The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

News

October 12, 2012

Woman, 22, charged in 2011 slashing

MILTON — More than a year after a being charged in connection with a gang-related stabbing in the Valley, Michelle Smith was arraigned Thursday, according to court documents.

Smith, 22, of Milton, faces aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault charges in connection with an August 2011 incident in which Smith and a male companion, Andrew Bradford, slashed a woman in the face with a box cutter.

The victim was attacked allegedly over a $2,000 debt she owed the Bloods, according to court documents. The victim told police about the attack after she was treated at Sunbury Community Hospital, according to police.

Following the incident, Smith fled with Bradford’s child to Maryland, where she was arrested in October 2011 in connection with a string of armed robberies in the Salisbury area.

Three males, all known members of the Bloods, were also arrested in connection with the Maryland home invasions.

Waiting for Smith to face charges in Maryland before coming back to Pennsylvania is what caused the year-long delay, said Northumberland County Assistant District Attorney Melissa Norton.

“Number one, we had to find her, and then number two, we had to extradite her,” Norton said.

In March, Smith was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted murder in Maryland’s Circuit Court for Wicomico County, according to court documents.

Smith had faced numerous charges, including armed robbery, first degree assault, credit card fraud and theft, according to court documents.

For his role in the slashing incident Bradford, 26, of Milton, was extradited from Delaware, where he was arrested in September 2011 for an unrelated incident. In January, he plead no contest to one charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and was sentenced to one to two years in prison, according to court documents.

1
Text Only
News
  • DEA packet compares school scores, salaries

    DANVLLE — Members of the Danville Education Association are circulating a pamphlet as part of their planned strike on Thursday.

    Click Here to see the pamphlet

    April 16, 2014

  • Snyder DA says email security breach could be a crime

    MIDDLEBURG — Even though acting Midd-West Superintendent Daphne Snook may not have broken school policy by monitoring district emails, Valley legal experts say she still may have broken the law.

    April 16, 2014

  • Midd-West board feels backlash

    April 16, 2014

  • Good Morning Central Susquehanna Valley

    Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones’ first album, eponymously titled “The Rolling Stones,” was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records (a slightly different version debuted in the United States a month and a-half later).

    April 16, 2014

  • Donkey basketball draws 600, raises $1,800

    SUNBURY — The Shikellamy Fieldhouse was loud and rocking Tuesday night as Shikellamy High School students took on the Valley All-Stars in a donkey basketball fundraiser to benefit Newspapers in Education.

    April 15, 2014

  • mail16a.jpg Post Offices busy just before today's tax deadline

    SUNBURY — Bill Shambach plopped his three envelopes addressed to tax collectors on the counter of the Post Office on North Third Street at 12:15 p.m. this afternoon — four hours before the office closed for the day.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Guzzardi_Bob.png Governor's Republican opponent remains on primary ballot

    HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania state judge has ruled that a Republican gubernatorial candidate can stay on the May 20 primary ballot as the lone challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

    April 15, 2014

  • Woman found in attic dies following house fire

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say fire claimed the life of a woman overnight.
    Officials in Luzerne County say crews were called to the Wilkes-Barre residence just before 11:30 p.m. Monday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Cold0415.jpg Local weather takes a major plunge today

    STATE COLLEGE — Heavy rain and thunderstorms will sweep across the Northeast later today, putting many at risk for dangerous flooding and damaging winds.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee
Poll

Are you among those who will be completing and mailing your tax forms today?

Yes
No - Already Filed
     View Results
Photo Galleries
The Valley

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.