnesses and evidence presented against them during preliminary hearings in the district court and at trials in the county court of common pleas.

Charged were:

• Michael G. Mussomeli, 31, Laurel Run Road, Penn Run, charged July 10 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two summary driving infractions at 6:54 p.m. June 19 in the 600 block of South Fifth Street.

Police said they observed a vehicle with an inoperable brake light and initiated a traffic stop. Mussomeli also had a suspended driver’s license and an arrest warrant from the state police. The vehicle’s owner allowed police to search it, and a hypodermic needle and heroin were found, police said. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

• Thomas J. Calvert, 23, Main Street, Homer City, charged July 12 by state police with corruption of minors, furnishing alcohol to minors, disorderly conduct — unreasonable noise, disorderly conduct — hazardous/physically offensive condition and public drunkenness at 1 a.m. July 12 in a wooded area south of Ninth Street, Lucernemines, Center Township.

Police responded to a report of a loud party in the area of Lucernemines Park where Calvert was found with four juveniles. Two juveniles had a positive presence of alcohol in breath samples. Calvert waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Nicholas J. Barber, 24, Grove Lane, Indiana, charged July 14 by Indiana Borough police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility at 9:06 p.m. Sept. 6 in the 600 block of Philadelphia Street.

Police said a confidential informant purchased 10 stamp bags of heroin from Barber in exchange for $120. Barber waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.

• Danielle L. Dilts, 29, Fire Academy Road, Homer City, charged July 15 by state police with retail theft at 2:40 p.m. July 12 at 125 W. Elm St., Homer City.

A Bi-Lo employee observed Dilts put merchandise valued at $11.06 in her purse. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

• Ronnie B. Cochran, 41, Gompers Avenue, Indiana, charged July 11 by Bi-Lo Market with issuing bad checks and theft by deception between March 9 and May 14 at 420 Old Route 119 North, White Township.

Cochran issued three checks totaling $60 to Bi-Lo that were returned due to a closed bank account, police said. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

• Lorrie K. Owen Sr., 55, Fairview Avenue, Indiana, charged July 16 by state police with simple assault and harassment at 11:15 p.m. July 15 at 755 Fairview Ave.

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute. The victim reported that Owen threw a kitchen knife at her. The knife did not strike the victim. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 6.

CASE ADJUDICATED

• Criminal trespass and loitering and prowling at night time charges against Marquice B. Mann, 20, Indiana, filed July 13, were withdrawn July 31.

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