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Erie woman charged with hitting boyfriend with vehicle

Erie woman charged with hitting boyfriend with vehicle

Posted on November 14th, 2018 at 2:58 PM

Erie police charge that a city woman left children home alone and drove to an area of the city’s east side, where she intentionally struck her boyfriend with her vehicle on Tuesday afternoon.

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11-Year-Old Ohio Boy Takes Car On Joyride After Mom Takes Away PlayStation

11-Year-Old Ohio Boy Takes Car On Joyride After Mom Takes Away PlayStation

Posted on November 9th, 2018 at 3:19 PM

An 11-year-old boy in Cleveland is facing charges after taking police on a high-speed chase Sunday night after his mother took away his PlayStation.

 

 
 

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Prosecutors to seek 1st-degree murder in fatal Erie crash

Prosecutors to seek 1st-degree murder in fatal Erie crash

Posted on November 6th, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Erie County prosecutors will seek a first-degree murder conviction against a 24-year-old Erie woman accused of intentionally hitting another woman with her vehicle and killing her in late August.

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Erie police seize crystal meth in search

Erie police seize crystal meth in search

Posted on November 2nd, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Investigators also found suspected marijuana, cash during Friday morning search.

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Erie death, robbery, rape investigations continue

Erie death, robbery, rape investigations continue

Posted on October 22nd, 2018 at 2:32 PM

Erie police are continuing their investigations of major crimes in the city last week.

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Fairview killer charged in 1988 homicide in New Castle

Fairview killer charged in 1988 homicide in New Castle

Posted on October 18th, 2018 at 1:36 PM

Regis A. Brown, sentenced to life plus 20 to 40 years in prison in September after pleading guilty to charges in the murders of his wife and stepdaughter at their Fairview Township residence in March, has been charged in another homicide.

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Man pleads guilty in Verizon store theft; getaway car crashed into a cannon

Man pleads guilty in Verizon store theft; getaway car crashed into a cannon

Posted on October 9th, 2018 at 11:28 AM

One of three Cleveland residents charged with stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Millcreek Township Verizon Wireless store pleaded guilty Monday in Erie County Court.

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Defense, prosecution spar over Leclair trial testimony

Defense, prosecution spar over Leclair trial testimony

Posted on October 4th, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Jurors at Christopher Leclair’s upcoming homicide trial in the shooting death of his wife on Lake Erie will hear evidence that Leclair was “leading a double life,” a prosecutor said in court Thursday.

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Erie men face attempted homicide charges in shootings

Erie men face attempted homicide charges in shootings

Posted on October 1st, 2018 at 3:58 PM

Two Erie men are wanted on attempted homicide and other charges in two recent shootings in the city.

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2 men rob Edinboro pharmacy

2 men rob Edinboro pharmacy

Posted on September 27th, 2018 at 3:41 PM

EDINBORO — Two men armed with a handgun robbed an Edinboro pharmacy Thursday morning.

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I have many good things to say about Mr. Hackwelder and his team. From the beginning he came to our aid last minute and were good at keeping open lines of communication with me and my family. They worked on our case up to the last possible moment and even met with me on weekends. He answered all my questions throughout the whole process, was polite and did not waste time. The case was an extremely hard one, and the legal system was a bear to work with, but Mr. Hackwelder showed up every time with lots of energy and a positive attitude. He never promised what could not be done, but our results were extremely positive, in part to his hard work and constant attention to important details. I highly recommend him and his team. Mr. Hackwelder, I believe, went above and beyond the call of duty in our unique circumstance.

 
April

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...

 
Michael

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.

 
John

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.

 
Jeffrey

I was in a rough spot and Attorney Sebald exceeded my expectations while being fair and upfront about the possible outcomes. I was impressed by his knowledge and navigation of the law, but also by his relationships within that community.

 
Tim

Attorney Sebald did a great job handling my case. I was cited improperly for a traffic accident, and Steve and his partner were able to resolve the situation quickly and with great professionalism.

 
Tom

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.

 
JohnErie, PA

Eric has helped us numerous times. He has been there for us when ever we call and made himself available in a moments notice, when necessary. He knows just what to do and is also great at dealing with the emotional side of the situation. We trust him completely and would highly recommend Eric.

 
Rhonda

Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome.

 
MichaelErie, PA

Stephen Sebald far exceeded my expectations. As a result of trusting in his extensive knowledge of the law & him working diligently on my case, charges were substantially reduced. He was always on call & went above & beyond in my case. Excellent defense attorney!

 
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