Lansford man has parole revoked; sent to prison
A Lansford man was one of six defendants who had their parole or probation revoked by Schuylkill County judges.
Marco Baker, 26, of 211 E. Bertsch St., had his parole revoked by Judge Charles M. Miller and he was committed to the county prison to serve the balance of his sentence with 357 days of liberty taken away and added to his maximum sentence which was extended to Aug. 26, 2013.
The judge informed him he could re-apply for parole in three months but first must obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with any recommended treatment. Baker pleaded guilty to a charge of fleeing Rush Township police in March 2011 and was sentenced on Aug. 20, 2011, to serve three to 18 months in prison.
Steven M. Wetzel, 39, Mahanoy City, had his parole revoked by Miller and he was remanded to a state correctional facility to serve the balance of his sentence. His 503 days of liberty were disallowed and added to his maximum sentence which was extended to July 26, 2016.
Wetzel pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and was sentenced on March 11, 2010, to serve nine months to five years in the county prison.
Tobi Allen Metz, Schuylkill Haven, had his probation revoked by Miller and was re-sentenced on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia to serve six to 12 months in the county prison. He had pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced last November to serve 12 months probation.
Lawrence Donald Cooney, 49, Pottsville, had his probation revoked by Judge John E. Domalakes and he was re-sentenced on the charge of defiant trespass on the Laurel Court Hi-Rise Building to serve three to 12 months in the county prison. He had pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced last April 18 to serve 12 months probation.
Douglas Richard Kerner, 44, Ashland, was removed from the Intermediate Punishment Program by President Judge William E Baldwin and was re-sentenced on a DUI charge to serve one to five years in the county prison with credit for serving 25 days.
He was ordered to surrender to the warden at the prison on Tuesday, July 31, at 9 a.m. Kerner had pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced on Nov. 25, 2009, to serve 60 months on probation in the special program.
Dana F. Walentukonis, 35, Girardville, had her parole revoked by Baldwin and she was granted immediate re-parole but her time at liberty of 638 days is disallowed and added to her maximum date for release. She received credit for spending 51 days in prison.
She pleaded guilty to delivery of drugs in Girardville and was sentenced on Oct. 10, 2010, to serve one to 23 months in prison. She also was ordered to undergo both drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations and complete any recommended treatment.