A Bradford man pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to allegations that he fled from police on a stolen motorcycle.
Timothy M. Schuster II, 21, entered the guilty plea to charges of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer and receiving stolen property. According to District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer, on June 19, Schuster refused to bring the motorcycle he was operating to a stop, even though officers had visual and audio signals active; This led to a high-speed chase. Also, the motorcycle Schuster was operating was stolen.
Schuster will be sentenced Sept. 24, the same day he is being sentenced for a charge of flight to avoid apprehension in a separate case. He was found guilty of the charge at a jury trial on Sept. 1.
Also in court, Renee E. Seger, 24, of Roulette, who appeared for a last-day-to-plea conference in four cases, pleaded guilty in two theft cases and requested a jury trial for two drug-related cases. She entered a guilty plea to one charge of theft by unlawful taking in each of the theft cases. Shaffer said that on Sept. 2, 2019, Seger took $300 from her grandmother in the form of a personal check, and on Sept. 14, 2019, Seger took another $200 from her grandmother, again as a check. Seger will be sentenced Nov. 19.
Jason A. Huss, 24, of Port Allegany, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image. On April 22, Huss disseminated an intimate of a woman engaged in sexual conduct, according to Shaffer. Huss will be sentenced Oct. 22.
James J. Ludwig Jr., 36, of Bradford, pleaded guilty to charges of harassment. Between April 21 and May 18, Ludwig sent an intimate image of his ex-girlfriend to her current paramour, Shaffer said. He will be sentenced Oct. 22.
Thomas J. Washington, 31, of Olean, N.Y., pleaded guilty to a summary charge of defiant trespass. Assistant District Attorney Ashley Shade said that on July 25, 2018, Washington entered a Lewis Run property without permission. Washington was sentenced to 30 to 90 days in McKean County Jail with credit for more than 90 days of time served.
The following people were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program: Tanner J. Thomas, 21, of Turtlepoint, for DUI-alcohol and controlled substance; Jeffrey T. Wood, 65, of Lewis Run, for DUI-alcohol; and Rieley J. Conner, 19, of Smethport, for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.