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:

Erin Gorman, 31, Waverly, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Gorman will be sentenced on Oct. 29, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Gorman faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 18 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper David Sweeney of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Gorman for the offense in March 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Chase Argot, 29, Wysox, Pa. entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Argot will be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Argot faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 18 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Joshua Lake of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Argot for the offense in March 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Borough.

Jordan D. Royer, 24, Mt. Enterprise, Texas, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Royer will be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Royer faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 18 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Royer for the offense in February 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township.

Nathan P. Ritter, 19, Tioga, Pa. entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Statutory Sexual Assault, a felony of the second degree. Ritter will be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Ritter 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 David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Ritter for the offense in May 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Ridgebury Township.

Mark A. Shaffer, 44, Ulster, 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. Shaffer will be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Shaffer 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 Shaffer for the offense in May 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in North Towanda Township.

Dewayne A. McMeekan, 46, Viola, Ill., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, a misdemeanor of the second degree; Flight to Avoid Apprehension, a misdemeanor of the second degree; and Harassment, a summary offense. McMeekan will be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, McMeekan faces a total maximum sentence of up to 4 years and 90 days 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 Frank Naughton of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested McMeekan for the offense in April 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Canton Township.

Steven M. Taylor, 33, Towanda, Pa. entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Indecent Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Taylor will be sentenced, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Taylor faces a total maximum sentence of up to 7 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 Taylor for the offense in May 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Township.

Gabino V. Navarro, 53, Cleveland, Ala., entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Navarro will be sentenced on Oct. 15, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, Navarro faces a maximum sentence of up to five years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 18 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Trooper Jeffrey Creedon of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Navarro for the offense in February 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Stevens Township.

Jacob White, 37, Johnson City, N.Y., entered pleas of guilty to the offenses of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Reckless Driving, a summary offense. White will be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2012, following preparation of a presentence report by the Bradford County Probation Department. At sentencing, White faces a total maximum sentence of up to two years plus fine(s), costs, restitution to victims, loss of Pennsylvania driving privilege for at least 18 months, and any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court. Officer Thomas VanFleet of the Athens Township Police Department arrested White for the offense in May 2012.

Joshua D. Stevens, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended, a summary offense.

Upon entry of the plea, pursuant to the agreement of the Parties, Stevens was immediately sentenced to pay a fine of $200.

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

Shawn Skaggs, 41, Towanda, Pa. was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 30 days to six months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor. Skaggs will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for 12 months. Commencement of the sentence was deferred for a period of 10 days because the court rejected the plea agreement reached by the parties. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Craig Flynn of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Skaggs for the offense in November 2011 after an incident that occurred in Towanda Township. Skaggs 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.

Bradley M. Wise, 28, Sayre, Pa. was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 12 months to three years, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony. Wise was also ordered to reimburse the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of $100 for money used in connection with his arrest. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. An Agent of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Wise for the offense in November 2011 after an incident that occurred in Sayre Borough. Wise may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence and, if paroled, he will be subject to supervision by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Joshua McCormick, 20, Elmira, N.Y., was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree. McCormick was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $180. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea. Trooper Jeffrey Creedon of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested McCormick for the offense in September 2011 after an incident that occurred in South Creek Township. While on probation, McCormick 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.

Adam Worthington, 19, Towanda, Pa. was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility of from 100 days to 18 months to be followed by probation for a term of two years, and a fine of $1,500 for Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree, and two counts of the offense of Theft By Unlawful Taking, each a misdemeanor of the first degree. The sentences were imposed following earlier guilty pleas. Officer Donald Stingham, of the Troy Borough Police Department and Trooper David Pelachick of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Worthington for the offenses in 2011 after incidents that occurred in Troy Borough and Granville Township. Worthington may be eligible for parole after serving the minimum sentence and, if paroled, and while on probation, he 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 Collier, 41, Elmira, NY, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility of from 32 months to six years, and a fine of $500, for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a felony. Collier will also lose his Pennsylvania driving privilege for six months. The sentence was imposed following an earlier guilty plea.

