Somerset magistrate reports: Feb. 25

February 26, 2019

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:

Institutional sexual assault

Nicole Lynne Wilson, 32, Point Park Lane, Friedens, is accused of sexually assaulting an inmate in the medical room inside the State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands in November 2018. Wilson was employed as a licensed practical nurse at the minimum security state prison along state Route 31, according to state police. According to a probable-cause affidavit, the inmate and Wilson started off with small talk when he went to the medical room to get a clean cup for his morning coffee. The talk became flirty. They exchanged notes on yellow stickies. The situation escalated, police said, when she performed sexual acts on him several times. The inmate told police that he and Wilson never had intercourse. “He related that they never had sex, due to Wilson getting jealous over him talking to other female staff members and Wilson turning in one of his notes which caused him to get sent to the ‘hole,’” police wrote in the affidavit. State police charged Wilson Feb. 19 with institutional sexual assault. She was placed on a $25,000 unsecured bond the same day. A hearing is scheduled at 11 a.m. April 9.

Driving under the influence

Peggy Shaffer, 59, East Main Street, Somerset, was charged Feb. 11 with driving under the influence. Somerset Borough police said Shaffer drove erratically with a blood alcohol level of 0.20 percent on East Main Street Jan. 27. A hearing is scheduled at 10:10 a.m. April 9.William David Osselburn, 59, North Center Avenue, Somerset, was charged Feb. 13 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely an orange pill bottle and a multicolored glass smoking device, and seven summary vehicle code violations. State police said Osselburn drove erratically with elements of marijuana in his system on North Center Avenue near Revco Road in Somerset Township Feb. 2. A hearing is scheduled at 11:10 a.m. April 2.

Disorderly conduct

Kenneth James Zimmerman Jr., 26, Pennsylvania Street, Meyersdale, was charged Feb. 19 with disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor. State police said he paid a bill at AT&T, North Center Avenue, Somerset, with two counterfeit $100 bills and other legitimate bills on Feb. 15. He unintentionally spent the counterfeit money there, according to police. A hearing is scheduled at 10:40 a.m. April 2.