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The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday:

Misty D. Bottenfield, 37, of Breezewood, on March 9 was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and disorderly conduct. State police said Bottenfield was highly intoxicated during an incident Feb. 22 at 123 Scenic Acres Drive, East Providence Township, while she was supervising a child. Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured.

Christopher Eichelberger, 25, of Osterburg, on May 14 was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. State police said Eichelberger fled the scene of an active police incident on William Penn Road, East St. Clair Township, about 6:20 p.m. May 14. Eichelberger had an active arrest warrant at the time, according to court documents. About 15 minutes later police found Eichelberger walking along Hog Farm Road. Eichelberger did not comply with police orders to get on the ground and was taken to the ground by police, documents said. He was found in possession of stamp bags suspected of being used for the packaging heroin. Eichelberger told police he fled because he wanted to be out of jail for the birth of his child, documents said. Bail was set at $10,000 straight.

Paul D. Frazier, 19, of Dundalk, Maryland, on March 5 was charged with DUI. State police said Frazier’s vehicle was stopped for speeding along the Pennsylvania Turnpike about 3:50 p.m. Jan. 30. A strong odor of burnt marijuana was detected coming from Frazier’s vehicle and Frazier had bloodshot eyes, according to court documents. Frazier told police that he had smoked marijuana that morning, documents said. He was arrested for suspected DUI and taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test. The lab results showed Frazier had THC in his blood. Angelina M. Guido, 21, of Baltimore, a passenger in the vehicle, was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Frazier had bail set at $7,500 unsecured.

Bobby M. Kendall, 51, of Buffalo Mills on March 25 was charged with DUI. State police said Kendall’s vehicle was stopped along Hyndman Road at Pleasant Acres Drive, Londonderry Township, about 5 p.m. Feb. 13. Police said Kendall had slurred speech and bloodshot, glassy eyes. He showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests and was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial. The lab results showed Kendall had a blood alcohol content of .196%. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.

Myron J. Cottle, 29, of Everett, on May 6 was charged with DUI. State police were dispatched to the Sheetz in Everett about 7:30 a.m. Feb. 3 on a report of a disturbance. Police spoke with Cottle in the parking lot and he showed signs of impairment. Cottle told police he had been awake all night following a Super Bowl party. He was arrested for suspected DUI and taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed he had fentanyl in his blood. Bail was set at $2,000 unsecured.

Arrest warrants were issued for the following defendants who did not appear for central court on Wednesday:

Matthew G. Bowman, 36, of Meyersdale, on April 24 was charged with simple assault and harassment. State police said Bowman allegedly kicked and choked his girlfriend during a domestic altercation about 4 a.m. Feb. 7 at 594 Kauffman Road, West St. Clair Township. Police said the woman reported she and Bowman had been in an argument about him using her debit card. She alleged Bowman choked her and threw her to the ground before kicking her in the back twice. Police said medical records showed the woman had a fracture of transverse process of lumbar vertebra. Bowman told police that the woman attacked him first and that he restrained her, documents said.

Kristen A. Merk, 31, of Boalsburg, Centre County, on Feb. 27 was charged with DUI. State police said Merk’s vehicle was stopped along Quaker Valley Road near the Interstate 99 exit in Bedford Township about 4 p.m. Jan. 14 after police received reports of an erratic car driving along the highway. Police asked Merk where she was going and she stated she was attempting to drive from Bellefonte, Centre County, to her home in Boalsburg. She added that she thought she was near State College. Merk showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests and was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test. The lab results for that test showed she had a blood alcohol content of .292%.

Tylan R. Sabo, 24, of Alum Bank, on Dec. 31 was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. State police responded to the 500 block of Roose Road, Napier Township, about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 on a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. Police said Sabo was the driver of the vehicle. Troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and Sabo showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests. He was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed he had THC in his blood.

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