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Three defendants resentenced

Published February 24. 2010 05:00PM

The Schuylkill County Adult Probation Department filed petitions to revoke probations and paroles of three defendants and after hearings held before Schuylkill County judges were successful in every case.

Timothy E. Hostetter, 23, Auburn, had his parole revoked by Judge John E. Domalakes and he was remanded to the County Prison and his 326 days of liberty revoked and added to his maximum sentence which was reset at Jan. 23, 2011. He is elligible to apply for work release. Hostetter was charged by the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force with possession and delivery of controlled substances in Pottsville.

Jeffrey Thomas Klinger, 44, Tremont, was removed from the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) by Judge Jacaquline Russell and he was re-sentenced to serve one and one half to three months in the county prison.

Russell also ordered when Klinger is released on parole he shall not possess nor consume any alcoholic beverages, shall be subject to random testing by the probation office for the consumption of alcohol, shall not maintain any alcoholic beverages in his home and allow the probation department to search his home to confirm he is complying with the court order. Also, he will comply with all conditions of the Protection from Abuse (PFA) order in effect and have no contact with Kathy Salada or her family. He will obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation.

He received credit for spending 32 days in prison. Klinger originally entered a guilty plea last September to charges arising out of a mine accident at the R&D Coal Company, Buck Mountain Mine, Tremont Township, which took the life of one miner. After serving 30 days in prison he was released on probation which was later revoked and he was placed in the IPP last Nov. 23.

Joel W. Stephany Sr., 36, Mahanoy City, had his condition of probation amended by Judge D. Michael Stine ordering Stephany to be subjected to special conditions governing sexual offenders and remain enrolled in sexual offender counseling and treatment currently being provided by Psychiological Associates o f Schuylkill County until successfully discharged.

Stephany had pleaded guilty in May 2008 to charges of indecent assault after he had served a nine months prison sentence was released on probation for three years.

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