Magisterial District Court Reports
Simple AssaultHarassment

Darry Mingus, 47, 48 Raeder Ave., Mountain Top, has been charged with Simple Assault and Harassment stemming from an incident that took place on Sept. 2, 2016. Charges were filed on September 8, 2016 by Ptlm. Phillip Collotty, Rice Twp. Police Department.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on September 2, 2016 at 2:25 a. m., Ptlm. Collotty received a call from Geisinger Medical Center in Plains Township requesting a phone call. The officer called and spoke to Dr. Joseph Velehoski who stated he had a juvenile patient by the name of D. M. in the Emergency Room being treated for an an assault. Dr. Velehoski stated that D. M. had an injury to his right abdomen and was complaining of pain in his right abdomen area. Also, D. M. had a small laceration on his top lip inside of his mouth. Dr. Velehoski had asked if Ptlm. Collotty would like speak to Christine Mingus (mother) and put her on the phone. Chsistine stated that he was in the process of being discharged from the Emergency Room and that she would come directly to the Police Station when she left the hospital.

At 5:15 a. m., Christine came into the Police Station with her son, D. M., and provided a written statement on what had occurred at her home. The incident happened on September 1 at approximately 4:45 p. m. D. M. stated that his father Darry Mingus received a call from his school that he was cursing on the school bus. D. M. stated that his father got very angry and started to argue with him.

D. M. stated that he told his father that he was a bad father and did not like him. That is when Darry went after D. M. and put him in a headlock then slammed him down on a table. D. M. stated that he hit his face off a glass that was on the table, smashing the glass with his mouth. He also stated that he hit his right side on the table causing pain in his right side. D. M. said that after his father slammed him down, his father got up and walked away like nothing happened and then asked D. M. what he wanted for dinner. After eating dinner, D. M. was complaining of pain in his side from the incident. Christine Mingus then took D. M. to Geisinger Medical Center to be checked out.

A preliminary hearing has been set October 12, 2016 before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.

Theft by DeceptionBad Checks

Edward James Carr Jr., 49, 449 E. Butler Drive, Freeland, PA, has been charged with Theft By Deception and Bad Checks stemming from an incident that took place in 2014. Charges were filed on Sept. 6, 2016 by Tpr. Samuel Edwards, PA State Police, Troop P, Shickshinny.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on Aug. 11, 2015, the victim, Carl Balliet, owner of Carl Balliet Logging and Lumber, reported that his company sold hardwood flooring material to Superior Hardwood Floors of Drums, PA, owned by the defendant, Edward Carr. The bill of sale for the flooring material totaled $12,943. The victim was paid with Chase Bank Check #1149 for the total amount. The check was deposited by the victim on May, 16, 2014 but returned for insufficient funds. The victim then contacted the defendant’s company and advised the initial check was returned.

The victim was then issued a subsequent Chase Bank check for a total amount of $13,293 which covered the original amount owed and bank fee for the returned check. The victim deposited the second check on June 24, 2014. The subsequent check was returned for insufficient funds. The victim then re-contacted the defendant to advise that the second check was also returned.

No further payments were made or received by the victim, by or from the defendant.

The investigative information and documentation pertaining to the bill of sale for flooring material and both returned checks were turned over to Tpr. Edwards for completion of charges.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for October 19, 2016 before magisterial District Judge Ronald W. Swank.