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Carbon County court

Published October 18. 2017 11:21AM

A Chester County youth admitted in Carbon County court on Thursday to fleeing a youth camp earlier this year.

He was one of three defendants in pending criminal cases to enter a guilty plea before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Camp Adams

Robert Dylan Jimenez, 18, of Cochranville, Chester County, pleaded to one count of escape.

He was charged by state police at Lehighton with leaving the Camp Adams Forestry Camp in Penn Forest Township illegally on Aug. 19. He was placed there by the Chester County juvenile court.

He told Nanovic he was only at the camp two days before he left. He said he didn’t like the camp or the other people at it.

He was later found in Chester County in a residence and has been charged with criminal trespass. He is currently an inmate in the Chester County prison on that charge.

Nanovic sentenced him to serve one to 18 months in prison and pay court costs of about $1,000. The term began immediately.

Other pleas

Joseph Edward Kuhla, 25, of Tamaqua, pleaded to one count of false identification to law enforcement.

He was arrested on June 1 by Lehighton police following a traffic stop at Iron and Third streets. He was a passenger in the vehicle and gave a false name to the police. He said he didn’t want to go to jail and that was why he gave a false name. There was an arrest warrant for him out of Schuylkill County.

Nanovic placed him on probation for a year.

Kuhla is currently an inmate in the Schuylkill County prison serving a parole violation term which maxes out on Nov. 18. Nanovic ruled his sentence run consecutive to Schuylkill.

Claudette Ann Wiley, 40, of Summit Hill, pleaded to one count of retail theft.

She admitted stealing $23.85 worth of merchandise from the Family Dollar Store in Palmerton on Oct. 21, 2015. She was previously placed in the county’s Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program but was revoked for violating conditions.

Nanovic placed her on probation for six months. There was no restitution ordered because the stolen items were recovered.

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

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