Sunbury teen charged on felony counts

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SUNBURY — A teen shot by Sunbury police in June has now been charged, as an adult, with a number of felony offenses.  17-year-old Naheem Reams of Sunbury was arraigned Friday in Sunbury.  He faces 30 charges, including felony aggravated assault. Police have said Reams was under the influence of marijuana June 5 when he led police on a high-speed chase.  After reportedly trying to hit an officer with his vehicle, Reams was shot.  He spent weeks in the hospital before being released to a juvenile detention facility. Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini announced last month that Reams would be charged as an adult for the incident.  In addition, Rosini said, following an investigation,…

D.A.: Officer justified in shooting teen

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SUNBURY — The NorthumberlandCountyD.A.’s office believes the officer who shot a Sunbury teen was justified in his actions.  Following a review of the state police investigation of the June 5 incident, D.A. Tony Rosini has decided to authorize adult charges of aggravated assault against 17-year-old Naheem Reams.   Within his statement Rosini said, “The officer’s use of deadly force in this case was justified to prevent a fleeing felon from escaping and to protect himself, his fellow officers and the public.”   Rosini also said, “It is easy in the calm of daylight and the comfort of our own homes to Monday Morning Quarterback these situations or to second guess in hindsight what actions could…

Sunbury teen in juvenile detention center

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SUNBURY — The Sunbury teen shot by police on June 5 is now in custody following his release from the hospital.  17-year-old Naheem Reams was released from the hospital Tuesday and has now been placed in a juvenile detention facility. According to The News Item, Reams was in Northumberland County Court Wednesday afternoon. He went before Judge William H. Wiest around 4:00p.m. for a previous court case stemming from a May incident.  Details on that case have not been made public as police investigate the June 5 incident.  Wiest made the decision to send Reams to a detention facility where he can get proper medical care. No other details are available at this time on…