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Jury verdicts returned; other court hearings held

Published September 05. 2013 08:11AM

Juries returned guilty verdicts in two criminal cases tried in Schuylkill County Court.

Juan Jose Perez, 28, Shenandoah, was found guilty of two criminal charges, flight to avoid apprehension by police and resisting arrest.

Judge John E. Domalakes deferred sentence to Tuesday, Oct. 8 and ordered the adult probation department prepare a pre-sentence investigative (PSI) report to guide the judge on the sentencing. Perez was cited by Shenandoah Capt. George Carado.

Tyron Brown Sr., 41, Long Pond, Monroe County, formerly of Mahanoy City, was found guilty by a jury of aggravated assault causing bodily injury to police officer, disarming a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, simple assault causing bodily injury to Charles Kovalewski, simple assault presenting a physical menace to Kovalewski, and disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting.

Judge Charles M. Miller deferred sentencing to Tuesday, Oct. 8, and ordered a PSI report prepared.

Dismiss appeal

Eric Pennington, 40, Girardville, appealed from a summary conviction by a magisterial district judge of motor code violations and when it came time for the court to hear the appeal Pennington failed to show.

Judge James P. Goodman dismissed the appeal and ruled the fine and costs originally imposed by the DJ stand. Pennington appealed two citation, failing to obey a posted no parking sign on a street in Ashland for which the DJ found him guilty and imposed a fine of $25 plus $87 costs. He also was cited for failing to obey a traffic signal in Girardville and was fined $25 plus $88 costs.

Dismiss charge

A charge of retail theft was dropped by President Judge William E. Baldwin when informed by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon that the defendant was deceased. The late Larissa Justina Voeckle, 26, of Mount Carmel, faced a charge of retail theft of merchandise from Sears Store at the Schuylkill Mall.

Drop monitoring

Teea Elizabeth Shoop, 21, of Tower City, had her electronic monitoring terminated by Judge James P. Goodman for violating terms of a sentence imposed last March 20 when she pleaded guilty to theft of a television set from the home of Jason L. Fetterolf, Tower City, and was placed under house arrest for six months.

She was remanded to the county prison to serve her sentence and cannot apply for parole before Oct. 1.

Revoke probation

William J. Smith, 31, Ashland, had his probation revoked by Judge Goodman for violating four rules set by court: failing to make timely reports to his probation officer, arrested by Ashland police on a retail theft charge while on probation, was also arrested on an assault charge in Ashland, and admitted using bath salt and other drugs.

He was resentenced on the charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia when cited by a Ranger at the Tuscarora State Park Campsite in Ryan Township on June 2, 2012, to which he had pleaded guilty last November, to serve 23 months probation.

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