3 waive hearings in Charleroi gun thefts
By The Valley Independent
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Three Charleroi residents accused of conspiring to steal several rifles from a neighbor for drug money appeared in court Monday.
Nicole Pelzer and brothers Ryan and Matthew Robison each agreed to waive their rights to preliminary hearings before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins in Charleroi.
Pelzer, 29, of 615A Meadow Ave., was charged with five counts each of theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Charleroi Regional Police Lt. Eric Porter.
Ryan Robison, 30, and Matthew Robison, 26, both of 121 Fallowfield Ave., are both charged with two counts each of receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy.
They are accused of scheming to steal five rifles from Louise Davis' residence on several occasions from Oct. 26 to 30.
Pelzer allegedly confessed during a Nov. 26 police interview to stealing the rifles and selling them to various gun shops in the Mon Valley with the Robisons, according to the affidavit. Pelzer lived next to the Davises and stayed with them briefly, police said.
Hopkins agreed to a request by Washington County Assistant District Attorney Joseph Zupancic and Pelzer and Matthew Robison's attorney's to lower their bonds from $75,000 to $10,000.
Hopkins increased Ryan Robison's bond from $5,000 to $10,000.
All three are still in the Washington County Correctional Facility.
In a separate case, Ryan Robison waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a Dec. 11 charge of use/possession of drug paraphernalia in Charleroi.
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