OldArchive / District Justices

Bradford District Attorney Lists Sentencings

District Attorney Stephen Downs announced that the following persons entered guilty pleas, were sentenced or placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 19:

Guilty Pleas

Darin Moore, 31, Sayre, entered a plea of guilty to Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony. Defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of up to four years and a maximum sentence of up to 10 years' incarceration and fines up to $100,000. The case arose out of a search warrant executed by the Bradford County Drug Task Force.

William Stern, 20, Athens, entered a plea of guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor. Defendant faces a minimum sentence of 72 hours, a minimum fine of $1,000, a maximum sentence of up to six months and fines of up to $5,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Officer Gerry Franklin, South Waverly Borough Police Department.

Edward Smith, 45, Athens, entered a plea of guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a minimum sentence of 90 days, a maximum fine of $1,500, a maximum sentence of up to five years and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Officer Timothy Cahill, Jr., Athens Borough Police Department.

Jon Sherwood, Jr., 39, New Albany, entered a plea of guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to five years' incarceration and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Jeffery Creedon, Pennsylvania State Police.

Dennis Vanderpool, 48, Towanda, entered a guilty plea of Harassment, a summary offense. Defendant faces a sentence of up to 90 days' incarceration and a fine of up to $300. The case arose out of an arrest by Sgt. Mitch Osman, Towanda Borough Police Department.

Tontalao Grover, 33, Sayre, entered pleas of guilty to Forgery, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Welfare Fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to 10 years' incarceration and fines up to $20,000. The charges were filed by Officer Roger Clink, Athens Township Police Department, and the Pennsylvania Inspector General's office.

William Pruyne, 55, Ulster, entered a plea of guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to five years' incarceration and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Charles Molecavage, Pennsylvania State Police.

Charles Uhlir, 25, Canton, entered a guilty plea to Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to five years' incarceration and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Chief Doug Seeley, Canton borough Police Department.

Raymond Harris, 25, Wyalusing, entered a guilty plea to Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a felony. Defendant faces a sentence of up to 10 years' incarceration and fines up to $100,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Robert Hutchison, Pennsylvania State Police.

Kimberly Felczak, 38, Sayre, entered a plea of guilty to Endangering Welfare of Children, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to five years' incarceration and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Sgt. Keith Stackhouse, Athens Township Police Department.

Tonya DeLoach, 29, Sayre, entered a plea of guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to two years' incarceration and fines up to $5,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Officer Timothy Cahill, Athens Borough Police Department.

Anthony Swingle, 19, Waverly, NY, entered a plea of guilty to Retain Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to two years' incarceration and fines up to $5,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Sgt. Jesse Harris, South Waverly Borough Police Department.

Joshua Wood, 19, Sugar Run, entered a plea of guilty to False Imprisonment, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to two years' incarceration and fines up to $5,000. The case arose out of an investigation by Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek, Pennsylvania State Police.

Justin Benjamin, 19, Towanda, entered pleas of guilty to Theft, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and Indecent Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to three years' incarceration and fines of up to $7,500. The case arose out of charges filed by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Thomas Lee, 41, Ulster, entered a plea of guilty to Indecent Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to two years' Incarceration and fines of up to $5,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Ulster Township Police.

Stephen L. Bartlett, 33, Canton RR1, pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Bartlett faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 48 hours and a maximum term of six months and a mandatory fine from $500 to $5,000 at the discretion of the sentencing court. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police charged Bartlett with the offense in March after he observed a motor vehicle driven by Bartlett being operated erratically on a roadway in Wysox Township.

Randy E. Brabant, Jr., 23, Wyalusing RR1, pleaded guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Brabant faces imprisonment of up to two years and a fine up to $5,000 at the discretion of the sentencing court. Trooper Christopher J. Zavatski of the Pennsylvania State Police charged Brabant with the offense in November following investigation of a reported theft of an All Terrain Vehicle from a residence in Wyalusing Township.

Bernard M. Pietro, 56, Sayre, pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer David Hart of the Athens Borough Police Department charged Pietro with the offense in February after observing a motor vehicle operated by him being operated erratically in Athens Borough.

Ronald D. Chilson, 33, Sayre, pleaded guilty to the offense of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Keith Stackhouse of the Athens Township Police Department charged Chilson with the offense in connection with a report of an inadequately supervised juvenile female at Chilson's residence in Athens Township in March.

