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Man jailed in Muncy burglary

By Staff | Apr 22, 2020

MUNCY – Steven James Martin, 28, of 317 Carpenter St., Muncy, is jailed and denied bail after allegedly robbing Sam’s Place Lottery and Tobacco in Muncy Creek Township on March 18 around 9:57 p.m. Martin, who was wearing a camouflage face mask and black goggles with a black drawstring bag at the time, held a semi-automatic pistol to the clerk and demanded money. According to court records, the clerk emptied the cash register money into Martin’s bag, totaling $3,507.54. Court records state Martin then fled the scene from the west side of the building. Evidence gathered from a multitude of surveillance cameras from the day of the robbery, phone messages, and interviews with both Martin and his mother led to Martin’s arrest by state police. Martin was charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, possessing instruments of crime and simple assault.

In other news:

A confrontation in Montgomery last Friday morning resulted in prison time for Tyler Wagner, Sr. who suddenly pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at Dylan Hamilton, state Trooper Jacob Sukal alleged in an affidavit. Calling it “a domestic incident,” Sukal said “Wagner grabbed Hamilton and tackled him to the sidewalk on Brook Street,” about 10:30 a.m. After pulling out the handgun, Wagner, 22, of 181 Glade Run Road, Muncy, allegedly threatened to pistol-whip Hamilton, Sukal said. Wagner, formerly of the 100 block of Sunset Road, Muncy, was arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault and harassment. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

A skid steer that was on fire and endangering a barn was reported around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at 2882 Buck Hill Road in Wolf Township. The skid steer caught fire inside the barn, but the structure was saved after someone managed to pull it out of the barn with a tractor, fire officials said. The skid steer was destroyed but there was no serious damage to the barn. The farm is owned by Donny, Gary and Jimmy Hill. Hughesville, Picture Rocks, Muncy, Lairdsville and Pennsdale volunteer firefighters responded to the incident.