TIOGA COUNTY  –  STAFF

Week of August 29th, 2012

 

Prison, not Mental Health Center for convicted Murderer

On Monday President Judge Robert E. Dalton Jr. ruled that convicted murderer Matthew D. Priset should begin serving a life sentence in state prison, rather than in a secure mental health facility.

Priset was convicted of first-degree murder on June 27 for the stabbing death of Clinton Perry in the basement of the Perry home.

Priset waived his right to a jury trial, and Dalton found him “guilty but mentally ill” on the murder charge as well as counts of aggravated assault, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass.

 

Two Burglaries In Mansfield Being Investigated

A Burglary of a residence on the Mann Hill Road in Tioga Township is being investigated by State Police.

56-year-old Robert Wilson told State Police that some gained entry to the home by breaking out a window. The thief made off with 2 large screen televisions and other items valued at over twelve hundred dollars.

In the second case a seasonal cabin located on Grimes Hill Road in Clymer Township had its doorframe damaged in a burglary that occurred earlier this month.

65-year-old Peter Urban told State Police at Mansfield that several items were removed during the burglary.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at Mansfield.

 

Ulysses Man Charged With Kicking 11-year-old Girl

A Ulysses man is alleged to have kicked an 11 year girl in the leg according to Police, The incident occured August 15th on Academy Street in Ulysses, Pa. The man, 34 year old Daryl D. Cornell, was chaged with harrassment. No details were released about what provoked the 34 year old Cornell to allegedly kick an 11 year old girl.