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July 14, 2008

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Man arrested with knife after disturbing remarks

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man walking around a borough neighborhood with a large knife saying he was sorry for what he did to his wife was arrested Monday night and police determined no one was hurt.

Greenville-West Salem Township police were called at 5:15 p.m. to the area of Plum Street near Union Street after 911 received a report that a man in leather vest was walking down the road with a knife, saying “Sorry for what I did to my wife.”

Police found John Consiglio, 49, of 98 S. Second St., walking east on Plum carrying a Bowie-type knife in his right hand. He was ordered to drop the knife and immediately taken to Greenville Regional Lockup, police said.

After further investigation, police determined Consiglio didn’t commit any violent acts and there were no signs on the knife indicating it had been used in a crime.

Consiglio was charged with prohibited offensive weapons, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Court: inmate can’t sue judges doing their duties

FINDLEY TOWNSHIP — A local judge correctly dismissed the lawsuit filed by a prisoner of the State Regional Correctional Facility, Findley Township, Superior Court said Thursday.

Daniel L. Spuck, 40, is serving a sentence of 11è to 22 years for a 1995 killing in Dubois.

In the suit addressed by Superior Court, Spuck sued his trial judge, Clearfield County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederic J. Ammerman, and Centre County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles C. Brown.

Superior Court Judge Joseph F. McCloskey, writing for a three-judge panel, said Spuck alleged defamation and negligence against Williamson in a civil suit challenging Spuck’s criminal case.

Spuck claimed Ammerman violated his civil rights by dismissing a formal request, “seizing” documents Spuck brought to a court hearing and “overworking” the jury.

Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Francis J. Fornelli dismissed the suit because judges are immune to lawsuits over actions they performed while carrying out of their official duties. Superior Court agreed.

Spuck has a long history of filing appeals and lawsuits. Superior Court also is considering an appeal by Spuck in which Fornelli transferred a civil suit Spuck filed to Centre County.

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