Man faces hearing on forgery

Edward Jason Adams, 22, of Berwick Turnpike, Mobile Acres, Gillett, faces a preliminary hearing at 1:15 p.m. today before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on charges of forgery and criminal conspiracy for incidents that took place at various times between Sept. 14 and Oct. 10, 2010 on Rumsey Road in Ridgebury Township.

Police said the victims, Rocky and Shelley Porter, no ages given, of Sayre, reported the theft and forgery of their personal checks, totaling $1,511.34, that were presented at Wal-mart and Tops Market. Another suspect in the incident told police that Adams "would sign the checks as long as he would get a cut."

Wilcox said Adams's bail was set at $50,000, which wasn't posted, and he was placed in Bradford County Correctional Facility.

Conspiracy charges waived to court

Samual Lynn Sampson, 22, of Mill Street, Leroy, has waived charges of criminal conspiracy to commit theft by deception and criminal conspiracy to commit bad checks to the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, according to Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy.

One series of incidents took place between Aug. 6-8, 2011 at Dandy Mini Marts in Alba and South Waverly Borough and the Pump n Pantry in Leroy Township, according to court papers.

The conspiracy charges concern the forging and passing of six bank checks totaling $192.81 in the name of Thomas F. Bailey, who is Sampson's deceased grandfather. The other incidents took place between between Aug. 23-26, 2011 at Dandy Mini Marts in Troy Township, Troy Borough, and Alba Borough.

The conspiracy charges for that incident concern the forging and passing of six bank checks totaling $545 in the name of Viola Rockwell, his deceased aunt.

People charged with DUI

The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Matthew Edwin Holcomb, 26, of Evans Road, Athens, by state police at approximately 2:02 a.m. Aug. 5 on Route 6 West in Troy Township following a one-vehicle crash.

Holcomb was also charged with a lane violation and careless driving. According to an affidavit, his blood-alcohol content was .156 percent.

Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy said Holcomb was sent a summons for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. today.