Two defendants elected to have their preliminary hearings before District Judge Steve Bayer of Tamaqua on May 27, both losing their bids to have the charges dropped.
Robert William Finley III, 23, of 165 W. Moser Ave., Coaldale, had charges of simple assault and harassment held over for trial in Schuylkill County Court. The charges were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Joseph David following a domestic incident on April 2.
Finley was originally jailed in the county prison, Pottsville, in lieu of $15,000 percentage bail. Bail was reduced to $15,000 unsecured on May 16.