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

Joseph Bonono, 44, Elmira, N.Y., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and Criminal Trespass, a summary offense. Bonono will be sentenced on Oct. 29, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Bonono faces a maximum sentence of up to one year and 90 days plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Sergeant Daniel Reynolds of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Bonono for the offenses in June 2012.

 

Lee Thompson, 34, Sayre, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony, and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, a felony of the third degree. Thompson will be sentenced on October 29, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Thompson faces a maximum sentence of up to 22 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. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Thompson for the offenses in May 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Athens Township.

Michael Longcoy, 43, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony. Longcoy will be sentenced on Oct. 29, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Longcoy faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 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. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Longcoy for the offense in March 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sheshequin Township.

Ronald Balmer, 68, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Obstruction of Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Balmer will be sentenced on Oct. 29, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Balmer 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. Corporal Albert Ogden of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Balmer for the offense in June 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

Stevi Griffith, 22, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Griffith will be sentenced on Oct. 29, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Griffith 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 Griffith for the offense in August 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

Mary Ann Young, 18, Athens, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Criminal Trespass and Theft by Unlawful Taking, each a felony of the third degree. Young will be sentenced on Oct. 18, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Young 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 Nikki Hoffman of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Young for the offenses in May 2012.

Matthew Clayton, 41, Monroeton, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to two counts of the offense of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Clayton will be sentenced on Oct. 18, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Clayton faces a maximum sentence of up to four 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 Clayton for the offenses in April 2012 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Monroe Township.

Peggy Sue Householder, 30, Alabama, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Access Device Fraud, a felony of the third degree. Householder will be sentenced on Oct. 18, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Householder faces a maximum sentence of up to fifteen 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 Householder for the offense in June 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

Ashley Riley, 26, Ithaca, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Oxycontin), a felony. Riley will be sentenced on Oct. 18, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Riley faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Chief Larry Hurley of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Riley for the offense in June 2010.

Albert Wayne Gurnee, 67, Warren Center, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to two counts of the offense of Indecent Assault and a single count of the offense of Corruption of Minors, each a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Gurnee will be sentenced on Dec. 17, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Gurnee faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 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 Gurnee for the offenses following investigation of incidents that occurred in Warren Township.

Sarah Elizabeth Salsman, 34, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Salsman will be sentenced on Oct. 17, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Salsman faces a maximum sentence of up to five years 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 David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Salsman for the offense in February 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Stevens Township.

Kristian Matthews, 38, Cogan Station, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Harassment, a summary offense. Matthews will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Matthews faces a maximum sentence of up to 90 days plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Matthews for the offense in February 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Sylvania Borough.

Nathan Lee Kelly, 20, Milan, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree. Kelly will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Kelly 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 Nikki Hoffman of the Athens Borough Police arrested Kelly for the offense in May 2012.

Kerista Wandell, 19, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Wandell will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Wandell 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 Eric Keir of the Sayre Borough Police arrested Wandell for the offense in May following investigation of a theft that occurred in Sayre Borough.

Tommy Turner, 49, Rome, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Turner will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Turner 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 Turner for the offense in March 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

Amy MacNeal, 29, Ulster, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Retail Theft, a summary violation.

Neal will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Neal faces a maximum sentence of up to 90 days plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Scott Renfer of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Neal for the offense in November 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

Corey Hulbert, 32, Endwell, N.Y., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Retail Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree; Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, a misdemeanor of the second degree; and Failure to Display Registration Plate, a summary offense. Hulbert will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Hulbert faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years 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 Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police arrested Hulbert for the offenses in May 2012.

Joseph VanDyke , 34, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Harassment, a summary violation.

VanDyke will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, VanDyke faces a maximum sentence of up to 90 days 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 VanDyke for the offense in May 2012 following investigation of a incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

John M. Johnson, 29, Wysox, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a felony. At sentencing, Johnson faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of PA driving privilege for at least six months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Johnson for the offense in March 2011.

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

Douglas W. Watkins, 28, Granville Summit, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Watkins will be sentenced on October 29, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Watkins faces a maximum sentence of up to two years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least one year, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officer Floyd McDonald of the Troy Borough Police Department arrested Watkins for the offense in June 2012.

Aimee N. Taylor, 26, Owego, N.Y., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor; and Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Taylor will be sentenced on October 11, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Taylor faces a maximum sentence of up to three years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least six months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Officers of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Watkins for the offenses in May and July 2012.

Kyle A. Rudloff, 31, Sayre, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree, and Theft By Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Rudloff will be sentenced on October 11, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Rudloff faces a maximum sentence of up to twelve years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Rudloff for the offenses in June 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

Todd M. Pierce, 35, Towanda, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to Delivery of a Controlled Substance (oxycodone), a felony. Pierce will be sentenced on October 11, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Pierce faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 years plus fines, costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least six months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.

