Assault expenses dismissed in stabbing
WILKES-BARRE — Felony aggravated assault expenses in opposition to Nadirrah Musal Matthews, 34, accused with stabbing a person, had been withdrawn when the sufferer refused to testify throughout a preliminary listening to in Luzerne County Central Courtroom on Tuesday.
Matthews was charged by Wilkes-Barre police March 27 when Jeffrey Billups claimed she slashed him with a kitchen knife inside a sixth flooring condominium on West Ross Road.
Billups opted to not testify ensuing within the felony assault cost and expenses of easy assault, harassment and possession of a managed substance being withdrawn in opposition to Matthews.
Matthews pleaded responsible to a drug paraphernalia cost.
Man pleads not responsible in DUI demise case
WILKES-BARRE — A person charged in reference to a deadly accident in 2019 entered a not responsible plea in county court docket on Tuesday.
Allen Wesley Storms, 26, appeared earlier than Luzerne County Choose Michael T. Vough on Tuesday on expenses of murder by automobile whereas driving beneath the affect, murder by automobile, driving beneath the affect with a blood alcohol content material of above 0.16% and a number of other different counts.
Courtroom data present Storms was initially charged final August with these counts in reference to an October 2019 accident which took the lifetime of Antia M. Demey, 23, of Scranton.
Earlier reporting exhibits Demey was a passenger in a Chevrolet Blazer pushed by Storms when it overturned on the I-81 southbound ramp onto I-80 eastbound in Butler Township.
Demey was not sporting a seatbelt on the time of the accident and was ejected from the automobile. She was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton, the place she was later pronounced useless.
Storms, in response to police on the time of the incident, was additionally not sporting a seatbelt and sustained minor accidents.
A trial in opposition to Storms will probably be scheduled by additional order from Vough. Storms was remanded to the county jail, the place he’s being held for lack of $250,000 bail.
— By Ed Lewis and Patrick Kernan