The following people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge Rob Repard to face various charges.
Roger T. VanNess, 24, of 215A Cone St., faces charges of possession of a controlled substance by Wellsboro police, following a traffic stop on Cone Street Aug. 9. According to police, VanNess had just left a location that was known to be a drug house, when police stopped his 2007 Audi A and found him to be in possession of .4 grams of meth in a plastic bag.. He allegedly admitted to police he had bought the bag for $20 from a female. His preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 15.
Nicholas W. Rodriguez, 19, of Canadensis, Pa., faces charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Main Street by Wellsboro police Sept. 4, for a blown headlight. After police said they could smell the odor of burnt marijuana in the 2007 Pontiac G6, Rodriguez handed him a hand rolled, burnt cigarette that contained marijuana and tobacco, police said. Police also located a baggie containing marijuana in the center console. A package of rolling papers also was located in the vehicle. Rodriguez’ preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 15.
Travis Dunham, 45, of Wellsboro, faces charges of DUI following a traffic stop by Wellsboro police on Tioga Street, Aug. 14 for speeding. According to police, Dunham was driving his 2012 Chevy Silverado an estimated 65 mph in a 35 mph zone. His preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 8.
Adam M. Johnson, 24, of 9927 Route 6, Wellsboro, faces charges of DUI following a traffic stop by Wellsboro police on Tioga Street Aug. 24 for speeding in his 2012 Volvo S60. His preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 15.
Bryan E. Schweitzer, 28, of 287 Tioga St., Wellsboro, faces charges of DUI following a traffic stop by Wellsboro police on Nichols Street July 13 for speeding in his 2006 Chevy Cobalt. His preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 8
Tyler A. Confer, 25, of 1389 Marsh Creek Road, Wellsboro, faces charges of aggravated assault, strangulation, making terrositic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment following a domestic dispute at the residence Sept. 4. According to state police, after he and the two victims argued, he allegedly threatened to kill one of the victims, punched her, stepped on her glasses and threw her to the ground. She also was slammed over a coffee table causing pain in her back and ribs, and he grabbled her by the throat and choked her until she was able to use pepper spray on him. He ran outside where she heard a gunshot about 15 minutes later.
The second victim said that she was in an abusive relationship with the accused and that he was dangerous. He was taken into custody at his relative’s residence nearby and was found to have two firearms stashed in the residence. His preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 17.