Sean P. Dollard, 30, Ulster RR2, to Reckless Driving, a summary offense, and was sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $200 and he will lose his driving privileges for at least six months.

John J. Penderghest, 30, Troy, entered a plea of guilty to Harassment, a summary offense, arising from a Jan. 19 incident investigated and charged by Troy Borough Police Chief Gregory Hostettler. Penderghest faces 90 days' imprisonment and a fine of up to $300 at sentencing.

Sentencings

Howard Johnson, Jr., 19, Sayre, entered a plea of guilty to Harassment, a summary offense, and was sentenced to pay a fine of $150 and court costs. The case arose out of an arrest by Officer Sean Flynn, Sayre Borough Police Department.

Karen S. Curry, 37, Towanda, was sentenced to Probation for a term of 24 months and a fine of $500 for the offense of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Curry was also ordered to pay an additional fine of $200 for the offense of Reckless Driving, a summary violation. Also, Curry will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at her own expense while on probation and will lose her driving privileges for at least six months. Officer John Werner of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Curry for the offenses in September 2003.

Brian M. Farrell, 21, Towanda RR4, was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum term of 14 days and a maximum term of 11 months for the offense of Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Farrell was also ordered to serve an additional sentence of 30 days' imprisonment for the offense of Direct Criminal Contempt as a result of his failure to appear before the court for an earlier sentence proceeding. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively, one to the other, for a total sentence of imprisonment from 44 days to 11 months. In sentencing Farrell to a minimum sentence of 14 days on the Theft by Deception charge, the court declined to follow a proposed agreement calling for a probationary sentence. Trooper Stephen N. Brdaric, Jr. arrested Farrell for the offense in September.

Joel T. Learn, 28, Stevensville, was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months and a fine of $500 for the offenses of Unlicensed Person in Possession of a Firearm, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Learn will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at his own expense while on probation. Trooper Joseph J. Breck of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Learn for the offense in December.

Donald L. Parmalee, 53, Waverly, NY, was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months and a fine of $300 for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Parmalee will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at his own expense while on probation. Chief Mike Reeves of the Ulster Township Police Department arrested Parmalee for the offense in December.

Joseph W. Taylor, 20, Monroeton RR2, was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum term of 90 days and a maximum term of 23 months, payment of restitution in the amount of $232,657.63, and a fine of $300 for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Taylor was also ordered to pay a fine of $200 for the summary offenses of Driving Under Suspension. Additionally, the sentencing court ordered Taylor to attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his driving privileges for at least two years as a result of his DUI conviction. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Taylor for the offense in February.

Eric T. Williams, 25, Canton RR2, was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum term of five days and a maximum term of 18 months, payment of restitution in the amount of $11,723.10 and a fine of $300 for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Williams was also ordered to attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his driving privileges for at least one year as a result of his DUI conviction. Corporal Albert Ogden of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Williams for the offense in January.

Scott Woodruff, 29, Towanda, was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for a minimum term of two years and a maximum term of 60 months for the offense of Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony. Woodruff was also ordered to serve an additional term of imprisonment from four months to 12 months for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine, a misdemeanor. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively, one to the other, for a total term in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility from 28 months to 72 months. As a result of his conviction, Woodruff will lose his driving privileges for a total period of at least one year. Officer Randy Epler and Sergeant Mitch Osman arrested Woodruff for the offenses in February and March, respectively.

Sean Whitmarsh, 39, Monroeton RR1, was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum term of 85 days and a maximum term of 12 months for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The court also ordered additional terms of imprisonment from 70 days to eight months for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine, a misdemeanor, and from 30 days to three months for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively, one to the other, for a total sentence of imprisonment of from 185 days to 23 months. Additionally, Whitmarsh will lose her driving privileges for at lest six months as the result of her conviction for Possession of Methamphetamine. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Whitmarsh for the offenses in January.

Ronald E. Wright, Jr., 44, Sayre, was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for a minimum term of 10 months and a maximum term of 48 months and payment of restitution in the amount of $5,477 for the offense of Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Sean P. Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Wright for the offense in March.

Raymond M. Bennett, 23, Sayre, was sentenced on Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $500 and to be placed on two years' probation arising from a Sept. 19 domestic incident investigated and charged by Athens Township Police Officer Roger Clink.

Danielle M. Carpenter, 19, Athens, was sentenced on Bad Check, misdemeanor of the third degree, to pay the costs of prosecution, to make restitution of $1,107.22 and to be placed on 12 months' probation arising from a private criminal complaint approved by the Bradford County District Attorney's office.

