James K. Reiley
POTTSVILLE — A man charged by Pottsville police for carrying a firearm in his vehicle without a valid license waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge James J. Reiley.
Kenneth J. Williams, 41, of 811 W. Race St., Pottsville, was arrested by Detective Krik Becker and charged with one felony count each of possession of a firearm prohibited and firearms not to be carried without a license as well as a misdemeanor charge of tam- pering with or fabricating physical evidence.
By waiving his right to a hearing, Williams will now have to answer to all three charges against him in Schuylkill County Court.
Becker charged Williams with an incident on June 18 when officers were called to 224 N. 10th St. for a report of shots fired.
The subsequent investigation determined that Williams possessed a handgun without a license, Becker said, adding that Williams said the weap- on was discarded on Peach Mountain and then admitted knowing he was a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a firearm.
Other court cases included:
John F. Neidlinger Jr., 43, no known address, homeless; waived for court: burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.
Christine Ramirez, 31, of 2100 W. Norwegian St., Apt. 4L, Pottsville; dismissed after being withdrawn by the victim: simple assault and harassment.
Ronald J. Renninger, 54, of 2271 Mahantongo St., Pottsville; held for court: DUI- controlled substance, driving without insurance, driving a vehicle without a valid inspection, no rear lights, DUI, turning movements and required signals, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Christopher S. Schoffstall,
31, of 900 Fairview St., Pottsville; waived for court: possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property and driving while operating privileg- es are suspended or revoked.
Brittany L. Gettle, 26, of 281 Main St., Joliett; waived for court; possession of a controlled substance- contraband by inmate, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Joshua C. Spector, 38, of 42 Timber Road, Pottsville; waived for court: criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Christopher J. Bowers, 27, of 613 Harrison St., Pottsville; waived for court: possession of a controlled substance and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Percy Brown, 37, of 507 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville; waived for court: possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
Kelsey Ann Anderson, 25, of 329 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City; waived for court: defiant trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jamie Lynn Zipp, 31 of 415 W. Race St., Pottsville; waived for court: possession of a controlled substance.