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Schuylkill County Court

Published April 18. 2019 01:33PM

A Jim Thorpe woman was returned to Schuylkill County Prison for violating conditions of her parole, in a ruling by Judge Charles M. Miller April 11.

Maria L. Lewis, 26, was picked up on a bench warrant April 11 and remanded back to prison. Lewis was arrested May 3, 2017, by Coaldale Police Chief Keith Krapf and charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacturing a controlled substance. Lewis must pay a bench warrant fee of $180.

On April 12, Judge Miller reduced the bail for Barron Belsack, 46, New Ringgold to nominal bail. Belsack was arrested Oct. 15, 2018, by Pennsylvania State Police-Frackville trooper Michael Marinchak and charged with two counts of terroristic threats/intent to terrorize another and harassment/threatening language. Belsack must reside at the address given and must not relocate without notifying the Clerk of Courts and District Attorney’s office in writing.

In another ruling April 12, Miller revoked probation for Scott A. Noll, 44, Minersville. Noll was arrested by Tamaqua Police officer Karl Harig on June 16, 2017, and charged with two counts of stalking, intimidating a witness from making a report, intimidating a witness from giving testimony, intimidating a witness from legal proceedings and two counts of harassment. Noll was resentenced to serve six to 23 months in Schuylkill County Prison on one stalking charge, with 56 days credit for time served. He will be on probation for 12 months on the second stalking charge, and on probation for 12 months on the other charges, concurrently.

A Tamaqua man violated conditions of his parole and was recommitted to Schuylkill County Prison in a ruling by Judge James P. Goodman April 16.

Jerry Feathers, 38, violated conditions of his parole resulting from sentences of Nov. 29, 2017. Feathers was arrested by Tamaqua Police officer Thomas Rogers on May 22, 2017, and charged with simple assault, harassment/subjecting another to physical contact, disorderly conduct/engage in fighting. Feathers made a guilty plea Nov. 29, and on Dec. 8 was sentenced to three to 23 months in county prison.

Feathers was recommitted to prison for 90 days and will be eligible to re-parole to a dual diagnosis inpatient care facility. He must have a drug and alcohol assessment while incarcerated and follow all treatment recommendations.

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