All charges against a man accused of crashing into Bradford’s water treatment plant during a police chase were bound to McKean County Court on Wednesday.
Richard I. Foster, 36, of Bradford, appeared for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Richard Luther.
Foster is charged with criminal trespassing and fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, third-degree felonies; two counts of possession of an offensive weapon, first-degree misdemeanors; three counts of DUI-controlled substance and one counts each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, misdemeanors; and a number of summary violations. Also, two charges were added: possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, misdemeanors.
According to the criminal complaint, at 2:11 a.m. Oct. 30, Foster didn’t stop for a state trooper who tried to pull him over for speeding; instead, Foster accelerated, and he didn’t stop until he slammed into the metal gate blocking the driveway of the water treatment plant, then into the side of the building. Foster allegedly possessed two stamped baggies containing white residue and two black handled daggers.
Foster is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.
Also on Wednesday, Shawn E. Schlopy Jr., 18, of Bradford, waived a preliminary hearing before District Judge Dominic Cercone for four counts of distributing explicit sexual materials to minors, third-degree felonies; four counts of unlawful dissemination of intimate images, first-degree misdemeanors; and one count of cyber harassment of a child, a third-degree misdemeanor.
The complaint alleges that Schlopy was harassing his 14-year-old ex-girlfriend on social media, creating fake accounts in his name, her name and other names, sending degrading messages to her and sharing nude photos of her.
Schlopy’s bail is set at $5,000.
Michael D. Rose-Unger, 33, and Carolyn B. Levar, 35, both of Bradford, had cases against them bound to McKean County Court at a hearing before Cercone.
Unger is charged with concealment of whereabouts of a child, a third-degree felony; and interference with custody of children and obstruct administration of law/other government function, second-degree misdemeanors. Levar is charged with conspiracy-concealment of whereabouts of child, a third-degree felony, and conspiracy-interference with custody of children, a second-degree misdemeanor.
According to the criminal complaints, they hid a child in Erie from McKean County Children and Youth Services; the agency had an emergency custody order. Also, Unger allegedly told officials that the child was staying with a woman in Warren, but the child was not there.
Unger’s bail is set for 10% of $20,000, and Levar’s bail is set for 10% of $15,000.
Gregory A. Densmore, 30, of Bradford, had all charges against him bound to McKean County Court at a hearing before Luther, and one charge was changed from a misdemeanor to a felony. Densmore is charged with strangulation, a first-degree felony; simple assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person, second-degree misdemeanors; and summary harassment. The charges stem from an alleged incident Nov. 8 in Foster Township.
Densmore is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Court records indicate he is still under supervision for a previous assault, in which he was sentenced to up to 23 ½ months in Mckean County Jail for allegations that when he was supervising a male who was under the age of 18, he placed his hands on the child’s throat while grabbing him.
Seth A. James, 23, of Bradford, waived a preliminary before Luther for charges of firearms not to be carried without a license, a third-degree felony; three counts DUI-controlled substance, a first-degree misdemeanor and two misdemeanors; possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors; and summary charges.
According to the criminal complaint, On Oct. 13, James was pulled over for speeding, and the state trooper determined that he showed signs of impairment and was in possession of marijuana, a metal grinder and a loaded .45 caliber handgun for which he did not have a valid concealed carry permit.
James is free on $10,000 unsecured bail.