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Two Men Face Manslaughter Charges for Wayne County Death

DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — Two men from Wayne County are charged in connection with the death of Ryan Clemo, 31, back in March.

Adam Dixon from the Waymart area faces involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges.

Jonathan Yacinovich, 18, of Waymart also faces the same charges.

Dixon and Yacinovich arrived separately to the magistrate’s office on Friday to hear the charges against them. Newswatch 16 caught up with Dixon as he was leaving, but he didn’t have much to say about that involuntary manslaughter charge.

According to court papers Clemo was at his girlfriend’s house on Rose Hill Road in Dyberry Township the night before he died.

Clemo’s girlfriend told police the victim was there drinking with Dixon and Yacinovich when he got upset.

Court papers state that Dixon told police he put Clemo in a “choke hold. “

Yacinovich admitted he tied an extension cord around Clemo’s legs. He later died at a hospital.

Norma Pitchard lives next door to where the incident happened.

She’s the grandmother of Clemo’s girlfriend and said, even months later, the wounds from what happened to the couple are still fresh.

“As far as I know they’re good people. They live good lives. They’re good to me and I just feel sad that this happened,” said Pitchard.

Clemo leaves behind two children.

Both Dixon and Yacinovich are free on bail tonight.

They’re scheduled to be in court on July 30th.

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