All charges against a Bradford man accused of assault and kidnapping allegations were bound to McKean County Court Wednesday at a preliminary hearing before District Judge Richard Luther.
Chad E. Dowell, 34, is charged with aggravated assault and kidnap to inflict injury or terror, first-degree felonies; terroristic threats, a first-degree misdemeanor; recklessly endangering another person and two counts of simple assault, second-degree misdemeanors; and summary charges of harassment and driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked.
According to the criminal complaint, on Sept. 17, during an argument with his girlfriend, Dowell grabbed her and dragged her down the road by her hair; he then put her in his truck against her will. In the truck, Dowell allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened her, and, as he drove, was punching her face and body and grabbing her arms, legs, neck and head.
Dowell is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
At another preliminary hearing, the following charges against Jordan M. Johnson, 18, of 26 Pine St., upper apt., Bradford, were bound to McKean County Court at a hearing before District Judge Dominic Cercone: two counts each of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, felonies; two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors; and criminal use of a communication facility, a third-degree felony.
The complaint states that on Sept. 28, Christine M. Cutline, 33, of Bradford, arranged a sale of $40 worth of crystal meth and sent Johnson — who worked for her — to deliver it.
Police officers watched as Johnson and William T. Doran, 38, of Bradford, approached a confidential informant at the sale location. Johnson handed the informant about .9 grams of meth in exchange for $40, and Johnson handed the money to Doran as they walked, court records stated.
Police immediately moved in to take Johnson and Doran into custody, and Johnson “was found to be attempting to hide a much larger bag of Crystal Meth into his pants,” the complaint stated. “This bag was a zip lock style bag with the bottom completely filled. This would range somewhere between 20 and 30 grams of a Schedule II Controlled Substance that is considered one of the worst drugs available on the market today.”
Johnson is in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Cutlip and Doran are scheduled to appear in Central Court today for charges related to their roles in the alleged drug delivery.
George H.L. Cabisca Jr., 40, of 173 Kennedy St., Bradford, was found guilty at a court hearing held in his absence on Wednesday before District Judge Dominic Cercone. He was convicted of a charge of dogs not validly registered under act, a third-degree misdemeanor.
According to the criminal complaint, Cabisca was cited on March 28 for harboring a dangerous dog, a male pitbull mix dog named Jack. On May 3, Cabisca received notification that Jack was determined to be a dangerous dog, and he was required to register the dog; as of July 11, he had not registered the dog.
Cabisca had been released on his own recognizance in the case. However, court records indicate a bench warrant was filed on Wednesday for him.