INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
Numerous 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.
• Kayla L. Wohlgemuth, 21, Irwin, Westmoreland County, charged March 31 by IUP police with DUI, possession of a controlled substance and a summary driving infraction at 10 p.m. March 1 along Grant Street, in front of Putt Hall.
Police observed a vehicle fail to stop at a clearly marked stop sign and initiated a traffic stop. Wohlgemuth failed field sobriety tests and had Ritalin in her possession. Wohlgemuth had a blood alcohol content of 0.186 percent, court papers show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 18.
• Brenda L. Mowry, 56, Opal Lane, Indiana, charged April 1 by state police with DUI and two summary driving infractions at 7:55 p.m. March 10 at 140 Keystone Drive.
While investigating a 911 hang-up call on Keystone Drive, police were advised of a stuck vehicle in the area. Mowry had a BAC of 0.258 percent, court papers show. Mowry waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Carolyn D. Smith, 53, New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, charged April 1 by state police with DUI and three summary driving infractions at 2:47 a.m. March 28 along Route 286, east of Saltsburg Road, Young Township.
Police observed a vehicle cross over the white line multiple times and initiated a traffic stop. Results of a chemical test of blood are pending, court papers show. Smith waived her right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Gabriel W. Aiken, 22, Oakland Avenue, Indiana, charged April 1 by Indiana Borough police with possession of a small amount of marijuana at 2:35 a.m. March 28 in the 700 block of Philadelphia Street.
While conducting a traffic stop, police observed a bag of marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle. Aiken, a passenger in the vehicle, advised police that it was his bag. Aiken pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and was ordered to pay $663 in fines and costs.
• Cody S. Fierst, 23, Glenshaw, Allegheny County, charged April 1 by Indiana Borough police with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment at 1:29 a.m. Feb. 27 in the 700 block of Philadelphia Street.
Police responded to a report of a fight. The victim had multiple facial fractures. Fierst waived his right to a hearing and opted to face action in Indiana County Court.
• Joseph M. Lynch, 21, Ashbury, Va., charged April 1 by Indiana Borough police with furnishing alcohol to minors and disorderly conduct at 8:40 p.m. Feb. 15 at 435 S. Seventh St.
Police observed Lynch give a bag to two males who were waiting outside of Giant Eagle Express. It was later determined that Lynch purchased four cans of Four Loko malt beverage for the underage males. Lynch pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay $451 in fines and costs. The furnishing alcohol to minors charge was withdrawn.
• Jelahn D. Williams, 19, Philadelphia, charged April 14 by IUP police with terroristic threats, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, escape, harassment, defiant trespass and criminal mischief at 8:46 p.m. April 11 in Stephenson Hall.
Police say Williams opened a door specifically used for emergencies, and an IUP residence director asked to speak with him as it was a violation. Williams then threatened and spit on the residence director. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 9.