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Schuylkill County court

Published April 04. 2018 12:03PM

Schuylkill County judges have accepted guilty pleas from three offenders charged by local police.

Eric L. Felegie, 40, of Weatherly, was charged by state police at Frackville with criminal trespass and defiant trespass on July 14, 2017.

President Judge William E. Baldwin sentenced him to three to 23 months in jail, followed by 12 months on probation.

Baldwin also ordered him to have drug and alcohol and mental health evaluations.

Charges of one additional count of defiant trespass, burglary, loitering and prowling at night were dropped.

Christina Fletcher, 41, of Ashland, was charged by Tamaqua police officer Thomas C. Rodgers with driving under the influence, driving under the influence — highest rate, and driving without a license on Oct. 23, 2015.

Judge Charles M. Miller accepted her guilty plea to DUI; the remaining charges were dropped.

He sentenced her to 48 hours to six months in jail. She was fined $500 and lost her license for one year.

Miller ordered her to have a mental health evaluation, and to successfully complete Alcohol Highway Safety School.

Fletcher also must pay court fees and costs.

The sentence will be served concurrently with one imposed in a separate case, Fletcher was charged by Coaldale police officer Thomas R. Fort with hindering apprehension/prosecution or harboring or concealing on March 11, 2016.

She was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail.

Fletcher’s sentence in a third case also will be served concurrently.

In that case, Tamaqua police charged her with use or possession of drug paraphernalia on Jan. 30, 2017.

Miller sentenced her to 12 months on probation.

Douglas P. Brennan, 32, of Hazleton, was charged by McAdoo police with driving under the influence of a controlled substance — impaired ability (first offense), driving under the influence of a controlled substance — schedule 2 or 3 (first offense), use or possession of drug paraphernalia, duties at stop sign, and turning movements and required signals on March 12, 2014.

He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance — schedule 2 or 3 and possession of drug paraphernalia. The other charges were dropped.

Baldwin sentenced Brennan to 72 hours to six months in jail on the DUI charges, and time served to 12 months on the possession charge.

He also ordered him to perform 10 hours of community service, and to pay court costs and fees.

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