A Mahanoy City man pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder during arraignment court held at the Schuylkill County courthouse on Monday before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon.
Also, 16 area residents were among 69 defendants who were arraigned on criminal charges and all entered pleas of not guilty to the charges filed against them and requested trial by jury.
Jarvin Malik Huggins, 18, Mahanoy City, was charged by Trooper Edward Lizewski last April 5 with criminal homicide, burglary, robbery, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, theft and unauthorized use of vehicle.
Information filed to court claims Gene M. Slavinsky, 49, was found deceased in the basement of his home at 408 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, from a severe head injury caused by a blunt force. Investigation disclosed burglary of a laptop, cash, prescription medication and other items taken from victim which led to the arrest of Huggins, who was found in possession of the laptop, and was seen driving the victims' car after the body was found.
Other defendants arraigned were:
Anthony Louis Kehl, 41, of 27 Tuscarora Park Rd., Tamaqua R.D., charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs, last Jan. 25 with possession of drug paraphernalia in a parking lot of a mini mart and public drunkenness.
Chad Edward Zeigler, 22, of 123 E. Phillips St., Coaldale, charged by Coaldale Patrolman Joseph Krebs, on Jan. 29 with driving under the influence (DUI) and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic when stopped on Bull Run St.
Alexander J. Modawar, 32, of 1 S. Lehigh St., Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Chief Dave Matson, last New Year's Day with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia when stopped on Railroad St.
Bryan A. Demshik, 23, of 25 S. Manning St., McAdoo, charged by McAdoo Patrolman William Curilla, last March 12 with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his residence.
Andrew M. McGuinness, 36, of 115 W. Rowe St., Apt. 4, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Michael Hobbs, last Feb. 2 with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his apartment.
Joseph John Nacke, 47, of 126 Penn St., Tamaqua, charged by Patrolman Hobbs last Dec. 29 with DUI of drugs when stopped on Mauch Chunk Street.
Justin M. Neff, 26, of 119 Pine St., Apt. 3, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers, last Feb. 6 with failing to return rented television set and play station to Rent-A-Center and pawning the items in Reading for drugs.
Anecqua Sharee Robinson, 25, of 1128 S. 10th St., Allentown, charged by Trooper Mark Demko last Oct. 10 with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct when car searched at entrance to correctional facility in Ryan Township.
Joseph James McKeown, of 301 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, charged by West Penn Township Patrolman Corey L. Frey, last Jan. 6 with passing a bad check to Fegley Oil Company in amount of $400 for home heating oil.
Samantha Jean Digilio, 20, of 518 Lombard St., Tamaqua, charged by Pottsville Sgt. John R. Morrow, with failing to furnish drug free screen test to probation officer.
David Timothy Osenbach Jr., 30, of 12 Log Lane, New Ringgold, charged by Trooper Melissa A. Kyper with receiving property stolen from J.C. Hill Tree Farms Inc., East Brunswick Township, last Aug. 9.
Nicholas James Garulle, 22, of 1018 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville, charged by Trooper Thomas Powell last March 12 with receiving property stolen from garage of Eric Brassington, 76 Williams St., and attempting to sell items on Facebook.
Ian James Updike, 21, of 17 Dogwood Lane, Nesquehoning, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Duane, last March12 with DUI, striking a parked vehicle on Washington Street, and careless driving.
Mario Ruano, 42, of 120 Center St., Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Chief Dave Mattson, last April 12 with aggravated and simple assault, terroristic threats, and harassment of Irma Martinez.
Earl Francis Hartranft, 33, of 336 Lincoln St., Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Jeffrey Wainwright, last April 22 with criminal attempt to commit a burglary at 514 Lincoln St., disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and harassment.
Damon Lee Cluff, 19, last known address, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig, last April 18 with retail theft from Turkey Hill Mini Mart, receiving stolen property, simple assault, prohibitive use of container (milk crate to store 24 cartons of cigarettes), unlawful use of container, and two counts of disorderly conduct.
Jonathan Paul Williams, 27, North Wales, charged by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods, with four counts each of forgery, securing and executing documents by deception, two counts each of theft and receiving stolen property.
The information filed to court claims Williams was an employee of Freedom Remodelers Inc., portrayed himself as the owner and obtained contracts from property owners in Tamaqua and Rush Township and failed to perform any tasks.
Tammy L. Heffner, 54, Valley View, charged by Hegins Township Chief Steven Lohr, with passing a bad check for $339 to Morgan Oil Company.
Shane Graydon Ditzler, 38, Myerstown, charged by Trooper Bernard Walasavage last Dec. 1 with two counts of forging the name of Brian Krammes, 223 Wild Cherry Road, Pine Grove Township, to pay to Lebanon Fuel Company for fuel oil.
