Tim Clark, Towanda
Scott Morley, 24, Athens, faces charges for burglary and criminal trespass after allegedly breaking into a home and garage on Laurel Hill Road in Ulster Township at about 11 a.m. on July 28 with intent to steal items including a shoebox full of cash that he was arranging for removal when one of the residents of the home pulled into the driveway and surprised him. Morley reportedly came out of the house and met the homeowner in her driveway and told her that he had seen two “kids” running from the house and stopped to check on the situation. He then gave her his name and address and drove away in his own vehicle, which was parked in the driveway when the resident arrived. After reporting to the scene of the crime, police visited Morley at his Wolcott Hollow Road home and took him into custody after he allegedly confessed to the burglary. He was slated to face an Aug. 3 preliminary hearing.
Jason Wayne Haight, 22, faces charges for default in required appearance and flight to avoid trial or punishment when he did not appear before a judge as scheduled on Feb. 1. Haight was to be sentenced for previous charges that included statutory assault, corruption of minors, and identity theft. He reportedly fled to the Rochester, NY, area and now faces an Aug. 10 hearing for the new charges.
Charles Alvin May, 43, New Albany, faces charges of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness for actions reported on July 30. At about 7:50 p.m., May, who had been drinking, allegedly entered into an argument with his wife after she confronted him about a relationship that he had supposedly started with a younger woman. May reportedly told his wife that, if any harm were to come to the other woman, he would return to his wife’s North Street, Albany Township, home and “shoot her in the head.” In addition to threatening her, May allegedly smashed numerous items in the house and, when his wife refused to give him the keys to a Jeep parked outside, he destroyed a picnic table in the yard with an axe and hooked a tow chain up to the Jeep and dragged it about 200 yards on Front Street with another vehicle. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 10.
Danielle Yates, 31, Towanda, faces charges for simple assault, harassment by physical contact, and disorderly contact, stemming from an incident that occurred at about 10 p.m. on July 21 in a public setting in the 800 block of Main Street in Towanda, in view of their 5-year-old son. Police reported that her husband went to the police station to file the report against Yates. Apparently, a verbal altercation between the two escalated to a point where Yates spit on her husband, then bit and punched him in the face. She allegedly also grabbed him by the arm, pulled him to the ground, and tried to pull his pants off. She faces an Aug. 24 preliminary hearing.
Robert Allen Chilson, 49, Towanda, faces charges of simple assault and harassment by physical contact for allegedly hitting a woman known to him in the mouth with a closed fist, causing a cut and swelling to her lip. The incident was dated July 28 at about 12:40 a.m. Chilson’s preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 3.
Timothy Hendershot, 46, Towanda, faces charges for simple assault and harassment in connection with a domestic dispute on Third Street in Towanda at about 5:30 p.m. on July 22. The victim told police that Hendershot hit her in the left eye with his hand. Police reported that the victim’s eye was swollen shut and that Hendershot admitted to hitting her. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 10.
Donald Lynn Archibald, 48, Owego, NY, faces charges for DUI and driving without taillights after a traffic stop was initiated on July 1 at about 11:20 p.m. The reporting officer indicated that he turned around and followed Archibald when he noticed the lack of rear lights after the defendant traveled past him at a high rate of speed in the northbound lane of Route 220, south of Route 6 in North Towanda Township. During the brief pursuit, Archibald also allegedly drifted halfway over the fog lines while negotiating a left-hand curve. Reportedly, there were several open alcohol containers in the vehicle, and Archibald admitted to having consumed alcohol before he submitted to field sobriety tests, which he did not perform to the officer’s satisfaction. Archibald was transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital where a blood test was conducted that revealed a BAC of .85. Archibald, who had previous DUI arrests on his record, now faces an Aug. 31 preliminary hearing.
Ashley Stranger, 23, Monroeton, faces charges for not properly reporting assets, including her husband’s income, when applying for the supplemental nutritional assistance program. As of Oct. 31, 2010, she had received $3,680 in assistance to which she was not entitled. A preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 19.