Bradford County Court News 1/22/2012


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

Sean P. Mooney, 22, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 24 months, and a fine of $1,000, for delivery of a controlled substance, a felony. Mooney was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $220 and he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. The sentence was imposed following revocation of Mooney's original sentence of probation that was revoked due to violation of probation conditions.

An agent of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Mooney for the offense in April 2010 after an incident that occurred in Asylum Township.

While on Probation, Mooney will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department and violations of conditions of probation may result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Justin M. Kipling, 27, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from three months to 12 months, and a fine of $300, for retail theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Kipling was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $110.07.

The sentence was imposed following revocation of Kipling's original sentence of probation which was revoked due to violation of probation conditions.

Officer Thomas Wilson of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Kipling for the offense in July 2001.

Kipling 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.

Henry A. Bailey Jr., 34, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 12 months to 24 months, and a fine of $1,500, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Bailey will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 18 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Trooper Aaron Visneski of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bailey for the offense in March 2011 after an incident that occurred in Standing Stone Township.

Bailey 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.

Tyler A. Reed, 20, Harrisburg, Pa., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 60 days to 11 months, 29 days, and a total fine of $1,000, for two counts of receiving stolen property, each a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentences were imposed following revocation of Reed's earlier sentences of probation due to violation of probation conditions.

Officer David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Reed for the offenses in July and September 2010.

Reed 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.

Bradley L. Cordner, 22, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 16 months and 16 days to 60 months, and a fine of $1,950, for possession of prohibited offensive weapons, a felony of the second degree; operation of a methamphetamine laboratory, a felony of the second degree; conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, a felony; and harassment, a summary offense. Cordner will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas.

Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Cordner for the offenses in May and June 2011 after incidents in Monroe Township.

Cordner 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.

Dove A. Rickett, 69, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 30 days to 90 days, and a fine of $300, for harassment a summary offense. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Rickett for the offense in May 2011.

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

Patrick A. Vanderpool, 21, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from four months to 18 months, and a fine of $1,000, for theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Vanderpool was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,410. The sentence was imposed after revocation of Vanderpool's earlier sentence of probation for violation of probation conditions.

Trooper Jaime Lopez of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Vanderpool for the offense in June 2009 after an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

Vanderpool 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.

Mark Sharico Rogers, 32, Tallulah, Ala., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from two years to 10 years, and a fine of $1,000, for aggravated assault, a felony of the second degree. Rogers was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $101,062.25.

The sentence was imposed following guilty plea to the offense of aggravated assault, a felony of the second degree.

Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Rogers for the offense in July 2011.

Rogers 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.

Darin M. McKean, 21, Wysox, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 24 months, and a fine of $500, for indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea to the offense of indecent assault.

Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested McKean for the offense in August 2011.

While on probation, McKean will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department and violations of probation conditions may result in revocation of probation and resentencing.t.

Dighton Lane, 25, Rome, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 15 days to 18 months, and a fine of $250, for retail theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lane was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10.14. The sentence was imposed after an earlier guilty plea. In sentencing Lane, the Court rejected the plea agreement entered into by Lane and the Commonwealth; consequently, commencement of Lane's sentence of incarceration was deferred until Jan. 26, 2012, in order to afford him the opportunity to withdraw his earlier guilty plea in accordance with applicable provisions of Pennsylvania law.

Trooper Norman Strauss, III, of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Lane for the offense in June 2011 after an incident that occurred in Rome Township.

If incarcerated, Lane 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.

Kimberly Swingle, 27, Elmira, N.Y., was sentenced to probation for a term of 24 months, and a fine of $500, for delivery of a controlled substance, a felony. Swingle was also ordered to reimburse the Commonwealth in the amount of $125 for money used to purchase a controlled substance during the incident that lead to her arrest. Swingle will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

An Agent of the Bradford County Drug Task Force arrested Swingle for the offense in October 2009 after an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

While on robation, Swingle will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department and violations of probation conditions may result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Darren Ryan, 22, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from four months to 18 months, and a fine of $500, for delivery of a controlled substance, a felony. Ryan will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

An Agent of the Bradford County Drug Task Force arrested Ryan for the offense in February 2011 following an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

Ryan 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.

Drake Smith, 22, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 120 days to 18 months, and a fine of $1,500, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Smith will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 18 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Trooper Joseph Mitchell of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Smith for the offense in February 2011 after an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

Smith 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 announced that the following persons recently entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

Lindsey L. Polzella, 25, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Polzella will be sentenced on January 19, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Polzella faces a maximum sentence of up to one year plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at six months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Sergeant Steven Burlingame of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Polzella for the offense in October 2011.

Phillip Thornton, 39, Springdale, entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Thornton will be sentenced on March 8, 2011, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Thornton faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Norman Strauss of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Thornton for the offenses in August 2011 following investigation of a traffic violation that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Scotty Joe Morley, 24, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to burglary, a felony of the first degree.

Morley will be sentenced on Feb. 21, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Morley faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Morley for the offense in August 2011 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Ulster Township.

