The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday:
Levi W. Logsdon, 26, of Hyndman, on March 1 was charged with insurance fraud and criminal attempt of theft by deception. The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General said Logsdon and Makayla L. Mock, 22, of Bedford, struck a deer about 11:30 p.m. June 30. The next day she added comprehensive and collision coverage to her insurance policy through Agency Insurance. Logsdon and Mock then filed an insurance claim on July 11, stating that Mock had struck a deer the previous night. The attorney general’s office said metadata on the photographs of the damage to her vehicle Mock sent to the insurance company were dated June 26. A state police report also verified the crash occurred June 26, documents said. Both defendants later admitted to providing a false date in the claim, documents said. Both had bail set at $30,000. Mock’s hearing was continued to a later date.
Melissa L. Evans, 49, of Hancock, Maryland, on March 4 was charged with theft by unlawful taking. State police said Evans allegedly stole $4,965 from the Flying J, 167 Post House Road, Breezewood, while working there. Police said Clinton D. Simmons reported the thefts on Feb. 15. Evans allegedly used unjustified cash refunds from two cash registers between Jan. 14 and Feb. 13. Evans told police she had a gambling addiction and admitted to stealing the money from the cash register, according to court documents. She also said she intended on repaying the money, police said. Bail was set at $15,000 unsecured.
Gage M. Fellers, 25, of Clearville, on Feb. 11 was charged with DUI. State police said Fellers was arrested during a traffic stop about 11:50 p.m. Dec. 29 along Lincoln Highway in Snake Spring Township. Police said a strong odor of marijuana was coming from Fellers’ vehicle and that he showed signs of impairment during a field sobriety test. Fellers handed troopers a smoking device and admitted to smoking marijuana one to two hours prior to the stop, documents said. He was taken to UPMC Bedford Memorial for a blood test, which showed THC in his blood. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Kerrick C. Moses, 29, of Baltimore, and Arthur S. Harrison, 27, of Westminster, Maryland, on Feb. 11 were charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said the men were charged following an 11:40 p.m. Dec. 30 traffic stop along Lincoln Highway in West Providence Township. Police said Moses, the driver of the car, and Harrison, a passenger, were both in possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use. Both had bail set at $5,000 unsecured.
Tiffany M. Butterbaugh, 28, of Everett, on Feb. 11 was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. State police said Butterbaugh allegedly was to be in possession of numerous hypodermic needle caps and two hypodermic needles, as well as razor blades during a traffic stop about 4 p.m. Feb. 4 along Quaker Valley Road, West St. Clair Township. Police said Butterbaugh, was a passenger in the vehicle, showed signs of impairment. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
Michael S. Murphy, 22, of Everett, on Feb. 11 was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. State police said Murphy was found in possession of two smoking devices, a grinder and a small amount of suspected marijuana during a Feb. 9 traffic stop on Route 30 in East Providence Township. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.