Felony assault counts withdrawn
WILKES-BARRE — Prosecutors withdrew felony assault charges against Anthony Greskewicz, 45, of Jenkins Township, during a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Tuesday.
Jenkins Township police arrested Greskewicz after investigating a domestic disturbance involving Christylee Lehman at his residence on Winter Street on April 6.
Greskewicz threw a sewing machine at Lehman and held a knife to her face, threatening to kill her, according to a criminal complaint.
Greskewicz then allegedly shoved two officers and threw a punch at one officer.
Greskewicz will now stand trial on two counts each of simple assault and harassment, and one count each of resisting arrest, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.
Prosecutors withdrew two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of simple assault, harassment and strangulation.
Wilkes-Barre man faces trial
on drug trafficking charges
WILKES-BARRE — A man from Wilkes-Barre who was busted after police say he restocked his heroin supply waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Tuesday.
Bryan Pearl, 38, of South Franklin Street, will now face trial on two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and a single count of criminal use of a communication facility.
Prosecutors withdrew two other counts of possession with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Agents with the Luzerne County Drug Task Force arrested Pearl after he allegedly sold crack cocaine and heroin from his apartment March 20.
Authorities said the combined street value of the drugs they found in Pearl’s apartment was more than $20,000.
In an unrelated case, Pearl pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia at his preliminary hearing in Central Court.
Plains Twp. woman
waives drug hearing
WILKES-BARRE — A woman charged with having a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin inside her residence waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Tuesday.
Tracy Michelle Clocker, 43, of East Mountain Ridge Mobile Home Park, Plains Township, sent to county court four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and a single count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
State police and township police served a search warrant at Clocker’s trailer April 12, finding methamphetamine, heroin, packaging materials, scales, grinders and paraphernalia, according to a criminal complaint.