Agents of the Pennsylvania State Police Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Collier for the offense in October 2009 after an incident that occurred in Athens Township. Collier 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 were recently placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:

John W. Chapman, 19, Canton, Pa. charged with the offense of Terroristic Threats in April 2012 by Trooper George Layou of the Pennsylvania State Police, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 24 months. While on probation, Chapman will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department; which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Chapman must perform 40 hours of community service and undergo anger management counseling and psychological evaluation and, if necessary treatment as prescribed.

Scott D. Kayani, 22, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in April 2012 by Officer Derek Dekar of the Athens Borough Police Department, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of nine months. While on probation Kayani will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Kayani must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel.

Shane M. Cobb, 24, Sinking Springs, Pa. charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in May 2012 by Officer Joshua Heckman 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 Cobb will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Cobb must perform community service with the DUI Litter Brigade and attend a Victim Impact Panel.

James C. Maverty, 27, Buckhannon, WV, charged with the offense of Criminal Trespass in April 2012 by Trooper Matthew Grebeck of the Pennsylvania State Police, was accepted into the ARD Program and placed on probation for a term of 12 months. While on probation, Maverty will be subject to supervision by the Bradford County Probation Department, which supervision will include monitoring for drug or alcohol use. Additionally, Maverty must perform community service.

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

Stefan Evans, Jr., 40, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary violation, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 90 days (suspended) and court costs. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Evans for the offense in June 2012.

Cassandra Casselbury, 21, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary violation, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 90 days (suspended) and court costs. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police arrested Casselbury for the offense in June 2012.

Cassandra Woodhouse, 20, Elmira, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of eight days and court costs. Trooper Michael Mislevy of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Woodhouse for the offense in August 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Towanda Township.

John J. Brown, 25, Monroeton, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark to the offense of Harassment, a summary violation, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 13 days and court Trooper Michael Moser of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Brown for the offense in June 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Burlington Township.

Cody W. Bedell, 18, Laceyville, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to imprisonment for a term equal to the number of days already served in the Bradford County Correctional Facility at time of sentencing (20 days) and court costs. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Bedell for the offense in January 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Wyalusing Township.

Thomas Bashore, 45, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 21 days and of court costs. Officer Nathan Ross of the Sayre Borough Police arrested Bashore for the offense in August 2012.

Teresa Vanderpool-Vincent, 46, Barton, N,Y., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 30 days and court costs. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Vanderpool-Vincent for the offense in August 2012.

David Stowits, 40, Athens, Pa., entered pleas of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offenses of Careless Driving and Public Drunkenness each a summary violation, and was sentenced to pay a fine of $511 and court costs. Officer Jeremy Horton of the Sayre Borough Police arrested Stowits for the offenses in August 2012.

Timothy Guiles, 37, Sayre, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw 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 costs. Sergeant Daniel Reynolds of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Guiles for the offense in July 2012.

Craig Daniels, 32, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw to the offense of Disorderly Conduct, a summary violation, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 60 days (suspended), a fine of $300, restitution in the amount of $1200, and court costs. Officer Richard Horton of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Daniels for the offense in April 2012.

Ralph Perry, 46, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox to the offense of Harassment, a summary violation, and was sentenced to pay a fine of $200.00 and court costs. Trooper Michael Moser of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Perry for the offense in July 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Columbia Township.

Graham Christianson, 26, Troy, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Jonathon Wilcox to the offense of Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and Public Drunkenness a summary offense, and was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a term of 45 days and court costs. Trooper Kevin Hibson of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Christianson for the offense in June 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in Granville Township.

Sarah Anderson, 29, Athens, Pa., entered a plea of guilty before Magisterial District Judge Jonathon Wilcox to the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and was sentenced to pay restitution in the amount of $122.00 and court costs. Trooper Nathan Lewis of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Anderson for the offense in June 2012 following investigation of an incident that occurred in West Burlington Township.