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Fred Wheaton, Wysox


Samuel Ackley, 49, Towanda, faces charges for attempted thefts and break-ins at three automatic teller machines in Wysox Township, Towanda, and Towanda Township on May 8. A search warrant was served at Ackley’s residence on May 9, at which time police discovered undisclosed evidence that led to his arraignment and detention in the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Chace Whittfield Hadaway, 24, of Texas and currently residing in Wyalusing Township, was charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly attacking his girlfriend during an argument at their home on May 12, at 6:45 p.m. Police report that the victim’s injuries were consistent with her account of the assault and that Hadaway admitted to harming her. His preliminary hearing was set for May 18.

Jonathan David Horton, 28, Sayre, faces charges of DUI, lack of proper restraints, and careless driving in association with an April 2 accident at 3:20 a.m. on Route 187 in Windham Township, near the New York state line. Police arrived at the scene to find Horton’s SUV pinned against guiderails along the southbound lane. EMT personnel who had extracted Horton from the vehicle reported that he had moderate head injuries and smelled strongly of alcohol. The officer was not permitted to interview the defendant given his condition but obtained the results of a blood test from Robert Packer Hospital indicating a BAC of .11. Horton’s preliminary hearing is set for July 13.

Caleb Lee England, 28, of Texas and currently living in Towanda, faces charges for driving while operating privilege was revoked, as well as numerous offenses related to hauling a trailer without proper lights or breakaway system. England is also charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, as the reporting officer alleged that he smelled marijuana when England opened the window of the vehicle. England gave consent for a search of the vehicle, which did not yield any pot or paraphernalia. The police took him to Tyler Memorial Hospital for a drug test, which England said he would consent to but only with the understanding that he was doing so under duress. When the trooper pressed for an explanation, England stated that he was not in agreement with Pennsylvania’s Implied Consent Law, after which he refused altogether to submit to the blood test. England faces a June 1 preliminary hearing. 

John Eric Thompson, 41, Mehoopany RR2, faces charges for DUI from an incident dated March 19. Police report that Thompson was pulled over near the Turkey Path on Route 706 between Wyalusing and Camptown after having been observed crossing both the center yellow and side white fog lines several times. Thompson allegedly admitted to drinking beer and brandy, failed field sobriety tests, and yielded a BAC of .141 when tested at Towanda Memorial Hospital. His preliminary hearing was set for May 18.

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