Schuylkill County court news
Schuylkill County judges have reduced bail, revoked parole and dissolved a bench warrant for a number of local lawbreakers.
David Benitez, 21, of McAdoo: Charged by Tamaqua police on Feb. 1 with forgery, theft and receiving stolen property. Judge James Goodman on Aug. 15 reduced his bail to $15,000 unsecured. Benitez is required to live at 70 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo.
Cody Deetz, 19, of Coaldale: Charged by Tamaqua police on July 13 with robbery, firearms violations, theft, receiving stolen property, recklessly endangering others, and simple assault. Goodman on Aug. 15 reduced Deetz' bail to $5,000 percentage cash. Deetz is required to live at 234 E. High St. Apt. 3, Coaldale, must not possess or use drugs or alcohol, must return to work with his father, and must appear for all court hearings.
Marc J. Tita, 33, of Lehighton: Charged by Tamaqua police with fleeing a police officer, disorderly conduct, driving without a license, reckless and careless driving, and other offenses after he fled from police trying to make a traffic stop on Feb. 10.
Goodman on Aug. 15 reduced Tita's bail to $25,000 unsecured. He is required to live at 9 Sam Brook Circle, Lehighton.
Michael Bodnar, 29, of Beaver Meadows: Charged by McAdoo police on April 13, 2013, with conspiracy to manufacture, deliver or possess controlled substance and related charges. Goodman on Aug. 15 reduced his bail to $30,000 unsecured. Bodnar is required to live at 44 Beaver St., Beaver Meadows; must not have or use drugs or alcohol, stay out of trouble and show up for court hearings.
Joseph Kulha: Judge John E. Domalakes on Aug. 19 revoked his parole. Kulha must serve the time remaining on his prison sentences for an accident involving damage, and two counts of theft by unlawful taking. His new maximum sentence ends May 26, 2015. He was given credit for 123 days served. Kulha must also undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and any recommended treatment.
Kulha was charged by West Penn Township police on Sept. 28, 2011, with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, conspiracy and defiant trespass. They also charged him on Oct. 19, 2011, with theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, conspiracy and defiant trespass.
Kulha was charged by Port Carbon police on Feb. 2, 2012, with accidents involving death or personal injury, accidents involving damage, failure to stop and render aid, and failure to notify police of a serious accident.
Duane Roy Allen II, 26, of Tamaqua: Charged by Tamaqua police on May 11, 2012, with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Domalakes on April 14 dissolved a bench warrant against Allen and remanded him to jail pending the resolution of his charges.