BURRELL TOWNSHIP — Three people, one of whom made a monthly state police list of most-wanted Indiana County suspects, face trial on charges stemming from a July 1 outburst of gunfire and an attempted robbery at a Blairsville-area hotel.
All had their day in court Friday before Homer City Magisterial District Judge Susanne V. Steffee.
Formerly “most wanted” Justin Edwin Libengood, 30, of Latrobe, was held for trial on felony counts of aggravated assault, possession of a prohibited firearm, criminal attempt-robbery and discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
David Lee McGinnis, of Bolivar, who turns 27 on Sunday, was held for court on a felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Charges were withdrawn on two firearm counts, while a count of recklessly endangering another person was dismissed.
According to state police, McGinnis fired a gunshot into a wall of a room during a disturbance at the Days Inn and ran from the hotel with at least one other person. McGinnis suffered a bullet wound during the incident.
Matraca Lynn Vrana, 26, of Northern Cambria, waived charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Troopers said Vrana stayed behind in the hotel room after the incident.
Libengood remains in jail in lieu of $250,000 bond, and McGinnis remains jailed in lieu of $150,000 bond.
Vrana has been going to drug rehabilitation and is free on $50,000 unsecured bond, according to court documents.
While McGinnis was on the lam, investigators accused his mother of trying to arrange with a juvenile the sale of drugs from McGinnis’ stash on July 8 in Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County.
Investigators charged Denise McGinnis, 48, with solicitation to deliver drugs, conspiracy to deliver drugs, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of a child by a parent.
She is free on $100,000 bond pending a formal arraignment Oct. 30 at 8:30 a.m. before Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Meagan A. Bilik-DeFazio.