Charges of Criminal Homicide in Michelle Lynn Inch Murder
Yesterday, one count of criminal homicide was filed against 28 year old Michael Jason Houseweart who along with Brain Vroman is accused of the murder of Michelle Lynn Inch whose body was found on March 18th along Schrader Creek. The men are also accused of the home invasion, attempted homicide, robbery, and arson of Gary and Linda Inch in their Montoursville Home. Both Houseweart and Vroman have been held in the Lycoming County Prison since January 27th.
Trail Begins for Club Imbibe Shooting
The trial of 34 year old Michael Rakeem Spencer began in the Lycoming Country Court yesterday, with three victims taking the stand. Spencer was charged with the Williamsport shooting at Club Imbibe in April 2015. Spencer is accused of shooting five people outside of the club and has been charged with attempted homicide. The trial is scheduled to conclude next Tuesday.
Domestic Dispute Shooting in Duboistown
A domestic dispute is being blamed for a home shooting in Duboistown last night on the 2700 block of Euclid Avenue. Borough police Sgt. Roy Snyder is not releasing the names of the two men involved but one man is in custody and his son-in-law was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The investigation is on-going.
Conflict of Interest Complicates Local Murder Trial
County Commissioners are tasked with providing a private attorney for 23 year old Dante Frierson formerly of Locust Street, in Williamsport, after it was determined that there was a conflict of interest with the Lycoming County Public Defender’s Office. Frierson was charged in the shooting death of Carolyn Barr last October. The approval of attorney Robert Hoffa, at $100 per hour - and not to exceed $35,000 - is now under consideration.
US Marshals Arrest Local Man after Megan’s Law Violation
This week, the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pennsylvania Megan’s Law Violator in Maryland. 31 year old Kirk White, formerly Lycoming and York Counties, was convicted in April 2014 of indecent Assault and was on parole. When State Troopers conducted an unannounced visit to White’s Lycoming County residence, White was missing. At 8:45AM, on Monday morning, Deputy Marshals from the District of Maryland located and arrested White, who is now awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania.
Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement Issue Local Citations
In Montoursville, the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has issued citations to several drinking establishments for violations. The Tiffany Lounge in Northumberland County was cited and also the Sunbury Social Club in Northumberland County was cited for permitting 2 minors under the age of 16 to render services on the premises. Also the VFW Post 6757 in Mansfield was cited for failing to submit annual reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
Tioga Resident Victim of Home Burglary
32 year old Tioga resident, Steven Jeffers Jr. has reported that his home was burglarized. The unidentified thieves entered the residence late last month and stole three boxes of tools along with a 25 inch flat screen Philipps TV. The investigation is on-going and State Police in Mansfield are asking anyone with information to contact them.
Roadwork Continues to Cause Delays Throughout County
In Williamsport expect that infrastructure improvement project to continue on several city streets - projected to be completed before the winter months and will also include street work in South Williamsport, Montoursville, Montgomery and Muncy Creek, Old Lycoming, Loyalsock and Clinton Townships. Delays will continue on Four Mile Drive in Loyalsock Township and expect de-tours for six weeks on Beaver Run Road just north of Route 45. Line Painting on Interstate 180 began on Saturday and is expected to continue until the end of the month before it moves to Route 15 in Tioga County on August 1st.