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Michael F. Macewan, 56, of Wellsboro was charged with aggravated assault, DUI, reckless endangerment of another person, harassment, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and reckless driving, following a one-vehicle accident on State Route 87 Jan. 5. When police made contact with Macewan, he was uncooperative and spit on everyone. Police took Macewan into custody and when they attempted to remove him from the vehicle at the Mansfield police station he kicked an officer in the knee. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 21.

Charles Edward Pierce Jr., 43, of Blossburg was charged with theft at the Canyon Motel in Wellsboro following an incident Jan. 3. The manager at the Canyon Motel reported to police that Pierce had stayed at the motel for a number of days and checked out without paying 368.18 for his room. The manager witnessed Pierce gather his things and leave.

Tyler Austin Confer, 26, of Wellsboro was charged with possession of a controlled substance following a report Sept. 4. The Tioga County Prison warden was notified that Confer was in possession of drugs in his cell. Upon investigation a finger of a rubber glove was discovered with pills and capsules. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

Joshua B. Evans, 26, of Philadelphia, was charged with possession of marijuana and maximum speed limits, following a traffic stop on State Route 287 in Middlebury, Nov. 30. Upon making contact with Evans, police detected the odor of marijuana. When police conducted a search they found two clear plastic baggies with marijuana and two bottles wrapped in tape containing marijuana, a metal grinder and a glass pipe. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

Aaron Joel Mitstifer, 43, of Wellsboro was charged with DUI and driving the wrong way following a traffic stop on Nichols Street in Wellsboro, Dec. 14. Mitstifer was operating a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado when police observed him driving the wrong way on Nichols Street. When police made contact with Mitstifer they detected the odor of alcohol. When asked to perform a field sobriety test, Mitstifer reportedly told police he didn't want to waste their time. He was taken into custody and a great test was administered at the police station revealing a BAC of .193%.

Luke Anthony Rawson, 36, of Wellsboro was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and disregard for traffic lanes following a traffic stop on South Main Street in Wellsboro, Nov. 17. Rawson was operating a 2011 Chevrolet Impala when police observed him make a wide left turn and cross the center line. Police then conducted a traffic stop and upon making contact with Rawson detected the odor of marijuana. Following a field sobriety test, a preliminary breath test revealeved the pretense of alcohol. Rawson was placed in custody, Upon investigation an open bottle of Knob Creek was found in the center console and marijuana was found on Rawson's person. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 18.

Joel Oliver Helgevold, 36, of Soldotna, Ark., was charged with theft following a reported theft on Dec. 26 in Wellsboro. Helgevold was staying with the victim when he reportedly drove the victim's 2005 Ford Focus without permission. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 21.

Kaya Chantell Shepherd, 26, of Tioga was charged with possession of a controlled substance after she was late for a jury trial April, 11. After Shepherd arrived late for a jury trial, a bench warrant was obtained by the court. When police conducted the search they found drug paraphernalia in plain view. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

John Tyler Nellis, 38, of Wellsboro was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving an unregistered vehicle following a traffic stop on Old Tioga Street in Wellsboro Dec. 4. Nellis was operating a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser when police conducted a traffic stop. Upon making contact with Nellis, police detected he was under the influence. Following a field sobriety test, Nellis was arrested. Upon various drug paraphernalia was discovered in the vehicle. Nellis was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital where a blood draw revealed the pretense of amphetamine and methamphetamine. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 21.

Matthew Monroe Campbell, 33, of Tioga was charged with aggravated assault following an assault on a corrections officer on Sept. 3. Video footage fo the incident allegedly showed Campbell intoxicated and combative in car en route to Tioga County Prison. Several officers helped to remove Campbell from the car and one officer was head butted. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 14.