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Tim Clark, Towanda

Michael Gary Bostwick, 25, Towanda, faces prosecution for sexually assaulting or molesting a boy in 1996 and 1997 when the alleged victim was ages nine and 10 and when the accused would have been 18 and older. Bostwick was arraigned before District Justice Wheaton on July 30 for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony, as well as indecent assault and corruption of minors. It is alleged the crimes occurred on three separate occasions during the aforementioned time frame. The victim first described the alleged offenses in an interview with state police on Jan. 9 of this year. Bostwick's preliminary hearing has been continued to a future date.

     Duane R. Smith, 39, Towanda, faces prosecution for felony aggravated assault, simple assault and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, as well as the summary offense of harassment. It is alleged that Smith, during an accident investigation to which Towanda Borough Police responded on Aug. 1 at 1:25 a.m., became combative when asked to perform field sobriety tests. It is alleged he took a swing at one of the officers and continued to wrestle with them when they attempted to restrain him and place him under arrest under suspicion of DUI. He was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional facility on $20,000 straight bail.

     Steven W. Miller, 42, Monroeton, faces prosecution for aggravated assault and simple assault for alleged offenses on Aug. 1 at a residence in Monroeton, It is alleged he assaulted a female victim and she received injuries requiring medical care on the scene from Memorial EMS. His scheduled Aug. 11 preliminary hearing has been continued.

     Donald Shane Carr, 33, Wysox, faces prosecution for criminal trespass for alleged offenses on July 3 at 3 p.m. on private property in Franklin Township. It is alleged that Carr entered a swimming hole area on private property near a township road despite being instructed by the owner a week earlier to vacate the property. Carr contends he did not return to the swimming hole on July 3. His preliminary hearing date is Sept. 1.

     Timothy J. Parker, 28, Elmira, NY, faces prosecution for recklessly endangering another person and fleeing or eluding police, as well as a battery of traffic offenses, including speeding (clocked at over 100 miles an hour on a residential street with a 25 m.p.h. limit), running at least six stop signs, driving with a suspended license, driving without the required insurance, reckless driving and driving at an unsafe speed. The alleged offenses occurred at various locations throughout Towanda Borough on July 31 between 11:30 p.m. and midnight. Police report that Parker, driving a motorcycle, was initially observed running a stop sign and failing to use his turn signal. Police pursuit ensued and Parker allegedly drove recklessly and at high speeds on residential streets. They say pursuit ended when he wrecked his motorcycle in a lawn. His preliminary hearing date is pending.

     Letitia Lynn Frye-Irish, 32, Towanda, faces prosecution for driving with a suspended license, which she lost as an ARD condition. She had been cited by state police two weeks earlier for the same offense. Towanda Borough Police pulled her over after recognizing her driving a vehicle and being aware that she was a suspended driver. Her preliminary hearing date is pending.

     Vicki L. Potter, 41, Towanda, faces prosecution for DUI, as well as a number of summary traffic violations, for alleged offenses on July 3 at 1:15 a.m. in Towanda Borough. Her BAC was reported at .24—triple the legal intoxication rate of .08. She was also cited for driving without the required insurance, driving with an open container of alcoholic beverage, driving without a valid license, failing to stop at a stop sign and a turn-signal violation. Her preliminary hearing date is pending.

     David T. Knolles, 29, Towanda RR 5, faces prosecution for DUI and summary traffic offenses for alleged actions on July 4 at 1 a.m. on York Avenue in North Towanda. His BAC was reported at .19. He was also cited for speeding (46.9 in a 25 zone), driving on the wrong side of the road and a turn-signal violation. His preliminary hearing date is pending.

     James P. Koss, 47, Loris, SC, faces prosecution for DUI for alleged offenses on Main Street in Towanda on July 24 at 9:40 p.m. His BAC was reported at .16. He was also cited for driving outside his assigned lane. His preliminary hearing date is pending.

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