Bradford County Court News 3/18/2012


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

Christopher S. Martin, 25, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 90 days plus 72 hours to 18 months, and a total fine of $2500, for two count of the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree and a misdemeanor, respectively. Martin will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 months. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Officers John Werner of the Towanda Borough Police Department and Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Martin for the offenses in February and October 2011, respectively. Martin 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.

James E. Rinebold Sr., 52, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from eight months to 23 months, and a total fine of $800, for the offenses of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a felony, and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, a felony of the third degree. Rinebold was also ordered to reimburse the Commonwealth in the amount of $300 for money used to buy controlled substance from him at the time of his arrest and he will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. An agent of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Rinebold for the offenses in July 2011 after an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough. Rinebold 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.

Becky Jo Decker, 53, Milan, Pa., was sentenced to a total fine of $550 for the offenses of Obstruction of the Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Defiant Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree. The sentences were imposed following a non-jury criminal trial. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Decker for the offenses in July 2011.

John J. Kraus, 46, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 14 months to 36 months for the offenses of Resisting Arrest and Simple Assault, each a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Kraus for the offenses in September 2011. Kraus 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.

David Roberts, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from six months to 18 months, and a fine of $500.00, for the offense of Burglary. Roberts was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $280.00. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Roberts for the offense after an incident that occurred in Troy Township. Roberts may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence, an, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department.

William C. Sutton, 29, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 13 months to 36 months, and a fine of $2500, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Sutton for the offense in July after an incident that occurred in Athens Borough. Sutton 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.

Billie Jo Acla, 44, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment for a term of 24 months, a State program of incarceration and drug rehabilitation. Officer George Nichols of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Ackley for the offense in April.

Roger Reeves, Jr., 23, Erie, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 72 hours to six months, and a fine of $1000, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Reeves will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Aaron Visneski of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Reeves for the offense in April 2011 after an incident in Ulster Township. Reeves 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.

Hannah L. Lilley, 26, Wellsboro, Pa., was resentenced to Probation for a term of 15 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Access device Fraud, a felony of the third degree. The sentence was imposed following the revocation of Lilley's original sentence of probation for violations of probation conditions. Officer Derrick Kelley of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Lilley for the offense in October 2010. While on Probation, Lilley will be subject to monitoring and supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Michelle Dutton, 30, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to Probation for a term of 15 months, and a fine of $250, for the offense of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. The sentence was imposed following the revocation of Sutton's original sentence of probation due to violation of probation conditions. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Dutton for the offense in July 2009. While on Probation, Dutton will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department; violations of probation conditions may result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Bradford County District Attorney, Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following people were recently accepted into the ARD program in the Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

Brian G. Potter, 48, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in June 2011 by Corporal Norman Strauss, III, of the Pennsylvania State Police, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Potter will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Potter must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact panel.

Robert D. Thompson, 22, Higden, Ark., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in October 2011 by Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Thompson will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Thompson 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.

Pedro Trevino, 38, Judsonia, Ark., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in August 2011 by Corporal Norman Strauss, III, of the Pennsylvania State Police was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation Trevino will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Trevino must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a victim impact panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days.

Ebony D. Teeter, 20, Williamsport, Pa., charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Possession of a Controlled Substance in October 2011 was accepted into the ARD program and placed on probation for a term of 36 months. While on probation, Teeter will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally Teeter must undergo drug and alcohol treatment and undergo an evaluation for the need of anger management treatment. Troopers Brandon Allis and Joshua Thompson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Teeter for the offenses following investigation of incidents that occurred in Monroe and Wysox Townships.

Ryan G. Kershner, 37, Towanda, Pa., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in September 2011 by Corporal Norman Strauss, III, of the Pennsylvania State Police was accepted into the ARD program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Kerchner will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Kershner must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; he also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days.

Eric J. Waters, 20, VanEtten, N.Y., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in June 2011 by Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Waters will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Waters 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.

Daniel H. Rockwell, 47, Towanda, Pa., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in June 2011 by Officer David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Rockwell will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Rockwell 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.

Kareem A. Ragab, 27, Leraysville, Pa., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in September 2011 by Trooper Wayne Dunkling of the Pennsylvania State Police, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Ragab will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Ragab must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons recently plead guilty and were sentenced in Bradford County Magisterial District Courts:

Ryan Hunsinger, 18, Sayre, Pa., appeared before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw charged with the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking. Noting that full restitution had been made, the Court dismissed the charge with costs of prosecution to be paid by Hunsinger. Officer Derek Watkins of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Hunsinger for the offense in July 2011.

Dylan Beers, 18, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 10 days and payment of court costs. Officer Nikki Hoffman of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Beers for the offense in October 2011.

