Probations revoked for three area men
Three area men had their probations revoked by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine following a hearing in Schuylkill County court and all three were re-sentenced with two committed to prison.
James Owens II, 34, formerly of 115 W. Cottage Ave., Tamaqua, was re-sentenced to serve three to 18 months in the county prison receiving credit for serving 85 days and must undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and must find a place of residence before being released on probation.
Owens entered a guilty plea in August 2010 to charges of simple assault on Lora Maley and criminal mischief by breaking a large window at 307 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua, on Sept. 18, 2008. He was cited by Sgt. Richard Weaver. His probation was revoked for failing to report regularly to his probation officer and possessing marijuana.
Anthony Pascoe, 25, who had several addresses, was re-sentenced to serve three to 12 months on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia plus an additional 12 months on probation a charge of assault.
He had pleaded guilty last August to a driving under the influence (DUI) charge and served 64 days in prison and on a possession of drug paraphernalia was released on probation for 12 months. His probation was revoked because he failed to report regularly to his probation officer, failed to notify his changes of address from 201 E. Kline Ave., Lansford; 83 W. Miner St., Coaldale; and 323 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.
He told the court he had no permanent address. Pascoe was cited for DUI and drug charges by Coaldale Patrolman Charles Blesse, and the assault charge by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers.
Geary Joseph Lawson, 57, formerly of 84 Hunter St., Tamaqua, was re-sentenced to return back on probation for the balance of his sentence which expires in December. He had pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of an instrument of crime, a pair of pliers used for burglary purposes.
He had his probation revoked because he failed to report once a month to his probation officer, failed to notify of a change of address from 1317 Shady Lane, Tamaqua, to 84 Hunter St., failed to perform 20 hours of community service and failed to pay his costs and fines. He was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig.
Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin removed Michelle Marie Miller, 39, Shenandoah, from the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) and re-sentenced her to serve one to five years on a DUI charge in the county prison plus an additional five years on probation on a retail theft from a Walmart store. She received credit for 67 days served in prison and she is eligible for the prison's Vocational Rehabilitation Program and work release if she qualifies.
She was cited by Butler Township Patrolman Raymond Horan for DUI and by Saint Clair Chief Michael Carey for the theft.