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

Gerald Grace, 53, Troy, Pa., charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Trooper Joshua Fisher of the Pennsylvania State Police was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Grace will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Grace 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 person recently entered a plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) in the Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

Duke Russell, 24, Canton, Pa., entered a plea of Nolo Contendere to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Russell will be sentenced on June 21, 2012, following preparation of a pre-sentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Russell 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 David Sweeny of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Russell for the offense in May 2011 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Franklin Township. A plea of Nolo Contendere is accepted by the court in situations where a Defendant cannot remember committing the crime, but concedes that the evidence available to the Commonwealth for presentation at criminal trial will prove his guilt. The Nolo Contendere plea has the same legal effect as a guilty plea.

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

Kyle L. Rudloff, 20, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Rudloff will be sentenced on July 2, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Rudloff 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. Officer Sean Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Rudloff for the offense in January 2012.

Amanda G. Richlin, 29, Wysox, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of False Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Richlin will be sentenced on June 4, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Richlin 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. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Richlin for the offense in February 2012.

Michael K. West, 29, Granville Summit, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor; Reckless Endangerment of Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree; and Harassment, summary violation. West will be sentenced on July 2, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, West faces a maximum sentence of up to three years and ninety days 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.

Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested West for the offense in January 2012 following investigation of incidents that occurred in Granville Township.

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

Dwayne A. Roberts, 25, Rochester, N.Y., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from two years to five years, and fines totaling $1250, for the offenses of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony, and False Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer, a misdemeanor of the third degree. The sentences were imposed following criminal trial by jury. An Agent of the Bradford County Drug Task Force arrested Roberts for the offense in October 2011 after an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough. Roberts 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.

Stephen C. Engler, 40, Monroeton, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 10 days to 15 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking, a felony of the third degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Engler for the offense in May 2011 after an incident that occurred in Troy Township. Engler 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.

Gabriel S. Moran, 19, Binghamton, N.Y., was sentenced to a total term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from one year to three years, and fines totaling $500, for the offenses of Burglary, a felony of the second degree; Criminal trespass, a felony of the second degree; Theft By Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the first degree; and Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor of the third degree. Moran was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1641.12. The sentences were imposed following conviction by jury after criminal trial. Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Moran for the offenses in August 2011 after incidents that occurred in Warren Township. Moran 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.

Amanda L. Talada, 34, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Talada was also ordered to reimburse the Commonwealth in the amount of $80 for money used to purchase a controlled substance at the time of her arrest and she will lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. An Agent of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Talada for the offense in February 2010 after an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough. While on Probation, Talada will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department; violations of probation conditions can result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Brandon J. Miller, 26, Gillett, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from five days to six months, and a fine of $300, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Miller will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier plea of Nolo Contendere. Trooper Brandon Allis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Miller for the offense in September 2011 following an incident that occurred in Wells Township.

Miller 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.

Justin M. McGrath, 27, Athens, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a total term of 24 months, and a fine of $500, for the offenses of Simple Assault and Tampering With Physical Evidence, each a misdemeanor of the second degree. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Officer Bruce Hoffman of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested McGrath for the offense in December 2011. While on Probation, McGrath will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department; violations of probation conditions can result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Connie Grace, 26, Columbia Crossroads, Pa., was resentenced to a total term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Faculty of from 75 days to 23 months, 29 days, and a fine of $450, for the offenses of Simple Assault and Theft By Unlawful Taking, each a misdemeanor of the third degree. Grace was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $776. The sentences were imposed following revocation of Grace's original sentence of County Intermediate Punishment for violation of probation conditions. Officers Beth Alteri and Derrick Watkins of the Athens and Sayre Borough Police Departments arrested Grace for the offenses in 2011.

Grace 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.

Carl Hutchins, 45, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County 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. Hutchins will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Robert Franchella of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Hutchins for the offense in June 2011 after an incident that occurred in Burlington Borough.

Gina M. Trust, 30, Endicott, N.Y., was sentenced to probation for a term of one year, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Criminal Attempt to Commit Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Trust for the offense in August 2011. While on Probation, Trust will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department; violations of probation conditions can result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Joshua T. Merritt, 22, Wyalusing, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment a Pennsylvania State Pennsylvania Correctional Facility of from six months to three years, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Burglary, a felony of the second degree. Merritt was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11392.93. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Merritt for the offense in December 2011 after an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township.

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.

Patrick Hodge, 40, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 16 months to six years, and a fine of $1000, for the offense of Corruption of Minors, a felony of the third degree. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Hodge for the offense in November 2011. Hodge 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 Lattimer, 23, Sayre, Pa., was sentenced to probation for a total term of two years, and fines totaling $750, for the offenses of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree, and Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the third degree. The sentence was imposed following revocation of Lattimer's original sentences of probation for violation of probation conditions. Officer Timothy Cahill of the Athens Borough Police Department arrested Lattimer for the offense in June 2010. While on Probation, Lattimer will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Bradford County Probation Department; violations of probation conditions can result in revocation of probation and resentencing.

Jerry M. Breese, 33, Gillett, Pa., was resentenced to a total term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 60 days to 11 months, 29 days, and a fine of $250, for the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Breese was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $300. The sentence was imposed following revocation of Breese's original sentences of probation for violation of probation conditions. Trooper Miranda Musick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Breese for the offense in December 2010 after incidents that occurred in Springfield Township. Breese 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 A. Harrington, 30, Warren Center, Pa. was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford Country Correctional Facility of from one year to two years, and a fine of $2500, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Harrington will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 18 months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Harrington for the offense in September 2011. Harrington 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 J. Power, 38, Ulster, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment for 24 months, and fines totaling $5000, for two counts of the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, each a misdemeanor of the first degree. Power will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for a total term of 36 months. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Trooper Wayne Dunkling of the Pennsylvania State Police and Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Power for the offenses in August and November 2011, respectively, after incidents that occurred in Sheshequin Township and Towanda Borough.

Power 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.

Samantha B. Walters, 18, Towanda, Pa., was sentenced to State Intermediate Punishment for 24 months, and a fine of $1500, for the offenses of Forgery, a felony of the second degree; Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree; Access device Fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree; Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Walters was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $295. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police and Officers of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Walters for the offenses in 2011 after incidents that occurred in Towanda and North Towanda Townships. Walters may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence and, if paroled, she will be subject to supervision and monitoring by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

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

Jade Smiley, 19, Athens, Pa., charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation Smiley will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Smiley must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel; she will also lose her Pennsylvania driving privilege for 60 days as a condition of ARD placement and for an additional 12 months due to her refusal to submit to blood alcohol testing at the time of her arrest.

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, Towanda:

David Shores, 54, Ulster, Pa., entered a plea of Nolo Contendere to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Shores will be sentenced following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Shores 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. An agent of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Shores for the offense in January 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ulster Township. A plea of Nolo Contendere has the same legal consequences as a guilty plea and may be accepted by the court in situations where the Defendant cannot remember committing the crime, but concedes that the evidence available to the Comminwealth will prove his guilt.