New Ringgold Market burglar draws state prison sentence
A man who pleaded guilty to burglary of the New Ringgold Market drew a state prison sentence from Judge D. Michael Stine in the Schuylkill County Court.
Donald James McNeely, 54, of Saint Clair, was sentenced to serve two years to four years in a state correctional institution. He reports at 9 a.m. on September 8 to the county prison to be transported by Sheriff Joseph Groody to a state prison. He also must make restitution of $2,560 to the store. He was cited by Trooper Jaemees Cuttitta on July 7, 2009 for removing an ATM machine from the store.
Judge Stine sentenced 10 others who pleaded guilty.
Joseph Robert Shaffer, 30, of 192 Hillside Lane, New Ringgold, on a dui (driving under the influence) charge was placed on probation for six months added to a 12 months probation sentence now serving, pay a fine of $300, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, a $50 monthly probation fee, make restitution of $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center and his driver's license is suspended 12 months. Shaffer was cited by Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner, Schuylkill Haven Police.
Richard T. Barnes, 44, Ashland, on a dui (driving under the influence) charge will begin serving a 30 day sentence in the Schuylkill County Prison on September 3 and is to be released when he completes the sentence and will be placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program on probation for four years and 11 months, pay a fine of $1,500, pay $100 to SAE (Substance Abuse Education) fund, $100 to Catastrophe fund, a $50 monthly fee for each month on probation, attend alcohol highway safety school, receive outpatient counseling, his driver's license is suspended 18 months and when restored must install an interlock device on his car for 12 months to monitor if he consumes any alcohol. Barnes was cited by Chief Edward Tarantelli, Butler Township Police, last February 3.
Cory Alan Burkholder, 27, Schuylkill Haven, possession of drug paraphernalia was placed on probation 12 months, pay a fine of $250, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA (Criminal Justice Enhancement Account) and a $50 monthly probation fee.
Joseph Michael Davis, 26, Minersville, for possession of an instrument of crime sentenced to serve 11 days to 23 months in the conty prison, pay a fine of $250, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, Since he served 11 days he was released on parole and must pay a $50 monthly fee. On charges of criminal conspiracy, impersonating a police officer and possession of a controlled substance received a concurrent sentence.
Charles Elmer Heffner, 24, Minersville, on a charge of criminal conspiracy was sentenced to serve 30 months to 60 months in a state correctional institution, pay a fine of $500, pay $50 to CJEA, and make restitution of $239 to Bethlehem Regional Lab. On a charge of criminal use of a cell phone was sentenced to serve five years on probation to run concurrent. On charges of dealling in drug procees and a member of a corrupt organization was sentenced to serve nine months to 18 months with the sentence running concurrent. The total sentence is 2 1/2 half years to five years. Judge Stine recommended Heffner participate in a boot camp.
Michael Kenneth Jessman, 27, Frackville, for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia was placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program to serve 38 days in the county prison followed by 23 months on probation, pay a fine of $250, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, a $50 monthly probation fee and make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab and $70 to Schuylkill County Drug Task Force.
Ashley Lynn Miller, 29, Shenandoah, retail theft from Walmart Store, Saint Clair, placed on probation 12 months, pay a fine of $250, pay $50 to CJEA and a $50 monthly probation fee.
Michael James Reed, 18, Minersville, admitted burglarizing the Minersville General Store and was sentenced to serve 23 months probation, pay a fine of $250. pay $50 to CJEA, a $50 monthly probation fee and make restitution of $6,215.9t6 to the store and $4,267.57 to Mangit Kaur.
Jeremiah Daniel Shivers, 34, Prescott Valley, Arizona, admitted theft of gasoline from Gas Way Station, New Castle Townshipj, and received credit for serving 57 days in prison and was placed on parole for 18 months, pay a fine of $250, pay $50 to CJEA and make restitution of $173.40 to the service station. Larome Harrison Wonsock, 24, Minersville, assaulting Kelly Brennan during a domestic dispute was sentenced to serve three months to 23 months in the county prison, pay a fine of $250, pay $50 to CJEA, a $50 monthly probation fee and make restituiton of $931.05 to Department of Public Welfare. He received credit for serving 24 days in prison.