A Jim Thorpe man was sentenced to a county prison term on Monday on a charges of simple assault and possession of instruments of crime. He was one of several defendants, who previously pleaded guilty, and were sentenced by Carbon County Judge Steven R. Serfass

Domestic incident

Paul G. Herman, 52, was sentenced to serve a total of 10 to one day less 24 months in the county prison. Serfass imposed a term of four to one day less 12 months on the assault count and six to 12 months on the possession charge, with the terms running consecutively.

Herman was arrested on Jan. 3, 2010, for an incident at his home. Borough police said Herman assaulted his daughter by choking her and kicking her in the stomach.

While at the home police found a loaded Savage pump action shotgun and a Marlin Glenfield .22-caliber rifle.

In 1999 Herman was sentenced to two and a half years in jail for voluntary manslaughter. He pleaded guilty to the shooting death of James Logan of Penn Forest Township on Aug. 15, 1997.

Herman, due to the conviction, was not allow to possess any firearms and that led to the possession count.

Herman told Serfass that he and his daughter have reconciled and that he wanted to serve his time and get on with his life.

In addition to the prison term, Serfass ordered Herman to render a total of 100 hours of community service and imposed zero tolerance on drug and alcohol use.

He was given credit of 180 days spent in jail on the possession count and 59 days on the assault charge.

He will begin the jail term at 9 a.m. on April 23.

Other cases

Other defendants sentenced Monday included:

Keith R. Breiner, 50, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve 90 days to 23 months in prison on a charge of corruption of a minor and two years probation on a charge of indecent exposure, with the terms running consecutively.

Breiner was arrested by Mahoning Township police for an incident in which a 12-year-old girl was the victim.

Breiner told Serfass he is currently undergoing mental health counseling.

In addition to the jail term Serfass ordered Breiner to have no contact with the victim, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, get a sexual offenders evaluation and follow any recommended treatment, and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use.

He will begin the jail term at 9 a.m. on April 18.

Helen M. Stuart, 48, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in jail on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. She was arrested on Nov. 27, 2011, along East Penn St., in Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .30BAC.

Serfass also ordered her to get a D&A evaluation, zero tolerance on D&A use, render 100 hours of community service, pay a fine of $1,500, and license suspended for 18 months. On a summary motor vehicle count she was fined $25 and costs.

She will serve 30 days in jail on consecutive weekends beginning April 27 at 4 p.m. The remaining 60 days will be served in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) with electronic monitoring.

Derick Hymans, 19, of Nesquehoning, was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in jail on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Aug. 27, 2011, along the Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Blvd., in Lehighton. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance in his system.

Serfass also ordered he get a D&A evaluation, pay a fine of $1,000, license suspended for a year, and render 25 hours of community service.

He began the jail term immediately.

Patrick Llewellyn, 26, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in jail on a DUI charge. He was arrested on April 27, 2010, along Mahoning Drive East in Mahoning Township. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance in his system.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,000, license suspended for a year, get a D&A evaluation, and render 25 hours of community service.

He was given credit for spending 30 days in a drug rehabilitation inpatient program and immediately paroled.

Dennis Shane Cardano, 31, of Palmerton, was sentenced to serve 30 days to six months in jail on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Feb. 23 along Mauch Chunk Road, in Palmerton. Given a test, the result was .23BAC.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of $500, license suspended for a year, get a D&A evaluation, and render 25 hours of community service.

He will serve two days in jail and the remaining 28 in the IPP with electronic monitoring.

The jail term begins at 9 a.m. on April 28.

Lacie Moore, 34, of Jim Thorpe, and formerly of Newport, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 30 days to one year in jail on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Sept. 22, 2011, along Blakeslee Blvd., in Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .25BAC.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of $500, license suspended for a year, get a D&A evaluation, and render 50 hours of community service.

He will begin the jail term at 10 a.m. on April 20.

Vincent C. Borzuku, 46, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in jail on a DUI charge. He was arrested on Nov. 2, 2011, along Mahoning Mountain Road in Mahoning Township. Given a test, it showed the presence of a controlled substance in his system.

He was also ordered to get a D&A evaluation, pay a fine of $1,000, make restitution for damages in a crash totaling $2,717.44, license suspended for a year, and render 25 hours of community service.

He was given credit for 78 days spent in a jail on the charge and paroled.

Guilty plea

Darryl James Fava, 42, of Lehighton, pleaded guilty to one count each of DUI and driving under suspension-DUI related. He was arrested by Palmerton police on Sept. 23, 2011, along Delaware Avenue.

On the DUI count Serfass sentenced him to serve 90 days to two years in jail, a fine of $500, one year license suspension, get a D&A evaluation, and render 100 hours of community service.

On the suspension count he was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail, a fine of $1,000, and another year suspension. The terms run consecutively.

He will begin the jail term on April 23, at 9 a.m. and was granted work release privileges.

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