Two area residents among nine to plead guilty; sentenced
Two area men were among nine sentenced recently by Schuylkill County judges for criminal charges.
Those sentenced by President Judge Willliam E. Baldwin were:
Terrance Lamar Moore, 22, of 338 1/2 W. Abbott St., Lansford, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol was sentenced to serve 48 hours to six months in the county prison beginning Monday, March 22, at 9 a.m. and upon completion of his minimum sentenced to be paroled. He also must pay a fine of $500, $100 to the Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, and $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund. On a charge of failing to drive on a roadway laned for traffic he was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Moore was cited by Patrolman Robert MInnick, Coaldale police, last Aug. 22.
Jeremy A. Snyder, 28, of 62 Heckman St., Quakake, Rush Township, on a charge of simple assault, was given credit for having served 181 days in the county prison and was released on probation for 23 months. He was also ordered to attend and complete the Batters Program, undergo a drug and alcohol and mental health evaluation and complete any treatment recommended and must make restitution of $5,182.75 to the victim. Snyder was cited by Officer Melissa Johnson, West Penn Township police, last Sept. 19.
Warren Charles Edwards, 44, Sugarloaf, spent the weekend in the county prison on a charge of DUI and was released on probation for six months, has to pay a fine of $500 fine, $100 to the SAE fund, $50 to the Catastrophe Fund, and $50 to the CJEA fund. On a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia he must serve an addtional 12 months on probation. Edwards was cited by Patrolman Corey Herring, Rush Township police, last June 14.
Gerald George Barry, 37, Ashland, on a DUI charge was sentenced to serve 72 hours to six months in the county prison beginning Monday, March 22, at 9 a.m., and when he completed his minimum sentence to be immediately paroled, pay a fine of $1,000, pay $300 to SAE fund, $100 to Catastrophe fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center and undergo an intensive outpatient counseling. On charges of driving an unregistered vehicle and careless driving was fined $25 each plus $100 in costs. Barry was cited by Trooper Paul Hardnock in Girardville last July 20.
Mark Tophoney, Ashland, on a DUI charge served 72 hours in the county prison beginning last Friday and was released upon completion of his minimum sentence. He was fined $1,000, pay $300 to SAE fund, and $50 to CJEA fund. On a charge of violating a stop sign was fined $25 plus costs. Tophoney was cited by Patrolman Michael O'Neill, Ashland police, on Feb. 6, 2009.
Ashley Ann Capiga, 21, Shenandoah, on charges of criminal conspiracy, robbery and retail theft from Puff's Store, Shenandoah, was given credit for serving 66 days in the county prison and was released on probation 23 months. Capiga was cited by Shenandoah police last July 1. On a charge of retail theft from Turkey Hill Mini Mart, Ashland, received an additional 12 months on probation.
Kearney Madera, 20, New York City, on a charge of theft of a car in Pottsville and was involved in a collision in Shenandoah last July 25, was given credit for serving 235 days in the county prison and released on probation 13 months, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund and make restitution of $3,900 to the victims. On a charge of DUI she was fined $1,000 and given a one to six months concurrent sentence and on a charge of driving without a license was fined $200 plus $50 costs.
Leon Tager Rauch, 21, Newport, on a DUI charge was sentenced to serve two weeks to six months in the county prison, pay a $1,000 fine, pay $300 to the SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center. He must receive outpatient counseling and pay court costs. On a charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended was fined $200, for failing to keep to the right side of the road fined $25 and careless driving fined $25 plus $150 in costs. Rauch was cited by Sgt. Joseph Kavenaugh, Cass/Foster Township police, last May 19.
Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin sentenced the following defendant:
Jason Joseph Ruskuski, 29, Shenandoah, on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance in Shenandoah was sentenced to serve 11 1/2 to 23 months in the county prison and on a charge of theft of merchandise from a Frackville business place was given an addition one to 12 months prison sentence. He also must pay $100 to the SAE fund, $50 to the CJEA fund, and make restitution of $176 to the Bethlehem Regional Lab, $50 to the Shenandoah Police Drug Task Force, $155.40 to Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office and $107.10 to Sorin Iron and Mental Company.
All defendants must pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.