Lehigh man gets jail time for assault on police officer
A Lehigh County man was sentenced to a Carbon County prison term on Thursday after pleading guilty to assaulting a police officer.
He was one of six defendants in pending crimnal cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Steven R. Serfass.
Raymond Rolon, 20, of Allentown, pleaded to one count of aggravated assault, as a felony, and was sentenced by Serfass to serve seven to one day less 24 months in prison.
Rolon was arrested following an incident on July 14, 2011, in the area of 214 E. Kline Ave., in Lansford. Police responded to the area on a complaint. Rolon was charged with assaulting Officer Joshua Tom.
He was also ordered to supply a DNA sample and pay the $250 fee, and zero tolerance imposed on drug and alcohol (D&A) use. He was given credit for 218 days spent in jail on the charge.
Other defendants who entered guilty pleas included:
Jaquin Quantez Brown, 19, of York, Dauphin County, pleaded to one count of escape. He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for leaving the Youth Services' Camp Adams, in Penn Forest Township, on Dec. 1, 2011, without permission. Brown was placed at the facility by the Dauphin County juvenile court.
Serfass placed him on probation for a year and ordered he render 15 hours of community service. He was given credit for 77 days spent in prison on the charge.
George Philip Gannon, 25, of Effort, pleaded in two pending cases. He pleaded to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
He was arrested on the possession count by Palmerton police for an incident around Aug.l 4, 2011, and on the paraphernalia charge, also by Palmerton police, for an incident around July 21, 2011.
On the possession count he was sentenced to time served (131 days), to one day less 24 months in prison and ordered to render three hours of community service per month while on parole. On the paraphernaila charge he was placed on probation for a year, concurrent with the fist count.
Philip J. McLaughlin, 52, of West Hazleton, pleaded to one count of driving under the influence (DUI), a first offense. He was arrested on April 22, 2011, along SR209 in Nesquehoning. Given a test, the result was .22BAC.
Serfass placed him on probation for six months and ordered he pay a fine of $300 and get a D&A evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment.
Christopher Miller, 23, of Lansford, pleaded to one count of furnishing alcohol to minors. He was arrested on Sept. 23, 2011, by Lansford police for an incident along W. Patterson St. in which he supplied alcohol to three juveniles, police said.
Serfass placed him on probation for a year and ordered he pay a fine of $1,000, and render three hours of community service per month while on probation.
Jerry Seiler, 37, of Palmerton, pleaded to one count of persistent disorderly conduct. He was arrested on Nov. 12, 2011, by Lehighotn police for an incident at Ruby's Saloon along Bridge St.
Serfass placed him on probation for a year and ordered he render 25 hours of community service.
Each defendant must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation for parole.