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Venetia Man Jailed for Criminal Trespass, Other Charges

North Strabane police charged the 26-year-old early Wednesday.

A Venetia man was jailed on criminal trespass and other charges after allegedly entering a North Strabane home uninvited on Wednesday.

North Strabane police also charged Robert Cole, 26, with loitering and prowling at night, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, online court records indicate.

He was arraigned early Wednesday by district Judge David Mark, who remanded him to the Washington County Jail on $25,000. He remained an inmate there as on Thursday night.

According to the Observer-Reporter, Cole allegedly told residents at the home that he was being chased by a gun. When the family called police, the newspaper indicated that the man then allegedly ran out the door, and was later found trying to hide in a nearby convenience store parking lot. He then reportedly tried to run from police.

Cole is scheduled to appear before district Judge Jay Weller for a preliminary hearing at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5, according to online court records.

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