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Magistrate reports: Jan. 11

January 15, 2019

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Sandra L. Stevanus in New Centerville:

Driving under the

influence

Dale Clair Craig, 67, Veech Lane, Hidden Valley, was charged Dec. 31 with driving under the influence on Dec. 6. State police were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash in the area of Glades Pike and Stahl Road in Jefferson Township. Craig had a blood alcohol level of 0.20 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Jan 31.Christopher Don Rugg, 44, Village Way, Somerset, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence and harassment on Dec. 9. State police were dispatched to Milkweed Road in Lower Turkeyfoot Township for a domestic dispute. Police talked to Rugg, who failed field sobriety tests. He declined to submit to a blood draw. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 21.Derick J. Weimer, 29, Cross Road, Rockwood, was charged Friday with driving under the influence on Dec. 23. State police noticed a vehicle crossing the center line while traveling on Trent Road. Weimer’s blood alcohol level was 0.22 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21.Michael David Eperjesi, 35, Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence on Dec. 23. State police were patrolling Glades Pike in Jefferson Township when they noticed a vehicle passing several vehicles. Police saw two beer cans inside Eperjesi’s vehicle. He said the open beers belonged to his brother, who was sitting in the passenger seat, according to police. His blood alcohol level was 0.11 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Feb. 21.

Marijuana possession

Aspin Jacquline Delaney, 19, Water Street, Confluence, was charged Thursday with possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use and drug paraphernalia possession. Police were dispatched to Turkeyfoot high school on Jan. 3 for a student who had marijuana and paraphernalia on school grounds. Principal Nicole Dice gave police the items and said that Delaney admitted to having the items. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 7.

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Douglas McCall Bell in Meyersdale:

Driving under the

influence

Brian Jason Mulnix, 39, Mount Davis Road, Meyersdale, was charged Dec. 27 with driving under the influence and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked on Dec. 17. State police were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on St. Paul Road in Elk Lick Township. Mulnix had driven off the road, and his vehicle had front-end damage. His blood alcohol level was 0.181 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Feb. 28.Timothy Allen Knopsnyder, 42, East Mud Pike, Rockwood, was charged Dec. 27 with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked on Dec. 26. State police were dispatched to Garrett for a road rage incident on old Route 219. After the incident, Knopsnyder went to the Garrett Volunteer Fire Department, was approached by an off-duty trooper and became combative, according to police. His blood alcohol level was 0.23 percent. During the incident, Beth Ann Jean Rubright, 40, Countryside Lane, Friedens, was seen getting into the vehicle and attempting to drive away, nearly hitting several individuals, police said. She was also charged with driving under the influence. Her blood alcohol level was 0.21 percent. A hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14.

Deceptive business

practices

Tyler Joe Chonko, 26, and Mersaydees Angelique Mootsey, 20, Stouffer Hill Road, Friedens, were charged Dec. 27 with deceptive or fraudulent business practices and theft by deception on Oct. 5. State police were contacted by Jason Stiffey, who said he had an oral agreement with Chonko and Mootsey to deliver four loads of wood to his residence for $270. Chonko delivered a load and said more were coming, police said. The value of the undelivered wood is $202. A hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

Retail theft

Mandy Sue Warnick, 33, Meadowview Drive, Grantsville, Maryland, and Charles Michael Lehr, 33, Fike Hollow Road, Meyersdale, were charged Dec. 31 with retail theft and false swearing. Elk Lick Township police said Warnick, Lehr and a small child entered Salisbury Builders Supply on June 20 and attempted to block the view of a surveillance camera. Warnick removed tools valued at more than $600.

Warnick gave a written statement that did not coincide with the surveillance camera footage, according to police.

A hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 14.

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