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Riot charges filed against three people in McKean County PA disturbance

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Potter County man arrested on nine charges in separate incident

Michael T. Baldwin reports

Foster Township police say two men and a woman are facing felony riot charges stemming from a violent disturbance Saturday night in McKean County, PA. The trio was arraigned in court around 11 p.m. by Magisterial District Judge Richard W. Luther. Arrested and charged:

Joshua James Isaman, 19, Olean, NY

-Felony riot-intent to commit a felony

-simple assault

-recklessly endangering another person

– disorderly conduct/engage in fighting

-harassment with physical contact

Remanded to jail on 10% of $27,500 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for October 6th.

Arnold E. Sirline, 56, Bradford, PA

-Felony riot

-Felony aggravated assault-attempts to cause serious bodily injury or causes injury with extreme difference

-recklessly endangering another person

– disorderly conduct/engage in fighting

-harassment with physical contact

Remanded to jail on 10% of $52,500. A preliminary hearing is set for October 6th.

Claudia Nicole Sirline, 20, Bradford, PA

-Felony riot-intent to commit a felony

-simple assault

-recklessly endangering another person

– disorderly conduct/engage in fighting

-harassment with physical contact

Remanded to jail on 10% of $22,500 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for October 6th.

The law regarding these arrests in case you are not familiar:

§ 5501.  Riot.

A person is guilty of riot, a felony of the third degree, if he participates with two or more others in a course of disorderly conduct:

(1)  with intent to commit or facilitate the commission of a felony or misdemeanor;

(2)  with intent to prevent or coerce official action; or

(3)  when the actor or any other participant to the knowledge of the actor uses or plans to use a firearm or other deadly weapon.

Potter County Man Charged with nine count

A Coudersport man was remanded to Potter County Jail Sunday morning after being arraigned on nine counts. Coudersport-based State Police arrested Justin Allen Button, age 35. He was charged with

-Two counts of disorderly conduct/hazardous or physically offensive

-Disorderly conduct-engage in fighting

-Public drunkenness

– Harassment with physical contact

-Three counts of harassment- course of conduct with no legitimate purpose.

Arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James L. Hawkins, Button was remanded to jail and ordered back to court October 6th.

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