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Judge Ammerman presides at plea and sentencing court session
Monday, February 25, 2013
Clearfield County President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman presided over a session of plea and sentencing court on Feb. 12.
• Steven W. Brown Jr., 22, state correctional institution, was ordered to serve 15 days to two years in the Western Diagnostic Classification Center in Pittsburgh on a charge of terroristic threats to be served concurrent to all charges currently being served. He received a $1 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, complete anger management counseling, have no contact with the victim or family nor enter onto their property. On a summary offense of harassment, he received a $1 fine.
• Antonine L. Culmer, 33, SCI, was ordered to serve one to two years in the SCI consecutive to all charges currently being served on a charge of simple assault. He received a $1 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, and attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer.
On a second case of prohibited offensive weapons, Culmer received a $1 fine, and was ordered to serve 21 to 42 months in the SCI concurrent to all charges being served.
• Beecher G. Laforce, 22, Clearfield County Jail, was ordered to serve six months to one-year in CCJ in addition to one year consecutive probation on two counts of theft by unlawful taking. He received a $50 fine on each charge, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, have no contact with the victim or family nor enter onto their property and pay restitution.
On a second case of harassment, Laforce received a $25 fine, and was ordered to serve six months to one year in CCJ concurrent to the first case.
As a result of the new criminal offenses, Laforce had his parole revoked and street time taken. He is to serve 30 days in CCJ before being considered for reparole.
• Darryl S. Main, 40, 6644 Curry Highway, Jasper, Ala., was ordered to serve 45 days to one year in CCJ in addition to two years consecutive probation on a charge of bad checks. He received a $200 fine, is to attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer, not own or possess checks or checking accounts, and pay restitution.
• Jason D. Peters, 37, 923 S. Sixth St., Clearfield, was ordered to serve four days to six months in CCJ on a charge of DUI. He received a $1,000 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, complete the DUI School and a full drug and alcohol assessment, and immediately surrender his driver's license. On summary offenses of careless driving and restrictions on alcoholic beverages, he received a $35 fine on each charge.
On a second case of DUI, Peters received a $1,000 fine and was ordered to serve three days to six months in CCJ consecutive to the first case.
On a third case of DUI, Peters received a $1,000 fine and was ordered to serve three days to six months in CCJ consecutive to both cases. On a summary offense of required headlights, he received a $35 fine.
• Michael A. Gavlock III, 19, 1000 Second St., Clearfield, was placed on two years probation on a charge of receiving stolen property. He received a $300 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer and have no contact with the victim or family.
• Todd L. Brown, 43, 284 Fern St., Milton, was ordered to serve four months to one year in CCJ in addition to one-year consecutive probation on a charge of retail theft. He received a $200 fine, and is to complete the retail theft program.
• Matthew O. Clyde, 30, 308 Susquehanna Ave., Curwensville, was ordered to serve 10 days to one year in CCJ on a charge of receiving stolen property. He received a $250 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer, have no contact with the victim or family nor enter onto the property of the victims, and not own or possess narcotics or prescriptions for narcotics without first receiving written permission of his probation officer.
• David R. Dimmick, 58, 4 N. Second St., Clearfield, was ordered to serve four days to six months in CCJ on a charge of DUI. He received a $1,000 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, complete the DUI School and a full drug and alcohol assessment, and immediately surrender his driver's license.
• Alexander M. Dovensky, 26, 5 Academy Hill, Coudersport, was placed on two years probation on charges of theft by unlawful taking. He received a $250 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, have no contact with the victim or family, and attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer.
• Coty M. Frailey, 34, 1338 Old Route 322, Philipsburg, was placed on two years probation on a charge of retail theft. She received a $200 fine, is to complete the retail theft program, not enter Country Garden Six Pack and pay restitution.
• Maranda T. Gearhart, 28, 212 Fredricka Ave., Curwensville, was ordered to serve 90 days to one year in CCJ in addition to two years consecutive probation on a charge of DUI. She received a $1,500 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, complete the DUI School and a full drug and alcohol assessment, and immediately surrender her driver's license. On a summary offense of careless driving, she received a $35 fine.
