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October 8, 2013

On the Record: Today’s births, police, items, district judge reports and divorces



To Tysa and Clifton Ruggs of New Castle, a son on Oct. 4, 2013, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.



•Hit and run. A woman reported that her car was parked in the 500 block of East Moody Avenue between 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday when an unknown vehicle hit the right front fender and left the scene.

District judges

Melissa A. Amodie

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Brie Anne Hilton, 30, of New Castle, retaliation against witness or victim.

•Tylan Craig Huddleston, 18, of New Castle, two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of simple assault, rape forcible compulsion, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse forcible compulsion, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault forcible compulsion, indecent assault forcible compulsion, terroristic threats, robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, unlawful restraint/involuntary servitude and making repairs to or selling offensive weapons.

•Louis Thomas, 39, of New Castle, disorderly house.

•Tiffany Cwiakala, 29, of West Pittsburg, disorderly house.

•Eric Whisel of New Castle, retail theft.

•Benjamin Frank Jones III, 33, of New Castle, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment.

Jerry G. Cartwright

•David W. Shoff, 56, of New Galilee, charged by state police with defiant trespass and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Scott A. McGrath

•Lawrence E. Cross III, 61, of Mercer, charged by New Wilmington police with unlawful confinement and control.


Daniel R. Nagle, 57, of Ellwood City from Deborah K. Nagle, 51, of Wampum. They were married Jan. 9, 1982.

David J. Thompson, 51, of New Castle and Tammy S. Thompson, 47, of New Castle. They were married Aug. 31, 1991.

Darrell Quay Meyers, 59, of New Castle from Michelle A. Naples, 57, of New Castle. They were married Oct. 27, 1979.

Patrick H. Murphy, 47, of New Castle from Lisa M. Murphy, 45. They were married Oct. 1, 1996.

Matthew J. Harlan, 52, of New Castle from Ruth Harlan, 45, of Portersville. They were married Oct. 12, 1992.

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