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Assault, firearms cases among those recently handled in Judge DeLuca's Penn Hills court

Michael DiVittorio
| Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
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Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

Held for court

  • Jomiah Ray, 20, of Braddock on charges of theft by unlawful taking. Charges were filed Aug. 13.
  • Darnell Green, 18, of Penn Hills on charges of simple assault and harassment. Charges were filed Aug. 18.
  • Monte Williamson, 24, of Pittsburgh on charges of flight to avoid apprehension, fleeing or attempting to elude officer, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license, operating a vehicle without financial responsibility, driving at unsafe speed, reckless driving, driving at less than normal speed and five counts of failure to perform duties at stop sign. Charges were filed Sept. 18.
  • Alshifa Byrd, 38, of Pittsburgh on charges of possession of firearm prohibited. Charges were filed Sept. 21.
  • Kenneth Heggins, 40, of Pittsburgh on charges of accident involving death/person injured, accident involving damage to attended vehicle/property, driving under the influence, driving without a license, driving at unsafe speed and reckless driving. Charges were filed Oct. 30, 2016.
  • Larae Prunty, 30, of Penn Hills on charges of theft by deception. Allegheny County Housing Authority filed the charges May 1.

  • Scott Clinton, 47, of Butler on charges of possession of controlled substances, manufacturing controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. Verona police filed the charges July 8.

  • Douglas McArthur, 20, of Verona on charges of possession of firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license and carrying a loaded weapon. Charges were filed Sept. 23.

Waived preliminary hearings

  • Oliver Dumersin, 32, of Penn Hills on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude officer, driving under the influence, reckless driving and two counts of driving at unsafe speeds. Charges were filed Aug. 17.
  • Mario Cutruzzula, 35, of Verona on charges of endangering the welfare of children and simple assault. Verona police filed the charges Aug. 27.
  • Deryck Robinson, 25, of Verona on charges of tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and possession of controlled substances. Charges were filed Sept. 13.
  • Joseph Johnson, 38, of Pittsburgh on charges of possession of firearm prohibited, receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license and possession of controlled substances. Wilkins Township police filed the charges Sept. 21.
  • Jaheed Aziz, 27, of Verona on charges of strangulation, possession with intent to deliver, theft by unlawful taking, endangering the welfare of children, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and two counts of simple assault. Charges were filed May 30.

Aziz went before the judge on another case. He waived a preliminary hearing on charges of burglary, robbery, terroristic threats, person not to possess firearms, simple assault and false imprisonment. Charges were filed Aug. 8.

  • Jessica Murray, 39, of Verona on charges of possession of controlled substances. Verona police filed the charges July 15.

Murray went before the judge on another case. She waived a preliminary hearing on charges of possession of controlled substances. Verona police filed the charges July 14.

  • Jacob Zaremba, 22, of Penn Hills on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. State police filed the charges Aug. 10.

  • James Franklin, 56, of Penn Hills on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of controlled substances, possession of instruments of a crime and possession of drug paraphernalia. State police filed the charges Aug. 10.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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