An Agent of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Pierce for the offense in January 2010 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Eric P. Vanalstine, 22, Waverly, N.Y., entered pleas of guilty to two counts of the offense of Obstruction of Administration of Law or other Governmental Function, each a misdemeanor of the second degree. Vanalstine will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Vanalstine faces a total maximum sentence of up to four 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 Vanalstine for the offense in April 2012 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Bradford County.

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

John J. Locke, 35, Uniontown, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in April 2012 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, Locke will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Locke must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 120 days.

David S. Parker Jr., 29, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking in April 2012 by Officer Joshua Lake 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, Parker will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Parker must perform community service.

Michael T. Hayden, 22, Athens, Pa., charged with the offense of Access Device Fraud by Officer Denny Slater of the Athens Township Police Department in June 2012, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on Probation for a term of 12 months. While on Probation, Hayden will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Hayden must perform community service and pay restitution in the amount of $7288.91.

Terry L. Ferrington, 39, Canton, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol in May 2012 by Officer Steven Vanderpool of the Canton Borough Police Department, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on Probation for a term of nine months. While on probation, Ferrington will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use Additionally, Ferrington 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.

Fred R. Place, 58, Towanda, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in April 2012 by Sergeant 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, Place will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use Additionally, Place must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 120 days.

Bradford County District Attorney, Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced in the court of Common Pleas in Towanda on Sept. 13:

Emily Bellows-Shaffer, 55, formerly of Williamsport, Pa., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of life plus two years, and fines totaling $26,000.00, for the crimes of Murder in the second degree; Burglary, a felony of the first degree; and other offenses including Criminal Trespass, Aggravated Assault, and Tampering with Evidence, which offenses merged with the crimes of Murder and Burglary for purpose of sentencing. Bellows-Shaffer was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,271.00. The sentences were imposed following Bellows-Shaffer's conviction at criminal trial by jury on Aug. 10, 2012.

Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bellows-Shaffer for the offense in July 2010 following an incident that occurred in Canton Township. Bellows-Shaffer will not be eligible for parole.

Brian J. Rought, 35, Burlington, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from one month to 12 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Default in Required Appearance, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Rought will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence, implementation of which was deferred for 10 days due to the plea agreement reached in the case being rejected by the court, was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Deputy Brian Wibirt of the Bradford County Sheriff's Office arrested Rought for the offense in March 2012 after an incident that occurred in Burlington Borough.

Rought may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum term of imprisonment and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department.

Michael A. Lane, 21, Towanda, Pa., was resentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 60 days to 18 months, and a fine of $200, for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. The sentence was imposed following revocation of Lane's original sentence of probation due to violation of probation conditions. Trooper Jeffrey A. Vilello of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Lane for the offense in May 2008 after an incident that occurred in Wysox Township. 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.

Aaron Strayer, 36, Williamsport, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of one year, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Criminal trespass, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Strayer for the offense in April 2012. While on Probation, Strayer will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department; violation of a probation condition can result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Eric J. Derrig, 30, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from six months plus 90 days to two years, and fines totaling $650, for the offenses of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Criminal Mischief, a summary offense. Derrig was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $196.80. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas.

Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Derrig for the offenses in May 2012. Derrig 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.

Marcus J. Frisbie, 29, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from nine months to 36 months, and fines totaling $1,300, for the offenses of Forgery, a felony of the third degree; Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the first degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree; and Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Frisbie was also ordered to pay restitution in the total amount of $2418.50. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas.

Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police and Officers of the Sayre Borough Police arrested Frisbie for the offenses in May 2012 after incidents that occurred in Ulster and Litchfield Townships and Sayre Borough. Frisbie 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.

Mary McCallister, 23, Wellsburg, N.Y., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford Correctional Facility of from five days to six months, and a fine of $1000, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. McCallister will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested McCallister for the offense in April 2012. McCallister 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.

Michael A. Wilson, 24, Elmira, N.Y., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 153 days to 12 months, probation for a term of 12 months, and fines totaling $500, for the offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, and False Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Wilson will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Wilson for the offenses in May 2012. Wilson 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; violation of condition of parole can result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Pamela Rumsey, 29, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 10 days to 18 months, for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Rumsey was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3748.75. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Thomas Wilson of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Rumsey for the offense in December 2010. Rumsey 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.

Cameron D. Gorsuch, 29, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 24 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty Sergeant David Lantz of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Gorsuch for the offense in May 2012.

While on Probation, Gorsuch will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department; violation of a probation condition can result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Charles Giggee, 34, Columbia Crossroads, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from one month to 12 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the third degree. The sentence, commencement of which was deferred for 10 days because the court rejected the plea agreement reached in the case, followed an earlier guilty Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Giggee for the offense in May 2012. Giggee 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.

Jessica L. Schultz, 19, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 49 days to 12 months, and a fine of $300, for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Schultz was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $110. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper James Dughi of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Schultz for the offense in January 2012 following an incident that occurred in Monroeton Borough.

Schultz 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.