Sixteen enter guilty pleas
Sixteen defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas in Schuylkill County court recently before county judges.
Those sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin were:
Kevin T. McCabe, 25, Shenandoah, on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance in Shenandoah last March 19 was sentenced to serve one to two years in a state correctional facility, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund and make restitution of $176 to Bethlehem Regional Lab and $140 to the prosecutor, Schuylkill County Drug Task Force.
Carol Ann Evitts, 44, Minersville, on five counts of forging drug prescriptions was placed on probation 23 months, and pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund. Evitts was cited by Trooper Denny Grimm.
Rosemary Lynn Zweizig, 22, Pottsville, on a charge of resisting arrest was ordered to pay $50 to CJEA fund. She was cited by Trooper Mark Ruscavage at 16 Wiggan St., New Philadelphia.
Ebony F. Washington, 28, Chambersburg, on a charge of theft of a laptop and two video games from Walmart Store, Hometown, was given credit for serving six days in the county prison and was placed on probation for 18 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, $50 to district attorney's office for bench warrant and make restitution of $951 to the store. She was cited by Corporal Duane Frederick, Rush Township police.
Cory Michael Shane, 21, Auburn, on a charge of theft of a home on Wynonah Drive, Auburn, was placed on probation 12 months. Shane was cited by Trooper Robert Oakley.
Keith Lorenzo Jones, 39, LaCrosse, Va., on a charge of corruption of minors was sentenced to serve nine to 23 months in the county prison beginning Thursday, March 25, at noon, and pay $50 to CJEA fund. On two counts of furnishing alcohol beverages to minors was fined $1,000 each plus costs. Charges of statutory sexual assault and one count of corruption of minors were nol prosed. Jones was cited by Det. Steven Guers, Pottsville police.
Judge D. Michael Stine handled the following cases.
Tyrone Lamar Sisco, 39, Camden, N.J., on a charge of theft of scrap metal from Weiner's Iron and Metal Yard, Pottsville, was sentenced to serve eight to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving eight days, fined $100, pay $50 to CJEA fund. On a charge of criminal conspiracy received a concurrent sentence and on a charge of possession of a controlled substance received a concurrent six to 12 months sentence, pay $100 to SAE fund and $50 to CJEA fund and a fine of $100. Sisco was cited by Trooper Mary F. Rogers.
Judge Stine accepted the guilty pleas of four other people but deferred sentencing to May 10 and ordered a presentence investigative report prepared by the adult probation department.
Dina Elizabeth Quinn, 50, of 21 Tunnel Road, Barnesville, charged by Lt. John Kaczmarczyk, Mahanoy City police, with retail theft from the Dollar Store.
Darnell Clinton Coad, 31, Pottsville, charged by Cpl. Dennis Wiederhold, Pottsville police, with possession of a controlled substance.
Gerardo Enrique Figueroa, 48, no address, charged by Patrolman George Parnell, Mahanoy City police, with criminal conspiracy, theft, receiving stolen property, possession of instruments of crime, loitering and prowling at night, failed to have a driver's license and drove the wrong way on a one-way roadway.
Stephen M. Gaughan, 23, Shenandoah, charged by Schuylkill County Drug Task Force with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession at his residence at 223 East Centre Street.
Judge Jacqueline Russelll sentenced the following:
Shawn R. Carl, 22, Tower City, on a charge of corruption of minors was placed on probation 12 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, and perform 40 hours of community service. On a charge of selling or furnishing alcohol beverages to minors was fined $1,000 and given a concurrent 12 months probation sentence. Carl was cited by Patrolman John Boyer, Tower City police.
Casey Woolson, 20, Saint Clair, on a charge of theft from a motor vehicle, was given credit for serving 140 days in the county prison and was released on probation for 12 months. He received concurring 12 month probation sentences on eight other theft from motor vehicle charges and has to make restitution of $1,226.31 to the victims, pay $50 to CJEA fund, perform 40 community service and on a charge of criminal mischief must pay a fine $25 and costs. He was cited by Patrolman Frank DiMarco, Saint Clair police.
On a charge of theft of a All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in Pottsville, was sentenced to serve an additional 12 months on probation, pay $50 to CJEA fund, perform 20 hours community service and make restitution of $1,675 to William Sears, victim. Woolson was cited by Patrolman Eugene M. Yourey, Pottsville police.
Fred Weaver, 31, inmate in the state correctional facility in Ryan Township, on a charge of simple assault on a correctional officer was sentenced to serve one to two years but the sentence is to be concurrent with the sentence now serving, pay $50 to CJEA and costs of prosecution. Weaver was cited by Trooper Jacob Shelak.
Colin Edward Whayne, 43, Bethlehem, on a charge of criminal trespass in an empty building at 433 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, was senenced to serve nine to 18 months in the county prison with credit for spending 319 days in prison, pay $50 to CJEA fund, obtain a mental health evaluation. Whayne was cited by Patrolman Richard J. Pugh.
Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin placed Brad A. Umbenhauer, 28, Pine Grove, in the Immediate Punishment Program (IPP) for five years on a driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol charge with the first 30 days spent in the county prison followed by four years and 11 months on probation, including 90 days under house arrest with electronic monitoring and pay a $12 daily fee, followed by 30 days wearing the SCRAM (a monitor) bracelet and pay a $12 daily fee, followed by seven months on strict probation and four years on regular probation, pay a fine of $1,500, pay court costs, pay $300 to SAE fund, $100 to Catastrophe fund, complete outpatient counseling, make restitution of $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center and driver's license is suspended 18 months. On charges of license violation was fined $100 and failing to have proper rear lighting equipment on his car fined $25 plus $100 in costs. Umbenhauer was cited by Cpl. Jeffrey Futchko, Pine Grove police.
All those sentenced must pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.