HOMER CITY DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
A number of defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Susanne Steffee, of Homer City.
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.
• Kenneth C. Lyman, 44, South Rose Avenue, Homer City, charged April 23 by Homer City police with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at 6:20 p.m. March 25 along Wiley Street, Homer City.
Police observed Lyman stumbling along the street. During a search, marijuana and paraphernalia were found. Lyman pleaded guilty to public drunkenness and disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay $474.50 in fines and costs. The possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges were withdrawn.
• Bryan T. Hill, 42, Pellegrene Drive, Homer City, charged April 25 by state police with DUI and three summary driving infractions at 3:31 p.m. April 8 along Route 119, at Wayne Avenue, White Township.
Police observed a vehicle repeatedly swerve outside the lane of travel and initiated a traffic stop. A chemical test of Hill’s blood indicated the presence of lorazepam, alprazolam, benzoylecgonin and oxycodone above therapeutic limits even if prescribed, court papers show. Hill waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Joseph S. Serian, 65, West Palm Beach, Fla., charged April 28 by state police with harassment between Feb. 20 and March 3 at a residence along Country Lane, White Township.
Police say Serian was repeatedly calling and sending text messages to the victim. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 4.
• Brianna M. Smith, 21, and Steven McClurg, 24, both of Baker Road, Creekside, charged April 28 by state police with theft by deception and retail theft at 2:17 p.m. April 24 at 3100 Oakland Ave., White Township.
Police responded to a theft incident at Walmart. Smith and McClurg were seen on video leaving the store without paying for merchandise. Later they returned the items at the customer service desk in exchange for a $91.76 gift card. Smith and McClurg waived their right to hearings and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Dana M. Bowser, 37, Route 286, Homer City, charged April 30 by state police with diversion of services and identity theft between Aug. 1, 2013, and April 17 at a residence along Route 286, Center Township.
Police say Bowser opened credit accounts using the Social Security number of her estranged husband and ran up outstanding balances totaling $2,514. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 21.
• Jerry J. Uadiski, 65, Kukula Road, Blairsville, charged May 1 by state police with recklessly endangering another person at 9:18 p.m. March 22 at 467 Kukula Road, Brush Valley Township.
Police responded to a report that Uadiski had fired several rounds from a shotgun in the vicinity of the victim’s home. Uadiski admitted to firing several rounds into the air from along the roadway in front of the victim’s driveway. The case was held for court.
• Jennifer L. Kelly, 36, Snowdrift Lane, Indiana, charged May 1 by state police with DUI and six summary driving infractions at 1:21 a.m. March 2 along Route 286, at Route 422, White Township.
Police observed Kelly’s vehicle cross over the fog line twice and stop at a green light. Police initiated a traffic stop and detected the smell of alcohol on contact. Kelly had a blood alcohol content of 0.204 percent, court papers show. Kelly waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Martin L. Cricks III, Elderton, Armstrong County, charged May 6 by state police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance at 9:26 p.m. Feb. 17 and at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 along Wood Road, one mile from Route 422, Armstrong Township.
On Feb. 17, Cricks sold six stamp bags of heroin to a confidential informant in exchange for $90. On Feb. 19, Cricks sold 10 stamp bags of heroin to a confidential informant in exchange for $150.
Cricks waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.