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Guilty pleas entered by three

Published July 16. 2011 09:02AM

Three defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas on Thursday in Carbon County court.

Senior Judge D. Michael Stine, of Schuylkill County and specially presiding in Carbon, accepted the pleas from the following:

Shane Roger Rex, 22, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count each of burglary and criminal mischief. He was arrested for an incident on Nov. 26, 2009, at the Lehighton Animal Hospital, located at 104 S. Third St., Lehighton. Taken in the entry were various medical items including syringes.

Stine sentenced him to serve 15 to 30 months in the county prison on the burglary charge and one year probation on the mischief count, running concurrently.

He was also ordered to supply a DNA sample and pay the $250 fee, get a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use. He was given credit for 356 days spent in jail on the charge.

Pamela Lynn Kates, 44, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of driving under the influence (DUI). She was arrested on Feb. 5 along SR248 in Parryville after being involved in a one vehicle accident.

Stine sentenced her to serve 48 hours to six months in jail, a fine of $500, one year license suspension, get a D&A evaluation, and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use.

She begins the jail term on Saturday, July 23, at 10 a.m.

Richard Baksalary Jr., 29, of Philadelphia, pleaded to one count of DUI. He was arrested on July 4, 2010, along SR209 in Franklin Township. Given a test, the result was .09BAC.

Stine placed him on probation for six months as a first time offender and ordered he pay a fine of $300, get a D&A evaluation and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use. On two summary offenses of the vehicle code he was fined $25 and costs on each.

Each defendant must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole or probation.

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