Three Tamaqua men who pleaded guilty Thursday in the Schuylkill County Court to criminal charges received jail sentences imposed by President William E. Baldwin.

Cory Michael Whitley, 18, of 4 Rose Street, Tamaqua, on a charge of aggravated assault on James Medvetz, was sentenced to serve 16-32 months in a state correctional facility and will receive credit for spending 227 days in the Schuylkill County Prison. He was was fined $200 plus $50 costs on a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended.

He was ordered to make restitution of $685.50 to Medvetz, $952.32 to Freedom Blue Cross and $773.13 to Travelers Insurance Company to pay for damages caused to the car of Elizabeth McCormick which was stolen from a parking slot on North Railroad Street.

On charges of criminal conspiracy, theft, possession of a prohibitive weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal mischief, he received a 12 months probation sentence on each charge to run concurrent with the assault charge.

Arresting Officer Corporal Henry Woods, Tamaqua police, reported Medvetz was struck with brass knuckles. The restitution is joint and several with Joshua Gaugler. Whitley also pleaded guilty to attempted burglary of the Italian Specialty Shop and was placed on probation for 24 months to run concurrent to the assault sentence.

He also pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy, burglary and criminal mischief for breaking the window of the door to gain entrance to Six Pack House Store, 109 North Railroad Street, and was placed on probation for 24 months to run concurrent to the assault sentence. He also must pay $150 to the CJEA (Criminal Justice Enhancement Account) and all costs of prosecution.

Woods was the arresting officer in all three cases.

Keith A. Washeim, 41, of 212 Center Street, Tamaqua, on a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended, was sentenced to serve 60 days in the county prison, pay a fine of $500 and $50 costs, pay $50 CJEA and a $50 monthly probation fee. He was cited by Patrolman Anthony Stanell, Tamaqua police.

Steven G. Keach, 19, of 221 Lincoln Drive, Tamaqua, on a charge of possession drug paraphernalia on Claremont Avenue, Rush Township, was placed on probation 12 months, and must pay $100 to SAE (Substance Abuse Education) fund, $50 to CJEA and a $50 monthly probation fee. On a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana, he was placed on probation 30 days to run concurrent to the first sentence.

Keach was cited by Patrolman Jonathan McHugh, Rush Township police. Keach previously had been placed in the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition) Program, which is reserved for first offenders to allow them to serve 12 months on probation to clear their name. Keach had his probation revoked for failing to comply with its rules. Now the criminal charge remains on his record.

Others sentenced

Eight others who also pleaded guilty to criminal charges were sentenced by Judge Baldwin. They are:

Felix Luis Torres, 27, Schuylkill Haven, on a charge of defiant trespass on property at 824 North Second Street, Pottsville, was placed on probation for 12 months, and must pay $50 to CJEA and a $50 monthly fee for each month on probation. He was cited by Patrolman Joseph R. Welsh, Pottsville police.

James Francis Weaber, 34, Pottsville, on a charge of loitering and prowling was placed on probation 12 months, and must pay $50 to CJEA and a $50 monthly probation fee. He was cited by Patrolman David T. George, Orwigsburg police.

Felix Carlos Alvarez-Quinonez, 22, Pottsville, on two counts of giving false identification to Pottsville Police, was given credit for spending 84 days in the county prison and released on probation for 12 months. He must pay $50 to CJEA, a $50 monthly probation fee and on a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended was fined $200 plus $50 costs.

Vincent Joseph Zalonka, 45, Orwigsburg, on a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended, was sentenced to serve 60 days in the count prison and on a charge of giving a false identification was placed on probation 12 months. He was cited by Patrolman Andrew G. Lescosky, Palo Alto police.

Daniel Fuller, 22, Reading, Berks County, on a charge of passing a bad check to Bit by Bit Computer Store, Ashland, was placed on probation 12 months, and must pay $50 to CJEA, a $50 monthly probation fee and make restitution to the store $1,011.49. He was cited by Sgt. Michael Aulenbach, Ashland police.

Donald P. Long, Jr., 51, Saint Clair, on a driving under a influence of alcohol charge, was placed on parole for six months after receiving credit for days spent in the county prison. He also must pay a fine of $1,000, pay $50 CJEA, $50 to Catastrophe fund, a $50 probation fee, $50 to the district attorney's office for cost of a bench warrant and $100 to SAE fund.

He also pleaded guilty to charges of failing to drive on right side of road and on roadway laned for traffic and was fined $50 plus $100 costs. Long was cited by Patrolman Ronald Romanchik, New Castle Township police.

Tyrone David Leiby, 25, Minersville, on a DUI charge was sentenced to serve 48 hours to six months in the county prison, and must pay a fine of $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, a $50 monthly probation fee, receiving outpatient counseling and on charges of striking a parked car and failing to stop was fined $300, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, fined $25 and failing to wear a seat belt fined $10 plus $150 costs.

Leiby was cited by Trooper Michael Breznik when stopped on Valley Road in Heckscherville Village, Cass Township. Leiby also pleaded guilty to a charge of recklessly endangering another person and was given a 23 months probation sentence to run concurrent with the DUI sentence and also a 12 months concurrent sentence on a disorderly conduct charge. On a charge of striking a parked car and failing to stop was fined $300 plus $50 costs. He was cited by Officer Danielle Mowery, Cass/Foster townships police.

Cathy Lee Neiman, 40, Tower City, on a charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI was sentenced to serve two years to five years in a state correctional facility with credit for serving 189 days in the county prison. She also must pay a fine of $1,500, pay $300 to SAE fund and on charges of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic and failing to drive at a safe speed was fined $50 plus $100 costs.