Fred Wheaton, Wysox
Randall A. Brubaker, 27, Rome, faces charges for theft by deception, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and for issuance of a bad check. State police report that Brubaker purchased a 2004 Dodge Neon from Corbett’s Car Dealership on Route 6 in Wysox Township on Aug. 4, using a $4,000 check from a closed Citizens & Northern Bank account as a down payment. Brubaker had allegedly opened the account with the bank on July 25 with one cent and never made another deposit to offset his intended purchase of the vehicle. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 28.
Cody John Wagner, 19, Athens, faces charges for making terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another, and for disorderly conduct from an incident dated Aug. 24 prior to 10 p.m. A woman identified only as Chrystal Renee Drake contacted state police from a residence on Cotton Hollow Road in Windham Township after she was allegedly confronted by Wagner in the roadway after hearing a gunshot and what she described as “screaming.” Drake reported to police that she rolled down her window to ask Wagner if everything was alright and he lowered the rifle in her direction and said “Get away, B***h.” She retreated to a nearby home to call police, who found Wagner near where she had reported to have seen him. The police officers disarmed Wagner and transported him to Robert Packer Hospital for observance and treatment, as it appeared that he was under the influence of bath salts. He was later released to the custody of his father, Richard Wagner, whose property Cody had indicated that he was protecting from trespassers. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 25.
Mathew Emmett Sanders, 33, Wyalusing, faces charges for DUI, driving at unsafe speeds, and failure to wear a safety belt after he was stopped by state police at 2 a.m. on Aug. 27 on Route 6 in the area of Twin Cuts in Wyalusing Township. Police were responding to a call about a one-vehicle accident in the area when they encountered Sanders alongside the highway, walking back to his wrecked vehicle. The reporting officer referred to Sanders as “belligerent and uncooperative.” They determined that Sanders had spun out on the highway and landed his pickup truck in a ditch. Sanders did not perform field sobriety tests to their satisfaction, so they arrested him for DUI and transported him to Towanda Memorial Hospital for a blood test, but Sanders reportedly refused to cooperate, which immediately elevated his charges to high-rate DUI. He faces an Oct. 18 preliminary hearing.