Lett waives criminal charges
A Hendersonville man, Tyrone Lett, waived his criminal charges to court, including an amended charge of felon not permitted to possess a firearm, during a preliminary hearing July 23 before District Judge Valarie Costanzo.
Lett, of 28 Raven Drive, was charged by Cecil Township police shortly after Richard Reed of Washington appeared in the Canonsburg General Hospital emergency room July 13 with gunshot wounds.
Reed told police he received a telephone call at about 7:30 p.m. July 13, to meet someone at 28 Raven Drive. When he arrived, Reed said he heard yelling coming from the residence, then he heard a gunshot blast and felt pellets to his chest, police said.
Reed, with his brother, Damon Reed, drove to the end of the street, which is a dead end, turned around, and as Richard Reed drove past the house again, he felt pellets to his face. He then drove to the hospital.
Police arrested Lett at his house at 1 p.m. July 14, and found a 410-gauge shotgun inside the residence.
He is charged with aggravated assault, attempted homicide, reckless endangerment, simple assault and disorderly conduct, plus the newly amended charge.
Lett was returned to the Washington County Jail on $200,000 bond where is also being held on a detainer.
In agreeing to waive the charges to trial, Washington County Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Fagella told Costanzo there is a stipulation that if defense attorney Steven Toprani sought a habeas corpus hearing, Fagella would not object.