Nanticoke Police Department - 2018
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Nanticoke man pleads guilty to string of robberies
James Halpin - Citizens Voice
A Nanticoke man accused in three robbery cases pleaded guilty Thursday.
Bobby Wicks, 40, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, attempted robbery,
conspiracy to commit robbery and simple assault. Luzerne County Judge
Michael T. Vough accepted the plea and set sentencing for March 9.
Wicks was charged in three Nanticoke robberies: the robbery of the Cocoa
Hut convenience store on Nov. 19, the attempted robbery of a Curry Donuts
shop on Nov. 16, and an armed robbery of the Burger King on Nov. 13.
Wicks was remanded to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility pending
Laurel Run man pleads guilty to sex assault
James Halpin - Citizens Voice
A Laurel Run man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl pleaded
guilty Thursday to a felony count of statutory sexual assault.
Christopher Cornell, 21, pleaded to a single count of the offense, with
prosecutors dropping other charges. Luzerne County Judge Joseph F. Sklarosky
Jr. accepted the plea and set sentencing for Feb. 26.
According to prosecutors, Cornell was 20 and the girl was 15 when they
had sexual intercourse on multiple occasions last July at a home on
East Noble Street in Nanticoke.
As part of his sentence, Cornell will be required to complete sex offender
Police: Woman forced to perform oral sex in
front of children
A Monroe County man was arraigned Tuesday on charges he forced a woman
to perform a oral sex in front of children inside an East Green Street
Deon Hosmond Blair, 27, of Henryville, was arrested by Nanticoke police
while investigating a domestic dispute at the residence just before
11 p.m. Monday.
A witness told police Blair was keeping a woman against her will inside
Police noticed the woman had facial and head injuries and pleaded with
officers she needed help because Blair was hurting her, according to
the criminal complaint.
Blair told officers to leave the residence.
When Blair was told that police were investigating a domestic dispute,
Blair asked the witness to speak privately.
Police learned Blair was wanted by East Stroudsburg University police
on assault and harassment charges stemming from an incident on Nov.
9. After he was handcuffed and taken away from the residence, the woman
allegedly claimed he assaulted her.
She alleged Blair slapped and punched her and forced her to perform
a lewd sex act on him in front of three children, ages 2, 1 and three
months, the complaint says.
Police said the woman was transported to Commonwealth Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital for treatment.
Blair was charged with two counts each with indecent assault and simple
assault and a single count of harassment. He was jailed at the Luzerne
County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail and on the arrest
warrant from East Stroudsburg University.