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August 5, 2013

3 jury trials set in Cambria cases

EBENSBURG — The case against a Johnstown man who police say shot his cousin in the kidney following a dispute outside a city bar will be heard by a Cambria County jury later this month.

Edward Reviere faces charges of aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment and possessing a firearm without a license.

His case is one of three that will be heard this month by recently empaneled juries. Trials also are scheduled for Albert Baldish and Trevor Mangum.

Reviere, 27, of the 200 block of Bossler Street, was charged in October with a shooting outside a bar on Railroad Street in the city.

Johnstown police said Reviere and Andre Sampson were in the bar when an argument broke out. Reviere left by the bar’s front door and Sampson, who was identified as the defendant’s cousin, left through a side door.

Police said a witness later reported that once outside, Reviere pulled a handgun and fired a shot that struck Sampson.

Reviere fled, and Sampson was taken to Memorial Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the kidney.

Cambria County Judge Norman Krumenacker will preside over the trial, which is scheduled to begin Aug. 19 with Assistant District Attorney Jessica Aurandt listed as the prosecutor and Daniel Kiss as the defense attorney.

President Judge Timothy Creany will preside over the Aug. 13 trial of Baldish, who is accused of raping an underage girl over a six-year period.

Baldish, 48, of the 500 block of Vine Street, Johnstown, allegedly assaulted the girl from the time she was 9 years old until she was 15, from 1993 to 1999.

He was charged with five counts each of rape, statutory sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Other charges include seven counts each of aggravated assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.

Assistant District Attorney Beth Bolton Penna is listed as the prosecutor and public defender Ryan Gleason as the defense attorney.

A jury trial for Mangum on charges of criminal conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver has been scheduled for Aug. 19 in front of Judge David Tulowitzki. Assistant District Attorney Wayne Langerholc is listed as the prosecutor and Johnstown attorney Kevin Rozich will defend Mangum.

Jury selection in the case of an East Taylor Township man charged in the death of his son in a vehicle crash has been delayed until later this month.

Jurors to hear charges against Brian Roles will be chosen from a group of Cambria County residents summoned to appear at the courthouse Aug. 22.

Roles, 38, of the 100 block of Calhoun Street, was charged in July 2012 by East Taylor Township police with vehicular homicide while driving under the in­fluence and homicide by vehicle.

Police said Roles was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup north on William Penn Avenue on April 8, 2012, when he lost control. The pickup ran off the roadway, went up an embankment and struck a utility pole. The truck then overturned, ejecting Brian Roles Jr. through the front passenger window.

The Conemaugh Valley High School sophomore was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma to the neck and head.

The father had a blood alcohol level of 0.17 percent, and a drug screen tested positive for two prescription drugs, police said.

The elder Roles’ driver’s license had been suspended before the accident because of a DUI charge, police said.


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