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Weatherly man charged in 3 drug cases

Published July 30. 2012 05:03PM

Numerous cases were scheduled before District Judge Stephen Bayer this month, including three involving one Weatherly area man.

Tyler Shortway, 21, of 2593 Buck Mountain Rd., Weatherly, was charged in three drug related cases, two filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers and the third filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell.

The charges were identical in all three cases - possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility. The charges stem from incidents on April 30 and May 3.

Shortway had his bail reduced from $45,000 in each of the three cases to $5,000 unsecured for each incident.

Kerry Scott Fulmer, 41, of 513 Lombard St., Tamaqua, had a charge of burglary withdrawn while waiving to court charges of criminal trespass, harassment, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness. The charges were filed by Patrolman Stanell following a May 25 incident in Tamaqua.

Bail was reduced from $35,000 to $10,000, but Fulmer was unable to post the required amount and was returned to the county prison in Pottsville.

Edward P. Cesanek, 31, of 359 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, had all charges against him dismissed.

The charges included burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, possession of a prohibited firearm, and criminal mischief. The arresting officer was Ryan Township Patrolman Corey Herring. The charges stem from a Feb. 17, 2009, incident.

Richard E. Michlousky, 50, of 261 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, waived a hearing on charges of threatening unlawful harm to influence a case, as well as to influence the judicial process and to influence a violation of a legal duty, as well as two counts of disorderly conduct. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig following a May 18 incident.

Michlousky was released on his own recognizance.

Robert Rex, 18, of 220 1/2 Penn St., Tamaqua, also elected to waive the charges filed against him to court.

Rex was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, simple assault, reckless endangerment, fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, speeding, driving without a license, failure to stop at a stop sign, and driving the wrong way. The charges stem from a June 13 incident and were filed by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods.

Rex was returned to the county prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Harold Joseph Tonkin, 42, of 225 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale, waived charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, careless driving, and failure to keep right to county court. Tonkin was charged by Coaldale Patrolman Scott Kramer following a May 5 incident.

He was released on his own recognizance.

Michael Wimer, 22, of 215 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, was bound over for court trial on charges of retail theft, stemming from a May 8 incident. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers.

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