Two Tamaqua persons are changing places on where they will be spending Christmas after rulings made by two judges in the Schuylkill County Court.
Michael Todd Brode, 21,of 234 Mauch Chunk Street will be getting out on parole Christmas Eve from the Schuylkill County Prison while Lori Oakes, 43, of 419 East Union Street, lost her freedom by having probation revoked and is back in prison.
Brode had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol last May and was sentenced to serve two days in prison and then was released on parole for six months. However, he violated his parole, which was revoked on September 9, and he was remanded back to prison. He made an application for parole and after a hearing in court, Judge William E. Baldwin granted him a second chance.
Oaks pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol on January 21, 2010 and was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in the Schuylkill County Prison and after serving 64 days in prison was released on parole.
She was charged with violating her parole by by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin and was remanded to prison last Monday. She is not eligible for re-parole before January 18, 2012.