Cannabis cowboy: Pot dealer possible pusher in Plymouth window fall?

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
State police are investigating an attempted homicide case involving a man’s fall from a second-floor window at 135 E. Main St., Plymouth, on Saturday. - Google photo

PLYMOUTH — A man dressed in cowboy clothes allegedly pushed a 48-year-old man out a second-floor window of an apartment building on East Main Street last weekend, according to a search warrant affidavit.

State police at Wyoming are investigating the incident as an attempted homicide after Alvey Zielinski was found unresponsive on the sidewalk in front of 135 E. Main St. on Saturday.

The victim’s girlfriend, Cheryl Casterline, told troopers the assailant barged into the apartment, possibly in search of money for a previous marijuana transaction.

Zielinski was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for treatment. A hospital spokeswoman Tuesday said she had no information on his condition.

Police obtained the search warrant in an attempt to identify the intruder, described only as a white man in cowboy clothes.

Casterline said the man forced his way into the apartment just before 7 p.m. She claimed the intruder went to a bathroom and forced open the door, confronting Zielinski. Casterline then heard a loud commotion and heard the intruder say, “(Expletive) you’s all,” the search warrant affidavit says.

Casterline told investigators the intruder then exited the bathroom and fled.

Investigators suspect Zielinski was pushed or forced out the second-floor window during that confrontation.

Casterline later told investigators Zielinski obtained four bags of marijuana five days before he fell from the window. She believed the man came to the apartment to collect money for the pot, court papers say.

Casterline said she has previously seen the man in the area of Turkey Hill on West Main Street in Plymouth, and he has threatened her and threatened to shoot her dog.

Several people were in the apartment building when Zielinski was found on the sidewalk, troopers said.

State police are investigating an attempted homicide case involving a man’s fall from a second-floor window at 135 E. Main St., Plymouth, on Saturday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_135-east-main-plymouth-5.jpgState police are investigating an attempted homicide case involving a man’s fall from a second-floor window at 135 E. Main St., Plymouth, on Saturday. Google photo

By Ed Lewis

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