Divorces Granted

Bobbie Jo Wagner, 474 State Road, Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Nachary A. Cremo, 306 Meadow Brook Lane, Jacksonville, Fla. They were married Sept. 25, 2009.

Sherry A. Frye, Box 66, Quakake, was granted a divorce from Arthur W. Frye, 25 North Road, Tamaqua R.D. They were married July 8, 1989.

Richard A. Kopczynskie, 35 Monroe St., McAdoo, was granted a divorce from Nicole Kopczynskie, 613 Hancock St., McAdoo. They were married July 3, 1999.

Jaime M. Burke was granted a divorce from Edward W. Burke, both of Pottsville. They were married Sept. 17, 2005.

Richard L. Krause Jr. was granted a divorce from Rebecca L. Krause, both of Pine Grove. They were married Oct. 10, 2005.

Julie Ann Vesay, Pine Grove, was granted a divorce from Van David Vesay Sr., Minersville. They were married Nov. 18, 2005.

Gina M. Alexander, Pottsville, was granted a divorce from Richard J. Alexander, Germanville Road, Butler Township. They were married Sept. 25, 2004.

Jeri Runge was granted a divorce from Frederick C. Runge, both of Ashland. They were married July 7, 2006.

Christine D. Heller was granted a divorce from James R. Heller, both of Pine Grove. They were married Dec. 30, 1989.

Pamela M. Fry was granted a divorce from James R. Fry, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married Aug. 21, 2000.

Lisa Suprock, Orwigsburg, was granted a divorce from Robert Suprock, Saint Clair. They were married May 24, 2003.

File for divorce

Laura Badalamenti filed an action in divorce against Rosario Badalamenti, both of 106 Hillcrest Lane, Slatington. They were married Sept. 9, 2007.

Richard M. Dennis Sr., 113 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City, filed for divorce from Jennifer Dennis, 142 Pottsville St., Cressona. They were married June 5, 2010.

State prison

Robert Edward Martin, 23, of 443 E. Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City, who entered a guilty plea last May 18 to charges of aggravated indecent assault, statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors, was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve three to six years in a state correctional institution plus an additional five years on probation. He was given credit for spending 74 days in the county prison. He also must pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, costs of prosecution and a $50 monthly supervision fee.

Although he was found not to be a sexually violent predator, he is to comply with Megan's Law and must register as a sexual offender for 10 years. Martin was cited by Mahanoy City Chief Mark Wiekrykas.

Drug smuggler

Rafiyq Araam McSeed, 20, Philadellphia, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance while visiting an inmate at the state correctional institution in Mahanoy Township, and was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes to serve one to 23 months in the county prison, pay $100 to the Substance Abuse Education fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Account. He received credit for six days in the county prison.

He was brought to court on a bench warrant which was dissolved and his bail forfeiture set aside. McSeed was cited by Trooper John Powis whose report illegal drugs were detected on McSeed by a police dog as he entered the prison.

Revoke parole

Judge Charles M. Miller revoked the paroles of four defendants.

Nicole Savage, 21, of 116 E. Earley Avenue, Coaldale, was recommitted to the county prison to serve the balance of her sentence with no credit for the 77 days of street time, which will be added to her maximum sentence which was extended to Jan. 21, 2013. The court ruled if the defendant secures placement in an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center it would consider application for parole on Dec. 2, 2011.

Savage had entered guilty pleas last February to three counts of retail theft from Walmart Store in Rush Township and was placed on probation.

James Robert Shivelhood, 30, Locustdale, had his probation revoked and he was re-sentenced to serve six months to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 33 days in prison. Shivelhood had pleaded guilty to forging a doctor's prescription to obtain additional drugs and was placed on probation two years.

Tahisha Shade Hook, 24, Pottsville, was recommitted to the county prison to serve the balance of her sentence with no credit for 200 days of street time creating a new maximum date for release from prison on Oct. 24, 2012. She had pleaded guilty to retail theft and was placed on probation.

Matthew J. Corbacio, 27, Ashland, had his probation revoked and he was re-sentenced to serve three to 23 months in the county prison with credit for 23 days served. He had pleaded guilty to theft and was placed on probation.