Lawyer said hearing for one of the accused is transferring to another court.

A preliminary hearing for an Erie man charged by Erie police with breaking vehicle and business windows is expected to be rescheduled after his lawyer said the case was supposed to transfer to another district court.

Breaden M. Ghaemaghamy, 18, was held for court Tuesday on felony counts of criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy to commit criminal mischief following a preliminary hearing before Erie 6th Ward District Judge Timothy Beveridge that was held in Ghaemaghamy's absence. A lawyer representing Ghaemaghamy also did not appear for the hearing.

Erie lawyer Anthony Logue, who represents Ghaemaghamy, said the hearing was not supposed to take place as he had asked to have the case transferred to another district court because of a conflict. The hearing will be rescheduled before another district judge, Logue said.

Court dockets did not list a new hearing date Thursday.

Ghaemaghamy, who is free on bail, was charged by Erie police with smashing out numerous vehicle windows and some business windows in the city on the evening of June 26 and morning of June 27. Ghaemaghamy is also facing charges filed by the Millcreek Township Police Department in some vandalism in the township that also occurred on June 26 and 27. His preliminary hearing in the Millcreek case is scheduled for Sept. 17, according to court documents.

Bryon C. Ferl, 19, was also charged by Erie and Millcreek police in the vandalism cases. Ferl waived felony criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy to commit criminal mischief charges to court in the Erie case on Tuesday and is scheduled to appear in court in the Millcreek case on Sept. 17.

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