Juries were set to begin hearing testimony today in four criminal cases in the Schuylkill County Court.
Michael Francis Ortlip, 25, of Pottsville, faces charges brought by Cpl. Henry Woods, Tamaqua police, of three counts of alleged indecent assault on persons of age under 13 and 16 years of age and one count of corruption of minors.
Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin will preside.
A jury has been picked and is waiting to be called to hear testimony in the trial of Kevin M. Parsons, 23, last known address 225 Pine Street, Tamaqua. Charges were brought against him by the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force.
They consist of two counts each of delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
David Paul Haller, 44, no home address, faces charges brought by Trooper Bernard J. Walasavage of robbery, criminal attempt to commit robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person in an wooded area near railroad tracks by the Adamsdale roadway.
President Judge William E. Baldwin will preside.
Carl William Adams, 57, Pine Grove, faces charges brought by Patrolman Christopher Cruz, Pine Grove Police, of aggravated assault, simple assault on police officers and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Judge Charles M. Miller will preside.
Steven Scott Kreitzer, 44, Camp Hill, faces charges of two counts of altering or forging license plate, giving a false identification to police, driving while his license is suspended, driving an unregistered car, unauthorized transfer of registration plate, failing to carry car insurance, involved in accident striking a parked car, failing to have an official inspection certificate on his vehicle and fraudulent use or removal of a license plate.
The prosecutor is Cpl. Dennis Wiederhold, Pottsville police.