Monroeton child pornography

Samuel Hay, 21, of Monroeton is facing child pornography related charges following an incident on April 24.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were contacted by a juvenile victim who stated that an Instagram page had been created anonymously that depicted the victim topless. The victim stated that Hay had taken the picture of her on her phone on Valentine’s Day before the victim forwarded the photo to Hay via Snapchat. The victim stated that Hay was the only one to receive the photo and that no one else was present when the photo was taken, according to the police.

Hay was interviewed and stated that he knew nothing of the Instagram account, according to court documents. Hay admitted to receiving nude pictures of the victim in the past, but stated that he was not the only one to receive them.

Hay is facing charges of felony child pornography in the third degree, felony photograph/film/depict on computer — knowingly or permitting child and misdemeanor unlawful dissemination of intimate image.

Hay was placed on $25,000 unsecured bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 5 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

DUI

Candace Slater, 44, of Canton is facing charges of misdemeanor DUI: controlled substance — impaired ability — first offense and summary violation careless driving following an incident on Route six in Towanda on May 1.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report of a white Ford pickup truck with dual rear wheels driving erratically on Route 6. Troopers found the vehicle parked on Main Street in Towanda and found Slater in the driver’s seat. After giving signs of being under the influence, Slater was asked to perform a standard field sobriety test and was taken for a blood draw. The blood draw revealed the presence of Lorazepam.

Slater has a preliminary hearing on July 5 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.

Monroeton drug possession

Timothy Thurston, 37, of Monroeton is facing charges of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resist arrest/other law enforcement in the second degree following an incident on James Monroe Avenue in Monroeton.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched with the Bradford County Sheriff to serve a bench warrant. Thurston is accused of hiding in the attic of the residence upon realizing the presence of law enforcement. Thurston is then accused of resisting arrest and being found in the possession of two empty plastic baggies that had contained methamphetamine before Thurston swallowed it to avoid drug possession charges.

Thurston has a preliminary hearing on July 24 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr.