Teen shot by police pleads guilty


SUNBURY – Six months after being shot by Sunbury Police, 18-year-old Naheem Reams plead guilty to aggravated assault against officers.  Reams, of Shamokin, was in Northumberland County Court Friday and was sentenced 2-5 years in state prison for the June incident in Sunbury.  He will receive credit for time served. Reams plead guilty to aggravated assault, driving while impaired, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and other traffic violations. He was charged June 5 after police attempted to stop his vehicle in Sunbury during a high-speed chase.  Reams tried to run down a Sunbury police officer at Chestnut and Front Streets and the officer fired one shot, hitting Reams in the torso. Northumberland County Judge…

Jury selected for teen shot by Sunbury police


SUNBURY – A 12-person jury has been selected for the trial of Naheem Reams, who was shot by Sunbury police after allegedly trying to run over the officer.  The News Item reports the trial will begin on Thursday, December 18.   The 18-year-old is charged with felony aggravated assault, fleeing or eluding and driving under the influence of marijuana.  Police say Reams was shot by Sunbury Sergeant James Taylor once in the torso on June 5, 2013 after a high-speed chase in the city.  Reams allegedly tried to run down Taylor near Chestnut and Front Streets.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Teen driver shot by police testifies


SUNBURY – A teen who was shot by a Sunbury Police officer following a high-speed chase testified in court on Wednesday.  A hearing was held for 18-year-old Naheem Reams of Shamokin to decide whether charges against him should be sent to juvenile court instead of him being tried as an adult.   He was 17 when the incident occurred in June of last year.  Reams was charged as an adult with six counts of aggravated assault.  The chase in Sunbury ended at Chestnut and South Front Streets. Reams was shot in the abdomen by an officer who claims he was trying to run him down with his car.  Reams pleaded not guilty in September.  …