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Schuylkill court news

Published March 12. 2013 05:02PM

File for divorce

Martha J. Lindenmuth, 427 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, filed suit for divorce from Richard J. Lindenmuth, 97 Park Place Road, Mahanoy City. They were married May 4, 2002.

Charlene F. Wofford, 36 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, filed for divorce from Xavier T. Wofford, 721 E. Fifth St., Hazleton; They were married March 15, 2005.

Guilty pleas

Joshua Marlin Witman, 26, Pottsville, pleaded guilty to theft of tools and scrap metal from a private home, and was placed on probation 23 months, pay $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, a $50 monthly supervision fee, perform 10 hours community service, and make restitution of $7,055.95 to John Sarge, 415 N. Ninth St., Pottsville. Witman was cited by Pottsville Patrolman Renee R. Galle.

Daniel Patrick Kelly, 31, Moosic, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, was placed on parole for six months after spending four days in the county prison. While on parole he must pay a fine of $500, pay $100 to SAE (Substance Abuse Education) fund, $50 to CJEA fund, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center - South, a $50 monthly supervision fee, attend alcohol highway safety school, and driver's license suspended 12 months. On a summary charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 plus $50 costs. Kelly was cited by Trooper Mathew Barrett when stopped on Blaine Street in Kline Townshiip.

David Alyn Lapp, 48, Pine Grove, on a summary charge of following too closely and striking the rear of a car driven by Karie Miller in the 500 block on North Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove, was fined $25 plus $50 costs. A charge of being involved in an accident was dismissed. Lapp was cited by Pine Grove Cpl. Christopher Cruz.

Scott Richard Tobin, 44, Tremont Road, Pine Grove Township, possession of drug paraphernalia, was given credit for serving 20 days in the county prison was placed on parole for 12 months, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, and pay a $50 monthly supervision fee. Tobin was cited by Trooper Mark Baron.

Heather Leigh Winslow, 30, Ashland, retail theft from Rite Aide Pharmacy, Frackville, placed on probation 18 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, a $50 monthly supervision fee, and perform 10 hours community service. Winslow was cited by Chief Michelle Ashman.

Held in contempt

Joseph F. Kronsitky, 46, Pottsville, was found guilty by Judge James P. Goodman of indirect criminal contempt from a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order and he was fined $500 plus costs.

He was cited of the violation by attempting to contact the victim, Linda L. Flail, througha third party, Tara Rae Kuzio, at her place of wortk at the Fairlane Village Mall by asking her deliver a threatening message.

Mortgage default

Bank of America filed a suit against Christine Atkinson, Frank Atkinson, and Richard Oehrig, 247 Doney Run, Weatherly, alleging they are back in payments on the mortgage on the property at 409 E. Union St., Tamaqua, and are in jeapardy of foreclosure. The suit alleges the principal amount owed is $35,141.08 plus interest and costs.

GMAC Mortgage, LLC, filed suit against Arthur and Patricia Ann Welch, 268 North St., Kelayres, Kline Township, claiming the mortgage on their property at 266 North St., Kelayres, Kline Township, is behind payment and faces foreclosure. The principal owed on the property is $143, 427.59 plus interest and cost.

Bank of America filed suit against Sean Michael Stover and Jennier L. Stover, 49 W. Miner St., Coaldale, claiming they are behind payment on the mortgage on their property and face foreclosure. The principal balance owed is $60,947.01 plus interest and cost.

Bail Hearings

Senior Judge D. Michael Stine after a hearing revoked the bail of Jamie Paul Robbin, 33, Pottsville and remanded him to the Schuylkill County Prison without bail and without prejiudice to file a petition to establish bail. Robbin faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault.

Christian Trace Gauker, 50, Pottsville, had his bail modified by Judge Stine with stipulations he must reside at 534 N. Centre St., Pottsville, and is not to relocate without prior court approval, shall not consune, possess or transport any alcohol or drugs and must maintain gainful employment.

Gauker faces charges of aggravated assault by attempting a physical menace by firing a shotgun in a densely populated section of the city, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment, public drinkenness, and driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Craig Theodore Taylor, 23, Shenandoah, had his bail reduced to $10,000 unsecured bail by Judge Stine with stipulations he must reside at 247 S. Wylam St., Frackville, if his sister allows him to live at this address, shall not consuime, possess or transport any alcohol or drugs and must seek gainful employment. He faces trail on charges of DUI of drugs, and possession of drugs.

Under state rule

Devin David Drey, 22, Schuylkill Haven, who had pleaded guilty last November, was accepted in the state's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) and was sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller on two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in Schuylkill Haven to serve 24 months in the program with four months spent in a institutional therapeutic community, two months in community based therapeutic community, and six months for treatment in an outpatient facility.

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