Hearings held in criminal cases
Three local residents had bail hearings yesterday in Schuylkill County Court.
In addition, action was taken on a number of criminal cases at hearings held in Schuylkill County court.
Thomas Troy Reabold, 46, 126 Jamestown St., Lehighton, had his bail set on three theft charges, $25,000, $10,000, and $10,000 unsecured by Judge James P. Goodman.
He faces three counts of theft of scrap metal from Bear Ridge Manufacturing and Fabrication plant in West Mahanoy Township. One of the conditions of his bail is that he must reside at 23 N. Main St., Shenandoah, and not relocate without court permission.
Funfai Mugindri, 40, of Race St., Tamaqua, had his bail set at $5,000 percentage cash by Goodman with conditions he reside at 514 Penn St., Allentown, and shall not relocate without court permission, shall abstain from consumption, possession or transportation of any alcohol beverages or controlled substances, shall have no contact with the victim, and shall not travel outside of the state without court approval.
Mugindri faces charges of terroristic threats against people living at 233 Race St,, Tamaqua, following a domestic dispute by threatening to blow up the house. He was cited by Patrolman Karl Harig.
Samantha L. Richardson, 23, Tamaqua, had her bail sat at her own recognizance by Goodman with stipulation she reside at 2 Teaberry Lane, New Ringgold, and cannot relocate without court permission and the owner of the property, Kathleen Kromer, must sign an affidavit at the Clerk of Courts office granting her permission to live at this address.
Richardson faces charges of access device fraud, theft, and receiving stolen property. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods.
Shauntay N. Armstead, 28, of 128 S. Lee St., Hazleton, who was scheduled to be tried without a jury, changed his mind and pleaded guilty after negotiating a plea agreement with the district attorney.
She pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person and was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes to serve 12 months on probation, pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) and a $50 monthly supervision fee.
She also plead guilty exceeding the maximum speed limit on Sept. 7, 2012, on West Penn Pike in West Penn Township and was fined $57 plus costs. The district attorney dropped charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, possession a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Armstead was cited by West Penn Chief Brian J. Johnson.
Robert Seigel Jr., 24, Mahanoy City, had his bench warrant dissolved by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin and bail set at $10,000 percentage cash with stipulations that he reside at 135 Main St., Apt. 2, Shenandoah, must not relocate without prior court permission, and must attend all future court hearings.
Seigel is charged by Mahanoy City Patrolman Jonathan McHugh, with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia when cited last Dec. 20 in the 100 block of E. Mahanoy St.
Siobhan Catherine Amerman, 34, Mahanoy City, had her bench warrant dissolved by Judge John E. Domalakes and bail set at $10,000 percentage with stipulations she must reside at 265 Longview Lake, Spring Mills, Centre County, and cannot relocate without court permission, pay a $50 fee to the district attorney for a bench warrant, and must attend all future court proceedings.
Amerman faces charges of theft of leased property from Aaron's Rental Center, Pottsville, and receiving stolen property - a laptop computer she rented.
Kimberly A. Schappell, 37, Frackville, had her bench warrant dissolved by Domalakes and bail will remain as set with conditions she reside at 69 E. Spring St., Frackville, and cannot relocate without court permission, pay a $50 fee to the district attorney for the bench warrant, and must appear at all future court proceedings.
Schappell faces charges of DUI of alcohol, failing to give immediate notice to police of an accident pertaining to a dumpster she struck on North Lehigh Avenue, failing to drive on right side of road, failing to drive at safe speed, and careless driving.
Herbert Dometrius Brown, 21, inmate at the state correctional facility in Mahanoy Township, had his bench warrant dissolved by Domalakes and bail reinstated with the stipulation he must reside at 1774 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, and must not relocate without court permission, and attend all future court proceedings.
Brown faces charges of aggravated and simple assault, and harassment of a cellmate.