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Bench Warrant Issued for Former Pine Constable

Eric Ewing did not appear for a pre-trial conference in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

An Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge issued a bench warrant Friday for former Pine Township constable Eric Ewing.

Judge Kathleen A. Durkin also revoked Ewing's bail when the 54-year-old Gibsonia resident did not show up for an 8:30 a.m. pre-trial conference.

Ewing also faces charges in Sarasota County, FL, according to online court documents.

Charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief/damaging property valued at between $200 and $1,000 were filed Wednesday in a Sarasota County court. An arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 21.

Two felony charges of criminal mischief/damaging property valued at over $1,000 were dropped Wednesday.

Ewing also is charged with battery; an Aug. 24 motion hearing is scheduled.

Many of the documents associated with the Florida cases are unavailable online.

In the Pennsylvania case, Northern Regional police charged Ewing with a misdemeanor after he told officers someone shot a surveillance flare near his Gibsonia home on April 17, police said.

A witness later told police that Ewing shot the flare, according to the criminal complaint.

Ewing said he believed the flare was an attempt—either from someone with the U.S. government or some faction of organized crime—to send a message that they were watching him, the complaint states. 

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