Marijuana possession

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. for Brian David Baughman, 58, of Clymer, before Clymer Magisterial District Judge Christopher S. Welch on a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

According to Officer Hunter J. Scherf of Clymer Borough Police Department, Baughman was in a residence along Dixon Road shortly after 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 when Scherf stopped there for a follow-up related to some drug information he had received from another agency.

Scherf said he noticed the smell of burnt marijuana emanating from inside the residence. Later in the evening Clymer officers utilized a search warrant there and Scherf said that search turned up two bags of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.


Charges dismissed

Indiana Magisterial District Judge Guy B. Haberl has dismissed charges stemming from an incident Nov. 8 at a residence along Cherry Run Road.

According to a state police report, Richard Deyarmin, 44, of Homer City, Courtney Deyarmin, 20, of Blairsville, and Alvin Guynn Jr., 23, of Connellsville, Fayette County, were involved in an altercation that turned physical.

Guynn was charged in a criminal compliant with strangulation, simple assault and harassment; Richard Deyarmin was charged with simple assault and harassment; and Courtney Deyarmin was issued a citation for harassment.

All the charges were dismissed in Haberl’s court on Nov. 20.



Michael Raymond Schamus, 26, of Plum, Allegheny County, is awaiting a preliminary hearing before Rural Valley Magisterial District Judge Kevin Lee McCausland on two counts apiece of driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as several counts of traffic violations.

State police at Kittanning filed the charges after a Nov. 21 traffic stop at 2:21 a.m. at the juncture of state routes 156 and 210. There, troopers said, Schamus was found asleep in the driver’s seat with the engine running, and was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

State police said a subsequent breath test turned up a blood alcohol count of 0.14.



A preliminary hearing has been continued until Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. Lindsey Morgan Marshall, 23, of Creekside, before Hastings Magisterial District Judge Michael Zungali on two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol as well as counts of disregarding a traffic lane and careless driving.

State police at Indiana filed the charges following a Sept. 22 traffic stop along state Route 240 (Peg Run Road) and U.S. Route 219 (Shawna Road) near Emeigh.

Troopers said Marshall was found to be under the influence of alcohol and taken into custody for a blood draw at Miners Medical Center in Hastings.