The following people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge James Carlson to face various charges.
Michael Cobbs Jr., 29, of Ontario, N.Y. faces charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police, speeding, reckless driving and other traffic violations following a high speed chase on Route 15, Richmond Township June 23. Police initiated a traffic stop on Cobbs, who was driving a 2012 Yamaha R1 motorcycle following a radar gun reading or 123 mph past the officer, who was conducting traffic enforcement and running radar. Police aborted the chase at the Route 287 on-ramp, near the New York State border to avoid a crash, and contacted state police in New York, who apprehended Cobb at the Holiday Inn parking lot in Steuben County, N.Y.
The other motorcyclist fled and is still at large. Cobbs was issued a summons to appear at an Aug. 7 preliminary hearing.
Ronald Duane Updike, 55, of 118A Main St., Blossburg, faces charges of criminal trespass following an incident at 118B Main St., Blossburg. Updike entered the victim’s apartment without permission at 118B Main St., Blossburg July 11 at about 1 a.m. Police said he was caught in the apartment by the resident’s brother, who texted the resident to tell him. He was released on $5,000 bail and his preliminary hearing set for Aug. 7.
Phillip Joseph Greene, 25, of 1471 Johnson Hill Road, Mansfield, faces charges of criminal mischief and trespass by motor vehicle following an incident at 1196 West Hill Road, Covington, March 31. Greene allegedly drove his 2006 Dodge Ram pick-up truck around the field belonging to the victim, causing damage. The truck was left at the scene in a ditch unoccupied. Damage to the property was valued at $2,500. Greene told police he had swerved to miss a deer and gotten stuck. He was issued a summons to appear at an Aug. 7 preliminary hearing.
Mary Anne Thomas, 74, of 31 Maple Avenue, Arnot, faces charges of terroristic threats and harassment following an incident at the residence June 12.
Thomas is accused of aiming a shotgun at the victim who had arrived to retrieve her belongings. Thomas said she was carrying a gun, but that it was a BB gun and not a real gun.
She was issued a summons to appear at an Aug. 28 preliminary hearing.