Second man arrested for slashing judges tires

STATE COLLEGE — A second Philipsburg man was arraigned Wednesday on charges he slashed the tires of a district judge’s car in retaliation for a court proceeding.

Thomas M. Moore II, 18, of 171 Railroad St., was arraigned before District Judge Jonathan Grine on charges of felony retaliation and criminal conspiracy and two misdemeanor offenses.Moore was jailed in lieu of $70,000 straight bail.

He, along with Shawn A. Linberg, 18, of Presqueisle St., are accused of slashing all four tires and denting a rear passenger-side door on a vehicle belonging to District Judge Allen Sinclair when it was parked at the judge’s home April 25.

Sinclair told police he heard a loud noise about 3 a.m. the day the damage happened and that he suspected Moore and Linberg because of dealing with them recently in his courtroom.

The men also are co-defendants in another case, accused of stealing a rifle and shotgun from a vehicle sometime between April 24-25.