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Cherry presides at motions court
Monday, June 7, 2010
Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry presided over a session of motions court on May 20.
• Kurtis L. Bumbarger, 30, 1326 Caledonia Pike, Frenchville, pleaded guilty to a charge of indirect criminal contempt for violation of a protection from abuse order. He was ordered to serve 66 days consecutive to time already served.
• Roger Gearhart, 20, Hellwood, had a petition to lift bench warrant and reinstate bail granted. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking and failed to appear for arraignment court in September. Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured.
• Bradley A. Teats, 27, 1614 Claredon Ave., Hyde, had a petition to lift bench warrant and reinstate bail granted. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking and failed to appear for criminal call in July of 2009. He turned himself in to authorities in April of this year after appearing in the news as "criminal of the week."
Bail was set at $5,000. secured.
• Trevor S. Hamilton, 32, 609 Indian Road, Clearfield, had a motion to vacate amended sentencing order granted due to a typographical error in the original sentencing order. He was sentenced on a DUI and was classified as a misdemeanor of the first degree. The court changed it to an ungraded misdemeanor.
• Thomas C. Lenker, 60, 611 Bigler Ave, Clearfield, had an omnibus pre trial motion hearing granted. He is charged with indecent assault and the court gave the commonwealth 30 days to file a transcript of the record and the defense 30 days to respond.
• Steven J. Cable, 31, 29 Pentz Run Ave., DuBois, had a motion to compel discovery granted. He is charged with possession of child pornography and the commonwealth was given ten days to provide discovery and the defense has 20 days to respond.
• Robert A. Ferguson, 33, 710 McAteer Village, Houtzdale, was found guilty of indirect criminal contempt for violation of a protection from abuse order. He was fined $300, given six months unsupervised probation, and ordered to pay $120 to Pennsylvania State Police.
• Candice J. Alvetro, 40, 5 Robinson St., DuBois, had a defense motion to withdraw as counsel granted. She is charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, and was rejected from representation by the Public Defender's office due to obtaining employment.
• David V. Irwin, 48, 77 Mary Lane, Curwensville, was found guilty of indirect criminal contempt for violation of a protection from abuse order. He was fined $300, given 90 days incarceration in Clearfield County Jail and is to pay $120 to Pennsylvania State Police.
• Justin M. Powers, 27, state correctional institution, had a hearing on a post sentence motion. The court ordered briefs within 10 days. In January 2009, he was ordered to serve three to 10 years in the SCI on charges of burglary.
• Karen L. Frantz, 35, 421 Grant St., Apt. B, Reynoldsville, had a motion to reduce bail and reinstate bail denied. She is charged with two cases of delivery of a controlled substance and failed to appear for violation of a supervised bail hearing in October of 2008.
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