Manning charges bound to county court
A Sayre man accused of attempting to lure a child into his vehicle last month will face charges in county court.
Charges filed by Sayre Borough police against Thomas G. Manning Jr., 42, were bound Tuesday to the county Court of Common Pleas, according to information filed in district court. Manning's formal arraignment in county court is scheduled for July 15.
Police charged Manning with luring a child into a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and attempted interference with custody of children following a May 20 incident in which he allegedly attempted to lure a seven-year-old girl into his vehicle on Lincoln Street, according to an affidavit filed with the court.
Police said the girl had gotten off a school bus at about 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln and Linden streets when a black sport utility vehicle pulled up next to her.
Manning asked the girl if she wanted to go for ice cream and also asked if she wanted to talk into his microphone, although he was not holding one at the time, police said. The child declined, according to police, and Manning drove away.
A witness told police he watched the vehicle pass the child, apply the brakes and quickly reverse down Lincoln Street to approach her, according to police.
Following his arrest, Manning was arraigned and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Manning is represented by attorney Leonard Frawley of Towanda, according to court information.
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