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Fred Wheaton, Wysox

Timothy Lee Parkhurst, 39, Wyalusing, faces prosecution for rape, a first-degree felony, and sexual assault for alleged offenses between July 4 and 15 of this year at a residence in Wyalusing Borough. The victim, a 23-year-old female, reported the alleged rape to state police on Aug. 15. It is alleged that Parkhurst, who was renting a room at the same residence where the alleged victim resided, forcibly raped her despite her opposition. It was further stated by the alleged victim that after the sexual act Parkhurst told her "he would kill her if she told anyone." Parkhurst denied raping anyone, stating that the sex was consensual. He was arraigned on Aug. 15 on $20,000 unsecured bail. His preliminary hearing date is Aug. 25.

     John Thaddeus Folta, 60, Laceyville RR 2, faces prosecution for simple assault and summary harassment for alleged offenses on Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Bradford County's Tuscarora Township. It is alleged that Folta assaulted a female victim, causing injuries that included a black eye and a bruised and swollen face. It is further alleged that Folta admitted causing the injuries "to knock some sense into her." His preliminary hearing date was scheduled for Aug. 18.

     Eric Overpeck, 29, Towanda RR 2, faces prosecution for simple assault for his alleged involvement in an altercation at the Millstone Inn in Asylum Township on March 28 of this year. It is alleged that Overpeck and another participant assaulted Nelson Welles, III, causing bruising to his eyes and face. Medical expenses reported by the victim were listed at $857. His preliminary hearing is slated for Aug. 25.

     Gena Woodruff, Monroeton RR 1, faces prosecution for theft by deception and writing a bad check for alleged offenses on June 4 of this year at the P&C Food Market in Wysox. It is alleged that Woodruff wrote a check in the amount of $48.85, knowing the account on which it was written was closed. Her preliminary hearing date is Sept. 17.

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