Michael K. Clark, 19, Rome RR1, was sentenced to Solicitation to Commit Burglary, a felony of the second degree, and Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the second degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $300 and was placed on three years' probation arising from incidents in Orwell Township investigated and charged by Northeast Police Department Chief Dale Bowen.

Heather Faith Daugherty, 22, Gillett RR4, was sentenced on Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to make restitution of $4,793.05 and to undergo imprisonment in a State Correctional Facility for a minimum of one day and a maximum of two years to run consecutively to previously imposed sentences on Statutory Sexual Assault for an aggregate total of 27 months and one day minimum to eight years maximum to be served in a State Correctional Facility. The Criminal Trespass conviction arose from a Nov. 30 incident in South Creek Township investigated and charged by Pennsylvania State Trooper Robert H. McKee.

Ida C. Green, 39, Troy RR3, was sentenced on Delivery of Methamphetamine, an ungraded felony, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $1,000, restitution of $600 and imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years, 11 months and 29 days arising from an undercover investigation and arrest in Troy Township by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Tristan C. Grubb, 20, East Smithfield, was sentenced for Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $300, to make restitution of $1,525 and to be placed on 36 months' probation arising from an Oct. 12, 2002 incident investigated and charged by Athens Township Police Officer Rene Kedrowitsch with investigative assistance from Chief H. Martin Rinebold of the Ridgebury Police Department.

Seth E. Hatch, 19, Athens RR2, was resentenced for Theft from a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Theft By Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay fines totaling $500, restitution totaling $1,017.40 and to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum of six months and a maximum of 23 months and 29 days. Hatch was originally placed on probation on these offenses but violated the terms of his probation.

Leslie Scott Jackson, 18, Troy RR3, was sentenced to Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $250 and to be placed on probation for one year arising from a Feb. 5 incident investigated and charged by the Troy Borough Police Chief Gregory Hostettler.

Eli Winford McCarter, 46, Towanda RR4, was sentenced on Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Driving Under Suspension, DUI related, a summary offense, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay fines and surcharges totaling $2,100 and to imprisonment totaling 10 months minimum to three years, 11 months and 29 days in the Bradford County Correctional Facility, all arising from Jan. 23 incidents in Standing Stone Township and Monroeton Borough investigated and charged by Pennsylvania State Trooper Jason Miller. McCarter will also lose his driving privileges for at least two years.

Brian Eugene Pierce, 26, Towanda RR3, was sentenced for Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, to pay the costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $150 and was placed on 12 months' probation arising from a March 18 domestic assault in Herrick Township investigated and charged by Pennsylvania State Trooper Howard S. Piatt.

Robert Jack Rowe, 20, Sayre, was sentenced on Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition, a misdemeanor of the first degree, to pay costs of prosecution, a fine of $200 and was placed on probation for a period of 12 months arising from a Feb. 2 incident investigated and charged by Sayre Borough Police Officer Thomas E. Wilson.

Debrah Velez, 36, Canton, was sentenced on two counts of Bad Check, misdemeanors of the third degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay fines totaling $200, to make restitution totaling $440 and to be imprisoned in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum of 45 days and a maximum of one year, to be followed by one year of probation. The charges arose from private criminal complaints approved by the Bradford County District Attorney's office.

Thomas McGowan, 22, Wyalusing RR4, was resentenced as a probation violator for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, an ungraded misdemeanor, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $200 and to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum of three months and a maximum of one year.

ARD Program

Amy Roof, 36, Towanda, was accepted into the ARD program for a DUI charge. Defendant will be on probation for a period of 12 months and will receive a 30 day license suspension. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Wayne Dunkling, Pennsylvania State Police.

Melissa Johnson, 36, Wysox, was accepted into the ARD program for a DUI charge. Defendant will be placed on probation for a period of 12 months and will receive a 90 day license suspension. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Christopher Zavatski, Pennsylvania State Police.

Leann Cole, 19, Canton, was placed on 12 months' probation and was ordered to pay a supervision fee of $30 per month and court costs. Cole will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at her own expense while in the ARD program. Cole's placement resulted from her arrest for False Report to a Law Enforcement Officer by Sergeant Lance Larcom of the Canton Borough Police Department in March.

