Ten defendants have freedom revoked; resentenced by court
Ten defendants had their parole/probation revoked on petitions filed in Schuylkill County court by officers of the county adult probation office.
Mark Anthony Tutko, 52, Shenandoah, had his parole revoked by Judge D. Michael Stine because he violated two conditions of his parole. He failed to report one time per week to his parole officer and failed to receive permission to change his address. His 365 days of liberty were taken away and he was remanded to serve out his sentence which was imposed on Aug. 21, 2007, to serve three to 12 months on charges of stalking, loitering and defiant trespass.
Corey Paul Whitecavage, 22, Orwigsburg, had his probation revoked by Judge John E. Domalakes and he was remanded to prison and his sentence is scheduled for July 20. Meanwhile the adult probation office is requested to prepare a pre-sentence investigative report for the court. Whitecavage had been placed on three and one-half years probation on May 21, 2009, after pleading guilty to charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering several persons with threats with a pellet gun.
James D. Bennett, 34, Frackville, had his probation revoked by Judge Stine for violating terms of probation by failing to report to his probation officer within 48 hours of a new arrest and possessing illegal drugs. He had pleaded guilty to charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy and was sentenced on Jan. 15, 2009, to 24 months probation. He was re-sentenced by Stine on the retail theft to serve six to 12 months in the county prison and on the conspiracy count to serve 20 months probation consecutive to the retail theft sentence. He received credit for serving 56 days in prison.
Basil Reginald Reaves, 51, Pottsville, had his probation revoked by President Judge William E. Baldwin and he was remanded to the county prison to serve four to 12 months on a charge of disorderly conduct. He received credit for having served 75 days in prison. He had pleaded guilty to the charge. He also was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol and mental health evaluation.
Carol Ann Evitts, 44, Minersville, had her probation revoked by Baldwin and she was re-sentenced on a forgery charge to serve nine to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 44 days. She had pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced last Feb. 2 to serve 23 months on probation.
John J. Myro, 24, Saint Clair, had his parole revoked by Baldwin and his 214 days of liberty taken away and added to his maximum date. The court said it would not consider an application for parole before Dec. 21, 2010. Myro pleaded guilty on May 20, 2008, to charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and summary charges and was sentenced to serve 93 days to five years and six months in the county prison.
Kevin Raymond Rhode, 38, Schuylkill Haven, had his probation revoked by Stine for violating the terms by failing to report to his probation officer within 48 hours of a new arrest and failed to abstain from use of illegal drugs. He had pleaded guilty to charges of terroristic threats, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on Nov. 25, 2008, and was placed on probation for 18 months. He was re-sentenced by Stine to serve three months under home confinement with electronic monitoring and 18 months on probation in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP).
Harry O. Dunleavy, 46, Valley View, Hegins Township, had his probation and parole revoked by Stine for failing to report within 48 hours a new arrest, failed to refrain from an assault behavior, consumed alcoholic beverages, frequented a taproom and failed to obtain gainful employment under the specified time. His 300 days of liberty were taken away. He was re-sentenced to serve six to 23 months in the county prison. He had pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced on Dec. 28, 2008, to serve 90 days to five years in prison.
Jacob Daniel Souchak, 29, Mahanoy City, had his probation revoked by Baldwin and he was re-sentenced on a charge of being in an accident involving injury while not being properly licensed by striking the rear of a car on Interstate 81 and leaving the scene, to serve six to 12 months in the county prison and on a second similar charge must serve two years probation consecutive to the first sentence.
Brian Anthony Cyr, 21, Shenandoah, had his parole revoked by Stine for failing to report within 48 hours a new arrest, failed to abstain from possession of illegal drugs and failed to abstain from possessing alcoholic beverages in his home. His 110 days of liberty were taken away and added to his maximum sentence which now becomes May 16, 2011, and he was recommitted to prison to serve out the sentence. He had entered a guilty plea on Aug. 27, 2007, to charges committing a strong arm robbery.