The following defendants had charges bound to the Court of Common Pleas during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday:
Joseph K. Dykes, 37, of Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, on April 29 was charged with aggravated assault, weapons for escape, simple assault, possessing instruments of crime, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest. Tpr. Colton Wassell testified that Dykes held a metal fan blade to the throat of a Bedford County correctional officer at the Bedford County Correctional Facility on Aug. 4, 2020. Dykes was in the booking center area of the jail waiting to be transported to the Butler County Jail at the time of the alleged assault. He asked to use the restroom, and when he returned to the counter of the booking center, he allegedly grabbed a correctional officer from behind and put the blade to her throat. During the incident, Dykes allegedly threatened to cut the woman. He was restrained in about 30 seconds by two other officers, according to testimony. Wassell said he observed the incident on video footage. District Judge Kathy Calhoun bound the charges to the Court of Common Pleas. Bail was set at $50,000 straight.
Charles A. Turney, 40, of Shanksville on Sept. 14 was charged with DUI. State police said Turney’s vehicle was stopped along Route 30 in Napier Township about 8:15 p.m. July 19. During the stop, Turney allegedly showed signs of impairment and told police he had drank that day, documents said. He was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test, which showed his blood alcohol content was .175%. District Judge Kathy Calhoun bound the charge to the Court of Common Pleas. The hearing was held without Turney, who did not appear for court.
The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday:
David C. Frantz, 56, of Tyrone, on Sept. 25 was charged with simple assault and harassment. State police were dispatched to the Budget Host Inn, 4278 Business 220, Bedford Township, for a domestic incident just before midnight Sept. 24. Police learned Frantz and a women were staying in the room, but no one was present when troopers arrived. On Sept. 25, police found the two sitting in a parked vehicle at the park and ride in Bellwood, Blair County. Police observed the woman to have a bruise under her eye, and she provided a written statement about the physical altercation. Bail was set at $20,000 unsecured.
Jacob J. Henry, 18, of Cassville on Aug. 11 was charged with DUI. State police said a vehicle driven by Henry was stopped for speeding along Pinchot Road about 7 p.m. June 28. Police detected indicators of impairment during the stop, and Henry told the trooper he had smoked marijuana that day, documents said. He was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test, which showed he had THC in his blood. Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured.
Ericka D. Marvin, 29, of Imlertown on Sept. 3 was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Bedford Police Department said Marvin allegedly had a small baggie of marijuana, a glass smoking device and suspected marijuana grinders in her purse while she was in custody at the Bedford County Probation Office. She was also found in possession of a small amount of suspected methamphetamine. Bail was set at $7,500 unsecured.
Daniel C. McClave, 45, of Bedford on Aug. 30 was charged with commit DUI. The Bedford Police Department said a vehicle driven by McClave swerved into the oncoming lane of Cumberland Road and nearly struck an officer’s patrol vehicle about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Police made contact with McClave after he stopped in front of a residence along the road, and said McClave showed signs of impairment. Police asked McClave to perform field sobriety tests and he allegedly refused and got angry at the officer, accusing him of harassing him. McClave was arrested for suspected DUI and taken to UPMC Bedford, where he refused a blood test. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Kara N. Wareham, 41, of Bedford on Aug. 31 was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The Bedford Police Department said Wareham was found in possession of smoking devices with suspected marijuana residue during an incident at 120 S. Wood St. on Aug. 29. Wareham admitted the paraphernalia belonged to her, documents said. Bail was set at $7,500 unsecured.