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NEW CASTLE Authorities want bonds for suspect to be revoked



Published: Tue, January 1, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



The charges stem from arrests on July 5 and Oct. 11.

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Authorities want the court to revoke the bonds of a man accused of kidnapping three children.

District Attorney Matthew Mangino is asking Judge Ralph D. Pratt of Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to revoke two bonds posted by Dennis C. Reed, 30, of Sankey Street.

A hearing is set for Friday to hear arguments.

Reed is in jail facing charges in Lawrence and Butler counties.

He was arrested Dec. 22 in Butler, where police said they discovered cocaine and a loaded handgun in his car. Three children who had been reported missing by relatives about a week earlier were with him, police said.

Reed faces three counts of kidnapping in Lawrence County.

The children's mother, Wendy Miller, 28, of Sankey Street, was found dead the next day along the banks of the Neshannock Creek. An autopsy revealed she died from a gunshot to the back of her head. Authorities said she had been dead about five to seven days.

No arrests: No arrests have been made in Miller's death.

Mangino filed papers in common pleas court Monday asking a judge to revoke $10,000 bond Reed posted Aug. 23 and $7,500 bail he posted Oct. 29.

Court documents said Reed was charged July 5 with carrying a firearm without a license, seven counts of making terroristic threats and violating a state law that does not allow convicted felons to carry weapons.

A second set of charges filed Oct. 11 accuse Reed of fleeing from police, reckless driving, driving without a license and other traffic violations.

Reed is being held in Butler County Jail on $50,000 bond. Police there charged him with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

His bond was set at $300,000 in Lawrence County on the three kidnapping charges.




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