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Bangor man charged for fighting sheriff's deputies after court hearing

Bangor man charged for fighting sheriff's deputies after court hearing

Oct 5, 2017
Monroe County District Attorney detectives charged DARRIN ADAM SANDERSON, 26, of Bangor, for resisting arrest and assaulting sheriff's deputies after having his hearing continued and his bail revoked. Investigation determined that Sanderson intentionally threw himself into a wall outside of Courtroom 1 in the Monroe County Courthouse while being escorted to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office's holding area. During their attempt to subdue Sanderson, deputies sustained injuries but were able to eventually escort him to the holding area.  Sanderson is currently incarcerated at the Monroe County…

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Funeral Director facing additional charges for tampering with evidence

Funeral Director facing additional charges for tampering with evidence

Oct 2, 2017
On October 2, 2017, Monroe County District Attorney detective Kim Lippincott filed additional charges against ANGELIEGHA STEWART, 27, of Sciota. Stewart was originally arrested and charged on September 22, 2017, with 25 counts of abuse of a corpse and drug charges relating to the sale and distribution of marijuana. During this investigation, Detective Lippincott discovered that Stewart had accessed her Google Account from another device and deleted at least four incriminating photographs. The photographs that she manually placed into her ‘trash’ folder were ‘selfies’. The two selfies were of …

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Funeral Director arrested for drugs, abuse of corpse

Funeral Director arrested for drugs, abuse of corpse

Sep 22, 2017
Monroe County District Attorney Detective Kim Lippincott charged and arrested Lanterman & Allen Funeral Director Angeliegha Stewart, 27, of East Stroudsburg, today for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility, abuse of corpse, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and harassment. Monroe County detectives began an investigation in August of 2017 after receiving information from several confidential sources regarding Angeliegha Stewart. The complaints were that Stewart was flaunting photographs of the dec…

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ESU student found guilty of burglary and assault

ESU student found guilty of burglary and assault

Sep 20, 2017
On September 20, 2017, Marquis Nasir Brownlee, 23 years old, a student at East Stroudsburg University, originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, was found guilty of Burglary (Occupied Structure / Persons Present) a Felony of the First Degree; Simple Assault, a Misdemeanor of the Second Degree; and, Harassment by Physical Contact, a Summary Offense.  Brownlee was convicted of these crimes after a two day jury trial prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Julieane Fry.  On February 10, 2017, after causing a commotion at a college party, Brownlee and two other individuals were kicked out of 145…

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Statement regarding investigation into Monroe County Coroner's Office

Sep 12, 2017
The Office of the District Attorney has been actively investigating allegations of misconduct concerning the Office of the Coroner. This investigation is ongoing and predates the filing of lawsuits by past or present employees of the office. As this matter is under investigation no finding of wrong doing has been made to date. Any persons having information are encouraged to contact Chief County Detective Eric J. Kerchner at 570-517-3109 or by email at info@monroecountyda.com

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Concealed carry seminar scheduled for October 5, 2017

Concealed carry seminar scheduled for October 5, 2017

Aug 1, 2017
Join State Representative Jack Rader, as well as Sheriff Todd Martin and our own First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso and Chief County Detective Eric Kerchner, for a Concealed Carry Seminar at the West End Fire Hall on October 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm). This seminar will discuss Pennsylvania concealed carry laws and the Castle Doctrine. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat now.   You can register online at www.RepRader.com or by calling Representative Rader’s office at 570-643-7683.

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Online prostitution sting seeks to educate sex buyers

Online prostitution sting seeks to educate sex buyers

Jul 21, 2017
On July 21, 2017, Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney conducted a web based undercover prostitution sting and invited local press outlets. The goal of the operation was to interrupt the buying of sex online. Detectives posted two fictitious advertisements on the website backpage.com. The ads were linked to two undercover cell phones which were answered by police officers. Once a male called in to arrange for a date he spoke with a female detective posing as a prostitute. The female detective discussed pricing, sex acts and locations where the encounter was to oc…

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Stroudsburg man charged for trying to cheat probation drug test

Stroudsburg man charged for trying to cheat probation drug test

Jul 20, 2017
Monroe County District Attorney Detective Mario Orlando arrested Brian Oliver Decker, 40, of Stroudsburg, for attempting to furnish drug free urine during his scheduled office appointment with his probation officer. On July 11, 2017, a probation officer discovered a device on Decker used to bring drug free urine into the courthouse. Decker intended to dispense the urine into a specimen cup in an effort to pass his mandatory drug screening test. Once Decker's plan was uncovered by the probation officer, Decker attempted to discard the device in a hole in the wall of the bathroom where his urin…

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7 inmates charged in large-scale fight at correctional facility

7 inmates charged in large-scale fight at correctional facility

Jul 18, 2017
On May 23, 2017, at approximately 9:00 P.M., Corrections Officers at the Monroe County Correctional Facility began an emergency lockdown of the C-Unit due to an altercation involving up to 15 inmates.   The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office Detectives were notified and conducted an investigation into the incident and circumstances leading to the altercation.  The investigation, conducted by Monroe County District Attorney Detective Michael Kreischer, determined the following:  Fred Baumgartner had a confrontation with Tyrell Ravenell over use of the phones in the day area of the C-Uni…

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Public Service Announcement, reference to Jexel Ortiz-Rosas

Public Service Announcement, reference to Jexel Ortiz-Rosas

Jul 14, 2017
Over the strenuous objection of the Office of District Attorney, a Monroe County Judge has released Jexel Ortiz-Rosas, 23, of Mount Pocono, on nominal bail. Ortiz-Rosas has been charged with attempted murder for his role in a brutal beating and stabbing of a young man aged 19 over last summer.  Although the Court’s bail decision has been appealed by the Commonwealth, Ortiz-Rosas remains free in the community.  The Commonwealth believes that Ortiz-Rosas poses a significant risk to the community. A condition of Ortiz-Rosas' bail requires him to remain under house arrest at 151 Snowshoe Court,…

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