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Man jailed on outstanding warrants, contact with minor: Court Roundup

Posted 11/15/17

A Northumberland County man is in Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail on charges of having inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl who lives in Middletown.

Richard David Fahnestock, 43, …

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Man jailed on outstanding warrants, contact with minor: Court Roundup

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A Northumberland County man is in Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail on charges of having inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl who lives in Middletown.

Richard David Fahnestock, 43, of Ranshaw, was arraigned before District Judge David Judy on Nov. 9 and charged with contact/communication with a minor-sexual abuse, and corruption of minors.

Acting on a referral from Dauphin County Children and Youth Services, borough police found that the girl was sending illicit photos of herself to Fahnestock on a cellphone using Facebook Messenger, according to arrest papers police filed with Judy. 

Fahnestock was allegedly encouraging the girl by sending her indecent text messages, police said. 

Fahnestock was also wanted on other outstanding warrants, the nature of which were not described by police.

A preliminary hearing for Fahnestock is set for Nov. 16 before Judy.

911 call from girl leads to arrest

A Middletown man is in Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail after borough police say he allegedly strangled and beat a woman during an incident in the first block of North Union Street on Nov. 8.

Fred Dunn Beers Jr., 31, of the same address, allegedly continued striking and punching the woman while she was holding an infant in her arms, according to police. Police were dispatched to the scene by a 911 call placed by a 9-year-old girl who was witnessing the incident.

Beers was arraigned before District Judge David Judy on Nov. 9 and charged with strangulation, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and harassment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 16.

Man allegedly strangled woman

A Middletown man is in Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail after police say he choked a woman over an argument about rent money.

Sheldon Rae Vest, 59, of the 100 block of East Main Street, allegedly strangled the woman during the incident, which occurred in the 100 block of Ann Street on Nov. 8, according to arrest papers that police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Vest also allegedly threatened to kill the victim, pushed her to the floor causing injury to her left ear, and was “throwing her around” the bedroom and living room, police said.

Vest was arraigned before Judy on Nov. 9 and charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, harassment, and strangulation. 

A preliminary hearing for Vest is scheduled for Nov. 22 before Judy.

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