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Carbon man given jail term for theft and other counts

Published May 29. 2013 05:03PM

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a county prison term on Monday after previously entering guilty pleas in three pending cases.

Todd James Brown, 26, of Lehighton, was sentenced to a total term of six to one day less 24 months by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II on counts of theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking, terroristic threats, and flight to avoid apprehension.

He was arrested for the flight to avoid apprehension for an incident on Nov. 5, 2012, in the area of Canal Street, in Franklin Township. Sheriff deputies went to the area to serve a warrant on Brown.

He fled despite being told by the deputies they had a warrant for his arrest.

The theft from vehicle incident occurred on Dec. 15, 2012, in Franklin Township, along Interchange Road. The theft by unlawful taking and threats counts stem from an incident that occurred at the residence of his ex-girlfriend, Nakai Moyer, 13 Court St. He threatened her not to tell police about the theft incident.

Nanovic also ordered Brown to get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, zero tolerance on D&A use, and render 100 hours of community service when released on parole.

He was given credit for a total of 33 days spent in jail on the charges and was granted work release privileges.

He must also pay court costs, which average close to $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.

Nanovic ruled the sentence runs concurrent with a probation violation sentence he is currently serving in the county prison.

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