Pleas entered at preliminary hearings

Four guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against two during preliminary hearings held Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse.

The following defendants entered guilty pleas:

Preston J. Beerbower, 21, Warren, to defiant trespass.

Brittney M. Beil, 35, Warren, to theft. A count of theft was withdrawn.

Matthew A. Earle, 49, Garland, to possession of a controlled substance and two traffic offenses. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, three traffic offenses and 30 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia were withdrawn.

Amy M. Battko, 58, Pittsfield, to possession of a controlled substance and two traffic offenses. Four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and two traffic offenses were withdrawn.

Charges were withdrawn against the following:

Destiny L. Felt, 30, Frewsburg, NY. Felt had been charged with retail theft. Two counts of retail theft were re-categorized as non-traffic offenses.

J’Yana T. Williams, 20. Williams had been charged with simple assault. A count of harassment was re-categorized as a non-traffic offense.


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