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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 2ND, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 2ND, 2020

A Lawrence County man who was sent to prison for a murder he didn’t commit at age eleven is looking for justice.  Jordan Brown filed a wrongful conviction lawsuit in federal court this week, claiming state troopers fabricated evidence to frame him for killing his father’s pregnant girlfriend.  The now-20-year-old Brown was exonerated by the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 25TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 25TH, 2020

A Farrell man is facing federal drug and gun charges following an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. According to a news release 37 year old Laron McKinnon of Farrell faces charges of possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine. McKinnon also faces charges of possession of a firearm…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 22ND 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 22ND 2020

A man from Jackson Center was seriously injured Sunday in a motorcycle crash.According to Mercer State Police, 36-year-old Jonathan Hobart was traveling south on State Route 19, just north of Lake Road, at about 1:09 p.m. when a car driven by 67-year-old Rebecca Heckman, 67, of Hadley, turned into the path of the motorcycle.Hobart was…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 18TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 18TH, 2020

The New Castle News is reporting,  a Kansas man has been arrested at his Neshannock Township workplace, accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a teen’s cell phone. 41 year old  Robert Lee James faces one count of dissemination of obscene and other sexual materials to a minor, and corruption of minors. He was charged by a…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 17TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 17TH, 2020

A woman is facing charges for a deadly stabbing over the weekend in Butler.  Shaina Grush allegedly stabbed 43-year-old Robert Wagner in his apartment on the 100-block of West Jefferson Street Sunday morning following an argument.  After the stabbing, Grush called 9-1-1 herself.  Wagner was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital.  Grush is in Butler…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 16TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 16TH, 2020

New Castle police say a missing man was the victim of a shooting.  The body of 19-year-old Amari Wise was found yesterday between a road and creek on Pennsylvania Avenue.  The discovery followed the arrest of Todd Henry on criminal conspiracy, tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice charges.  Henry’s son, Connor, is awaiting extradition…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 15TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 15TH, 2020

One of the suspects in the disappearance of a New Castle man is in a Maryland jail, awaiting extradition.  New Castle City Police say 20 year old Connor Henry was arrested yesterday for criminal homicide and tampering with evidence.  Henry was charged yesterday in connection with the Amari Wise case.  The search continues for 47…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 12TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 12TH, 2020

A New Castle man faces charges after narcotics officers raided his apartment Wednesday and found a quantity drugs, a gun and $3,000 in cash. According to the New Castle News 30 year old Christopher Allen Nixon was arrested by Lawrence County District Attorney detectives. Nixon is charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 11TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 11TH, 2020

A high school music teacher in the Wilmington Area School District, is accused of having sex with two students. Jonathan Priano teaches choir in the district. According to the New Castle News Priano used his job as a teacher to build personal relationships with students attending his classes, and he continued contact with students after…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 10TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 10TH, 2020

According to The New Castle News, New Castle police have been working around the clock to solve the case of a 19-year-old man who disappeared after leaving his house Friday night. New Castle police chief Bobby Salem said police have been searching the city for some evidence of what happened to 19-year-old Amari Wise, who…