Sentences imposed; other criminal court hearings held
Three county judges imposed sentences on a number of criminal charges of defendants who appeared before them in the Schuylkill County court.
Peter Paul Futyma, 20, Ringtown, who had entered guilty pleas last Feb. 25 to two counts of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and was sentenced by Presidident Judge William E. Baldwin to serve 56 hours to 12 months in the county prison beginning Saturday, April 24, at 8 a.m. Upon completion of his minimum sentence is to be paroled. He also was ordered to pay $1,000 in fines, pay $200 to the Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, pay $100 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), make restitution of $60 to the Schuylkill Medical Center, and pay $100 to the Catastrophe fund. On a charge of underage drinking was fined $25; careless driving, $25; and failing to drive on right side of road, $25 plus $150 in costs.
Maribeth M. Lantz, 21, Pottsville, who entered guilty pleas on February 25 to three counts of retail theft and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI pleaded with the court that she needed "help" but was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in the county prison. She received credit for having served 48 days in prison. The court directed when she is placed on parole she shall enter an impatient facility for drug and alcohol and mental health treatments. She also must pay a fine of $1,700, and pay $200 to the CJEA fund.
On the three retail theft charges from Walmart Store,Saint Clair, she received concurrent 12 months probation on each charge and also a concurrent 12 months probation sentence on the possession of drug paraphernalia.
Peter A. Howard, 35, of Mahanoy Plane, Gilberton, pleaded guilty to a charge of DUI and was sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller to serve 48 hours to six months in the county prison. He is to report to the warden on Friday, April 30, at 9 a.m. to begin his sentence and when he serves his minimum to be released on parole. Howard also was ordered to pay a fine of $500, pay $100 to the SAE fund, $50 to the CJEA, make restitution of $60 to the Schuylkill Medical Center and enroll in the alcohol highway safe driving class. On a charge of disorderly conduct he was fined $100 and costs and serve an additional 12 months on probation and on the charges of careless driving and public drunkenness was fined $25 each plus $100 in costs.
Two defendants had their probations revoked by Judge Miller.
Angela Marie Barry, 37, Schuylkill Haven, had her probation revoked for violating the rules and was re-sentenced to serve three to 12 months in the county prison and her new maximum date of release was extended to Ap;ril 15, 2011. She also was ordered to submit to a mental health evaluation and also to enroll in the retail theft program. She had entered a guilty plea to retail theft in August 2008 of property from Walmart Store, Saint Clair, and had been placed on probation. .
Timothy James Willman, 24, Pine Grove, had his probation revoked after a hearing in court and he was re-sentenced to serve nine to 24 months in the county prison. He had pleaded guilty to assault charges in February 2008 and was placed on probation.
Matthew Livington, 25, formerly of 34 Water St., New Philadlephia, who had a hearing in court on a bench warrant issued for failing to appear at court hearings. Judge D. Michael Stine vacated the warrant and bail was reinstated. Stine attached a special condition to the bail. He must reside at 218 W. Market St. and shall not relocated without prior court approval. Livingston pleaded guilty last December to theft of leased property from the Rent-A-Center Store in Pottsville.
All those sentenced or resentenced must pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.