Guilty pleas were entered by 13 persons in Carbon County court on Tuesday.

Judge Joseph J. Matika accepted the pleas from the following:

Nesquehoning

incident

Two persons pleaded guilty to their part in a assault incident in Nesquehoning that occurred on Dec. 11, 2011.

Keith A. Johnson, 24, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded to one count each of simple assault and criminal mischief.

Danielle Neff, 22, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded guilty to one count of simple assault.

Police responded to 353 E. Catawissa St. for a report of a burglary and a disturbance. On scene officers found Johnson and Neff involved in a altercation with a Ricky Williams and Edna Numan.

Johnson also entered a guilty plea to a charge of false identification to law enforcement for an incident that occurred on Jan. 18 following a vehicle stop. He was a passenger in the car and gave a false name to state police.

On the assault count Matika placed Johnson on probation for a year and imposed a fine of $300 on the mischief count. Johnson was also ordered to make restitution of $350 for damages to a door, have no contact with the victims, and render 50 hours of community service.

On the false ID charge he was placed on probation for a year concurrent with the assault count. Johnson is in the county prison on a probation violation.

Matika placed Neff on probation for a year on the assault charge and ordered her to have no contact with the victims and render 50 hours of community service. The term runs consecutive to a three to six month prison term she is currently serving for non-payment of fines and costs.

Other pleas

Other defendants who entered pleas included:

Debra A. Moser, 56, of Kunkletown, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence (DUI). She was arrested on Feb. 3, 2011, along Little Gap Road in Lower Towamensing Township. Given a test, the result was .19BAC.

Matika sentenced her to serve five days to six months in jail, a fine of $300, one year license suspension, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use.

She will begin the jail term at 7 p.m. on March 25 and serve it on five consecutive weeks from Sunday to Monday.

Julie M. Williams, 43, of Nesquehoning, pleaded guilty to one count of harassment, as a summary offense. She was arrested on Oct. 15, 2011, by borough police following a domestic incident involving Stephen Yuricheck at 204 Coal St. Matika imposed a fine of $300 and costs.

Tiffany Scott, 24, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of theft. She was arrested by Franklin Township police for an incident involving her mother, Beverly Scott, as the victim.

She admitted taking a credit card belonging to her mother and using it at least three times for cash which she in turned used to buy heroin.

Scott told Matika she had gone through a rehabilitation program since her arrest for the theft, which was reported on Oct. 31, 2011.

Matika placed her on probation for a year and ordered she make restitution to her mother for $123, get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, and render 50 hours of community service.

She is currently in prison on a probation violation.

Artemio Sanchez Martinez, 52, of Hazleton, pleaded to one count each of persistent disorderly conduct, and summary offense of driving under suspension. He was arrested on Dec. 27, 2011, along Broad St., in Beaver Meadows, following a traffic stop.

Matika placed him on probation for a year and ordered he render 50 hours of community service. On the summary offense he was fined $200 and costs.

It was noted that Martinez is being held in the county prison on a detainer filed by immigration authorities and will be turned over to them for further action.

Daniel Lewis Smith, 26, of Nesquehoning, pleaded to one count of persistent disorderly conduct. He was arrested on Sept. 20, 2011, at the county prison by Nesquehoning police for throwing an unknown substance on another inmate at the jail, Todd Deem.

Matika said the court takes a dim view of such actions. He told Smith he was already in custody for alleged violations of the law and then commits another violation while in custody.

Matika sentenced him to serve two to 12 months in jail and ordered he get a mental health evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and render 50 hours of community service when on parole.

Leonard Usalis Sr., 51, of Tamaqua, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on July 5, 2010, along Blakeslee Blvd., in Lehighton, after being involved in an accident. A test showed the presence of a controlled substance in his system.

Sentencing was deferred.

Emiliano Vasquez, 26, of Hazleton, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on Dec. 10, 2011, after being involved in a accident along SR93 in Banks Township. Given a test, the result was .21BAC.

Matika sentenced him to serve 48 hours to six months in jail, a fine of $500, one year license suspension, get a D&A evaluation, and render 25 hours of community service. He was given credit for 94 days spent in jail and was paroled.

He will not be released, however, since immigration authorities have a detainer against him and he will be turned over to them for a further hearing.

Ryan Cebrosky, 20, of Allentown, pleaded to one count of escape. He was arrested on Feb. 10 along Fifth St. in Palmerton. Borough police saw him and knew there was an active warrant for his arrest. When they attempted to take him into custody he fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later.

Matika placed him on probation for a year and ordered he render 50 hours of community service. The sentence runs consecutive to a prison term he is currently serving on a probation violation. The prison term runs to May 22.

Kelly James Harris, 44, of White Haven, pleaded to one count of theft. He was arrested by Weatherly police for the theft of rings from the residence of William and Deborah Hartman.

Harris was doing contracting work for the victims when he stole the rings. He also did not finish the work he was hired to do despite being paid.

Matika sentenced him to time served (47 days) to 18 months in prison and ordered he make restitution to the victims for $2,781, have no contact with the victims, and render 75 hours of community service.

Although paroled, Harris was not released as he has a detainer against him filed by authorities in Lackawanna County for failure to make support payments.

Bradlee Luis Schneider, 24, of Weissport, pleaded to one count of possession of marijuana. He was arrested on Dec. 12, 2011, after being stopped for speeding along SR248 near Bowmanstown. He also pleaded to summary offenses of speeding and drivers required to be licensed.

During the stop police found he had marijuana on him.

On the possession count he was fined $300 and costs, and on the two summary offenses he was fined a total of $235 and costs.

Daniel E. Spack, 64, of Spring City, Chester County, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested along Harrity Road in Franklin Township. Given a test, the result was .16BAC.

Matika sentenced him to serve five days to six months in jail, a fine of $300, one year license suspension, get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 25 hours of community service.

He will begin the jail term at 10 a.m. on March 19.

Each defendant sentenced must also pay court costs, which average close to $1,000, and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.