Robert P. Silfee, 46, New Albany, was placed on 12 months' probation and was ordered to pay a supervision fee of $30 per month and court costs. Additionally, Silfee will lose his driving privileges for a period of two months and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at his own expense while in the ARD program. Silfee was also ordered to complete 24 hours of community service, to attend a Victim Impact Panel and to complete DUI Safe Driving School. Silfee's placement in the ARD program resulted from his arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Trooper William A. Brown of the Pennsylvania State Police in March.

Robert C. Walter, Jr., 26, Wyalusing, was placed on 12 months' probation and was ordered to pay a supervision fee of $30 per month and court costs. Additionally, Walter will lose his driving privileges for a period of six months and he will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at his own expense while in the ARD program. Walter was also ordered to complete 24 hours of community service, to attend a Victim Impact Panel and to complete DUI Safe Driving School. Walter's placement in the ARD program resulted from his arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Trooper Craig V. Venesky of the Pennsylvania State Police in Feb./March.

Gregory Allen Paul, Jr., 18, Sayre, was accepted into the ARD program and was ordered to pay costs and supervision fees totaling approximately $1,000 and was placed on 12 months' probation with conditions that he attend a Victim Impact Panel and perform at least 24 hours of service with the litter brigade. Paul will also lose his driving privileges for at least a period of five months. Paul's placement on ARD resulted from his March 27 arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Underaged Consumption of Alcohol, a summary offense, by South Waverly Police Officer James Tappan.

Walter G. Rowe, 19, Wysox RR2, was accepted into the ARD program and was ordered to pay costs and supervision fees totaling approximately $1,000 and was placed on 12 months' probation with conditions that he attend a Victim Impact Panel and perform at least 24 hours of service with the litter brigade. Rowe will also lose his driving privileges for a total period of four months. Rowe's placement on ARD resulted from his March 27 arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, an ungraded misdemeanor, and Underaged Drinking, a summary offense, by Deputy Sheriff Harry J. Lammy.

DAs

District Attorney Stephen Downs announced that the following persons entered guilty pleas, were sentenced or placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 19:

Guilty Pleas

Darin Moore, 31, Sayre, entered a plea of guilty to Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony. Defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of up to four years and a maximum sentence of up to 10 years' incarceration and fines up to $100,000. The case arose out of a search warrant executed by the Bradford County Drug Task Force.

William Stern, 20, Athens, entered a plea of guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor. Defendant faces a minimum sentence of 72 hours, a minimum fine of $1,000, a maximum sentence of up to six months and fines of up to $5,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Officer Gerry Franklin, South Waverly Borough Police Department.

Edward Smith, 45, Athens, entered a plea of guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a minimum sentence of 90 days, a maximum fine of $1,500, a maximum sentence of up to five years and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Officer Timothy Cahill, Jr., Athens Borough Police Department.

Jon Sherwood, Jr., 39, New Albany, entered a plea of guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to five years' incarceration and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Jeffery Creedon, Pennsylvania State Police.

Dennis Vanderpool, 48, Towanda, entered a guilty plea of Harassment, a summary offense. Defendant faces a sentence of up to 90 days' incarceration and a fine of up to $300. The case arose out of an arrest by Sgt. Mitch Osman, Towanda Borough Police Department.

Tontalao Grover, 33, Sayre, entered pleas of guilty to Forgery, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and Welfare Fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to 10 years' incarceration and fines up to $20,000. The charges were filed by Officer Roger Clink, Athens Township Police Department, and the Pennsylvania Inspector General's office.

William Pruyne, 55, Ulster, entered a plea of guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to five years' incarceration and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Charles Molecavage, Pennsylvania State Police.

Charles Uhlir, 25, Canton, entered a guilty plea to Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to five years' incarceration and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Chief Doug Seeley, Canton borough Police Department.

Raymond Harris, 25, Wyalusing, entered a guilty plea to Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a felony. Defendant faces a sentence of up to 10 years' incarceration and fines up to $100,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Robert Hutchison, Pennsylvania State Police.

Kimberly Felczak, 38, Sayre, entered a plea of guilty to Endangering Welfare of Children, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to five years' incarceration and fines up to $10,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Sgt. Keith Stackhouse, Athens Township Police Department.

Tonya DeLoach, 29, Sayre, entered a plea of guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to two years' incarceration and fines up to $5,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Officer Timothy Cahill, Athens Borough Police Department.

Anthony Swingle, 19, Waverly, NY, entered a plea of guilty to Retain Theft, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to two years' incarceration and fines up to $5,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Sgt. Jesse Harris, South Waverly Borough Police Department.

