LISBON — In County Municipal Court, Joshua C. Kersey, 37, Sixth Street, Wellsville, was bound over to the grand jury on felony charges of aggravated burglary and robbery, and misdemeanor charges of criminal damaging, criminal trespass, domestic violence, obstructing official business, possession of a drug abuse instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia. On March 22, Kersey allegedly shattered a bedroom window and a back door window, used a crowbar to break into the Crews Road, Wellsville, home of Edward and Rachel Zelasko, demanding money from her and their 14-year-old son, intimidating them and destroying a kitchen chair. On March 25, Kersey allegedly fled from deputies who had a warrant for him and had a burnt spoon and paper folds with drug residue in his jean pocket.

An April 9 pretrial was set for Matthew Metts, 30, Cedar Ridge Drive, Salem, charged with domestic violence, endangering children and aggravated menacing. On Tuesday, Metts allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend Jessica Hott and pointed a SKS, assault-type rifle at their 11-year-old son’s face. His bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.

Cody A. Lawson, 23, Berlin Center, was fined $800, credited with 16 days served in jail and sentenced to an additional 34 days in jail for failure to comply, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon, driving under suspension, expired plates and receiving stolen property for stolen jewelry, a large machete and a kitchen knife larger than four inches next to the driver’s seat inside a vehicle he had been driving and fled from on foot on March 17.

A May 28 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Sarah J. Tunnan, 25, Woodsdale Road, Salem, charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. The grand theft charge is for her alleged involvement in the theft of Susan Baker’s car from the Dairy Queen in Wellsville on March 27. The receiving stolen property charge stems from alleged stolen jewelry found in a different vehicle, an abandoned Chevy Cavalier from which Tunnan had fled from on foot to avoid apprehension on March 17 when she was allegedly a passenger in the car.

An April 9 pretrial was set for Andrew P. Taylor, 37, Laura Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with aggravated menacing for allegedly calling Julie Waggoner from the County Jail on March 30 and during his conversation threatening to kill Deputy Hartley Malone.


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