Oil City Couple Waive Hearings on Child Endangerment, Drug Charges

| March 29, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City couple who are facing child endangerment, drug, and gun charges waived their preliminary hearings on Wednesday in Central Court.

According to court documents, criminal charges against 21-year-old Jeffrey Goodman, Jr. and 21-year-old Jade Maaree Hurst, both of Oil City, have been transferred to Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Goodman faces the following charges:

– Conspiracy – Penalties – Sales to Ineligible Transferee, Felony 3 (two counts)
– Penalties – Sales to Ineligible Transferee, Felony 3 (two counts)
– Endangering Welfare of Children -Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 3 (two counts)
– Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession, With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– False Report – Falsely Incriminate Another, Misdemeanor 2
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

Goodman was released from Venango County Jail on Wednesday after his bail type was changed to $25,000.00 unsecured.

Hurst’s charges include:

– Endangering Welfare of Children -Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 2 (two counts)
– Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor (two counts)

She is free on $25,000.00 unsecured bail.

Case details:

On March 21, Oil City Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Manning Street based on an investigation of gun violations that began in February 2018.

During a search of the house, officers located a bag in the bedroom allegedly belonging to Goodman and Hurst. A search of the bag revealed a substantial amount of marijuana along with packaging materials, digital scales, and two bongs.

The bag was located where one of the minor children living inside the residence would have had access to it, according to police.

Officers also located a loaded .22 caliber rifle on the dresser of the bedroom. The firearm was seized for safekeeping. A search of the residence revealed a “makeshift” shooting range where Goodman or other occupants of the residence fired the said .22 caliber rifle and another small caliber firearm, court documents indicate.


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