Tazelle Curtis held on 100,000 bond following Saturday night shooting in Nanticoke

Tazelle Curtis held on 100,000 bond following Saturday night shooting in Nanticoke

Nanticoke, PA

 

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Nanticoke City Police say they responded to the report of shots fired in a residence located at 109 Welles St. Nanticoke City. The suspect, identified as Tazelle CURTIS, 33, of Wilkes Barre, was located detained less than ten minutes from receiving the call according to police.

Authorities say their investigation determined Curtis fired a handgun after threatening a resident. Police say they recovered a handgun nearby. According to authorities the handgun was reported stolen to Hanover Township Police in April 2019.

Additionally, police say Curtis was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear at a hearing in Common Pleas Court on July 18, 2019. Curtis was lodged at Luzerne County Correctional Facility.

As a result of this incident, Curtis was charged with Aggravated assault, Terrorist threats, Recklessly endangering another person, Receiving stolen property, and Persons not to possess, control, firearms.

Curtis was arraigned this morning by Magisterial District Court Judge, Rick Cronauer, and remanded for lack of $ 100,000.00 bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 28, 2019, at Luzerne County Central Court.

 

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