The father of a man charged with attempted homicide for a shootout at 1800
Heslop Road, Rice Township on Wednesday July 3 has been charged with
three misdemeanors - possession of controlled substances, marijuana, and
drug paraphernalia by Trooper Christopher Hill, Pennsylvania State Police.
Charges were also filed on Sunday September 15 against Robert John
Drust, Jr, 57, currently residing at the Luzerne County Jail in Wilkes Barre
for Misdemeanor Simple Assault, Summary Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, and
Summary Disorderly Contact Engage in Fighting.
According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Harry Kemmerer, 1800
Haystack Mountain Road, (the original historic name for Heslop Road) contacted the Luzerne County Communications Center (911) about 8:
06 p.m. to report a suspicious vehicle on Heslop Rd, Rice Township. Kemmerer
told police he had noticed the 1999 red Honda Civic in the past on
this road and had made reports to police. Kemmerer then contacted his friend and neighbor Larry Papach.
Kemmerer and Papach blocked the roadway in an attempt to identify and hold
the vehicle in place until police arrived. Nicholas and Robert Drust occupied
in the 1999 Red Honda Civic, approached Kemmerer and Papach.
Robert Drust, the driver exited his vehicle and requested to leave
the area. He became agitated when he learned that the police
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