Joshua Wood, 19, Sugar Run, entered a plea of guilty to False Imprisonment, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to two years' incarceration and fines up to $5,000. The case arose out of an investigation by Trooper Jeffrey Sredenschek, Pennsylvania State Police.

Justin Benjamin, 19, Towanda, entered pleas of guilty to Theft, a misdemeanor of the third degree, and Indecent Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to three years' incarceration and fines of up to $7,500. The case arose out of charges filed by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Thomas Lee, 41, Ulster, entered a plea of guilty to Indecent Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Defendant faces a sentence of up to two years' Incarceration and fines of up to $5,000. The case arose out of an arrest by Ulster Township Police.

Stephen L. Bartlett, 33, Canton RR1, pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Bartlett faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 48 hours and a maximum term of six months and a mandatory fine from $500 to $5,000 at the discretion of the sentencing court. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police charged Bartlett with the offense in March after he observed a motor vehicle driven by Bartlett being operated erratically on a roadway in Wysox Township.

Randy E. Brabant, Jr., 23, Wyalusing RR1, pleaded guilty to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Brabant faces imprisonment of up to two years and a fine up to $5,000 at the discretion of the sentencing court. Trooper Christopher J. Zavatski of the Pennsylvania State Police charged Brabant with the offense in November following investigation of a reported theft of an All Terrain Vehicle from a residence in Wyalusing Township.

Bernard M. Pietro, 56, Sayre, pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer David Hart of the Athens Borough Police Department charged Pietro with the offense in February after observing a motor vehicle operated by him being operated erratically in Athens Borough.

Ronald D. Chilson, 33, Sayre, pleaded guilty to the offense of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Keith Stackhouse of the Athens Township Police Department charged Chilson with the offense in connection with a report of an inadequately supervised juvenile female at Chilson's residence in Athens Township in March.

Sean P. Dollard, 30, Ulster RR2, to Reckless Driving, a summary offense, and was sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $200 and he will lose his driving privileges for at least six months.

John J. Penderghest, 30, Troy, entered a plea of guilty to Harassment, a summary offense, arising from a Jan. 19 incident investigated and charged by Troy Borough Police Chief Gregory Hostettler. Penderghest faces 90 days' imprisonment and a fine of up to $300 at sentencing.

Sentencings

Howard Johnson, Jr., 19, Sayre, entered a plea of guilty to Harassment, a summary offense, and was sentenced to pay a fine of $150 and court costs. The case arose out of an arrest by Officer Sean Flynn, Sayre Borough Police Department.

Karen S. Curry, 37, Towanda, was sentenced to Probation for a term of 24 months and a fine of $500 for the offense of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Curry was also ordered to pay an additional fine of $200 for the offense of Reckless Driving, a summary violation. Also, Curry will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at her own expense while on probation and will lose her driving privileges for at least six months. Officer John Werner of the Towanda Borough Police Department arrested Curry for the offenses in September 2003.

Brian M. Farrell, 21, Towanda RR4, was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum term of 14 days and a maximum term of 11 months for the offense of Theft by Deception, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Farrell was also ordered to serve an additional sentence of 30 days' imprisonment for the offense of Direct Criminal Contempt as a result of his failure to appear before the court for an earlier sentence proceeding. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively, one to the other, for a total sentence of imprisonment from 44 days to 11 months. In sentencing Farrell to a minimum sentence of 14 days on the Theft by Deception charge, the court declined to follow a proposed agreement calling for a probationary sentence. Trooper Stephen N. Brdaric, Jr. arrested Farrell for the offense in September.

Joel T. Learn, 28, Stevensville, was sentenced to probation for a term of 18 months and a fine of $500 for the offenses of Unlicensed Person in Possession of a Firearm, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Learn will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at his own expense while on probation. Trooper Joseph J. Breck of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Learn for the offense in December.

Donald L. Parmalee, 53, Waverly, NY, was sentenced to probation for a term of 12 months and a fine of $300 for the offense of Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Parmalee will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at his own expense while on probation. Chief Mike Reeves of the Ulster Township Police Department arrested Parmalee for the offense in December.

Joseph W. Taylor, 20, Monroeton RR2, was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum term of 90 days and a maximum term of 23 months, payment of restitution in the amount of $232,657.63, and a fine of $300 for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Taylor was also ordered to pay a fine of $200 for the summary offenses of Driving Under Suspension. Additionally, the sentencing court ordered Taylor to attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his driving privileges for at least two years as a result of his DUI conviction. Trooper Robert Hutchison of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Taylor for the offense in February.

