Bradford County Court News, 11/7/10


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Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were sentenced in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa, on Oct. 18, 2010:

Daniel L. Abadie, 21, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 24 months, and a fine of $500, for criminal trespass, a felony of the third degree. Abadie was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,285. The sentence was imposed following the revocation of Abadie's original sentence of probation for a shorter term which was revoked for violation of probation conditions. Officer David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Abadie for the offense in December 2009. While on probation, Abadie will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Heather Blaisure, 21, Binghamton, N.Y., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from three months to 21 months for corruption of minors and indecent assault. The sentence was imposed following guilty plea to the offenses. Trooper James Kerrick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Blaisure for the offenses in June 2010 after an investigation in Tuscarora Township. Blaisure 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. Blaisure was charged with engaging in a sexual activity with a 14-year-old male when she was 19 years old.

Michael D. Hendrickson Jr., 25, Dimmock, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 70 days to nine months, probation for a term of nine months, and a total fine of $550, for access device fraud and retail theft, each a misdemeanor of the first degree. Hendrickson was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $80. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Officers of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Henderson for the offenses in December 2009. Hendrickson may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, and while serving the term of probation ordered, Hendrickson will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Racheal L. Frisbie, 22, Dalton, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months, and a fine of $300, for theft by deception, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Frisbie for the offense in October 2008. While on probation, Frisbie will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Timothy M. Friends, 24, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from nine months to three years, and a fine of $500, for theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea to the offense of theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor. Officer Floyd McDonald of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Friends for the offense in September 2009. Friends 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.

Joshua R. Hadlock, 26, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 15 months to four years, and a fine of $500, for statutory sexual assault, a felony of the second degree. Hadlock was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $20. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hadlock for the offense in April 2010 after investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township. Hadlock may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility.

Andrew J. Miner, 29, Carlsbad, N.M., was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months, and a fine of $300, for retail theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Miner for the offense in April 2010. While on probation, Miner will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Matthew A. Wise, 30, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 150 days to 12 months, and probation for a term of 12 months, for two counts of access device fraud, each a misdemeanor of the first degree. Wise was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,771.80. The sentence was imposed following earlier guilty pleas to the offenses. Officer Thomas Wilson of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Wise for the offenses in May 2010. Wise may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, and while serving the term of probation ordered, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Ryan E. Bush, 23, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of six months, and a fine of $300, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bush for the offense in April 2010 after an incident in Asylum Township. While on probation, Bush will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Tracey A. Wickwire, 39, Wysox, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 30 days to six months, probation for a term of 12 months, and a total fine of $1,250, for driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Wickwire will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Bryan Fedor of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Wickwire for the offense in February 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township. Wickwire may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, and, if paroled, and while serving the term of probation ordered, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Lisa Durizch, 45, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months, and a fine of $300, for simple assault, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Durizch for the offense in June 2010. While on probation, Durizch 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 guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa, on Oct. 19, 2010:

Aaron M. Kenyon, 20, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to statutory sexual assault, a felony of the second degree. Kenyon will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Kenyon faces a maximum sentence of 10 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Peter J. Shiposh III, of the Pennsylvania state Police arrested Kenyon for the offense in April 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Columbia Township.

Thomas Heasley, 21, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Heasley will be sentenced on Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing Heasley faces a maximum sentence of up to one year 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. Sergeant James Shaw of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Heasley for the offense in August 2010.

Robert Poarch, 37, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Poarch will be sentenced on Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Poarch faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Thomas VanFleet Jr. of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Poarch for the offense in June 2010.

Douglas Waldrop, 39, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to unlawful restraint, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Waldrop will be sentenced on Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Waldrop 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. Corporal Albert Ogden of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Waldrop for the offense on May 14, 2010, following investigation of an unlawful restraint that occurred in Tuscarora Township.

Derrick Iddings, 27, Dushore, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to burglary, a felony of the second degree. Iddings will be sentenced on Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Iddings faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Iddings for the offense on July 2010, following investigation of a burglary that occurred in Stevens Township in May 2010.

Cameron Yates, 20, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Yates will be sentenced on Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Yates faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Derrick Kelley of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Yates for the offense in December 2008 following investigation of traffic stop that occurred in Towanda Borough.

John Gonzalez, 57, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Gonzalez will be sentenced on Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Gonzalez faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Sergeant James Shaw of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Gonzalez for the offense following investigation of an accident that occurred in Athens Township.

