A school principal from the City of Lambertville had two charges withdrawn and one changed by prosecutors at a preliminary hearing in Bucks County last Thursday.
Kevin Marton, 53, principal of Tohickon Middle School in the Central Bucks School District, had a felony charge of criminal trespassing and a summary charge of harassment dropped at a preliminary hearing last Thursday.
The remaining misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge was modified, and a misdemeanor defiant trespassing count was waived for trial, according to a court docket reviewed by NewHopeFreePress.com.
The case will now move from District Judge Mark Douple’s court to the Bucks County Justice Center.
“We’re thrilled the court has heard the facts as presented,” Antonetta Stancu, Marton’s attorney, told the Bucks County Herald.
The Central Bucks Regional Police Department reported that on Thursday, August 17, Marton approached a residence on Mary Street in Doylestown Borough. He had a conversation outside with an occupant. But after the occupant went back inside, Marton allegedly entered without invitation and began searching rooms, seemingly in search of someone.
Following his August arrest, the school district placed Marton on administrative leave, school board documents revealed.