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  • Jamestown man seeking to have Warren County charges ...

    Thursday Jul 5 | via Times Observer 

    A Jamestown, N.Y. man charged in connection with over a dozen arsons - 12 in Jamestown and another in Butler - is seeking to have charges in Warren County dismissed. The Jamestown Post-Journal reported that Young was charged with setting 12 separate fires in March 2017 in Jamestown, N.Y. and Falconer, N.Y. Police previously indicated that he acted alone and have not revealed a motive.

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  • Man brings racial slurs to a knife fightJune 11, 2018 -

    Jun 11, 2018 | via Butler Eagle 

    A Butler man is accused of pulling a knife on and using racial slurs at another man during a weekend altercation in the city. Butler police Sunday arrested 59-year-old James J. Tiani, who goes by the nickname "Jimmy the Knife," on three charges.

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  • Child sexual assault case headed to trialJune 4, 2018 -

    Jun 4, 2018 | via Butler Eagle 

    A Butler man charged with nearly 500 counts of sex-related offenses after being accused of sexually abusing a girl over a period of several years was ordered Monday to stand trial. Garett A. Luttrell, 34, had charges of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors held to court after a preliminary hearing before District Judge William Fullerton.

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  • Police: former Butler woman had 18 aliasesJune 4, 20...

    Jun 4, 2018 | via Butler Eagle 

    Kessler, 50, is behind bars in Nassau County, Fla., on a grand theft auto charge and is considered a suspect in the disappearance of Joleen Cummings, a 34-year-old mother last seen on May 12. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper on Friday released more information about Kessler's past, including the fact that she used at least 18 different aliases since 1996, as police continue to ask for the public's help finding Cummings and learning more about Kessler. Police have also learned that she has lived in 33 cities in 14 different states, Leeper said.

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  • Man tries to get gun, drug charges tossedMay 31, 2018 -

    May 31, 2018 | via Butler Eagle 

    A Michigan man, charged with possessing drugs and a state trooper's stolen gun, attempted to have the charges against him dismissed Thursday, arguing that he was never in possession of the items. Defense counsel for Johnny T. McCray Jr., 29, argued that he was never found with any drugs of weapons, but was only in the house where the items were found.

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  • Coleman sentenced on earlier DUI caseMay 24, 2018 -

    May 24, 2018 | via Butler Eagle 

    David R. Coleman, 50, of Butler, who police said lead officers on a chase through Butler Township March 30, was sentenced this week for another case from January. Coleman was sentenced to 6 months of probation on charges of misdemeanor DUI and summary driving on a suspended license.

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  • Man arrested on gun chargesMay 22, 2018 -

    May 22, 2018 | via Butler Eagle 

    Butler police arrested a man wanted in Florida on kidnapping charges after they say he fired a gun into the air, endangering a group of people including juveniles last week. Charles E. Hartman Jr., 23, no known address, was charged Monday with felony possession of a firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license and misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person.

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