A Tuscarora man was among nine people who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Jacquelyn Russell.
Edward Matalavage, of 810 Seneca St., pleaded to criminal attempt to commit retail theft at Wal-Mart Store in Hometown, and was placed on probation 18 months, and ordered to pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), and perform 20 hours of community service and shall have no contact with the store while on probation. He was cited by Rush Township Patrolman Richard Bekesy.
William L. Smith, 33, Minersville, receiving stolen property, sentenced to serve one to 23 months in the county prison with credit for spending 13 days in prison, pay $50 to CJEA, perform 20 hours of community service and make restitution of 190 to Kathy and Harold Arndt, Minersville, the victims, and $50 to district attorney for bench warrant. He also shall have no contact with the victims.
Smith was cited by Minersville Patrolman Richard C. Clink. On a charge of defiant trespass on property of Laura Esler, 506 Sunbury St., given a concurrent 12 months probation sentence, pay $50 to CJEA, perform 20 hours community service and shall have no contact with property owned by Minersville Housing Authority. He was cited by Minersville Patrolman Eric C. Sterner.
Christopher F. Huth, 25, Mount Carmel, criminal conspiracy, sentenced to serve one day to 23 months in the county prison,, pay $50 to CJEA, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, perform 20 hours of community service and pay a fine of $100. On a charge of possession of a controlled substance sentenced to serve one day in jail and 30 days on probation to run concurrent. Huth was cited by Minersville Patrolman Jeffrey R. Bowers.
Lance Robert Christman, 45, Pine Grove, manufacturing a controlled substance, sentenced to serve two to five years in a state correctional institution with credit for serving 149 days in the county prison, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, perform 100 hours community service and make restitution with four others $998,670.
The police report states Christman was involved with three others in an apartment in Pine Grove last Jan. 12 manufacturing methamphetamine and an explosion occurred causing a fire which damaged several row homes. The restitution is to the property owners and their insurance companies.
Chad Everett Lytle, 36, Pottsville, receiving stolen property, sentenced to serve six to 12 months in the county prison with credit for 78 days served, pay $50 to CJEA, perform 20 hours community service and make restitution of $150 to Travis Kessock, the victim. He also must receive a drug and alcohol evaluatio