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Two area residents among six to have bail hearings

Published April 24. 2012 05:01PM

Two area residents were among six who appeared before Judge James P Goodman in Schuylkill County court on bail hearings recently.

Geoffrey Aaron Yesavage, 21, of 577 Blue Mountain Drive, Andreas, West Penn Township, had a bench warrant issued on March 8, 2010, dissolved and his bail was reinstated and his new residency shall be 340 Ridge Terrace, Coaldale. Also, he cannot relocate without court approval. He also must seek gainful employment and must contact the district attorney's office to resolve his case.

The bench warrant was issued when he failed to appear in court last Feb. 24 for jury selection. He faces a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol brought b Rush Township Patrolman Jonathan M. McHugh, when stopped on April 19, 2009, on Tuscarora Park Road.

Jason Bankes, 19, of 14 Main St., MaryD, Schuylkill Township, had his bail revoked, He faces charges of burglary and related counts of the pro shop at White Birch Golf Course and theft of a large number of lottery tickets.

Michael Sell, Shenandoah, following a hearing had his bail set at $10,000 percentage cash bail and he must seek gainful employment and cannot consume alcohol or drugs while waiting trial on charges of burglary of scrap metal from a vacant home in Shenandoah.

Dean Loren Elliott, 52, Schuylkill Haven, had his bench warrant resolved and he was committed to the county prison to begin a sentence on a charge of theft of scrap aluminum cans from a metal recycling bin belonging to the Auburn Boy Scout Troop .

A bench warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to report to the county prison last Feb. 29 to begin a prison sentence of one to 23 months.

Goodman added when he has served his minimum sentence his application for parole should indicate he failed to report on time to the prison and the sentencing judge may take the appropriate action.

Bethany A. Sledge, 41, Hummels Wharf, Snyder County, had a bench warrant issued March 12, 2008, dissolved and she was remanded to the county prison without bail. She failed to appear for jury selection on Feb. 29, 2009, and her $10,000 bail was forfeited. Sledge faces a charge of DUI of alcohol brought by Trooper William J. Luckenbill Jr. when stopped on SR61 in North Manheim Township in August 2007.

Michael Jason Schultz, 21, Frackville, had his bench warrant dissolved and was remanded to the county prison without bail. He failed to appear in court last April 5 for a bail revocation hearing. He faces trial on charges of criminal mischief to several parked vehicles in Frackville in November 2011.

Cassidy R. Long, 28, Saint Clair, had his bail reduced from $25,000 percentage bail to $5,000 cash and he must reside at 2503 N. Centre St., Pottsville, his mother's home, and must seek gainful employment. He faces charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

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