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Carbon man given state prison term

Published January 18. 2011 05:00PM

A Carbon County man, with a long prior criminal record, was sentenced to a state prison term on Monday by a county judge.

Jesse James Neff, 30, of Palmerton, was sentenced by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb to serve a total of 15 to 30 months on two counts of theft and one of criminal trespass. The trespass and one theft count are felony threes. Neff previously pleaded guilty to the charges.

He was arrested for the trespass and one theft count for an incident on Feb. 26, 2009. He was charged by state police for an incident at the residence of Richard and Barbara Frank, in Lower Towamensing Township. Taken were a digital camera and other items.

He was also charged with theft for an incident on Aug. 24, 2009, in which he took a guitar belonging to his brother, Jeremy Neff.

It was also noted that Neff was on federal probation at the time of the arrests and has a detainer filed by federal authorities who are moving to revoke his probation.

Neff admitted to a long-term addiction problem which included alcohol and drugs.

He was also ordered to supply a DNA sample and pay the $250 fee, get both drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow any recommdations for treatment, make restitution of $200 to the victims, pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee when released on parole.

He was given credit for 314 days spent in jail to date on the charges.

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