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Teen sentenced to state prison for his part in home invasion

Published October 18. 2011 05:01PM

A Philadelphia teen was sentenced to a state prison on Monday in Carbon County court for his part in a home invasion incident in Penn Forest Township.

Curtis Anthony Young, 17, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovci II to serve a total of 36 to72 months in prison followed by three years of state probation on charges of robbery, theft and escape. Young previously pleaded guilty to the charges.

He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for an incident that occurred on Oct. 30, 2010.

Young and two others, who had escaped from the Camp Adams juvenile facility in the township, entered the home of Dennis and Joyce Mikolawski along Behrens Road. They threatened the couple with a large piece of wood. They took cash from the couple and their vehicle.

They were later spotted by Kidder Township police along SR903. Township police attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver sped away. A chase began and continued onto Interstate 80 eastbound at high rates of speed. The vehicle was stopped in Tannersville area when stop sticks were used.

Arrested with Young were Jarod Brown, 17, of Harrisburg, and Wellington Mayo, 15, of Reading. Brown was sentenced earlier this year by Nanovic to a state prison term of 25 to 96 months.

In addition to the jail time Young was ordered to supply a DNA sample, get both drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations and follow any recommendations for treatment, have no contact with the victims, attend anger managerment counseling, obtain his General Education Diploma (GED), and make total restitution of $2,389.82. Nanovic also recommended him for the youthful offenders program in the state system.

Young, who has been in custody since his arrest, was given credit for 353 days in prison.

At the time of their arrest the district attorney's office moved to have Brown and Young prosecuted in adult court, which was granted.

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