Assault charges: Felicia Nicole Newman, 35, of 954 1/2 Buena Vista St., was charged by state police with simple assault and harassment following a domestic disturbance at her residence early Thursday morning. Police said about 1:30 a.m., Newman argued with a man in the residence and kicked him in the head, leaving a laceration between his eyes.

Drug charges: Robert Benton Doty, 33, of 201 Lacock St., Washington, was charged by state police with three counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as one count of retail theft, after he allegedly tried to steal candy bars from the Exxon gas station, 1297 W. Chestnut St., March 7. Police said a detective with the Washington County Drug Task Force was in the gas station when he allegedly saw Doty steal the candy. The officer followed Doty outside and told him to empty his pockets. Along with the stolen candy, the officer found two needles, clonazepam and amphetamine pills and suspected heroin.


Theft alleged: Bernicky Mae Vargo, 48, of 20 Center St., Fayette City, is charged by township police with theft and receiving stolen property over allegations she stole a tip jar containing about $200 from Italian Village Pizza, 221 Tri County Lane, about 6 p.m. March 10, court records show. A senior district judge in Monessen issued the charges Wednesday in a summons.

Endangerment alleged: Daniel Clayton Whitley, 27, of 501 Park Manor Road, Monessen, is charged by township police with endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment, court records show. Police accuse Whitley of violently shaking a 2-year-old while walking to a parking lot at Tri County Plaza about 1:15 p.m. Feb. 9. A senior district judge in Monessen signed a warrant Thursday for Whitley’s arrest.

Assault alleged: Damiyan Vincent Davis, 22, of 711 Bells Mills Road, South Huntingdon Township, is charged by Rostraver police with indecent assault, court records show. He is accused of improperly touching a 17-year-old Pizza Hut employee while she was working at the 50 Sara Way restaurant about 7:30 p.m. March 1. A senior district judge in Monessen issued the charge Wednesday in a summons.


Drug charges: Ryan Patrick Moye, 35, of 18 Oak St., Washington, was charged by city police with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault and harassment following a reported assault in the 100 block of North Main Street Wednesday afternoon. Police said that about 3:45 p.m., Moye stopped his vehicle on Main Street near Highland Avenue, got out of the car and started punching Susan Phillips in the head. He allegedly told her that every time he sees her, he’s going to beat her up because she owed him money for narcotics, according to the criminal complaint. Police found Moye and Marti Brown in Moye’s vehicle outside his residence later that day. Police said Moye denied assaulting the woman, but the car allegedly smell of marijuana. Police found a large bag of marijuana, a smaller bag of marijuana, a digital scale, a grinder, and rolling papers in the car, along with $1,424 on Moye’s person. Brown allegedly was arrested on a warrant for previous marijuana-related charges.

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