Crime

Man charged with burglary faces 8 additional felonies

New charges have been filed against a Bellefonte man accused of co-conspiring to burglarize Jack Houser Amusement in January.

Jason Moyer, 38, is charged with eight additional felonies — as an accomplice and conspirator for burglary, criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking of movable property and receiving stolen property.

Moyer is also charged with one summary count of criminal mischief after police say he and Jacob Snook stole $47,000 from Jack Houser Amusement in Bellefonte on Jan. 21.

When police spoke to Moyer in January, he told them he “was addicted to heroin and had money problems stemming from his addiction,” according to an affidavit.

Moyer was initially arraigned in February on charges of burglary and criminal trespassing after allegedly stealing $550 from the business on Jan. 17. At Moyer’s initial preliminary hearing on Feb. 3, the felony charges were thrown out by District Judge Allen Sinclair. Those charges were later refiled by Assistant District Attorney Jessica Lathrop and bound over by Sinclair on March 2.

On Friday, Bellefonte police Detective Robert Ruggiero charged Moyer with eight new felonies after he allegedly conspired with Snook to steal $47,000 from the business.

He was arraigned Friday by District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker. Bail was set at $50,000, which Moyer was unable to post.

Moyer was already being held at the Centre County jail on $10,000 bail.

He remains at the jail on $60,000 bail.

Defense attorney Steven Trialonas, of Mazza Law Group, represented Moyer for his previous charges and said Monday he will likely represent him for these new charges at his preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Jalelah Ahmed: 814-231-4631, @jalelahahmed

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