Lansford man among five to skip trial, enter guilty pleas
A Lansford man was among five defendants who waived a trial by jury when their cases were called and entered guilty pleas to criminal charges at a hearing held in Schuylkill County court.
Their sentences were deferred to a later date by president Judge William E. Baldwin. The court, ordered the probation department prepare a pre-sentence investigative (PSI) report for the court and counsel prior to sentencing.
Those who entered pleas rather than got to trial were:
Robert James Stackhouse, 29, of 117 E. Patterson St., Lansford, was charged by Coaldale Patrolman Joseph David, with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol when stopped on First Street last Jan. 30 and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic and failing to drive at a safe speed.
Frank John D'Agostino, 30, Shenandoah, was charged by Chief Shawn Tray, West Mahanoy Township Police, with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia when stopped in Ringtown last March 17. The Schuylkill County Drug Task Force charged him with possession with intent to deliver a controlled, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in Shenandoah last April 26.
Krystal Marie Lombardo, 28, Shenandoah, was charged by Trooper Michael Van Buskirk with DUI when stopped in Shenandoah Heights on Nov. 30, 2010, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, failing to drive at safe speed, failing to wear seat belt and driving a vehicle without an official inspection certificate.
William Vincent Goralewski, 44, Port Carbon, was charged by Minersville Patrolman Jason A. Klouser, with DUI last Dec. 10, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, reckless driving, and careless driving.
Michael Erik Sleva, 29, Pottsville, was charged by Saint Clair Chief Michael P. Carey, with retail theft at Wall-mart Store.