By MARLO BARNHART
A judge hearing preliminary testimony Thursday in the Feb. 5 death of a Williamsport man ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to Washington County Circuit Court for prosecution.
Robert Ray Eckard, 20, of no fixed address, is charged in the death of Samuel Lease Wolfe Jr., 59, of Williamsport. An autopsy revealed Wolfe had been strangled and sustained head injuries.
Eckard was charged the next day with first-degree murder, felony murder, first- and second-degree assault, several counts of burglary, auto theft, and several weapons offenses.