Somerset magistrate reports: May 24
The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:
Dennis Collins Jr., 37, Rear Fuller Street, Somerset, was charged Tuesday with fraudulent obtainment of medical assistance. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Collins illegally received $1,780.80 in medical assistance from Jan, 1, 2018, to April 30, 2018. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. June 4.Kala Lloyd, 29, Fort Hill Road, Fort Hill, was charged Tuesday with third-degree felony fraudulent obtainment of medical assistance and fraudulent obtainment of food stamps. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Lloyd illegally received $1,184 in food stamps from Feb. 1, 2018, to March 31, 2018, and $3,885.61 in medical assistance from Feb. 1, 2018, to April 30, 2018. Lloyd was arraigned Wednesday before Johnson and is free on an unsecured $30,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. June 4.
Driving under the influence
Kent Ansell, 37, Charles Street, Central City, was charged Wednesday with three counts of driving under the influence and three summary offenses. According to a probable-cause affidavit, at about 3:05 a.m. May 3 state police stopped a vehicle driven by Ansell at Sheetz along North Center Avenue in Somerset Township for a burnt out headlight. A blood test showed Ansell had amphetamine and methamphetamine in his system at the time of the stop, according to the affidavit. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:50 p.m. July 2.
Courtney Eyster, 18, Main Street, Meyersdale, was charged May 13 with marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession and a summary offense. According to a probable-cause affidavit, on May 8 Eyster had marijuana and a smoking device at the Somerset County Technology Center. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 19.