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Carbon County court

Published September 04. 2018 12:12PM

A Northampton County man was sentenced to a state prison term in Carbon County court on charges of recklessly endangering another person and driving under the influence.

Joseph A. Everett, 61, of Bath, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to serve two to four years in a state correctional institution.

He was arrested on Feb. 22, 2017, by Palmerton police along Mauch Chunk Road.

He was originally charged with 22 counts including fleeing or attempting to elude police and various summary motor vehicle code violations, but 20 counts were dropped in a plea bargain with the district attorney’s office.

The police report indicated Everett fled officers at a high rate of speed, clocked at 84 mph in a 55 zone, before being stopped. He admitted using methamphetamine earlier. Also found in the vehicle was a spiked ball attached to a chain with a handle.

Everett was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 and license suspended for 18 months on the DUI charge. He was given credit for 552 days spent in prison to date on the charges.

Nathan Terrell Howard, 37, of Allentown, was sentenced to serve one to 18 months in the county prison on a charge of DUI. On a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, he was placed on probation for two years, consecutive to the DUI count.

He was arrested on June 25, 2017, by park rangers at Beltzville State Park in the “B” lot area. A 4-year-old girl was a front-seat passenger in the vehicle.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 and his license suspended for 18 months.

He will begin serving the 30 days on Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. and serve it on two-day consecutive terms until the 30 days are completed.

Both defendants were also ordered to pay court costs of about $1,000. Howard must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole and probation.

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