A man wanted in New Jersey for several firearms indictments appeared before Judge Melissa Byers Emmerling in Municipal Court Tuesday as a fugitive from justice.
John E. Bowles, 38, Aten Avenue Extension, Wellsville, waived his right to an extradition hearing and was ordered returned to New Jersey, where he is was indicted for conspiracy and unlawful disposition of firearms, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of guns as a convicted felon.
He was taken into custody Monday by St. Clair Township Police.
Byers Emmerling set cash/surety bond at $100,000, and he is currently housed in the county jail.
The judge recused herself from a case against Richard L. Ketchum, 20, Fredericktown-Clarkson Road, Negley, who is charged with obstructing official business. She appointed acting Judge Timothy Brooks to the case and set pretrial for Oct. 24.
Larry P. Madison, 43, McKinnon Avenue, was fined $250, sentenced to 30 days, 27 suspended and was placed on probation two years for driving under suspension. He was fined $150 and placed on probation two years for speeding.
Alvaro Castro Estupinan, 31, South Bend, Indiana, was fined $475, sentenced to 30 days, 27 suspended, had his license suspended 180 days and was placed on probation two years for OVI. He was fined $35 for left of center. An interpreter was provided by the court due to Estupinan having difficulty understanding English.
McDean Shreve, 42, Staunton Avenue, was fined $100 and had his license suspended 180 days for possession of marijuana. For driving under suspension, second offense, he was fined $100.
William H. Pfirrman, 67, Moore Street, was fined $475, sentenced to 30 days, 27 suspended, had his license suspended 180 days and was placed on probation two years for OVI. An illegal plates charge was dismissed.