Frederic Moss, 41, Concord, N.C., entered a plea of guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Moss will be sentenced on March 8, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Moss faces a maximum sentence of up to one years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least six months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Moss for the offense in August 2011.

Thomas H. Seymour, 63, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Seymour will be sentenced on March 6, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Seymour faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Jaime Lopez of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Seymour for the offense in May 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township.

Jeffrey Hadlock, 35, Ulster, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Hadlock will be sentenced on March 8, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hadlock faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Wayne Dunkling of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hadlock for the offense in August 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

Dean Covey, 51, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Covey will be sentenced on March 8, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Covey faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer john Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Covey for the offense in January 2008.

Andrea Thomas, 24, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Thomas will be sentenced on March 8, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Thomas 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.

Sergeant Steven Burlingame of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Thomas for the offense in January 2011.

William R. Best, 27, Milan, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and flight to avoid apprehension, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Best will be sentenced on Feb. 21, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Best faces a maximum sentence of up to two and a half years, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 24 months, and any other condition deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Norman Strauss, III, of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Best for the offense in October 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

Ryan Johnson, 25, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to burglary, a felony of the second degree, and criminal trespass, a felony of the third degree.

Johnson will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing Johnson faces a maximum sentence of up to 17 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department and Officer Thomas Wilson of the Sayre Borough Police Department, respectively, arrested Johnson for the offenses in June 2011.

Brandon Reeves, 28, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Reeves will be sentenced on February 21, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Reeves faces a maximum sentence of up to five years, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 18 months, and any other condition deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Jeffrey Creedon of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Reeves for the offense in August 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

Brandon Reeves, 28, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to simple assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Reeves will be sentenced on Feb. 21, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing Reeves faces a maximum sentence of up to three years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Reeves for the offense in May 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

Jason Haight, 23, Elmira, N.Y., entered pleas of guilty to flight to avoid apprehension, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Haight will be sentenced on Feb. 21, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Haight faces a maximum sentence of up to three years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Craig Flynn of the Pennsylvania State Police and Deputy Terrill Lehman of the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, respectively, arrested Haight for the offenses in October and Feb. 2011 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Towanda Borough and Burlington Township.

Jennifer L. Woodbeck, 36, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to resisting arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Woodbeck will be sentenced on Feb. 21, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Woodbeck faces a maximum sentence of up to three years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Woodbeck for the offenses in September 2011.

Michael P. Sweat, 30, Ulster, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor; and harassment, trespass by motor vehicle, and criminal mischief, each a summary offense.

Sweat will be sentenced on February 21, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Sweat faces a maximum sentence of up to one year plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Sweat for the offenses in July 2010 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

Jack Stroud, 30, Towanda, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to criminal trespass, a felony of the third degree, and criminal mischief, a summary offense.

Stroud will be sentenced on Feb. 21, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Stroud faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years and 90 days plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Thad Warnick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Stroud for the offenses in June 2011 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Towanda Township.

Patrick Hodge, 40, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to corruption of minors (sexual basis), a felony of the third degree.

Hodge will be sentenced on April 30, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hodge faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Hodge for the offense in November 2011.

 

Bradford County District Attorney announced that the following person was placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pennsylvania, on June 14, 2011:

Amy MacNeal, 27, Ulster, Pa., charged with theft by unlawful taking, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation. While on probation, MacNeal will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

Trooper Scott Renfer of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested MacNeal for the theft offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person entered a plea of Nolo Contendere in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pennsylvania, on June 14, 2011 (A plea of Nolo Contendere has the same legal effect as a plea of guilty. In entering a plea of Nolo Contendere a defendant concedes that he will probably not be able to overcome evidence presented by the Commonwealth at criminal trial):

Henry J. Johnson, 53, Sayre, Pa., entered pleas of Nolo Contendere to simple assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Johnson will be sentenced following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Johnson faces a total maximum sentence of up to three years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department and Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police, respectively, arrested Johnson for the offenses in September 2010 following incidents in Sayre Borough and the Bradford County Correctional Facility.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person entered a plea of guilty and was immediately sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pennsylvania, on June 14, 2011:

Angela Smith, 33, Lindley, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to retail theft before Judge Jeffrey Smith and was immediately sentenced to pay a fine and court costs.

Trooper Robert Edgerton of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Smith for the offense in April 2009 following an incident that occurred in Wells Township.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person was found guilty after a trial by jury in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pennsylvania, on June 21, 2011:

Kent Harford, 32, Shunk, Pa., was found guilty after a trial by jury of receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor of the first degree, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor of the sound degree. A not guilty verdict was returned on the charge of theft by unlawful taking, a felony of the third degree.

Hartford will be sentenced following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hartford faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Chief Douglas Seeley and Sergeant Michael Wright of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Hartford for the offense in November 28, 2011, following investigation of a vehicle theft that occurred in Canton Borough. The Honorable Jeffrey A. Smith President Judge presided at the trial.

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