District Magistrate John N. Bova granted the withdrawal of three charges against William Joseph Murphy III at a preliminary hearing at Bova's Wallace Building office on Tuesday.
Withdrawn were both charges of receiving stolen property and one charge of the illegal sale or transfer of firearms, all stemming from a Jan. 4 incident in Baldwin Borough. But also from that incident, one charge each of burglary and trespassing have been waived for Allegheny County Court, where Murphy is scheduled to appear for a formal arraignment on March 18.
Likewise, one charge each of trespassing and burglary from a Jan. 16 incident in Baldwin have been waived for county court on March 18.
In addition, 28 other Baldwin charges against Murphy—all since Oct. 1 at the earliest—were held by Bova for Murphy's March 18 appearance in county court.
Included in that are eight counts of burglary, 10 counts of theft and 10 counts of receiving stolen property.
Murphy remains in the Allegheny County Jail on $50,000 bail.
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