Several defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Rega of Blairsville.
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.
- Daniel Scott Green, 37, of Route 403, Buffington Township, charged March 7 by state police with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment at 9:55 p.m. March 6 in Buffington Township. The case is still active.
- Clarence Elwood Shaffer, 46, of Johnstown, charged March 5 by state police with one felony count of burglary and two misdemeanors between May 15 and 16 at 234 Marshall Heights Road in Burrell Township. All charges were withdrawn.
- John Robert Earl Arble, 25, of Luciusboro Road, Blairsville, charged March 12 by state police with one felony count of retail theft at 8:18 p.m. March 3 at the Blairsville Walmart. The case is still active.
- Luann Lea Wolfe, 40, of Nowrytown Road, Saltsburg, charged March 12 by state police with theft by deception and two misdemeanors between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at 278 Church St., Young Township. The case is still active.