Guilty pleas entered at preliminary hearings

Three defendants entered guilty pleas while charges were withdrawn against three during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse.

The following defendants entered guilty pleas:

Jason Evans, Celoron, N.Y., to marijuana — small amount personal use.

Abigail Higgins, Warren, to possession of a controlled substance. Charges of possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility were withdrawn.

Julie Swanson, Warren, to criminal attempt — possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct — unreasonable noise. At a second docket, Swanson pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia while a count of possession of a controlled substance was withdrawn.

Charges were withdrawn against the following:

Ryan Haner, Corry. Haner had been charged with simple assault and criminal mischief — damage property. A count of harassment was re-categorized as a non-traffic offense.

Jami Hillman, Warren. Hillman had been charged with retail theft. A count of retail theft was re-categorized as a non-traffic offense.

Thomas Parker, Harborcreek, Pa. Parker had been charged with possession/sale/use of display documents. Charges of driving while license suspended or revoked, driving an unregistered vehicle, improper display place and operating a vehicle without a valid inspection were re-categorised as traffic offenses.


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