A Great Valley, N.Y., woman who was found passed out in her car on two separate occasions waived preliminary hearings on two criminal cases Wednesday before District Judge Richard Luther.
Little Angel Goodwill, 46, is charged in one case with forgery, a third-degree felony; false identification to a law enforcement officer, a third-degree misdemeanor; possession of a controlled substance and DUI-controlled substance, misdemeanors; and a summary charge.
In the other case, she’s charged with possessing precursors of a controlled substance, a felony; hindering apprehension and retail theft, third-degree felonies; defiant trespass, false identification to a law enforcement officer, third-degree misdemeanors; DUI-controlled substance, first-degree misdemeanors; possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors; and a summary charge.
According to the criminal complaint in the first case, in the early morning hours of Nov. 28, 2019, Goodwill passed out in a vehicle at the Crosby’s on East Main Street, drove to Sheetz and passed out in the vehicle there, then drove to the Walmart parking lot.
Officers made contact with her, and Goodwill said her name was Terri M. Pru, and she gave a false birth date. Officers saw a baggie of marijuana in her vehicle, then searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia, the complaint stated.
Officers asked her name again, and she allegedly told them Joanne Marie Jones and gave them a different incorrect birth date. Her performance in field sobriety tests led officers to believe she was DUI; she tested positive for the following in a subsequent blood test: ephedrine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, buprenorphine-free and norbuprenorphine-free, according to court records.
Then, at 1:26 p.m. April 9, 2021, she was found to be passed out in a car at 26 Foster Brook Blvd., the complaint stated.
An officer came to check on her. Goodwill told the officer she did not have her ID and gave her name as Angel Goodwill with no middle name, according to court records. Law enforcement officials found nothing under that name, but they determined that she was Little Angel Goodwill and had active warrants out of New York state and Foster Township.
A search of her vehicle yielded not only drug-related items but also stolen merchandise, court records allege.
Police found smoking pipes, a rock of methamphetamine, a baggy with residue, ephedrine tablets, 88 gabapentin capsules, Q-tips with burnt residue, a baggy of meth, two phones, bags with items from Walmart, Tractor Supply and Dollar General that were possibly stolen, according to the complaint.
Police learned that Goodwill has been arrested for retail theft from Walmarts across the country approximately 17 times for a total of $5,327, with the most recent being in Springville, N.Y., court records indicated.
According to the complaint, a blood test for Goodwill tested positive for ephedrine, amphetamine and methamphetamine.
She is free on unsecured bail in one case and having posted bail in the other.
Ronald L. Billingsley, 33, of Olean, N.Y., had charges against him bound to McKean County Court at a preliminary hearing before District Judge Dominic Cercone for charges of possession of firearm whose manufacturer’s number has been obliterated and possession of firearm prohibited, second-degree felonies; firearms not to be carried without a license, a third-degree felony; simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor; and summary charges of harassment and disorderly conduct.
According to the criminal complaint, on the morning of March 19, Billingsley showed up at the home of his child’s mother because he wanted to take his child to his father’s funeral in Buffalo, N.Y.
Billingsley picked up his son to take him outside, but the boy’s mother explained that Billingsley was not allowed to be there and tried to take the boy back; an altercation ensued, according to court records. During the altercation, Billingsley allegedly struck her in the face and chest and pushed her to the floor.
The woman’s teen son came downstairs, and he and Billingsley exchanged blows; Billingsley struck the teen 4 or 5 times in the face, the complaint stated.
Police later found a sandwich bag containing marijuana in Billingsley’s pocket, and officers searched the vehicle he was riding in and found a 9 mm pistol, three sandwich bags with marijuana residue, a large zip bag with three individual sandwich bags of marijuana, according to the complaint. Billingsley is a felon who is not allowed to possess firearms.
Billingsley is free, having posted $10,000 bail.
Shawn P. Prentiss Jr., 25, of Bradford, waived a preliminary hearing before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of strangulation, a second-degree felony, and summary harassment.
According to the criminal complaint, on May 1, Prentiss returned home after being out drinking, which caused an argument with a female there. During the argument, Prentiss allegedly grabbed the female by the neck — impeding her breathing — pinned her against the wall and yelled in her face.
Prentiss posted $25,000 bail.
Ernest L. Lathrop Jr., 21, of Bradford pleaded guilty before District Judge Dominic Cercone to a charge of disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor. A charge of terroristic threats was withdrawn.
According to the criminal complaint, on April 27, Lathrop threatened to go on a shooting spree if his father was convicted of criminal charges that were filed against him.
Lathrop will pay a fine and court costs.