The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 3, 2014

Milton shooting victim released from hospital

The Daily Item

— DANVILLE — A Milton woman shot in the head Feb. 8 near Shamokin has been discharged from Geisinger Medical Center, a nursing supervisor said Saturday.

Salicia Yost, 20, was taken to the Danville hospital following a one-car crash at 5:30 a.m. Feb. 8. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic with Ohio plates in which Yost was traveling crashed on Irish Valley Road near Route 61, about four miles north of Shamokin.

Police said Yost was going east toward Route 61 when she apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a snow mound. Yost was shot in the left side of her head, according to court documents. A cellphone found in the car with Yost indicated several text messages and calls had been made between Yost and Rafael Anthony Diroche Jr., 28, of Mount Carmel, according to court documents. Text messages, sent minutes before the shooting, talked about meeting on Irish Valley Road, police said.

Diroche and another man held on weapons charges, Esteven Rafael Soto, 30, of Bronx, New York City, have preliminary hearings scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday before District Judge Hugh Jones, Mount Carmel.