Jared Cochran, 31, Columbia Crossroads, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100, restitution in the amount of $100, and court costs. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Cochran for the offense in December 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Columbia Township.

Kevin Learn, 23, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox to the offense of Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to make restitution in the amount of $1540 and pay court costs. Trooper Craig Flynn of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Learn for the offense in November 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Township.

Beth Kaczar, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term equal to the number of days already served and payment of court costs.

Deputy Brian Wibert of the Bradford County Sheriff's Department arrested Kaczar for the offense in December 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Raymond H. Hajduga, 45, Athens, Pa., entered pleas of guilty before District Magisterial Judge Fred Wheaton to the offenses of two counts of Illegal Killing of Deer, each a misdemeanor, and one count each of Unlawful Use of Lights while Hunting, a summary offense, Illegal Spotlighting of Deer, a summary offense, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, a summary offense, and was sentenced to pay fines totaling $2350 and court costs.

Wildlife Conservation Officer Joseph Wenzel of the Pennsylvania Game Commission arrested Hajduga for the offenses in October 2011 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Windham Township.

Howard S. Young, 46, Rome, Pa., entered pleas of guilty before District Magisterial Judge Fred Wheaton to the offenses of two counts of Illegal Killing of Deer, each a misdemeanor, and one count each of Unlawful Use of Lights while Hunting, a summary offense, Illegal Spotlighting of Deer, a summary offense, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, a summary offense, and was sentenced to pay fines totaling $2350 and court costs.

Wildlife Conservation Officer Joseph Wenzel of the Pennsylvania Game Commission arrested Young for the offenses in October 2011 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Windham Township.

Jason Emswiler, 31, Dallas, Texas, entered pleas of guilty before District Magisterial Judge Timothy Clark to the offenses of Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness, each a summary offense, and was sentenced to pay a fine and court costs. Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Emswiler for the offenses in January 2012.

Kyle Middleton, 38, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Harassment, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to pay a fine and court costs.

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

Darrin Steele, 38, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before District Magisterial Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Bad Check, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to a fine of $50, restitution in the amount of $2599.44, and court costs. The count was charged in a private complaint filed in December 2011.

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

Thomas Merritt, 23, currently incarcerated in the Pennsylvania Correctional Facility in Frackville, Pa., was sentenced to an additional term of imprisonment of from six months to 24 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Joshua Thompson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Merritt for the offense in July 2011 after an incident that occurred in the Bradford County Correctional Facility. Merritt 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.

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

Colleen Brassfield, 18, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Brassfield will be sentenced on April 19, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Brassfield faces a maximum sentence of up to 2 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Brassfield for the offense in August 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

Christina Hudson, 21, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Hudson will be sentenced on April 16, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hudson faces a maximum sentence of up to 5 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Nikki Hoffman of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Hudson for the offense in December 2011.

Kelly Hatch, 28, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Hatch will be sentenced on April 16, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hatch faces a maximum sentence of up to two years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hatch for the offense in November 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough.

Sarabeth Gailit, 20, Wyalusing, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking, a felony of the third degree. Gailit will be sentenced on April 16, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Gailit 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.

Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gailit for the offense in August 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Borough.

Chad Fassett, 29, Wyalusing, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Burglary, a felony of the second degree; Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor; and Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Fassett will be sentenced on April 19, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Fassett faces a maximum sentence of up to 11 years, 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 Joseph Mitchell of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Fassett for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township.

Daniel Bellows, 25, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Bellows will be sentenced on April 16, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Bellows faces a maximum sentence of up to one year plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Bellows for the offense in December 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough.

Tracey Bouse, 62, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Corruption of Minors, a felony of the third degree. Bouse will be sentenced on April 16, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Bouse 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.

Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bouse for the offense following investigation of an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

William Simmons, 18, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Simmons will be sentenced on April 16, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Simmons faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Kevin Hibson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Simmons for the offense in August 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township.

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

Dion Derrig, 49, Sayre, Pa., was found guilty of the offenses of Retail Theft, a felony of the third degree, and Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the first degree, after a criminal trial by jury before the Honourable Maureen T. Beirne on March 1, 2012. Derrig will be sentenced on April 2, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Derring faces a maximum sentence of up to 12 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Derrig for the offenses in September 2010 following investigation of a reported retail theft at the Wal-Mart store in Athens Township.

Dion David Derrig, 49, Troy, Pa., was found guilty of the offense of Deceptive Business Practices, a felony of the third degree, after criminal trial by jury before the Honourable Maureen T. Beirne, on March 5 and 6, 2012.