Shaina Renee Ditzler, 19, Myerstown, charged as an accomplice with Shane Graydon Ditzler.
John Peter Colon, 18, Mahanoy City, charged by Mahanoy City Cpl. Michael Dissinger, last Feb. 15 with possession to deliver a controlled substance (CS), possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of possession.
Keith D. Benjamin, 28, Shenandoah, charged by Shenandoah Patrolman Michael O'Neill, with burglary at 138 N. White St., criminal trespass into building, possession of an instrument of crime, theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief.
Russell James Gernert, 32, Pottsville, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers, with DUI of drugs and alcohol, person not to possess a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, and failed to obey traffic signal when stopped on March 18, 2011, at Hunter and Spruce sts.
Edward J. Simon, 45, Mahanoy City, charged by Mahanoy City Officer Robert Romanick, last Feb. 26 with retail theft from Rite Aid Pharmacy, receiving stolen property, simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct.
Alexus Ann Rupert, 2\8, Mahanoy City, charged by Mahanoy Township Officer Brandon Alexander, with DUI last Jan. 7 on Delano Road and driving while operating privileges were suspended.
Michael Jonathan Stolzfus, 31, Ashland, charged by Trooper Kara Sadusky with DUI last Feb. 18 on Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township, driving while license suspended, exceeding speed limit, careless driving, and possessing an open can of alcohol beverage in vehicle.
Jeremy Michael Leshko, 33, Wiconisco, charged by Trooper Caleb Huber last March 3 with theft of vehicle belonging to Tallman Family Farms, Porter Township, receiving stolen property, driving while license suspended, and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic.
Mary Susanne Quinlan, 18, Pine Grove, charged by Pine Grove Patrolman Christopher Taylor, last Feb. 14 with DUI, and failing to obey traffic signal.
Michael Roy Klouser, 40, Hegins, charged by Hegins Patrolman Francis Petrovich, last Dec. 31 with DUI, driving while license suspended, failing to have working headlight, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, and careless driving.
Ethan Cureo Kennedy, 27, Mahanoy City, charged by Frackville Cpl. Christopher Hand, last Jan. 27 with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bruce James Layton, 22, Shenandoah, charged by Schuylkill County Drug Task Force with three counts each of delivery of a CS, possession with intent to deliver, possession, and drug paraphernalia in Shenandoah.
Ashlie Nichole Mabry, 24, Pottsville, charged by Shenandoah Capt. George Carado, last March 16 with DUI ,and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic.
Jeffrey Edward Letcavage, 45, Shenandoah, charged by Captain Carado with retail theft from Redner's Warehouse Market of a coffee maker valued at $99.
Denise M. Krammes, 42, Shenandoah, charged by Schuylkill County Drug Task Force last Sept. 13 with delivery of a CS, possession with intent to deliver, possession, and drug paraphernalia in Shenandoah.
Steven Michael Wetzel, 39, Pine Grove, charged by Trooper Chad Smith with failure to comply with registering as a sexual offender.
Ryan Michael Schultz, 24, Frackville, charged by Frackville Sgt. Marvin Livergood, last Dec. 24 with defiant trespass on a residence condemned for human habitat.
Alfonso Reyes, 18, Newark, N.J., charged by Shenandoah Capt. George Carado, last April 7 with criminal conspiracy.
Haley Georgene Sippel, 20, Friedensburg, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Warren G. Firing, last Feb. 1 with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Justin James Dolcy, Brooklyn, N.Y., charged by Chief Patrick J. Carroll, Penn State Schuylkill Campus police, last April 17 with possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Joseph William Skymba, 25, Donaldson, charged by Trooper Jeffrey A. Hummel last March 22 with receiving stolen property consisting of a vehicle parked in a carport at 1126 E. Grand Ave., Tower City, criminal conspiracy, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Christine Marie Naftzinger, 32, Pine Grove Township, charged by Trooper Thomas Hornung last Feb. 2 with DUI on Meadow Drive, Wayne Township, and careless driving.
Neil Kevin Langtry, 54, Schuylkill Haven, charged by Trooper Thomas Hornung last February 19 with DUI on Maryann Drive, North Mannheim Township, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, careless driving, and failing to wear seat belt.
Edward Joseph Scanlan Jr., 28, Donaldson, Tremont Township, charged by Trooper David F. Beam on April 25, 2010, theft by deception as employee at Red and White Market, North Mannheim Township.
Deborah Ann Holley-Purcell, 41, Pottsville, charged by Trooper David F. Beam last March 21 with DUI on Mannheim Road in North Mannheim Township, and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic.
