Local News 12/23/21

News 12-23-21 AK

A man is facing drug charges, including delivery resulting in death, after an operation was conducted by officials in Bedford County. Tyler Price was at his residence when he was taken into custody without incident. Price faces charges of  drug delivery resulting in death, criminal conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.

A man was sentenced to 140-280 years in prison after being found guilty of rape, incest, and other charges. Enos Hershberger was found guilty of 169 charges. The charges included multiple counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, incest and other related charges involving a young Amish girl who was an adult by the time they went to trial.

Assault charges for the wife of suspended Somerset DA have been dismissed after a preliminary hearing was held in Somerset County. Amy Thomas, wife of suspended Somerset District Attorney Jeffrey Thomas, was facing simple assault charges stemming from a domestic dispute in which the DA was the alleged victim. Jeffrey Thomas, 36, is also facing charges after an incident at a residence where he is accused of physically and sexually assaulted a woman.

A Hollidaysburg man was arrested after he attempted to hide from police in an attic during a warrant execution. Matthew Eric Rhoades allegedly tried to hide in the attic while police were serving an arrest warrant. Rhoades had eight warrants for his arrest from the Blair County Sheriff’s Office for violations of adult probation. While deputies were attempting to serve the warrant, Rhoades laid flat and attempted to conceal himself behind two mirrors. After being detained, Rhoades said he saw deputies enter the room and was hoping they would “turn away and go back down the stairs,”

A city man faces charges after he allegedly assaulted and strangled a woman. Ryan Robert Lynn faces a felony charge of strangulation and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and two summary counts of harassment. Police allege Lynn assaulted and strangled the woman. The woman was able to escape, and police said Lynn fled the scene. The victim told police of other instances of alleged abuse, including a strangling incident that occurred the day before.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 9,838 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Tuesday, bringing the state total to1,913,959 known cases. Our central region shows 370 new cases since Tuesday, bringing our total to 128,826 known COVID-19 cases.