Derrig will be sentenced on April 2, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department and he will remain in the Bradford County Correctional Facility until that time. At sentencing, Derrig faces a sentence of up to seven years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Derrig will remain in the Bradford County Correctional Facility until his sentencing Athens Borough Police Officer Timothy Cahill filed charges against Derrig after receiving complaints that Derrig had received a large payment for home repairs and had failed to produce the materials he had agreed to provide. Derrig was also charged regarding an unfinished painting contract. The jury did not convict on the painting case, through counsel, Derrig claimed that the amount of work done on the painting case was worth the amount that had been advanced to him.

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

Robert Northrup, III, 21, Athens, Pa.,, was resentenced to probation for a term of 18 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentence was imposed following revocation of Northrup's original sentence of probation for violation of probation conditions.

Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Northrup for the offense in August 2010.

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

John Ackley, 30, New Albany, 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 the offense of Indecent Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Ackley for the offense in August 2011. Ackley 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.

Michael Sweat, 30, Ulster, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 30 days and 72 hours to six months and 180 days for the offenses of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor, and Harassment, Criminal Mischief, and Trespass by Motor Vehicle, each a summary offense. Sweat was also ordered to pay a fine of $1800 and to make restitution in the amount of $432.99; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Trooper Jaime Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Sweat for the offenses in July 2011 after an incident in Ridgebury Township. Sweat 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.

Jason Haight, 22, Corning, N.Y., was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from six months to 24 months, and a fine of $850, for the offenses of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Haight was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $325. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Trooper Craig Flynn of the Pennsylvania State Police and Deputy Terrell Lehman of the Bradford County Sheriffs Department arrested Haight for the offenses in March 2011 after an incident in Towanda Township. Haight 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.

Jack Stroud, 30, Towanda, 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 $550, for the offenses of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree, and Criminal Mischief, a summary offense. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Trooper Thad Warnick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Stroud for the offenses in August 2011 after an incident in Wysox Township.

Stroud 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.

Jennifer Woodbeck, 36, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months, and a total fine of $500, for the offenses of Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Officer David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Woodbeck for the offenses in September 2011 after an incident in Towanda Borough. While on probation, Woodbeck 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 recently entered guilty pleas in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

Amanda Robbins, 27, Waverly, N.Y, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Robbins will be sentenced on February 23, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Robbins faces a maximum sentence of up to two years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least six months, and any other condition(s) deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Sergeant Daniel Reynolds of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Robbins for the offenses in December 2011.

Loretta Vargason, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to two counts of the offense of Bad Check, each a misdemeanor of the first degree, and three counts of the offense of Bad Check, each a summary offense.

Vargason will be sentenced on April 12, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Vargason faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years and 270 days plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other condition(s) deemed appropriate by the sentencing judge. The charges were based on information contained in private complaints.

John Garino, 23, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree. Garino will be sentenced on April 12, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Garino faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other condition(s) deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Garino for the offense in August 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in South Creek Township.

Justin Graham, 22, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Graham will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Graham for the offense in January 2010.

Jersi Eduardo Mendez, 21, Stevensville, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Mendez will be sentenced on April 12, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Mendez faces a maximum sentence of up to twenty-four months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other condition(s) deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Mendez for the offense in August, following an incident that occurred in Stevens Township.

Humberto Chavez, 42, Eagle Pass, Texas, entered a plea to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Chavez will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Chavez faces a maximum sentence of up to six months 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 Ryan Edsell of the Towanda Police Department arrested Chavez for the offense in September 2011.

Tyler Vanhousen entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of Cocaine, a misdemeanor. Vanhousen will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Vanhousen faces a maximum sentence of up to 12 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. Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Vanhousen for the offense in November 2010.

Michael Melito, 35, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Melito will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Melito 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. Corporal Norman Strauss, III, of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Melito for the offense in April following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Brock Hoover, 26, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Hoover will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hoover 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 Joshua Fisher of the Towanda Police Department arrested Hoover for the offense in June 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township

Jason Hoose, 26, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Hoose will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hoose faces a maximum sentence of up to six months plus fine(s), costs restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Hoose for the offense in December 2010.

Thomas Casselbury, 42, Granville Summit, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Obstructing, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Casselbury will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Casselbury faces a maximum sentence of up to 60 months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other condition(s) deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Casselbury for the offense in August following an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township.

Timothy Belcher, 27, Stevensville, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Access Device Fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Belcher will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Belcher faces a maximum sentence of up to 60 months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other condition(s) deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Aaron Vineski of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Belcher for the offense in January 2011 following investigation of an offense that occurred in Wysox Township.

Mike Ike, 19, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Ike will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing Ike faces a maximum sentence of up to 24 months plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Chief Douglas Seeley of the Canton Borough Police arrested Ike for the offense in April.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person was recently accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

Jeffrey Garnsey, 50, Sayre, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Garnsey will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department; which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Garnsey 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. Chief Randy Epler of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Garnsey for the offense.

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