2 area men have paroles revoked in Schuylkill County courthouse
Two area people were among 10 who had their probations or paroles revoked by four Schuylkill County judges after hearings held in court.
Brian R. Kehl, 29, of 117 Catawissa Street, village of Tuscarora, Schuylkill County, had his parole revoked by President Judge William E. Baldwin and he was recommitted to the Schuylkill County Prison to serve out his sentence with credit of 16 days served but 425 days of liberty are disallowed and will be added to his maximum date for release. The court will not consider any application for parole until June 6, 2013. Kehl pleaded guilty in June 2010 to charges of driving while under the influence of drugs and possession of drugs and served 72 hours in prison and was released on parole for six months, however, it was revoked in March 2011 and he served three months in prison and again released on parole for 11 months.
Justin Michael Knoll, 25, Tamaqua/Pine Grove, had his probation revoked by President Judge Baldwin and he was re-sentenced on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia to serve four months to 12 months in the Schuylkill County Prison with credit for serving 79 days. He had pleaded guilty to the charge last March and was placed on probation for 12 months.
Scott Leigh Webber, 43, Pottsville, had his probation and parole revoked by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin and he was re-sentenced on three criminal charges. On a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, recommitted to the county prison with his 54 days of liberty revoked and his maximum time before release was extended to April 6, 2013. He will be eligible for re-parole on February 19, 2013. On a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was sentenced to serve four months to 12 months with credit for 63 days served and on a charge of disorderly conduct was re-sentenced to serve 12 months on probation when released from prison. Webber pleaded guilty to the charges last August and after spending 72 hours in prison was released on probation for six months.
Nicole Marie Finken, 33, Pottsville, had her probation revoked by Judge Dolbin and she was re-sentenced on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol to serve one month to six months in the county prison. She had pleaded guilty to the dui charge last July and was placed on probation six months.
Aaron Travis Tullock, 21, Pottsville, had his parole revoked by Judge John E. Domalakes and he was remanded to the county prison to serve the balance of his sentence with his 202 days of liberty disallowed which created a new maximum date for release at October 28, 2013. He is not eligible to re-apply for parole before April 10, 2013. Tullock pleaded guilty last April 18 to a charge of disorderly conduct and after serving 10 days in prison was released on parole for 12 months.
Mark Anthony Smith, Jr., 25, Pottsville, had his probation revoked by President Judge Baldwin and he was re-sentenced to serve three months to 12 months in the county prison and is permitted to participate in the work release program if he is eligible. He was ordered to surrender himself to the prison warden on Friday, December 28 at 6 p.m. to begin serving his sentence. Smith pleaded guilty last May to possession of drug paraphernalia and was placed on probation 12 months.
Bria Moriah Jacoby, 29, Schuylkill Haven, had her parole revoked by Judge Charles M. Miller and was re-sentenced to serve four months to 12 months under house arrest on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance from her home, followed by 12 months regular probation. She had pleaded nolle contendre (no defense) to the charges last August and was placed on probation.
Amy Lynn Boppel, 34, Ashland, had her probation revoked and was removed from the Intermediate Punishment Program by Judge Miller. She was re-sentenced on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol to serve 152 days to five years in the county prison with credit for serving 152 days and is eligible for immediate parole when she is accepted into an inpatient drug and alcohol program. Boppel had pleaded guilty the charge in August 2010 and was placed in the IPP for four years and 11 months after spending 30 days in the county prison.
Jacob Allen Schopfer, 19, Mahanoy City, had his parole and probation revoked by Judge Miller and was recommitted to the county prison to serve his original sentence. The court told him he may apply for re-parole upon obtaining an acceptable residence for parole and may also apply to participate in the vocational program or work release if he qualifies. Schopfer pleaded guilty to assault charges last June was placed on probation after serving 122 days in prison.
William Artinus Wallace, 22, Pottsville, had his parole revoked by Judge Miller and he was remanded to the county prison to serve out his sentence with his 425 days of liberty disallowed and added to his maximum time which was extended to May 24, 2014. He is not eligible for re-parole before March 11, 2013. Wallace pleaded guilty to theft charges in June 2011 and after spending three months in prison was released on parole for 23 months.