Suspended Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold headed for PFA hearing – Tribune

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The wife of suspended Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold has filed for a permanent protection from abuse order against him.

According to court records, a hearing on the request by Danielle Reinke Diebold is scheduled for Wednesday in Armstrong County Court in Kittanning.

The PFA hearing was confirmed Thursday by Brenda George, the county’s prothonotary and clerk of courts.

Mike Diebold, 40, of Forks Church Road, Gilpin, is accused of using the internet to solicit sex from a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The girl actually was a special agent for the state Attorney General’s Office predator task force.

Mike Diebold was arrested in a Jan. 5 sting in a Lower Burrell convenience store parking lot and initially was jailed in the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $500,000 bond pending the hearing.

He later posted bond and was released.

He is not staying at his home because Danielle Diebold was granted an emergency PFA previously that prohibits Mike Diebold from having contact with his wife, stepdaughter and son.

George said the permanent PFA application

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Suspended Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold free on bond while awaiting hearing – Tribune

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Mike Diebold, the suspended Leechburg police chief facing child predator charges, has been released from jail after posting bond, his attorney confirmed Thursday night.

Attorney Duke George said Diebold was released from the Westmoreland County Prison, which is the county jail.

“The only comment I (will) make is I’m glad he’s out,” George said. “Now he’s entitled to his (due) process, and we’ll see what happens between now and the finalization of these charges.”

Diebold, 40, of Forks Church Road, Gilpin, is accused of soliciting sex via the internet from someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl but actually was a special agent for the state Attorney General’s Office’s predator task force.

He was arrested Jan. 5 after arranging to meet with the person he thought was the girl at the Lower Burrell Sheetz.

Diebold had been jailed since his arrest on $500,000 straight bond. Straight bond requires the suspect to post the entire amount, either in cash or property, as collateral to assure that the suspect doesn’t skip out on upcoming court proceedings.

George said earlier that

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Eddie Heard Suspended After Arrest: Details, Mugshot and Reaction on Oregon LB

Oregon Ducks junior linebacker Eddie Heard was suspended indefinitely by the team Thursday after University of Oregon police arrested him Wednesday.

According to Andrew Greif of the Oregonian, Heard was arrested on misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree assault and harassment and will be arraigned Thursday.

Emerald Sports shared his mugshot:

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said Wednesday the program will “take appropriate action as details develop.”

On Thursday, Greif shared details of Heard’s arrest:

According to a summary of the case provided by UO police, Heard was arrested one day after a woman reported that early on Oct. 30, hours after Oregon’s 54-35 home win against Arizona State, Heard had “repeatedly touched her” inside Taylor’s Bar and Grill.

The woman told police that after she protested loudly, Heard slapped her and she pushed him back before leaving the bar between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Outside the bar, near the corner of East 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street, the woman told police that Heard approached before punching her in the face. Police interviewed “multiple

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