Two Avis men charged in assault on motorist
MONTOURSVILLE- Two men from Avis face assault-related charges for pulling a man out of his vehicle and punching him several times in the face after deliberately causing the victim's car to crash into theirs, Montoursville borough police alleged in court papers.
Thomas Myers Carstetter and a passenger in his vehicle, Damien Swope, both 19, and both of 406 Prospect Ave., Avis, face charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment as a result of the incident that involved Kyle Persun in the 1100 block of Broad Street, Montoursville, about 9:45 p.m. July 15, police said.
Shortly before the crash, Swope and Carstetter approached Persun at a baseball game and allegedly attempted to get money from him, police said.
Sometime after the game, while Persun was driving behind a vehicle Carstetter was driving, Carstetter suddenly slammed on his brakes, police said. Persun was unable to avoid a collision, police said. Both Carstetter and Swope then dragged Persun from the vehicle and attacked him, police said. The two assailants then got back in the vehicle and drove off.
Carstetter had three other passengers in his vehicle, including a 3-year-old child, according to police. For deliberately causing the crash, Carstetter also faces charges of recklessly endangering, reckless driving, careless driving and hit-run, police said.
It was unknown if anyone was hurt in the crash. Persun was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered in the assault, police said.
Carstetter and Swope were arraigned Monday before District Judge Allen P. Page III and released on $2,500 bail each.
Girl shot with
LINDEN - An unnamed male juvenile is charged with harassment and criminal mischief after he allegedly shot a female juvenile with an airsoft pistol following an argument at 9 Harvest Moon, Linden, at 5 p.m. on Sept. 9, Tpr. Daniel Kozak of state police at Montoursville said.
The male juvenile then allegedly threw a baseball bat, causing damage to a trailer belonging to Josie Hower, 40, of Linden, police said.
LINDEN - Two people suffered minor injuries after a one-car crash on Route 220, Woodward Township, Lycoming County, Sunday at 9:45 p.m., Tpr. Jared King of state police at Montoursville said.
Allan J. Lucasi Jr., 22, of Linden, was driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO south on Route 220 when his car went off the north berm and hit a guide rail, police said. It then traveled across both lanes and hit a concrete barrier at the overpass, police said.
Both Lucasi and a passenger, Allan J. Lucasi, 51, also of Linden, received minor injuries, police said.
The junior Lucasi was charged with speeding, police said.
WILLIAMSPORT - Casey Martz, 28, of Linden, is charged with allegedly shoplifting $53 worth of merchandise from Kmart, 1915 E. Third St., Loyalsock Township, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Tpr. Paul McGee of state police at Montoursville said.
WILLIAMSPORT - A Blanchard man was treated at Williamsport Medical Center after a two-car crash on Lycoming Creek Road, Loyalsock Township, at around 7 a.m. on Sept. 13, Tpr. Brandon Schrawder of state police at Montoursville said.
Chad J. Klock, 38, was driving a 2005 Dodge Stratus, when he stopped in the left-hand lane waiting to make a left turn into Five Star Equipment when his car was rear-ended by a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, driven by Michael A. Hastings, 41, of South Williamsport.
Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, police said.
Hastings was not injured, police said. He was cited for speeding, police said.
LOCK HAVEN-Alan W. Confer, 32, of 640 E. Park St., Lock Haven, was cited for grabbing a security officer by the neck and causing scratches at the Lock Haven Hospital Emergency Room, Sept. 19 at 12:45 p.m., city police said.
Drugs investigated at BEA
WINGATE-A 16-year-old Bald Eagle Area High School student of Julian is being investigated for drug paraphernalia on the school bus and on school property, Friday at 8:30 a.m., state police at Rockview said.
LOCK HAVEN-A 20-inch boys Huffy bike was found at 105 W. Clinton St., and turned in to police, Thursday, city police said.