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Verdicts returned in four criminal cases; four more trials begin

Published June 04. 2013 05:02PM

Juries returned verdicts in three cirminal cases tried Monday in Schuylkill County court and four new cases were attached for trial this mornng.

William Robert Thompson, 45, 410 Kantner St., Minersville, was found not guilty of two counts of assaulting a neighbor, John Hefron, 405 N. Front St., but was found guilty of harassment.

Judge John E. Domalakes sentenced hm to pay a fine of $150 and court costs. Thompson claimed self defense and that the neighbor initiated the assault because he was crossing on the neighbors land as a shortcut to his home.

Juan Jose Perez, 26, 316 Main St., Shenandoah, was found not guilty of charges of intimidating a witness or victim, theft by unlawful taking of moveable property, and receiving stolen property. He was charged with entering the home of Alexia Rodrques, who resides in the low income Pottsville Housing Development looking for a friend and getting into an argument with the occupant. The case was tried before Judge Charles M. Miller.

William Rodriguez, 31, of 524 W. Coal St., Shenandoah, was found not guilty of delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block on N. White St., on March 28, 2012, but was found guilty of all four same charges of delivering cocaine in the borough at another date. The cases was tried before Judge James P. Goodman.

Four trials

Four new criminal cases were attached for trial before a jury this morning.

Crystal Fegley, 33, of 109 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, went on trial before Judge James P. Goodman facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and two summary charges of stop sign violations. The prosecutor isTamaqua Patrolman Brent Getz.

Kyle J. Schaffer, 24, 1124 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, went on trial before Judge Domalakes on charges of four counts of simple assault and two counts each of recklessly endangering another person and harassment. The prosecutor is Shenandoah Patrolman Michael O'Neill.

Carlton Vivien Jarmon, Phoenixville, formerly of Shenandoah, went on trial before Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin on charges of terroristic threats and harassment filed by Shenandoah Lt. Gary Keppel, for allegedly threatening his former Shenandoah landlord following an argument over rent owed.

Norman Kenneth Bensinger, 57, Pottsville, went on trial before Judge Miller charged with three counts of disorderly conduct and one count of public drunkeness filed by Pottsville Patrolman Renee R. Galle, and charges of criminal mischief to moveable property and disorderly conduct filed by Patrolman John H. Mohl.

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