Preliminary hearings held Wednesday at courthouse



Three guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against three during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse.

The following defendants entered guilty pleas:

¯ Lawrence A. Devereaux, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia.

¯ Charles R. Earls III, Spartansburg, Pa., to criminal mischief. Charges of institutional vandalism and disorderly conduct were withdrawn.

¯ Erica G. Johnson, Warren, to defiant trespass.

Charges were withdrawn against the following defendants:

¯ Nolan D.R. Nudd, Warren. Nudd had been charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. A count of disorderly conduct was re-categorized as a non-traffic offense.

¯ Ashley M. Shirlee, Falconer, NY. Shirlee had been charged with misdemeanor retail theft.

A count of summary retail theft was re-categorized as a non-traffic offense.

¯ Ashley J. Thornton, Brookville, Pa. Thornton had been charged with two counts of DUI.

Charges of exceed max speed limit established by 19 mph and careless driving were re-categorized as traffic offenses.


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