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SHICKSHINNY – State police at Wyoming and Shickshinny have charged nine people for their alleged roles in manufacturing methamphetamine at a mobile home where a deadly shooting took place in February.

Chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine were found inside a mobile home on Old Tavern Road after Robert Jacob Muntz, 43, died from a single gunshot wound to the head on Feb. 8, according to search warrant affidavits and court records.

Muntz’s death was ruled a homicide by Luzerne County Coroner John Corcoran. Two search warrants identified Amanda Bowman, 28, as the woman who suffered a gunshot injury to her arm inside the mobile home when Muntz allegedly forced his way inside.

State police allege Muntz and his girlfriend, Theresa Gloria Daniels, 23, of Hanover Township, and a juvenile arrived at the mobile home. Muntz concealed his face when he forced his way inside and allegedly fired a shot at Bowman, who fired two shots at Muntz, according to the search warrant affidavit.

Bowman’s boyfriend, Jeffrey Laton, 40, was arrested on Feb. 9 on charges filed by Nanticoke police alleging he sold meth to an informant in July,
according to the criminal complaint.

Laton was inside the trailer when Muntz was killed.

State police also recovered firearms inside the mobile home.

No charges were filed for Muntz’s death.

District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll ruled the fatal shooting of Muntz was justifiable homicide.

“The investigation on behalf of the Pennsylvania State Police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office clearly support a case of self defense. Amanda Bowman and Jeffrey Laton reasonably feared for their lives and were in danger of immediate death or serious bodily injury with no reasonble opportunity to escape when Robert Muntz barged into the residence, masked, armed and pointing a gun at them. Amanda Bowman acted to defend herself and Jeffrey Laton. And as such the shooting death of Robert Muntz has been ruled justifiable homicide,” she said in a prepared statement.

Those facing charges in relation to the manufacturing of methamphetamine are:

Bowman and Laton are charged with four counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, two counts criminal conspiracy, and one count of risking a catastrophe.

Rodney Allen Jones, 43, of Hunlock Township, charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance, four counts of possession with
intent to deliver a controlled substance, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of risking a catastrophe.

Jerry Lee Drumm, 54, of Sweet Valley, charged with illegal sale or transfer of firearms.

Theresa Gloria Daniels is charged with 18 counts of criminal conspiracy, four counts each of reckless endangerment and simple assault, three
counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal attempt, and one count each of burglary, criminal trespass and corruption of minors.

Michael Joseph Pawlowski, 41, of Mountaintop, is charged with criminal conspiracy.

David Keith Kalbach, 38, of Hunlock Township, and Denyse Lee Sedorchuk, 35, of Hunlock Township, are charged with five counts of possession of a
controlled substance, four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and one count each of risking a catastrophe and criminal conspiracy.

David Rausch, 17, has also been charged as an adult, according to Trooper Tom Kelly.

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