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Tamaqua man has probation revoked; sentenced to jail term

Published June 02. 2012 09:01AM

Four defendants who were found guilty of violating their parole and probations after a hearing in Schuylkill County court were committed to prison.

Derek Anthony Shelhamer, 25, of 307 Arlington St., Tamaqua, had his Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) sentence revoked by Judge Charles M. Miller who resentenced him to serve 90 days to five years in the county prison.

He had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs last Nov. 16, also unauthorized use of the car of Anthony Zelonis, Rush Township, and striking a parked car. He was placed in the IPP for four years and 11 months after serving 30 days in prison.

Tiffany Binder, 30, of 600 E. Patterson St., Lansford, had her parole revoked by President Judge William E. Baldwin and was recommitted to the county prison to serve out her sentence.

She received credit for serving 26 days in prison but 505 days on parole were disallowed and added to her maximum sentence. The court will not entertain an application for parole for two months. Binder pleaded guilty in December 2010, to retail theft from Walmart Store, Hometown, Rush Township, and was placed on parole.

Manaroulas Demetrious, 29, Pottsville, had his parole revoked by Baldwin and recommitted to the county prison to serve out his sentence. He received credit for spending 35 days in prison but 61 days of liberty were disallowed and added to his maximum sentence. The court will not consider an application for parole before Aug. 2, 2012. He pleaded guilty last Sept. 9 to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to serve six to 12 months in the county prison.

Lisa A. Miller, 43, Ashland, had her probation revoked by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin and she was resentenced to serve four to 23 months in the county prison. She received credit for serving 29 days. Miller pleaded guilty in May 2010 to a charge of endangering the welfare of a child and was placed on probation for three months.

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