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Cases advance against 2 charged in west Erie shootings

Cases advance against 2 charged in west Erie shootings

Posted on September 17th, 2018 at 4:49 PM

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office highlighted two shootings outside a west Erie tavern over the past two years in successfully pushing for the place to be shuttered temporarily as a nuisance establishment over the summer.

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Erie County, ex-inmate settle civil rights case for $1.1 million

Erie County, ex-inmate settle civil rights case for $1.1 million

Posted on September 14th, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Erie County has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle the federal lawsuit of Patrick J. Haight, a former Erie County Prison inmate who claimed corrections officers violated his civil rights in an assault in May 2017.

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Erie man held for court in March shooting

Erie man held for court in March shooting

Posted on September 13th, 2018 at 2:04 PM

An Erie man accused of shooting another man numerous times outside a Buffalo Road residence in early March was charged in the case after investigators said a woman who was with the victim identified the man as the shooter.

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Erie man must pay $1.7 million in food stamp fraud case

Erie man must pay $1.7 million in food stamp fraud case

Posted on September 12th, 2018 at 9:58 AM

An Erie man was sentenced to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution and to serve time in federal prison Monday for his involvement in a food stamp fraud scheme.

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DUI arrests down, crashes up for state police Troop E in 2017

DUI arrests down, crashes up for state police Troop E in 2017

Posted on September 10th, 2018 at 2:44 PM

The number of people arrested by Pennsylvania State Police troopers statewide for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs continued to grow in 2017, as did the number of DUI-related crashes investigated by troopers.

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Florida Woman Fleeing Police Gets Corralled By Cows

Florida Woman Fleeing Police Gets Corralled By Cows

Posted on August 31st, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Send in the cavalry ― or is that “cow-lvary”?

It’s a relevant question, thanks to a video that shows a woman on the run from the law who ended up being chased by a herd of cows.

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Millcreek police seek suspected imposter in burglary

Millcreek police seek suspected imposter in burglary

Posted on August 28th, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Millcreek Township police are searching for a man who said he was representing a company looking to purchase land for a communications tower in an investigation into a burglary at an Arbuckle Road residence on Monday afternoon.

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Death of Erie woman in pedestrian crash ruled accidental

Death of Erie woman in pedestrian crash ruled accidental

Posted on August 27th, 2018 at 1:52 PM

An Erie woman struck by a car following a confrontation with another woman in an eastside neighborhood early Friday morning died of blunt-force trauma to the head, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook said following an autopsy on Monday morning.

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Coroner: Erie County inmate died of asthma complications

Coroner: Erie County inmate died of asthma complications

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Erie County work-release inmate Felix L. Manus died of natural causes due to complications from asthma, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook has ruled.

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Driver charged in fatal pedestrian crash in Harborcreek

Driver charged in fatal pedestrian crash in Harborcreek

Posted on August 22nd, 2018 at 9:11 AM

A 19-year-old Erie man was charged with involuntary manslaughter and homicide by vehicle while driving drunk in the death of a female construction worker along Interstate 90 in Harborcreek Township Tuesday morning.

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Attorney Sebald represented me in 2005 for a DUI. So when I was facing legal problems again in 2015 for getting 3 DUI's in a 5 month period due to an addiction to alcohol I knew I needed him to represent me again. Mr. Sebald truly cares about his clients. I met with him we discussed my case and what I was facing. He guided me on what I should do. He doesn't sugar coat things. Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome. I was facing some pretty serious consequences and through his advice, guidance and representation I not only was able to avoid Jail time but also get help for my problem with alcohol. I truly believe if it weren't for him I would not be where I am today. After hiring Attorney Sebald he traveled to Lycoming county to represent me for my preliminary hearing and sentencing. He called and spoke with the D.A., judges as well as other attorneys in that area. He also represented me here in Erie county for my preliminary hearing as well as sentencing. He does his research. I would strongly recommend Mr Sebald to anyone who needs legal representation.

 
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I hired Eric for someone who was facing serious felony charges. He is a fairly young man with a young child who he absolutely adores. He had made mistakes and I didn't feel he needed to go to jail and be separated from that child. Eric was extremely helpful and actually, you could tell that he took this case personally because of all of the time and effort he put into the case. He was always available to us and his family. When it came time for the sentencing we all thought he was going to jail. When the judge sentenced him to 3 years parole we were all extremely happy. I can not say enough good things to say about Eric.

 
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I was charged with theft by extortion, a 3rd degree felony which carries a possible sentence of 7 years in prison and 15,000 in fines. Against my better judgement, I took the advice of Stephen and pled guilty for a reduced sentence. Because I listened to his expert advice, I will serve NO prison time, NO jail time, and my fine was minimal. Thanks again Stephen for a tough uphill battle, and you never gave up.

 
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Matthew

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