A fugitive on the run from Chemung County was arrested Tuesday evening at the Riverview Court trailer park in the town of Chenango. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office had been on the lookout for 33 year old Robert Rouille since the morning of Aug. 15th, when he and another man threatened and assaulted a man and woman in their town of Southport home. Rouille faces charges of robbery in the first and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third. He is being sent to Chemung County for further processing.
The husband of a Pennsylvania woman found dead back in July is now charged with involuntary manslaughter. Scott Kunkle, 29, of Monroe Twp., is charged with aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his wife, 28-year-old Patricia Kunkle, in July after Pennsylvania State Police responded to a domestic dispute at the couple’s home. An autopsy at Lourdes Hospital ruled Patricia’s death a homicide and the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and internal injuries. Toxicology reports showed the presence of bath salts in Patricia’s system. Kunkle was originally arrested for simple assault and reckless endangerment before those charges were withdrawn Monday morning by the Bradford County District Attorney. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
A two vehicle accident near the town line of Nanticoke and Glen Aubrey has left two dead. 34 year old Brett Berg, of Johnson City was driving his car south on Route 26 when it crossed into the opposite lane while going around a curve and hit an SUV. Berg and Michael Smith, 49, of Homer, were pronounced dead at the scene. Passenger Gail Renninger-Smith, 50, of Homer, was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries.