DUI

Allen Wright, 37, of Gillett is facing DUI and drug possession related charges following a traffic stop near the intersection of John B. Merrill Parkway and Chestnut Street in Towanda on March 8.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police initiated a traffic stop on Wright due to the registration of the vehicle he was driving being expired in May of 2018. The affidavit states that Wright told officers that he had smoked marijuana in his vehicle while he was waiting for it to warm up. Wright was taken for a blood draw which revealed the presence of marijuana in his system.

Wright is facing charges of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense, summary violation driving unregistered vehicle, summary violation driving driving while operator’s privilege is suspended or revoked and summary violation operating vehicle without valid inspection.

Wright has a preliminary hearing on May 10 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Aggravated assault

Alex Buttito, 19, of Sugar Run is facing aggravated assault related charges following an incident on March 23.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a reported active domestic incident where it was reported by Buttito that the victim had shot him. Once troopers were on the seen, Buttito told troopers that he had not been shot at or hurt but reported this to 911 dispatchers because he was really angry with the victim.

The affidavit states that the victim told troopers that Buttito came at him with a knife and swung it at him. The victim stated that he had picked up a C-clamp to defend himself with and that Buttito fled the residence after that.

Buttito is facing charges of felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person in the second degree, misdemeanor false report — falsely incriminate another in the second degree, misdemeanor possess instrument of crime with intent, misdemeanor terroristic threats and summary violation harassment — subject other to physical contact.

Buttito is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on April 9 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Access device fraud

Bradley Travis, 21, of LeRaysville is facing a charge of misdemeanor access device fraud following an incident in Towanda on Dec. 13, 2018.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a victim came to the Pennsylvania State Police in regards to unauthorized expenses on his account. The victim was interviewed and stated that $261.31 had been taken from his checking account to a loan account in Travis’ name. The online check had been used to make a payment on an auto loan in Travis’ name without permission from the victim.

An interview with Travis was conducted on Dec. 29, 2018 and Travis stated that he may have made an error with paying his truck payment online and used the victim’s check by mistake.

Travis has a preliminary hearing on April 16 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Wysox drug possession

Stormey Kissell, 28, of Towanda is facing charges of misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident in Wysox on Jan. 16.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Kissell was arrested on the side of the road on Hillside Road by Pennsylvania Parole Agents due to being wanted as an absconder for failure to report. Kissell was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, 22 and a half suboxone strips and other drug paraphernalia.

Kissell was placed under arrest by parole agents and transported to the Bradford County Correctional Facility at that time.

Kissell has a preliminary hearing on April 9 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Athens DUI

Jason Bonomo, 34, of Bath is facing DUI and drug possession related charges following an incident at an Athens gas station on Feb. 12.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Athens Township police found Bonomo asleep at the wheel at the gas pumps of a gas station. Upon suspicion of Bonomo being under the influence of an opioid, Bonomo was asked to step out of the vehicle. Bonomo was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a zip lock baggie containing a white powder stamped with the words “Stay High.”

Bonomo is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule 2 or 3 — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense, misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bonomo has a preliminary hearing on April 5 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.