Two area residents were among 19 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller.

William J. Bowman, 24, of 221 Owl Creek Rd., Tamaqua, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, careless driving and disorderly conduct. His sentence was deferred to Wednesday, March 28, as the court requested the adult probation department prepare a pre-sentence investigative report. Bowman was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Houser, last April 16 on Center Street.

Derek Marcus Krapf, 23, of 90 Back St., MaryD, Schuylkill Township, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance at his home was placed on probation 23 months, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), and perform 10 hours community service. Krapf was cited by Trooper Troy S. Greenawald on Jan. 5, 2010.

Brian Buchanan, 28, Frackville, on a charge of resisting arrest was placed on probation 12 months, and pay $50 to CJEA. On additional charges of failing to stop for a red light, having no rear lights working, disorderly conduct and two counts of harassment was fined a total of $125 plus costs. Buchanan was cited by Frackville Patrolman Christopher Hand, last July 3.

Carlos Correa, 25, Shenandoah, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in Shenandoah was sentenced to serve 30 days to 23 months in the county prison, however, since he served his minimum time was granted immediate parole. He also must pay $100 to the SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, and make restitution of $226 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. Correa was cited by Shenandoah Capt. George Carado, last April 19.

Kayla Anne Culbert, 28, Minersville, on a charge of harassment was fined $50 plus costs, and pay $50 to CJEA. On a charge of criminal mischief to property by damaging a window at the Ten Pin Club in Pine Grove Township was fined $50 plus costs. Culbert was cited by Trooper Mark Baron last March 2.

Dean Loren Elliott, 52, Schuylkill Haven, on a charge of receiving property stolen the boy scout's recycling drop-off center was sentenced to serve one to 23 months in the county prison and is eligible for work release. The sentence to begin Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 a.m. He also must pay $50 to CJEA, and perform 20 hours of community service. Elliott was cited by Schuylkill Haven Sgt. Robert W. Phillips, last March 20.

Chad Michael Evans, 34, Landingville, on a charge of DUI was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison, fined $1,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $50 to Catastrophe fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, receive outpatient substance abuse treatment and submit to random screens. Evans was cited by Trooper Timothy Rymarkiewicz on Dec. 10, 2010, on Adamsdale Road in West Brunswick Township. He previously had been placed in the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program on probation for 12 months which was revoked.

Colleen Michelle Gilgore, 36, Ashland, on a charge of theft from Kmart Store, Schuylkill Mall, Frackville, was placed on probation 12 months, and pay $50 to CJEA. Gilgore was cited by Trooper Michael D. Marinchak last Aug. 13.

Joshua Ryan Hippert, 23, Pine Grove on a charge of recklessly endangering Patrick Been, Pine Grove, was sentenced to serve six to 23 months in the county prison with the sentence to begin Monday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m., and pay $50 to CJEA. Hippert was cited by Pine Grove Det. Lt. Thomas Trotter.

Melissa A. Krier, Minersville, on a charge of harassment was sentenced to pay a fine of $50,and make restitution of $2,000 to Michael Adamick, Minersville. Krier was cited Minersville Patrolman Thomas F. Hoban, on Jan. 16, 2010.

Michael David Lesher, 25, Gratz, Dauphin County, entered a plea of nolo contendere (no defense) to a charges of simple assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person and was sentenced to serve six to 23 months in the county prison with the sentence to begin Wednesday, March 14, at 9:30 a.m., and pay $50 to CJEA. Lesher was cited by Trooper Daid Beam on Feb. 27, 2011.

Isaac James Price, 28, Pottsville, on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance in Pottsville was placed on probation 23 months, fined $150, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab, and perform 10 hours of community service. Price was cited by Schuylkill County Drug Task Force last March 3.

Justin Daniel Purcell, 23, Minersville, on a charge of failing to furnish a drug free test to his probation officer was placed on probation 12 months to begin at the expiration of a probation sentence now serving, pay $50 to CJEA and perform 10 hours community service. Purcell was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Grant F. Yoder, last July 20.

Jody L. Rhoad, 44, Millersburg, on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance in Tower City was sentenced to serve 21 to 42 months in a state correctional facility, pay a fine of $100,$100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA and make restitution of $239 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. Rhoad must surrender to the Schuylkill County Sheriff Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9:30 a.m. to be transported to a state facility. She was cited Tower City Sgt. John Boyer, on Oct. 7, 2010.

William Neary Rudiman, 18, Ashland, on three counts of robbery, six counts of terroristic threats, was sentenced to serve nine to 23 months in the county prison. On one count of possession of an instrument of crime serve an additional two years on probation.

He also must pay a fine of $100, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, and make restitution of $172 to Bracey's Pharmacy, Ashland. He was cited by Patrolman Daniel Weikel III, on Feb. 10, 2011.

Michael Francis Tokarick, 56, Hegins, on two counts of DUI of alcohol was sentenced to serve 144 hours to 12 months with the sentence to begin Monday, March 5, at 9 a.m., fined $2,000, pay $600 to SAE fund, $100 to CJEA, $120 to Schuylkill Medical Center, and perform 20 hours of community service.

On two summary charges of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic and failing and disregarding traffic lanes was fined $50 plus $100 costs. Tokarick was cited by Trooper John Carr last April on Deep Creek Road, Barry Township, and by Minersville Patrolman Jason A. Klouser, last Sept. 11.

James Orville Weyand, 64, Pottsville, on a DUI charge was admitted in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) and placed on probation for six months with 10 days under house arrest with electronic monitoring and pay a $12 daily fee, followed by four months and 50 days on strict probation, fined $500, pay $100 to SAE fund, $100 to Catastrophe fund, $180 to Schuylkill Medical Center, complete alcohol highway safe driving school and driver's license suspended 12 months.

On two summary charges, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic and careless driving was fined $50 plus $100 costs. Weyand was cited by Minersville Patrolman Jason A. Klouser, last April 22.

Thomas John Yeager, 21, Hegins, on two counts of driving while under suspension-DUI related, was sentenced to serve 60 to 120 days in the county prison with the sentence to begin Thursday, March 1, at 9:30 a.m., fined $400 plus $100 costs, pay $50 to CJEA, and is qualified to participate in the work release program.

On two counts of fleeing police must serve an additional 24 months on probation. On three summary charges, improper operating on streets, driving without an official inspection certificate violating a stop sign was fined $75 plus $150 costs. Yeager was cited by Tremont Chief Michael Conway, last Jan. 6, 2011, and by Tower City Sgt. John Boyer, last April.

Christopher Michael Pate, 32, Schuylkill Haven, on a charge of driving while under suspension-DUI related, was sentenced to serve 60 to 90 days in the county prison, and fined $500. Pate was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner, last May 13.

Each defendant sentenced must pay additional court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.