A Carbon County man admitted his part in two robberies at the same Palmerton business that occurred just days apart. He was one of nine defendants in pending criminal cases to enter a guilty plea before Carbon Judge Joseph J. Matika on Tuesday afternoon.

Palmerton incident

James Dee Archer, 33, of Palmerton, entered guilty pleas to one count each of robbery, as a felony two, and criminal conspiracy-theft, a misdemeanor two.

He admitted his part in two robberies that occurred at the Convenient Food Mart at 643 Delaware Avenue, in Palmerton. The robberies occurred on April 26 and 29, 2012. Charged in connection with the robberies were Freddie M. Knight, 39, and Arlene Ann Jones, 44, both of Palmerton.

Knight entered a plea to robbery and was sentenced by Matika this month to serve 16 to 36 months in a state prison.

Jones is scheduled to go on trial on charges related to the robberies during the March term of criminal court.

Matika deferred sentencing and ordered the adult probation department to prepare a presentence investigation (PSI) report. Archer has been in prison since his arrest on the charges.

Other pleas

Other defendants who entered guilty pleas included the following:

Mark Hettler, 37,of Summit Hill, pleaded guilty to one count each of driving under the influence (DUI), and driving while under suspension-DUI related. He was arrested on Aug. 12, 2012, by Nesquehoning police along SR209. Given a test, the result was .22BAC.

On the DUI charge Matika sentenced him to serve 10 days to 24 months in the county prison, pay a fine of $500, one year license suspension, get a drug and alcohol evaluation (D&A) and follow any recommendation for treatment, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 100 hours of community service.

On the suspension count he was sentenced to serve six months in jail, a fine of $2,500, and will receive another year suspension. He was also ordered to render a total of 150 hours of community service when released on parole. He is currently in the county jail on a probation violation. The jail terms run consecutively.

Michael F. Kearney, 52, of Allentown, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on July 11, 2012, along Center St., in Parryville, by state police at Lehighton, after being involved in an accident. Given a test, the result was .26BAC.

He was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, pay a fine of $1,000, one year license suspension, get a D&A evaluation, make restitution for damages to a pole of $2,875.56 to PPL, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 25 hours of community service.

He was given credit for time spent in s inpatient rehab program against the jail term and was paroled.

Christopher M. Levy, 30, of Philadelphia, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on March 2, 2012, along SR940 by Kidder Township police. Given a test, the result was .23BAC.

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

Dietrik Ryan Hosier, 22, of Weissport, pleaded to one count of receiving stolen property. He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for having in his possession earrings and check stolen from Gail and Timothy Groegler, of Towamensing Township.

He was placed on probation for a year and ordered to get a D&A evaluation, make restitution of $989.46 to the victims, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 50 hours of community service.

Hosier is currently in the county prison on a probation violation.

Samantha Marie (Laureano) Silfies, 23, of Lansford, pleaded in two pending cases. She pleaded to two counts of theft.

The first count is for an incident on April 11, 2012, filed by state police at Lehighton. Kim Henry, of Bowmanstown, is the listed victim and Silfies is charged with using an access card belonging to the victim. The second charge is for a June 20, 2012, incident with Brittani Konek of Bowmanstown, the victim. She is accused of taking a Ipod belonging to the victim.

Matika placed her on probation for a year on each count, running concurrently, and ordered her to make total restitution of $361.83.

Morgan Thalia Kevenaar, 23, of Coaldale, formerly of Lansford, pleaded in two pending cases. She pleaded to two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both incidents occurred at her then residence at 404 Lansford Court on July 20 and Aug. 30, 2012.

Matika also ordered her to continue her drug counseling sessions, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 50 hours of community service.

Craig Matthew Ferber, 24, of Palmerton, pleaded to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on April 20, 2012, following a vehicle stop by state police at Lehighton along Trachsville Hill Road, in Towamensing Township. Ferber was a passenger in the vehicle.

Matika placed him on probation for a six months and ordered he render 25 hours of community service.

Daniel J. Cressley, 36, of Nesquehoning, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on March 27, 2012, along SR248 in Lower Towamensing Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .23BAC.

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 begins the jail term at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

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