Sayre DUI

Christine Ierardi, 27, of Rome is facing DUI and drug possession related charges following an incident on Pennsylvania Avenue in Sayre on May 27.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police witnessed Ierardi driving with a vehicle registration that had expired. After detecting the odor of marijuana, Ierardi and the vehicle’s other occupants were ordered to get out of the car. Ierardi is accused of shoving a cigarette box with marijuana into her shirt to hide it before taking it out and attempting to kick it under the vehicle. Ierardi was found to have THC in her system following a blood draw.

Ierardi is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — schedule one — first offense, misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Ierardi has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Terry illegal firearm possession

Shane Petersen, 42, of New Albany is facing illegal firearm and drug paraphernalia related charges following an incident on Heath Road in Terry Township on July 13.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the Heath Road residence for a report of armed people inside their house. Petersen was encountered in his home by troopers and was detained. Petersen told troopers that there was a weed pipe inside after being asked by troopers. Troopers asked Petersen if there were any firearms in the residence and Petersen is accused of saying no. A Mossburg New Haven shotgun was found in a bedroom of the residence and Petersen was not allowed to possess a firearm due to previous methamphetamine manufacturing charges, according to court documents. Petersen was also found in the possession of a clear plastic baggie containing a small rock of methamphetamine.

Petersen is facing charges of felony possession of firearm prohibited in the second degree, misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation and misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Petersen has a preliminary hearing on July 23 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

Sayre DUI accident

Jeffrey Marrotte, 39, of Dryden is facing DUI related charges following an accident on North Elmer Avenue in Sayre on June 1.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to the accident and found that Marrotte had struck a legally parked car which caused it to strike another legally parked car. Two prescription pill bottles belonging to Marrotte and an open Bud Light were found in Marrotte’s vehicle. Marrotte told officers that he had consumed 10 beers and had been at two different bars that night, according to the affidavit. Marrotte performed a standard field sobriety test and was taken for a blood draw.

Marrotte is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol, summary violation fail to keep right, summary violation careless driving, summary violation restrictions on alcoholic beverages and summary violation reckless driving.

Marrotte has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Marijuana possession

Samuel Hay, 21, of Monroeton is facing a charge of misdemeanor marijuana — small amount personal use, following an incident at Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr’s office on July 3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were taking Hay into custody following a hearing with Carr where Hay was to be committed to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of a total bail of $45,000. Hay was searched and found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana in a plastic baggie. According to the affidavit, Hay stated, “it’s just a little weed.”

Hay has a preliminary hearing on July 17 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Sayre DUI

Timothy Wood, 27, of Barton is facing DUI related charges following an incident on Spring Street in Sayre on June 22.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police witnessed Wood driving with a loud exhaust and no functioning rear lights on Spring Street. A traffic stop was initiated and Wood is accused of striking the curb and driving up onto the grass with the passenger side tire. According to court documents, Wood displayed signs of being under the influence and was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test before being taken for a blood draw which revealed a .159 blood alcohol concentration.

Wood is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol, misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense and summary violation no rear lights.

Wood has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

DUI

Rodney Kithcart Jr., 43, of Towanda is facing DUI related charges following an incident on the Route 220 on-ramp in North Towanda on May 4.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police witnessed Kithcart fail to negotiate a left turn from Route 6 onto the on-ramp before backing up into the oncoming lane of Route 6 to make the turn. Due to a high rate of speed, the trooper was not able to catch up with Kithcart until reaching a gas station in Ulster, according to court documents. Kithcart displayed signs of being under the influence and admitted to consuming alcohol. Kithcart could not finish a standard field sobriety test and was taken for a blood draw which revealed a .251% blood alcohol level.

Kithcart is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, misdemeanor DUI: highest rate of alcohol — first offense, summary violation driving while BAC .02 or greater while license suspended, summary violation disregard traffic lane, summary violation driving at safe speed, summary violation careless driving and summary violation fail to use safety belt — driver and front seat occupant.

Kithcart has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 16 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Drug possession

Thomas Heasley is facing a charge of misdemeanor intentional possession of controlled substance by per not regulation following an incident in Towanda on July 9.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police were contacted by the Pennsylvania State Constable in reference to Heasley being apprehended and found with suspected methamphetamine. The constable brought Heasley to the station and the purported methamphetamine was taken.

Heasley is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on July 17 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.