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Three enter guilty pleas

Published July 02. 2014 04:00PM

Three people facing criminal counts entered guilty pleas on Tuesday in Carbon County court.

Judge Steven R. Serfass accepted the pleas from the following:

Jim Thorpe incident

Alison Nicole Monfre, 34, of Summit Hill, pleaded to one count each of persistent disorderly conduct and harassment. A charge of simple assault was dropped.

She was arrested on March 13 by Jim Thorpe police for an incident at 46 Broadway. Police responded to the address for a report of a domestic incident. On scene officers found Shawn Kane.

He told officers he and his then girlfriend, Monfre, had an argument that turned physical. The police report stated that Monfre had struck Kane in the face several times, causing bruises and bleeding.

When police attempted to take her into custody, she continued to be unruly and used obscene language, the report states.

Assistant District Attorney Jean A. Engler said at the preliminary hearing in the matter that Kane said he did not want to pursue the assault charge.

Monfre told Serfass, "This whole situation is embarrassing. I just want to move on with my life."

On the conduct charge Serfass placed her on probation for six months and ordered her to render 25 hours of community service. On the harassment charge, a summary, she was fined $300.

Other pleas

Stephen M. Hahn, 45, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of driving under the influence. He was arrested on Dec. 21, 2013, along Route 2015 by Franklin Township police. Given a test, the result was 0.16 BAC.

Serfass placed him on probation for six months and ordered he pay a fine of $300, get a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment, and render 25 hours of community service.

Bryan Daniel Deagle, 31, of Slatington, pleaded to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on April 11 in the area of 410 Delaware Ave. by Palmerton police. Police were called to the area to a report of an intoxicated male. Deagle was the male in question. While being arrested, police found the drug paraphernalia.

Serfass placed him on probation for six months and ordered him to get a D&A evaluation and render 25 hours of community service.

Each defendant must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation.

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