Preliminary hearings held Wednesday
Two guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against three during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse.
The following defendants pled guilty:
¯ Brain L. Ecklund, Warren, to marijuana — small amount personal use. A count of public drunkenness was withdrawn.
¯ Nicholas P. Thompson, Titusville, to marijuana — small amount personal use. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended DUI-related were withdrawn.
¯ Charges were withdrawn against the following:
¯ Kyle S. Crozier, Kane, Pa. Crozier had been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana — small amount personal use. A count of driving an unregistered vehicle was recategorized as a traffic offense.
¯ Daniel S. Deitz, Warren. Deitz had been charged with simple assault.
¯ Jeremiah A. Smith, Warren. Smith had been charged with simple assault.