Lansford man drops appeal, sentenced to prison term
A Lansford man was one of four people who received hearings before Judge John E. Domalakes in Schuylkill County court on their appeals from summary convictions imposed by magisterial district justices.
Justin Hill, 22, of 366 W. Bertsch St., withdrew his appeal when his case came up and Domalakes and was sentenced him on charge of driving while his operating privileges were suspended - driving under the influence related. He was fined $1,000 plus $50 costs and was committed to the county prison for 90 days. Hill was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Dwayne F. Hacker when stopped at the Five Points intersection last May 8.
Timothy J. Wiehl Jr., 24, Ashland, was found guilty by Domalakes of failing to stop at a posted stop sign at intersection of Railroad and Walnut sts., Ashland, last April 13 and was sentenced to pay a $25 fine plus $89 in costs. He was cited by Patrolman Daniel E. Weikel III.
Josh Trucking, Dallas, Texas, was found guilty of allowing a truck to operate with a hazaardous braking system for which it was fined $600 plus $90 costs and for operating with smooth tires for which it was fined $50 plus $50 costs. The charges were brought by Trooper Dallas J. Hackman when stopped on Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township last May 5.
Frederick King, 42, of Mahanoy City, was found not guilty of a charge of speeding because the arresting officer failed to appear to testify at the hearing. King does not have to pay a fine of $71 plus costs imposed by a district justice. He was cited by McAdoo Patrolman Jefrey Tanner, last July 25 and charged with traveling 48 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone on North Kennedy Drive, McAdoo.
Criminal charges were dismisses against the followind defendents.
Robert Hester, no address, had a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia dismissed because of prosecutorial discretion. He had pleaded guilty to criminal trespass on property in Ashland and was sentenced to serve six to 24 months in a state correctional facility. The district attorney felt he received a significant sentence.
Patricia Oldt, 22, Shenandoah, had charges of simple assault and harassment against Jess Burrous, Shenandoah, dismissed because the victim did not wish to prosecute.
John Nush, 41, Minersville, had a charge of criminal trespass with a vehicle on privarte property at Deer Lane, Forestville, Cass Township, dismissed because the property owner, Raymond Eugene Beach Jr., of Llewellyn, Branch Township, did not wish to prosecute.
Travis Clyde Beam, 50, Shenandoah, had charges of disorderly conduct and terroristic threats dismissed because the victim and defendant reached an agreement at a preliminary hearing that the defendant would remain trouble-free and the district attorney told the court he has kept his promise.