WILKES-BARRE — Two people charged with assaulting City Wide Towing owner Bob Kadluboski were entered into the county’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for a period of one year.
Candice Ruggere, 24, of South Walnut Street, Wilkes-Barre, and Steven Smith, 24, of Maffett Street, Wilkes-Barre, were entered into the program on charges of simple assault by county Judge Micheal Vough.
Vough said Ruggere and Smith must have no contact with Kadluboski or each other and must write a letter of apology to Kadluboski within 30 days.
If Ruggere and Smith successfully complete the program, the charges may be expunged from their records.
According to court papers, in March 2012 Kadluboski towed Ruggere’s vehicle from the Weis market in Nanticoke and later returned the vehicle after Ruggere paid $200. When Kadluboski returned with the vehicle, according to court documents, Smith kicked his truck and attacked him, and Ruggere joined in.
Ruggere and Smith must also complete 15 hours of community service, Vough said, and complete anger-management courses.