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Venango man jailed after incident leads to his being shot by police

Venango man jailed after incident leads to his being shot by police

Posted on March 28th, 2019 at 5:16 PM

A Venango man allegedly told police “I’ll (expletive) shoot anyone that comes down here” and “I’ll start spraying lead” at the beginning of a standoff with police and later pointed a rifle at officers as he exited the front door of a Cussewago Township residence earlier this month, according to the criminal complaint filed by police in the case.

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Crystal Meth, Heroin, Nearly $30K in Cash Seized from Erie Residence

Crystal Meth, Heroin, Nearly $30K in Cash Seized from Erie Residence

Posted on March 26th, 2019 at 4:11 PM

Two were arrested after crystal meth, heroin, guns and thousands of dollars in cash were seized during a drug bust in Erie on Monday.

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Woman charged in west Erie stabbing

Woman charged in west Erie stabbing

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 at 1:38 PM

One female was taken to the hospital and another female was taken into police custody following a stabbing on the city’s west side on Thursday afternoon.

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Autopsy Completed on Man who Died Following Fight in Corry

Autopsy Completed on Man who Died Following Fight in Corry

Posted on March 20th, 2019 at 4:51 PM

An autopsy was completed Wednesday on the body of a man who died following a fight in the City of Corry, but the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, according to the Erie County Coroner.

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Man Indicted for Murder in 2014 Death of 16 Month Old in Jamestown, N.Y.

Man Indicted for Murder in 2014 Death of 16 Month Old in Jamestown, N.Y.

Posted on March 18th, 2019 at 2:54 PM

A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has indicted a man on murder and manslaughter charges for his role in the 2014 death of a 16 month old in Jamestown, N.Y.

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Three Men Accused of Having Sex with Twelve Animals Await Sentencing

Three Men Accused of Having Sex with Twelve Animals Await Sentencing

Posted on March 15th, 2019 at 11:08 AM

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Three Pennsylvania men accused of having sex on a regular basis with several animals will be sentenced next month.

 

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Man gets state prison in Erie stabbing over drug money

Man gets state prison in Erie stabbing over drug money

Posted on March 12th, 2019 at 5:10 PM

A “drug deal gone wrong” led to a state prison sentence of up to a decade Monday for a man who was on parole and staying at a halfway house when he stabbed another man during a confrontation in August.

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Security Camera Catches Prowling Suspect Licking Doorbell For 3 Hours

Security Camera Catches Prowling Suspect Licking Doorbell For 3 Hours

Posted on March 11th, 2019 at 4:46 PM

A family in Salinas, California, might be ready to deliver a tongue-lashing to the prowler their security camera caught licking their doorbell ― for three hours.

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Teen Gets Prison Time for Killing His Grandmother

Teen Gets Prison Time for Killing His Grandmother

Posted on March 7th, 2019 at 4:04 PM

A Harborcreek teenager, charged in one of the area's more shocking murder cases, will spend up to 20 years in prison for killing his grandmother. 

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Man Allegedly Faked Own Kidnapping To Get Out Of Super Bowl Pool Payout

Man Allegedly Faked Own Kidnapping To Get Out Of Super Bowl Pool Payout

Posted on March 4th, 2019 at 4:16 PM

NEWFANE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a western New York man faked his own abduction and robbery because he was short of cash owed in a Super Bowl pool.

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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

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

Mr. Hackwelder and Mr. Sebald both worked very diligently to a resolution of a very serious case. My son was accused of a crime that would have cost him his freedom and caused irreparable harm to his reputation and his family unit. A conviction would have led to certain alienation of his rights as a father. My son, a provider and a family man was accused by a third party with an obvious agenda. Both Hackwelder and Sebald did exactly as the indicated at our first meeting. They said that this case would end up dismissed and it was. They were able to successfully demonstrate to the district attorney that there was no way that this case would be successfully prosecuted because of the lack of evidence, improper conduct and the overt agenda of the accusing party. I would not hesitate to ask Eric Hackwelder or Stephen Sebald to represent my loved ones again and you definitely shouldn't look any further.

 
Michael

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

Eric was great. Very professional and very knowledgeable of the law. Attorney Hackwelder and his partner were able to resolve my particular case quickly and to my benefit. Good job!

 
Tom

I just wanna say that I am overly satisfied with Mr Sebald! I recommend if you have any troubles to contact him and his partner Mr Hackwelder. The both did a Great job thank you guys!

 
Jerry

I would highly recommend Attorney Hackwelder. My case was different than most but he went out of his way to do his research to make sure things went my way. He won the case for me and if I ever need another attorney I will call him again.

 
Pam

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

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

I received a speeding ticket while traveling through Erie, PA. Steve and his expert team took care of everything while I was 600 miles away in North Carolina. He greatly reduced my conviction and fines. Valerie on his team took the time to hand-hold me through the process. I truly appreciate all that Steve and his team did to resolve this positively for me.

 
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