Nineteen defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas on Thursday in Carbon County court before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Those who pleaded included:

Edward S. Barrett Jr., 40, Lehighton, pleaded to one count each of defiant trespass and simple assault. He was arrested by Lehighton police for an incident on April 16, 2012, in which Melissa Coffin is the victim and occurred at 626 Coal St.

When officers arrived on scene they found Coffin bleeding profusely from stab wounds. She was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment and reportedly has since recovered.

Serfass deferred sentencing and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a presentence investigation (PSI) report.

Angela Marie Barachie, 37, of Lehighton, entered guilty pleas in two pending cases. She pleaded to one count each of criminal conspiracy - possession of a controlled substance in each case. The first case stems from a April 3, 2012, incident and involved methamphetamine and a sale to a undercover agent of the state Attorney General's office. The second for a arranged sale to a confidential informant involving heroin. She was arrested prior to the actual sale.

Serfass deferred sentencing and ordered a PSI.

Michael Joseph Head, 18, of Philadelphia, pleaded to one count of simple assault. He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for an incident the the Youth Services Camp Adams in Penn Forest Township, that occurred on Nov. 30, 2012. Head was a client at the facility when he assaulted James Oliver, a staff member.

Serfass sentenced him to time served (48 days) to one day less 24 months in jail. He was also ordered to render 100 hours of community service.

It was noted Philadelphia County juvenile authorities have a detainer against him and he must return to that county.

Ronald Ventura, 27, of Albrightsville, pleaded to one count each of resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance-heroin. He was arrested on Sept. 2, 2012, by Jim Thorpe police following a traffic stop in the area of Lehigh St. and Hazard Square. He fled police and when caught resisted.

On the possession count Serfass sentenced him to time served (35 days) to one year in jail, and ordered he must enter a inpatient rehabilitation program within two weeks, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and render 50 hours of community service.

On the resisting charge he was placed on probation for 24 months, consecutive to the first count, and render an additional 100 hours of community service.

Paul Michael Hancharick, 64, of Lehighton, pladed to one count each of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, and disorderly conduct. He was arrested on Dec. 13, 2012, in the area of 501 N. Ninth St., Lehighton, after he backed his car into a garage door of a neighbor. He refused a blood test and will lose his license for a year for the refusal.

When taken to the hospital he caused a disturbance in the emergency room which resulted in the conduct charge.

Serfass sentenced him to serve 72 hours to six months in jail on the DUI charge. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000, one year license suspension, get a D&A evaluation, render 25 hours of community service, and make total restitution of $$1,560 for damages.

On the conduct charge he was placed on probation for a year, consecutive to the DUI count, and render an additional 50 hours of community service for a total of 75 hours.

He begins the jail term at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18.

Robert Leroy Dell III, 30, of Pittsfield, Warren County, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on July 24, 2010, along the turnpike in Penn Forest Township. Given a test, the result was .19BAC.

He was previously placed in the county's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders for violating the conditions.

Serfass placed him on probation for six months and ordered he get a D&A evaluaton, pay a fine of $300, and render 25 hours of community service.

At the stop state police at Pocono found a 9mm handgun loaded in the glovebox which Dell did not have a license for. Serfass ordered the gun forfeited.

Kathleen Heine, 49, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded to three summary counts of duty to render aid, careless driving, and failure to keep to the right. She was arrested for an incident on July 12, 2012, along Nroth Avenue. Police responded to a report of a hit and run. On scene they found a street sign damaged and followed a antifreeze leak to Heine's home and her damaged car.

Serfass imposed a total of $75 in fines plus costs.

Kristy Ann Girard, 39, of Albrightsville, pleaded to one count of DUI. She was arrested on July 4, 2012, along Old Stage Road, in Penn Forest Township, by state police at Fern Ridge, after being involved in an accident. Given a test, the result was .27BAC.

Serfass deferred sentencing so she could apply for placement in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) with electronic monitoring.

Troy W. Clookey, 31, of Tunkhannock, Monroe County, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on June 23, 2012, by Mahoning Township police along Mauch Chunk St. He refused a blood test and will lose his license for a year for the refusal.

Serfass sentenced him to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, a fine of $1,000, one year license suspension, get a D&A evaluation, and render 25 hours of community service.

He began the jail term at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Danielle L. Jaso, 29, of Lansford, pleaded to one count of retail theft. She was arrested by Mahoning Township police for an incident at the Walmart store on Sept. 30, 2012, in which she took merchandise valued at $216.49.

Serfass placed her on probation for 24 months and ordered she to render 100 hours of community service. It was noted all of the stolen items were recovered.

Harry W. Compton III, 57, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of driving under suspension-DUI related. He was arrested on April 11, 2012, by state police at Lehighton at Second and South sts., in Lehighton. He was stopped for a equipment violation.

Sentencing was deferred so Compton could apply for placement in the IPP.

David Scott Buffington, 62, of Harrisburg, pleaded in two pending cases to two counts of DUI. He was arrested on June 16, 2012, along Blakeslee Blvd., by Mahoning Township police. Given a test, the result was .27BAC. The second arrested occurred on June 30, 2012, along Hemlock Drive, also in Mahoning Township. Given a test, the result was .20BAC.

Serfass deferred sentencing.

Michael Todd Fairchild, 48, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on Sept. 5, 2012, by Mahoning Township police along Mahoning Drive East, following a vehicle stop.

Serfass placed him on probation for a year and ordered he get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

Carol Lynn Scott, 49, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of DUI. She was arrested on July 26, 2012, after being involved in an accident along Broadview Drive, in Jim Thorpe. She was injured and taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment. Given a test, the result was .35BAC.

Serfass sentenced her 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.

Serfass gave her credit for 22 days spent in a inpatient rehab program and she was immediately paroled.

Antonio Richard August Jr., 27, of Palmerton, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on March 24, 2011, along Mill Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, by state police at Lehighton. A test revealed the presence of a controlled subsance in his system.

Serfass sentenced him to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, a fine of $1,000, one year license suspension, get a D&A evaluation, and render 25 hours of community service.

He begins the jail term at 9 a.m. on Jan. 22.

Thomas Cancelliere Jr., 34, of Lehighton, pleaded to two counts of DUI in two separate incidents. He was arrested on May 12, 2012, along First St., in Lehighton, by borough police. Given a test, the result was .15BAC. The second arrest occurred on Aug. 1, 2012, by state police at Lehighton along East Penn St., in Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .11BAC.

He was placed on probation for six months on both counts, running consecutively, and ordered to pay total fines of $300, get a D&A evaluation, and render a total of 50 hours of community service.

Cody Robert Silliman, 20, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of possession of a controlled substance-xanax. He was arrested on Oct. 13, 2012, by lehighton police for an incident in thea area of 413 1/2 N. Fourth St.

He was placed on probation for a year and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, and render 50 hours of community service.

Alicia Hibbler, 35, of Shenandoah, pleaded to one count of forgery. She was arrested by Lehighton police for an incident at the First National Pharmacy, 143 N. First St. He presented a prescription for oxycodone but changed the amount from 15 to 45 pills.

Serfass placed her on probation for 24 months and ordered her to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 100 hours of commmunity service.

Mary Ann Hughes, 56, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of DUI. She was arrested on Sept. 15, 2012, along North St., by Jim Thorpe police. Given a test, the result was .23BAC.

Serfass placed her on probation for six months and ordered her to get a D&A evaluation, and render 25 hours of community service.

Each defendant sentenced must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee.