UPDATE – I have the answer on Domonic Bowers per the Manheim Township Police Department: He will be mailed a summons. The four charges against him are all misdemeanors.
Today is a busy day. There will be more on this and Casilda Barrera de Rodriguez tomorrow.
— LNP Managing Editor Tom Murse: Could you have one of your reporters ask the District Judge why this man with a prior criminal record was “released to a family member” (click here)? What does that mean? Was a bail amount set?
RELEASED TO FAMILY AT 23?
**** He was processed and released to a family member.
From the Manheim Township Police Press Release, “Bowers, Domonic R – (1) count Simple Assault and 1 additional charge,” (click here).
The man is 23-years-old. What does “released to a family member” mean? I cannot find this docket (he has others) but it looks like another case of it’s good to be white in Lancaster County!
** BACK TO THIS MORNING’S POST:
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this investigation and approved the charges. Barrera de Rodriguez is presumed innocent. On August 6, 2019, Barrera de Rodriguez was arraigned by MDJ Hamill and remains free on $5,000 unsecured bail.
From the Ephrata Police Department press release on CrimeWatch (click here).
She is charged with a third degree felony for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
* An interesting poll by Franklin & Marshall College and released this morning. Complete poll results are here.