DUI charges

The following people were recently arrested for driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Christopher G. Weldy, 40, of Burlington, by Athens Township police, on Feb. 23, at routes 220 and 199 in Athens. Weldy has also been charged with operating a vehicle without a valid license. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Weldy's blood alcohol content was .16 percent on the day of his arrest. Weldy has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw June 25 for a preliminary hearing.

Alex C. Knight, 25, of Goreville, Ill., by Sayre Borough police, on April 20, on West Lockhart Street in Sayre. Knight has also been charged with failure to stop at a stop sign. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Knight's blood alcohol content was .184 percent on the day of his arrest. Knight has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw June 25 for a preliminary hearing.

Jordan Dean Palmer, 27, of Ulster, by Athens Township police, on April 28, at routes 220 and 199 in Athens. Palmer has also been charged with failure to keep right. A blood alcohol test later revealed that Palmer's blood alcohol content was .16 percent on the day of his arrest. Palmer has been sent a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw June 25 for a preliminary hearing.

Man charged with aggravated assault

An Athens man was recently arrested by state police on a charge of aggravated assault.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, James Lee Nero, 31, was also charged with two counts each of simple assault and harassment and one count of criminal mischief.

Police said Nero punched and kicked a female victim and threw a coffee table at her, hitting her in the head and body, during a May 16 altercation at his residence on South MacAfee Road in Litchfield Township. Nero also twisted the hand of a second female victim and struck her in the head and hand, police said. Both victims were transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment, police said.

Nero also kicked out a rear window in a police cruiser after being taken into custody, police said.

Nero was arraigned in district court and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to court information. Nero's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 21.

Sayre man charged with assault

A Sayre man was recently charged with simple assault by borough police.

According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, William Juda, 60, was also charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

Police said Juda threatened to kill a male victim while displaying a loaded .22-caliber pistol during a May 16 altercation on North Elmer Avenue. Juda told police he was upset because the victim was mowing a lawn, causing dirt to blow onto Juda's truck, police said.

Juda's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 25.