Local News 12/10/2021

News 12-10-21 AK

A Tyrone man was taken into custody and faces numerous charges in relation to a September strangulation. Bryan Thomas Keller allegedly grabbed a woman by the hair, threw her into a wall, placed both hands around her neck, causing her to be unable to breathe and headbutted her twice. The next morning, the victim awoke to Keller allegedly punching her about the face.

A local woman faces charges after she allegedly threw a metal fire poker at a male. Heather Lynn Boone faces charges of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, simple assault and harassment. Boone threw a metal fire poker at a male and injured him and she is accused of telling the man several times that she wanted to kill him.

A city man was arrested and faces numerous charges after he allegedly threatened a juvenile and assaulted another woman. Julian Kenneth Euge Frederick is accused of assaulting the victim Tuesday evening. Frederick allegedly grabbed a steak knife and told the juvenile, “I will stab you.” Frederick allegedly tried to strike the juvenile with a wooden chair and punched another victim 10 times while holding her hair. He then allegedly put a plastic bag over the victim’s head and struck her in the head “three to four times” with a closed fist.

An city man is facing felony charges after a teen accused him of raping her at least 20 times. Kevin P. Myers faces more than 90 felony charges along with several misdemeanor charges. Myers, de­­­scribed as a friend of the teen’s family, made her tell her parents she was staying with a friend. Myers is accused of sexually abusing and raping the teen in his truck, including handcuffing her to a metal bar attached in the sleeping area of the semi-truck.

A Blair County jury has convicted an Altoona man of trading methamphetamine for heroin inside a Logan Township motel room. Shannon Terrell Bennett, who testified in his own defense and denied owning the drugs found inside the motel room, is now in the county prison awaiting his Feb. 18 sentencing. Bennett, whose history includes a conviction for strangulation, was on probation for that offense when he was arrested on the drug charges at the motel room.

One Pennsylvania health system says they’ve run out of beds amid the latest COVID-19 surge.  Geisinger president and CEO, Dr. Jaewon Ryu (JAY-wahn RY-yoo) says the hospital system is currently running at 110-percent capacity across its nine facilities.  Additionally, emergency room delays are anywhere from ten to 20 hours due to the surge.  Ryu says he expects it to get worse before it gets better.