2019-03-09 / News

Man jailed on assault charges

A Roulette man faces multiple charges as a result of a series of offenses allegedly occurring in Austin Borough between February 2017 and August 2018.

State police at Denton Hill arrested 27-year-old Joshua L. Gockley on felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor/sexual offenses, corruption of minors, and display of obscene/sexual materials. He is also charged with indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old and criminal solicitation.

No further details were released by police. Gockley was remanded to the Potter County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Jailed for making threats

An Emporium man has been jailed on multiple charges stemming from an incident occurring in Bradford overnight on Feb. 14-15. Shayne A. Sage, 28, allegedly threatened to kill multiple people in a rage that may have been influenced by the use of methamphetamine.

Bradford City Police this week filed a felony charge of making terroristic threats which were added to 22 counts previously filed against Sage.

The suspect is accused of calling his mother at her Bradford residence and threatening to kill her and three other adults, as well as his seven children,

Police reported that Sage’s mother believed her son was capable of following through on the threats, based on his previous behavior while under the influence of methamphetamine.

Crash on Rt. 155

No injuries were reported for an Emporium woman in a one-vehicle crash on Rt. 155 in Shippen Township.

According to state police, Juneann Major was northbound and passing a school bus when her car went off the road, glanced off the guardrails, skidded sideways across both lanes of the highway, and smashed into the guardrails along the southbound lane.

Rear-end collision

Neither driver was hurt in a two-vehicle mishap on Rt. 49 in Westfield Township.

State police said Bowen Croke of Ulysses was driving a pickup truck that rear-ended a car being driven by Zachary Cooper of Westfield while both units were traveling west.

Croke was cited for speeding.

Credit card theft

State police at Emporium continue their investigation into a credit card theft incident.

Few details have been released. Police described the victim as an 86-year-old Emporium man but did not identify him.

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