Eric T. Williams, 25, Canton RR2, was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum term of five days and a maximum term of 18 months, payment of restitution in the amount of $11,723.10 and a fine of $300 for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Williams was also ordered to attend a Victim Impact Panel and he will lose his driving privileges for at least one year as a result of his DUI conviction. Corporal Albert Ogden of the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Williams for the offense in January.

Scott Woodruff, 29, Towanda, was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for a minimum term of two years and a maximum term of 60 months for the offense of Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a felony. Woodruff was also ordered to serve an additional term of imprisonment from four months to 12 months for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine, a misdemeanor. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively, one to the other, for a total term in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility from 28 months to 72 months. As a result of his conviction, Woodruff will lose his driving privileges for a total period of at least one year. Officer Randy Epler and Sergeant Mitch Osman arrested Woodruff for the offenses in February and March, respectively.

Sean Whitmarsh, 39, Monroeton RR1, was sentenced to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum term of 85 days and a maximum term of 12 months for the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree. The court also ordered additional terms of imprisonment from 70 days to eight months for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine, a misdemeanor, and from 30 days to three months for the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively, one to the other, for a total sentence of imprisonment of from 185 days to 23 months. Additionally, Whitmarsh will lose her driving privileges for at lest six months as the result of her conviction for Possession of Methamphetamine. Officer John Fedorchak of the Athens Township Police Department arrested Whitmarsh for the offenses in January.

Ronald E. Wright, Jr., 44, Sayre, was sentenced to imprisonment in a Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility for a minimum term of 10 months and a maximum term of 48 months and payment of restitution in the amount of $5,477 for the offense of Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Officer Sean P. Flynn of the Sayre Borough Police Department arrested Wright for the offense in March.

Raymond M. Bennett, 23, Sayre, was sentenced on Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $500 and to be placed on two years' probation arising from a Sept. 19 domestic incident investigated and charged by Athens Township Police Officer Roger Clink.

Danielle M. Carpenter, 19, Athens, was sentenced on Bad Check, misdemeanor of the third degree, to pay the costs of prosecution, to make restitution of $1,107.22 and to be placed on 12 months' probation arising from a private criminal complaint approved by the Bradford County District Attorney's office.

Michael K. Clark, 19, Rome RR1, was sentenced to Solicitation to Commit Burglary, a felony of the second degree, and Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor of the second degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $300 and was placed on three years' probation arising from incidents in Orwell Township investigated and charged by Northeast Police Department Chief Dale Bowen.

Heather Faith Daugherty, 22, Gillett RR4, was sentenced on Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to make restitution of $4,793.05 and to undergo imprisonment in a State Correctional Facility for a minimum of one day and a maximum of two years to run consecutively to previously imposed sentences on Statutory Sexual Assault for an aggregate total of 27 months and one day minimum to eight years maximum to be served in a State Correctional Facility. The Criminal Trespass conviction arose from a Nov. 30 incident in South Creek Township investigated and charged by Pennsylvania State Trooper Robert H. McKee.

Ida C. Green, 39, Troy RR3, was sentenced on Delivery of Methamphetamine, an ungraded felony, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $1,000, restitution of $600 and imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years, 11 months and 29 days arising from an undercover investigation and arrest in Troy Township by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Tristan C. Grubb, 20, East Smithfield, was sentenced for Criminal Trespass, a felony of the third degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $300, to make restitution of $1,525 and to be placed on 36 months' probation arising from an Oct. 12, 2002 incident investigated and charged by Athens Township Police Officer Rene Kedrowitsch with investigative assistance from Chief H. Martin Rinebold of the Ridgebury Police Department.

Seth E. Hatch, 19, Athens RR2, was resentenced for Theft from a Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Theft By Unlawful Taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay fines totaling $500, restitution totaling $1,017.40 and to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum of six months and a maximum of 23 months and 29 days. Hatch was originally placed on probation on these offenses but violated the terms of his probation.

Leslie Scott Jackson, 18, Troy RR3, was sentenced to Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $250 and to be placed on probation for one year arising from a Feb. 5 incident investigated and charged by the Troy Borough Police Chief Gregory Hostettler.

