Judge Cherry presides at recent motions court session|
Monday, December 3, 2012
Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry presided over motions court Nov. 20.
• Michael D. Guelich, 42, Clearfield County Jail, filed a petition for furlough which was taken under advisement. He is currently serving two years and six months less one day to five years less one day in CCJ on five counts of aggravated assault. Guelich's attorney told the court that he is a model inmate. The court stated that he has not completed any program he is required to, which his counsel asked exactly what programs was he ordered to serve. He told the court that he would complete any such programs while on furlough. The commonwealth opposed the furlough until it could see what programs he needed to complete. Guelich was involved in a domestic disturbance in October 2009 that also involved several Pennsylvania state troopers and a firearm being fired in the home while police were present.
• James P. Hile, 71, 64 Color Lane, Clearfield, had a motion for extension of time for filing pretrial motions and motion to compel discovery granted. He is charged with unlawful conduct and the court ordered the commonwealth provide all discovery, and the defense has 30 days to file any omnibus pretrial motions.
• Angelina M. Dewitt, 22, 612 Cambria Mill Road, Fallentim-ber, had a petition to lift bench warrant and reinstate bail granted. She is charged with two cases of hindering apprehension or prosecution and three counts of theft by deception and failed to appear for Jury selection Oct. 4. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
• James K. Dickson, 50, 1016 Daisy St., Clearfield, pleaded guilty to a charge of indirect criminal contempt for violation of his protection from abuse order. He received a $300 fine, is to pay $120 to Clearfield Borough police and is to serve 30 days in CCJ consecutive to a probation violation currently being served.
• Jeffrey A. Murray, 27, formally from 501 South Ave., DuBois, had a petition for incompetency examination under the mental health procedures act. He is charged with burglary and in July, he was sent to the Western Diagnostic Classifica-tion Center, Pittsburgh, for a psychological assessment. The doctor at the prison did not provide a favorable assessment and the court ordered him to a 60-day stay at Torrance State Hospital.
• Jason J. Brimmer, 35, state correctional institution, had a motion for reconsideration of sentence denied. In October, he was found in violation of his probation and received a sentence of 12 months to three years in the Western Diagnostic Classifi-cation Center on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.
• W. Randie Gillespie, 60, 1522 Treasure Lake, DuBois, pleaded guilty to a charge of indirect criminal contempt for violation of his protection from abuse order. He received a $300 fine, is to pay $120 to Sandy Township and was placed on six months' probation.
• Joseph D. McPherson, 49, 202 Mount Joy Road, Clearfield, had a commonwealth motion to revoke bail granted. He is charged with criminal conspiracy/receiving stolen property and was charged with driving under suspension in violation of his bail conditions.
• Robert D. Wetherson Jr., 51, 623 Brisbin St., Houtzdale, had a motion for public defender to withdraw as counsel granted. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking.
• Edward P. McKee, 53, 50 Charlotte Drive, Clearfield, pleaded guilty to a charge of indirect criminal contempt for violation of his protection from abuse order. He received a $300 fine, is to pay $120 to Sandy Township and was placed on six months' probation.
The following people had a motion for extension of time for filing omnibus pretrial motions granted:
• Terry S. Rinehart, 49, 50 Melody Lane, Grampian, charged with driving under the influence.
• Todd J. Martinchek, 39, 26 Morgan Road, Canton, Conn., charged with DUI.
• William M. Shue, 32, 177 E. Fulton St., Ephrata, charged with DUI.
• Brian D. Swatsworth, 36, 1295 Curwensville/Grampian Highway, Grampian, charged with accidents involving death or personal injury.