Three face charges in Mahoning Township
Three individuals face charges in separate incidents in Mahoning Township.
Christopher Reedy, 25, of Port Carbon, who is currently in Schuylkill County Prison for an unrelated incident, has been charged with retail theft.
On May 16, township police issued a news release requesting assistance in identifying a male who had attempted to steal a TV valued at $898.88 from the Mahoning Township Wal-Mart, while an officer was standing at the customer service counter.
The officer attempted to stop the male but he fled, leading police on a foot chase into the woods between Wal-Mart and the Carbon Plaza Mall.
The male was able to elude capture. While attempting to stop the male the officer sustained a minor leg injury.
He has since been identified as Reedy.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.
Erving Fetherman, 21, of Allentown, faces numerous charges as a result of an incident on Sept. 2.
Audie Mertz, officer in charge of the Mahoning police department, said that on Sept. 2, at about 7:04 p.m., police were dispatched to a reported theft near the Farmers Market along Route 443.
Police said upon arrival, officers observed a male in a 1997 Ford dump truck with an expired registration and inspection.
The driver was identified as Fetherman.
He was allegedly found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of amphetamine.
As a result, Fetherman was charged with two counts of DUI, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, registration and certificate of title required, operation of a vehicle without an official certificate of inspection, and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.
Michelle Lockwood, 43, of Lehighton, was charged with retail theft from Wal-Mart.
Police said that on Oct. 14, at about 8:36 p.m., they were dispatched to the store for a reported retail theft.
It is alleged Lockwood concealed items inside her purse.
In addition to the items in her purse, she allegedly attempted to leave the store with items in a shopping cart valued at $238.01.