Eli Winford McCarter, 46, Towanda RR4, was sentenced on Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Driving Under Suspension, DUI related, a summary offense, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay fines and surcharges totaling $2,100 and to imprisonment totaling 10 months minimum to three years, 11 months and 29 days in the Bradford County Correctional Facility, all arising from Jan. 23 incidents in Standing Stone Township and Monroeton Borough investigated and charged by Pennsylvania State Trooper Jason Miller. McCarter will also lose his driving privileges for at least two years.

Brian Eugene Pierce, 26, Towanda RR3, was sentenced for Simple Assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree, to pay the costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $150 and was placed on 12 months' probation arising from a March 18 domestic assault in Herrick Township investigated and charged by Pennsylvania State Trooper Howard S. Piatt.

Robert Jack Rowe, 20, Sayre, was sentenced on Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition, a misdemeanor of the first degree, to pay costs of prosecution, a fine of $200 and was placed on probation for a period of 12 months arising from a Feb. 2 incident investigated and charged by Sayre Borough Police Officer Thomas E. Wilson.

Debrah Velez, 36, Canton, was sentenced on two counts of Bad Check, misdemeanors of the third degree, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay fines totaling $200, to make restitution totaling $440 and to be imprisoned in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum of 45 days and a maximum of one year, to be followed by one year of probation. The charges arose from private criminal complaints approved by the Bradford County District Attorney's office.

Thomas McGowan, 22, Wyalusing RR4, was resentenced as a probation violator for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, an ungraded misdemeanor, to pay costs of prosecution, to pay a fine of $200 and to imprisonment in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for a minimum of three months and a maximum of one year.

ARD Program

Amy Roof, 36, Towanda, was accepted into the ARD program for a DUI charge. Defendant will be on probation for a period of 12 months and will receive a 30 day license suspension. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Wayne Dunkling, Pennsylvania State Police.

Melissa Johnson, 36, Wysox, was accepted into the ARD program for a DUI charge. Defendant will be placed on probation for a period of 12 months and will receive a 90 day license suspension. The case arose out of an arrest by Trooper Christopher Zavatski, Pennsylvania State Police.

Leann Cole, 19, Canton, was placed on 12 months' probation and was ordered to pay a supervision fee of $30 per month and court costs. Cole will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at her own expense while in the ARD program. Cole's placement resulted from her arrest for False Report to a Law Enforcement Officer by Sergeant Lance Larcom of the Canton Borough Police Department in March.

Robert P. Silfee, 46, New Albany, was placed on 12 months' probation and was ordered to pay a supervision fee of $30 per month and court costs. Additionally, Silfee will lose his driving privileges for a period of two months and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at his own expense while in the ARD program. Silfee was also ordered to complete 24 hours of community service, to attend a Victim Impact Panel and to complete DUI Safe Driving School. Silfee's placement in the ARD program resulted from his arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Trooper William A. Brown of the Pennsylvania State Police in March.

Robert C. Walter, Jr., 26, Wyalusing, was placed on 12 months' probation and was ordered to pay a supervision fee of $30 per month and court costs. Additionally, Walter will lose his driving privileges for a period of six months and he will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing at his own expense while in the ARD program. Walter was also ordered to complete 24 hours of community service, to attend a Victim Impact Panel and to complete DUI Safe Driving School. Walter's placement in the ARD program resulted from his arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Trooper Craig V. Venesky of the Pennsylvania State Police in Feb./March.

Gregory Allen Paul, Jr., 18, Sayre, was accepted into the ARD program and was ordered to pay costs and supervision fees totaling approximately $1,000 and was placed on 12 months' probation with conditions that he attend a Victim Impact Panel and perform at least 24 hours of service with the litter brigade. Paul will also lose his driving privileges for at least a period of five months. Paul's placement on ARD resulted from his March 27 arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and Underaged Consumption of Alcohol, a summary offense, by South Waverly Police Officer James Tappan.

Walter G. Rowe, 19, Wysox RR2, was accepted into the ARD program and was ordered to pay costs and supervision fees totaling approximately $1,000 and was placed on 12 months' probation with conditions that he attend a Victim Impact Panel and perform at least 24 hours of service with the litter brigade. Rowe will also lose his driving privileges for a total period of four months. Rowe's placement on ARD resulted from his March 27 arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, an ungraded misdemeanor, and Underaged Drinking, a summary offense, by Deputy Sheriff Harry J. Lammy.







Return to top

Copyright 2011-2014 Rocket-Courier. All rights reserved.