Sayre aggravated assault

Roger Sharts, 19, of Athens is facing aggravated assault related charges following an incident at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital on May 23 in Sayre.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to the emergency room for a patient that had assaulted a security guard and another hospital employee. Police were told by security at the hospital that Sharts had been brought in with a signed mental health warrant. The nurse taking care of Sharts requested help from security as she needed to give Sharts a shot and thought she would have problems with him. Sharts is accused of spitting in both the victims’ faces and head butting one of them causing a split lip before punching them in the face.

Sharts is facing charges of two counts of felony aggravated assault in the second degree, two counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct hazardous/physical offense in the third degree and two counts of misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree.

Sharts is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $40,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 4 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

South Waverly theft

Nicole Brennan, 34, of Sayre is facing charges of felony theft by unlawful taking — movable property in the third degree and misdemeanor unauthorized use of motor/other vehicles following an incident in South Waverly on May 2.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sayre Borough police were dispatched to a Court Street residence after a victim reported that Brennan had taken her vehicle without permission. The victim told officers that she repeatedly asked Brennan for her vehicle back, but Brennan denied the request.

Brennan is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $15,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on June 4 with Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley.

Forgery

Richard Vargson, 30, of Towanda is facing forgery and theft related charges following an incident in Towanda on Feb. 1.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Towanda Borough police were contacted by a victim who stated that Vargson had stolen two pre-signed checks which were previously electronically deposited and altered the checks to cash for himself. The victim stated that the checks were placed in the garbage of the residence after being deposited.

Vargson was working on odd jobs at the residence at the time and had been hired to clean some garbage from the home, according to the affidavit. The checks were found to be clearly altered in order to be issued to Vargson, according to the Towanda Borough police.

Vargson is facing charges of misdemeanor forgery — altering writing, misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking — movable property and misdemeanor receiving stolen property.

Vargson has a formal arraignment on June 24 with Judge Maureen Beirne.