Bradford County Court News 1/2/2010


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District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, on Dec. 14:

Barclay L. Vanderpool, 19, Towanda, was sentenced to restrictive intermediate punishment for corruption of minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia, an ungraded misdemeanor. Vanderpool's term of restrictive intermediate punishment will include imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for six days, house arrest under electronic monitoring for 60 days, and probation for eighteen months; he was also ordered to pay fines totaling $1000. Vanderpool was originally sentenced to probation for the offenses but his probation was revoked by the Court due to violation of probation conditions.

Chief Charles Osman of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Vanderpool for the offenses in October 2009.

While on restrictive intermediate punishment, Vanderpool will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, on Dec. 16:

William Gabriel, 41, Carbondale, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from one year to seven years, and a fine of $5000, for criminal trespass, a felony of the third degree. Gabriel was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3317.76.

The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gabriel for the offense in January 2010 after an incident in Wyalusing Township.

Gabriel may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Teresa Fritchman, 41, Towanda, was sentenced to probation for a term of 30 months and a fine of $1000, forgery, a felony of the second degree. Fritchman was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $256,824.00, and a fine of $1000. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Fritchman for the offense in January 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred at a local business.

While on Probation, Fritchman will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Shawn Hart, 28, Columbia Crossroads, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 30 days to six months, and a fine of $750, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Hart will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Additionally, Hart was ordered to undergo drug, alcohol and mental health evaluations and to follow all evaluator's recommendations, to attend safe driving school, to participate in a victim impact panel, to complete 24 hours of community service with the Bradford County DUI litter brigade, and to pay all costs of prosecution. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hart for the offense in March 2010 after an incident in Ridgebury Township.

Hart may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Lori Nichols Bump, 46, Sayre, was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months, and a fine of $600, for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, each an ungraded misdemeanor. Bump will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. Additionally, Bump was ordered to undergo drug, alcohol and mental health evaluations and to follow all evaluator's recommendations, to attend safe driving school, to participate in a victim impact panel, to complete 40 hours of community service and to pay all costs. The sentence was imposed following earlier guilty pleas.

Agents of the Bradford County Drug Task Force arrested Bump for the offense in June 2009 after an incident in Sayre Borough.

While on Probation, Bump will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Michael Krapf, 21, Sayre, was resentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional of from four months to 23 months, 29 days, and a fine of $500.00, for theft by unlawful taking. Krapf was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $757.84. The sentence followed revocation of Krapf's original sentence of county intermediate punishment for violation of program conditions.

Officer Newton Condict of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Krapf for the offense in July 2008 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Borough.

Krapf may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Dustin Perry, 22, Columbia Cross Roads, was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months, and a total fine of $300.00, for receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Perry was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $100. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Trooper James Kerrick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Perry for the offense in 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

While on probation, Perry will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Kevin McComas, 54, of Genoa, Ohio, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Bradford County Correctional Facility of from six months to 24 months, and a fine of $800.00, for simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, each a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas.

Trooper Joseph Mitchell of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested McComas for the offense in May 2010 after an incident in Columbia Township.

McComas may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Derek Pieters, 51, Endwell, N.Y., was sentenced to probation for a term of six months, and a fine of $250.00, for retail theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Officer Roger Clink of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Pieters for the offense in April 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

While on Probation Pieters will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Robert White, 55, Milan, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 30 days to six months, and a fine of $1000, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. White will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. a misdemeanor.

Officer Steven Vanderpool of the South Waverly Borough Police Department arrested White for the offense in May 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in South Waverly Borough.

White may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Susan Kay Thompson, 45, Sayre, was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months for public assistance fraud. Thompson was also ordered to reimburse the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of $3,726 for welfare payments that she illegally received. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Agent John Richards of the Office of the Pennsylvania Inspector General arrested Thompson for the offense in October 2009 following investigation a report of fraudulently received welfare payments in Towanda Borough.

While on probation, Thompson will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Derek Johnson, 39, of Towanda, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 45 days to six months, and a fine of $1,000, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, Johnson will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Additionally, Johnson was ordered to undergo drug, alcohol and mental health evaluations and to follow all evaluator's recommendations, to attend safe driving school, to participate in a victim impact panel, to complete 24 hours of community service with the Bradford County DUI litter brigade, and to pay all costs. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Officer Derrick Kelley of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Johnson for the offense in May 2010 after following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Johnson may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons entered pleas of guilty in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, on Dec. 16:

Jason Wayne Haight, 22, Troy, entered pleas of guilty to identity theft and statutory sexual assault, each a felony of the second degree, and corruption of minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Haight will be sentenced on Jan. 31, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Haight faces a maximum sentence of up to nineteen years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Troopers David Pelachick and Joseph Mitchell of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Haight for the offenses in September 2010 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Springfield Township.

Sara Friends, 26, Canton, entered a plea of guilty to endangering the welfare of children, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Friends will be sentenced on Jan. 31, 2011, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Friends faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Floyd McDonald of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Friends for the offense in June 2010 following investigation of a report of a child left unattended in Troy Borough.

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