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

Jesse K. Briggs, 23, Gillett, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to pay a fine and court costs. An Agent of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Briggs for the offense in August 2012 following an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

Frank L. Toth, 50, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox to the offense of Harassment, a summary violation, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 90 days and payment of court costs. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Toth for the offense in December 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Troy Township.

Jennifer M. Hemenway, Rome, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of False Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to time served in the Bradford County Correctional Facility as of the sentencing date. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hemenway for the offense in November 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township.

Harry Yates, 55, Towanda, Pa. entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to pay a fine and court costs. Deputy Brian Wibirt of the Bradford County Sheriff's Department arrested Yates for the offense in February 2013 following an incident that occurred at the Bradford County Courthouse.

 

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

Todd Edward Randall, 32, of Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months and a fine of $300 for the offenses of Disorderly Conduct and Harassment. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Randall for the offense in September 2012.

Ricky Hadley, 50, Owego, N.Y., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 33 days to six months, and a fine of $750, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Hadley will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hadley for the offense in September 2012 after an incident that occurred in Monroe Township.

John Perry, 30, Covington, Pa., was sentenced to a term of probation, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking. Perry was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6000. Trooper Thad Warnick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Perry for the offense in November 2011 after an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

Michael Samsell, 47, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of six months, and a fine of $300, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Additionally, Samsell will lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months as a result of his DUI conviction and for an additional 12 months due to his refusal to provide a blood sample at the time of his arrest. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Samsell for the offense. Jarell Sanders was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 20 days to 41 days, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree.

Jordan N. Frisbie, 19, Waverly, N.Y., was sentenced to probation for a term of one year, and a fine of $350, for the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Frisbie for the offense in September 2012.

Mikal Gardner, 30, Mansfield, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from four days to six months, and a fine of $1000, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Gardner will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Trooper Kevin Hibson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gardner for the offense in March 2012 after an incident that occurred in Tuscarora Township.

Gary Bennett III, 21, Ulster, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a total term of two years, and fines totaling $300.00, for the offenses of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Officer Eric Keir of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Bennett for the offenses in October 2012.

Christina Paris, 21, Wyalusing, Pa., was resentenced, following revocation of her original sentence of County Intermediate Punishment due to violation of program conditions, to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from eight months to 23 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Heroin), a felony. Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Paris for the offense in April 2010, after an incident in Tuscarora Township.

Stephen Young, 20, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from one month to 18 months, and a fine of $400, for the offense of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Bryan Bellows of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Young for the offense in June 2012.

Alma Alvarado, 28, Sugar Run, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 5 months to 23 months, and a fine of $300, for the offense of Retail Theft, a felony. Trooper Kevin Hibson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Alvarado for the offense in October 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wysox Township.

David Chandler, 23, Lockwood, N.Y., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for 199 days, to be followed by Probation for a term of two years and County Intermediate Punishment for three years, for the offenses of False Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer, a misdemeanor of the third degree, Resisting Arrest, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Chandler was also ordered to pay a fine of $600.00 and restitution in the amount of $40; he will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. Officers of the Athens and Sayre Borough Police Departments and Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Chandler for the offenses in May and August 2012.

Terry Murray, 47, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced State Intermediate Punishment for a term of 24 months, and a fine of $2500, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Murray will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 18 months. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Murray for the offense in December 2011 following an incident that occurred in Ulster Township.

Tyler Zukerman, 24, Lawton, Okla., was sentenced to County Intermediate Punishment, and a fine of $1500, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Zukerman will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 18 months. Officer Cody Welch of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Zukerman for the offense in October 2012.

Valerie Bennici, 31, Troy, Pa., was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from two months to 18 months, and a fine of $300, for the offense of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), a felony. Bennici will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Bennici for the offense in September 2012.

Geoffrey Buickus, 27, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of six months, and a fine of $300, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Buickus for the offense in September 2012.

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:

Marisa L. Thomas, 34, Athens, Pa., charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking by Officer Travis Snyder of the Sayre Borough Police Department, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on Probation, Thomas will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

Angela Wright, 36, Sayre, Pa., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Trooper Wayne Dunkling of the Pennsylvania State Police, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on Probation, Wright will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Wright must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; she will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 30 days.

Matthew Holcomb, 20, Athens, Pa., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Trooper Matthew Grebeck of the Pennsylvania State Police, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on Probation, Holcomb will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Holcomb 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.

Tyler J. McCormick, 20, Towanda, Pa., charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking by Trooper Mark Sadowski of the Pennsylvania State Police, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of six months. While on Probation, McCormick will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use.

Scott N. Canfield, 50, New Albany, Pa., charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol in September 2012 by Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department in September 2012, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation, Canfield will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug and alcohol use. Additionally, Canfield 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.

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following person recently entered a plea of Nolo Contendere in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas. (A Nolo Contendere plea has the same legal effect as a guilty plea and may be entered by a Defendant who cannot remember committing the crime but who concedes that the evidence possessed by the Commonwealth will prove his guilt.):

Lora Vanness, 47, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of nolo contendere to the offense of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Vanness will be sentenced on March 7, 2013, and faces a maximum sentence of up to five years. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Vanness for the offense in 2011.