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Tamaqua man gets jail time for indecent assault

Published August 12. 2010 05:00PM

A Tamaqua man, who had entered a guilty plea to two counts of indecent asssault, drew a jail sentence in Schuylkill County court when sentenced on Wednesday.

Jared Paul Zeigler, of 306 Hazle St., was sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin to serve one to two months in the county prison.

He had entered a guilty plea last June 14 and his sentence was deferred for the adult probation department to prepare a presentence investigative report for the judge. Baldwin denied his request for work release or for immediate probation giving the reason it would minimize the offense. Zeigler was cited by Patrolman Brian Thompson, Rush Township police, and the criminal action occurred at a house party.

Guilty plea

Shane J. Pacewicz, 22. Wilkes Barre, entered a guilty plea to theft of three laptop computers and four Nintendo DSI's from Walmart Store in Rush Township and was sentenced by Judge D. Michael Stine to serve six to 23 months in the county prison.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of $150 and court costs, pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Accout, $50 monthly supervision fee and make restitution of $2,209 to the store. He was ordered to report to prison on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. to begin serving his sentence. Pacewicz was cited by Cpl. Duane Frederick, Rush Township police last Dec. 19.

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