The following individual faced court action in the Mansfield District Court, Judge Tiffany Cummings presiding.
Samuel Eugene Bellinger, 30, of Wellsboro, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police with endangering the welfare of a child, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, failure to drive on roadways and careless driving. On Sept. 6, Bellinger allegedly drove his vehicle into a ditch off Route 660, Richmond Township. Upon contact, police reportedly observed a child in the back seat of the car crying. Bellinger allegedly failed a field sobriety test and a blood draw came back positive for fentanyl and norfentanyl. A preliminary hearing was continued and rescheduled for Nov. 18.