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Tim Clark, Towanda

     Robert H. Epler, 65, New Albany RR 1, faces prosecution on a variety of charges for alleged offenses against a female victim or complainant on the morning of April 28th of this year. Charges filed, with a Sept. 15th preliminary hearing scheduled, include: burglary, simple assault and indecent assault, as well as criminal trespass and harassment, both summary offenses. The alleged offenses occurred at the residence of the victim, who is a tenant in the Albany Township building owned by the accused. It is alleged that there was a discussion or confrontation regarding back rent owed, which led, according to the victim, to Epler physically accosting her, as well as grabbing, caressing and squeezing parts of her body in an indecent manner.

     Henry Lee Bailey, Jr., 26, Monroeton RR 2, faces prosecution for simple assault and harassment for alleged offenses on Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. in Monroeton Borough. It is alleged that Bailey physically assaulted a female victim by grabbing her neck, pushing her against a wall, throwing a TV remote control at her and trying to physically force her outside. It is further alleged she sustained a cut on her finger, a bruised knee and red marks on her arms.

     Robert H. McNally, 60, Monroeton RR 1, faces prosecution for DUI for alleged offenses on Aug. 3 at 5:50 p.m. on Rt. 220 in Towanda Township. Although McNally refused to take a blood test to determine blood-alcohol content, he allegedly failed a field sobriety test, appeared visibly intoxicate and was observed driving erratically. He was also cited for driving outside his assigned lane, careless driving and following too closely. His preliminary hearing date is Sept. 22.

     Leo Bryon Fuller, 45, Towanda RR 5, faces prosecution for DUI, as well as summary traffic violations, for alleged offenses on Aug. 8 at 12:15 a.m. on Rts. 220 and 2027 in Towanda Township. It is alleged that he exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. However, he refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test. It was also reported that Fuller was driving his car while in possession of an open container of beer. Summary traffic offenses filed include making an improper turn, driving outside his assigned lane and driving on the wrong side of the road. His preliminary hearing date is Sept. 10.

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