Jason Britt, 38, Monroe, La., entered pleas of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and default in required appearance and obstructing administration of law or other government function, each a misdemeanor of the second degree. Britt will be sentenced on Dec. 20, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Britt faces a maximum sentence of up to four years and six months, plus fines, costs, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Matthew Knock of the Pennsylvania State Police and Sergeant John Strozyk of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Britt for the offenses in April and May 2010, respectively, following incidents in Towanda Borough. Britt failed to appear for legal proceedings in May 2010 after posting bail. He was apprehended in Louisiana in July 2010 and was returned to Bradford County via a prisoner transport service. Britt remains in the Bradford County Correctional Facility pending sentencing.

Bradley Battin, 60, Dushore, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to harassment, a summary offense. Battin will be sentenced on Dec. 20, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Battin faces a maximum sentence of up to 90 days, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Jamie Lopez of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Battin for the offense in August 2008 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

Justin Sharrow, 27, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to simple assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Sharrow will be sentenced on Dec. 20, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Sharrow faces a maximum sentence of up to two years, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Brian Wibert of the Canton Borough Police Department arrested Sharrow for the offense in April 2010.

Dana Rolls, 38, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to statutory sexual assault, a felony of the second degree. Rolls will be sentenced on Dec. 20, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Rolls faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper James Kerrick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Rolls for the offense following investigation of an incident involving a 14-year-old female that occurred in Troy Township.

Mitch A. Bliss, 26, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Bliss will be sentenced on Dec. 20, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Bliss faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Corporal Michael Giantisco of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bliss for the offense in April 2010 following investigation of a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Towanda Township.

Kevin Clifft, 46, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Clifft will be sentenced on Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Clifft faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fines, 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 Clifft for the offense in June 2010, following investigation of a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

Jeffrey B. Benjamin, 52, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Benjamin will be sentenced on Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Benjamin faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fines, 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 Scott Renfer of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Benjamin for the offense in February following investigation of an incident that occurred in West Burlington Township.

Bartholomew D. Wilkins, 31, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a summary offense. Wilkins will be sentenced on Dec. 20, 2010, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Wilkins faces a maximum sentence of up to six months and 90 days, plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 12 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Wilkins for the offense in August 2010.

Shawn D. Hart, 28, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Hart will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hart faces a maximum sentence of up to six months, plus fines, 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 David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hart for the offense in March 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda, Pa, on Oct. 18:

Lois McDonald, 52, Wysox, Pa., charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in June 2010, was accepted into the ARD program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of 12 months. While in the ARD program, McDonald must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a victim impact panel; she also will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Officer Derrick Kelley of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested McDonald for the offense.

Thomas C. Lowery, 42, Towanda, Pa., charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in April 2010, was accepted into the ARD program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of 12 months. While in the ARD program, Lowery must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a victim impact panel; he also will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Trooper Donald Cole II of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Lowery for the offense following investigation of a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Wilmot Township.

Cassandra R. Kinner, 21, Towanda, Pa., charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in July 2010, was accepted into the ARD program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of 12 months. While in the ARD program, Kinner must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a victim impact panel; she also will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Kinner for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Joseph Keezer Jr., 41, New Albany, Pa., charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in April 2010, was accepted into the ARD program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of 12 months. While in the ARD program, Keezer must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a victim impact panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days. Trooper Andrew Burian of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Keezer for the offense following investigation of a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Towanda Township.

Joseph Voorhees, 18, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., charged with assault in May 2010, was accepted into the ARD program and placed on probation under the supervision of the Bradford County Probation Department for a term of six months. While in the ARD program, Voorhees must perform community service. Trooper John Kern of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Voorhees for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wells Township.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person entered a plea of Nolo Contendere in the court of common pleas in Towanda, Pa, on Oct. 19 (A plea of Nolo Contendere has the same legal effect as a guilty plea. A defendant entering a plea of Nolo Contendere, while not admitting to the specific facts of the offense(s) alleged, concedes that he/she will probably not be able to overcome evidence of his/her guilt offered by the Commonwealth at criminal trial):

Scott Hudson Sr., 44, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of Nolo Contendere to terroristic threats, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Hudson will be sentenced in Dec. 8, 2010, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hudson faces a maximum sentence of up to five years, plus fine(s), costs, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Hudson for the offense in May 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

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