LEWISBURG ESCAPEE NABBED BY FEDERAL MARSHALS

Federal Marshals nabbed a man on Thursday of last week who had been on the run from authorities for the better part of two years after escaping from the Lewisburg Federal Prison.  38 year old Reuben Alvarez-Latimer was in the midst of serving a 46 month sentence for drug dealing when he escaped from the area prison back in October of 2012.  Marshals have been following up various leads and got information the man was living in New York City under an assumed name. He was taken into custody there without incident and is being held pending extradition back to this area to face the escaped charges and will have to server out the rest of his sentence as well.

LEWISBURG MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING

A Lewisburg man is jailed in lieu of $250,000 dollars bail following a stabbing incident which occurred in Lewisburg early yesterday morning.  Police say that around 2am, 27 year old Cory Lauver was stabbed in the head by 21 year old Elliot Fisher outside a Market Street bar.  Fisher has apparently gotten angry when Lauver came to a friend’s aid who was reportedly being bothered by Fisher.  Lauver was treated and released, with the wound actually piercing his skull.  Fisher was charged with attempted murder and several other counts.

TIOGA COUNTY MAN JAILED FOR LYCOMING COUNTY INCIDENT

A Tioga County man already on probation, is now jailed in Lycoming County Prison following an incident which occurred last month.  Police say that on September 22nd, 25 year old Phillip Jennings of Blossburg was upset that a woman swerved into his lane of travel and he turned his vehicle around, pursued and then stopped her and then claimed to be an off-duty state police officer, asking for her license and detaining her for 20 minutes.  He was charged with false imprisonment, and impersonating a public servant.  He is jailed in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 dollars bail.

HOMES BURGLARIZED

At least two homes in Loyalsock Township were burglarized over the weekend, and state police are investigating. The homes in the 1600 block of Marlin Parkway were entered on Saturday night with jewelry and other items from at least one of those houses. The homeowners have not been named and very little other information has been released.  State police in Montoursville continue their investigation into those Loyalsock Township burglaries.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING SPREE

A Williamsport man was re-committed to Lycoming County Prison last week stemming from a shoplifting spree which occurred in the Jersey Shore area last month.  On September 29th, 28 year old Christopher Hall was caught trying to take a bottle of booze form the Wine and Spirits store in Jersey Shore. He allegedly punched the clerk there twice.  More items were found at a house he was staying at in Jersey Shore of which he shoplifted earlier in the day and he was committed to prison on a probation violation.  Last week he was arraigned on a number of counts and jailed in lieu of $25,000 dollars bail.

MAN WANTED IN WILLIAMSPORT CAPTURED IN PHILLY

U.S. Marshals have announced the capture of a man wanted in Williamsport for a June shooting incident.  25 year old Tevin Johnson was wanted here on weapons charges as well as other counts stemming from a shooting in the 600 block of Second Street back on June 28th.  On Thursday, U.S. Marshals found him at a home in Philadelphia. The man tried climbing out a second floor window onto the roof and then tried entering the next door residence but was caught.  He will be returned her to face the charges. 

BRIDGE REPLACEMENT UNDERWAY

A bridge replacement project gets underway on the Warrensville Road today just south of Warrensville.  A temporary roadway will be in place during the project and trucks over 40 feet in length will be prohibited from using the temporary roadway with a signed detour in place.  The work is expected to last five to six weeks.  Motorists are advised to drive accordingly around the work area there. 

TEEN STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION

A crash earlier this month resulted in a Sullivan County teen being flown to Geisinger Medical Center with critical injuries.  18 year old Logan Taylor of Dushore remains at Geisinger in critical condition from those injuries suffered when his car went off of Route 87 in Upper Fairfield Township around 2am on October 11th.  The car struck a mailbox and then two trees and Taylor was partially ejected from the vehicle.  No one else was involved in that Lycoming County crash.