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The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:

Simple assault

Emily Rae Addair, 28, Huckleberry Highway, Berlin, was charged Nov. 5 with simple assault, disorderly conduct and a summary harassment offense. State police said Addair physically restrained a 5-year-old child for not listening during summer camp at the Maple Ridge Elementary School along New Centerville Road on Aug. 3. Addair told the child to stand by a tree while other kids were playing nearby. When the child failed to listen and left the tree, Addair “allegedly placed the child in a physical restraint,” according to police. The child complained that it hurt. Two witnesses told police that Addair’s action was not warranted, was excessive and was inconsistent with their training, police said. A hearing is scheduled at 10 a.m. Jan. 15.

Drugs

Blake Logan Nancarvis Sutton, 24, Locust Street, Somerset, was charged Nov. 5 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely a metal smoking pipe, and two motor vehicle code violations. State police said Sutton drove 13 mph over the posted speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset Township Oct. 10. The trooper smelled marijuana inside the vehicle. A hearing is scheduled at 11:10 a.m. Dec. 18.

• Parrish Lamont Paaupha Simms, 20, Durwood Road, Baltimore, Maryland, was charged Nov. 5 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely a plastic baggie. State police said Simms was in a disabled vehicle on the turnpike in Somerset Township on Oct. 31. He was smoking marijuana when a Herring Motor Co. employee arrived to help. When the trooper got there, a strong smell of burnt marijuana came from inside the vehicle, and Simms handed the trooper a small bag containing marijuana, according to a probable-cause affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 11:20 a.m. Dec. 18.

• Kyle Christopher Fisher, 29, Acton Court, Bensalem, was charged Nov. 13 with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, namely a jar containing suspected marijuana placed in a duffel bag on the back seat, and two motor vehicle code violations. State police said Sutton drove 14 mph over the posted speed limit on the turnpike in Somerset Township Nov. 6. The trooper smelled marijuana inside the vehicle. A hearing is scheduled at 11 a.m. Dec. 18.

Retail theft

Elizabeth Marie Bereider, 38, South Pleasant Avenue, Somerset, was charged Nov. 2 with retail theft. State police said Bereider took jeans and ice cream totaling $188.91 from Walmart in Somerset Township Nov. 1. A hearing is scheduled at 2:40 p.m. Dec. 28.

• Kelsey Danielle Good, 27, Division Street, Berlin, was charged Nov. 19 with 15 counts of retail theft. State police said Good, a former employee of Walmart in Somerset Township, took items while working night shift without paying for them between Sept. 20 and Nov. 15. The restitution requested by the store is $527.66, according to a probable-cause affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 10 a.m. Dec. 28.

Driving under the influence

Elizabeth Ann Emerick, 59, Engles Mill Road, Salisbury, was charged Nov. 13 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and four motor vehicle code violations. State police said Emerick was driving on Berlin Plank Road at Stepping Stone Road on Oct. 30 and was involved a two-vehicle crash with several different prescribed medications in her system that can impair a driver. A hearing is scheduled at 10:10 a.m. Jan. 15.

• Jacob Steven Wright, 30, East Main Street, Somerset, was charged Nov. 13 with driving under the influence and four motor vehicle code violations. State police said Wright drove with a blood alcohol level of 0.21 percent on East Main Street in Somerset Borough Sept. 30. A hearing is scheduled at 9:40 a.m. Jan. 8.

• Jessica Lynn McMasters, 20, Listie Road, Friedens, was charged Nov. 14 with driving under the influence of controlled substances and five motor vehicle code violations. State police said McMasters was on methadone while driving on Route 281 at Welsh Hill Road in Friedens Oct. 8. Another driver failed to stop at the stop sign and drove into the path of the vehicle driven by McMasters, according to a probable-cause affidavit. After impact, McMaster’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, through a yard and struck a sign, police said. A hearing is scheduled at 2:50 p.m. Dec. 28.

• Bryan Keith Barron, 58, Grandview Avenue, Somerset, was charged Nov. 13 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and three motor vehicle code violations. State police said Barron was pulled over for a registration plate suspension for an insurance cancellation in the 1300 block of North Center Avenue in Somerset Township Oct. 31. Barron told police he was on pain medication. A toxicology test showed he had nearly three times the daily dosage of gabapentin in his system, according to a probable-cause affidavit. A hearing is scheduled at 11 a.m. Jan. 8.

This article originally ran on dailyamerican.com.

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