Tracey L. Bressler, 47, Minersville, charged by Trooper Thomas Hornung last March 4 with DUI on Cressona Road in North Mannheim Township, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, and careless driving.
Joseph William Kane, 40, Pottsville, charged by Pottsville Patrolman Kirk A. Becker, with open lewdness; by Corporal Mark D. O'Toole with theft and public drunkenness; and by Patrolman Joseph R. Welsh with DUI, driving while his license was suspended, disorderly conduct, failed to carry car insurance, and driving an unregistered vehicle.
Maureen Ann Pavlick, 44, Pottsville, charged by Pottsville Patrolman Richard J. Pugh, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia last Feb. 1 at her home.
Brenda Lynn Shappell, 33, Pottsville, charged by Pottsville Patrolman Charles B. Webber, with hindering apprehension of a person wanted by authorities.
Anthony David Hessler, 24, Pottsville, charged by Pottsville Patrolman Eugene M. Yourey, with possession of drug paraphernalia in his apartment last Aug. 18.
Marylou E. Barrett, 60, Pottsville, charged by Pottsville Patrolman Richard J. Pugh, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his home last Feb. 1.
Daniel Michael Maisaonet,23, Pottsville, charged by Patrolman Pugh with terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, and simple assault on Menelaos "Mickey" Palas at Coney Island-West Restaurant last April 19.
Mark Andrew Leib, 18, Schuylkill Haven, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Warren G. Firing, with possession of drug paraphernalia last Feb. 1. Leib was also charged by Patrolman William I. Horn, with three counts of corruption of minors, and one count each each of possession of a CS, and drug paraphernalia.
Ronald Paul Wagner, 19, Auburn, charged by Patrolman Firing with possession of drug paraphernalia in the borough last Feb. 1.
Jesse Jarred Dalton, 22, Schuylkill Haven, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Vincent J. McDonald, with burglary at 304 Saint John's St., theft of two rifles, a sword sheath, Nazi youth knife, and bayonet belonging to Lynn Dalton last March.
Shawn Patrick Witman, 35, Reading, charged by Orwigsburg Patrolman Brandon K. Bayer, with possession of drug paraphernalia last March 17 in the 500 block on E. Market St.; also, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, and possession of an open can of alcohol beverage in his vehicle.
Janice Lizette Ramos, 21, Saint Clair, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman David T. George, with DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and failing to possess a driver's license last July 3. when stopped on Center Avenue.
Ryan Winkler, 32, Sinking Springs, Berks County, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Warren G. Firing, last Feb. 14 with defiant trespass on property at 255 Parkway High Rise building.
Marianne Elizabeth Blankenhorn, 56, Schuylkill Haven, charged by Trooper Thomas J. Robin with forgery and theft by forging 11 weight slips while employed at Weiner Iron and Metal Corporation, Pottsville, and theft of $258,610.31.
Matthew James Miske, 21, Schuylkill Haven, charged by Trooper Chad H. Smith last March 14 with two counts of criminal attempt to commit criminal homicide by stabbing Alissa Nicole Lord and Alberto Rodriguez Ramarez at 104 Market St.; burglary, four counts each of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person, two counts of simple assault, and one count of criminal mischief.
Scott Allan Wise, 34, Minersville, charged by Minersville Patrolman Jason A. Klouser, with two counts of hindering apprehension person wanted by authorities for violating a protection from abuse court order.
Angela M. Boylan, 26, Ashland, charged by Trooper Michael S. Allar with retail theft from Kmart Store, Schuylkill Mall.
Cinthia Marie Shaffer, 26, Pottsville, charged with Trooper Eric L. Reber with DUI last Feb. 18 on SR209 in East Norwegian Township.
Douglas Richard Downey, 41, Port Carbon, charged by Trooper Michael P. Becker last Feb. 15 with intimidation of a witness.
Nicholas Marino Panaese,51, Middleburg, charged by Frackville Patrolman George Parnell, last Jan. 11 with theft from vehicle, and receiving stolen property.
Mitchell Brian Kleman, Frackville, charged by Trooper Michael Allar with DUI last March 1 on Industrial Road in West Mahanoy Township, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, failing to drive at safe speed, careless driving, and failed to wear seat belt.
Daniel D. Strenkoski, 51, Coal Township, charged by Trooper Todd Heintz last March 5 with DUI on Heckscherville Road in Foster Township, failed to notify change of name or address, failed to drive on roadway laned for traffic, failed to drive at safe speed, and careless driving.
Robert Clair Miller, 35, Tower City, charged by Trooper Jeffrey Hummel last Jan. 16 with unauthorized use of vehicle belonging to Crystal Michaels, failed to have driver's license, failed to use seat belt, and driving while license suspended (his sixth suspension).