• Christopher S. Irwin, 24, 128 E. Park Ave., DuBois, was ordered to serve 30 days to one year in CCJ on a charge of retail theft. He received a $200 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, complete the retail theft program and not enter Walmart in Sandy Township
• Brenda Ross, 51, 1052 Fowler Hollow Lane, Port Matilda, was before the court on two separate cases of theft by deception. She was fined $250, placed on two years probation, is not to own or possess checks or checking accounts, and attend counseling as recommended by her probation officer. On a third case of three summary counts of bad checks, she received a $25 fine on each count.
• Laura B. Sherwood, 32, 556 Spicher Road, Penfield, was placed on two years probation on a charge of retail theft. She received a $100 fine, is to complete the retail theft program, and not enter the Dollar General Store.
• Melinda Solada, 23, 835 N. Continental Drive, Rockton, was ordered to serve 90 days to one year in CCJ in addition to two years consecutive probation on charges of criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking. She was fined $100 on each charge, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, have no contact with the victim or family, submit to DNA testing at a cost of $250, and pay restitution.
• Lisa R. Collar, 34, 114 Richner Road, Osceola Mills, was placed on two years probation on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She received a $100 fine, is to have no contact with the victim or family, attend counseling as recommended by her probation officer and pay restitution.
• Joseph L. Davis, 48, 1343 Congress Hill, Frenchville, was placed on two years probation on a charge of simple assault. He received a $250 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, have no contact with the victim or family, complete anger management counseling, and attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer.
• Christopher L. Dunworth, 25, 14 Overdorf Ave., DuBois, was ordered to serve five days to six months in CCJ on a charge of DUI. He received a $300 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, complete the DUI School and a full drug and alcohol assessment, and immediately surrender his driver's license.
• Damian E. Goho, 29, 544 Mt. Joy Road, Clearfield, was ordered to serve three months to one year in CCJ in addition to one-year consecutive probation on a charge of DUI. He received a $500 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, complete the DUI School and a full drug and alcohol assessment, immediately surrender his driver's license and comply with ACT 63 which suspends a person's driver's license for an additional year. The suspension may be waived if he installs an approved ignition interlock system on each motor vehicle he owns. On a summary offense of driving under suspension (DUI related), he received a $1,000 fine, and was ordered to serve an additional 90 days in CCJ.
• Billy Lee Richner Jr., 39, 114 Richner Road, Osceola Mills, was placed on two years probation on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He received a $100 fine, is to attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer, have no contact with the victim or family or enter onto his property and pay restitution.
• Jordan E. Graham, 20, CCJ, was ordered to serve one year less one day to two years less one day in CCJ in addition to four years consecutive probation on charges of theft by unlawful taking, firearms not to be carried without a license, three counts of theft from motor vehicle, and four counts of criminal mischief. He was fined $450, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, have no contact with the victim or family, nor enter onto their property, attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer and pay restitution.
• Jeffrey D. Hall, 50, 4603 Mobile Trailer, Traverse City, Mich., was ordered to serve three days to six months in CCJ on a charge of DUI. He received a $1,000 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, complete the DUI School and immediately surrender his driver's license. On a summary offense of reckless driving, he received a $210 fine and on summary offenses of driving on roadways laned for traffic, turning movement and careless driving, he received a $35 fine on each charge.
• Shane Bortz, 46, SCI, was ordered to serve six months to two years in the Western Diagnostic Classification Center in Pittsburgh on a charge of simple assault to be served consecutive to all charges currently being served. He received a $1 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, have no contact with the victim or family, and attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer.
• Jamie L. McClellan, 33, CCJ, was ordered to serve six months to two years in SCI for Women in Muncy on a charge of receiving stolen property. She received a $1 fine, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, attend counseling as recommended by her probation officer, and not enter Suttons Bar.
• Joseph A. Richtarsic, 18, 72 Bearfield Road, DuBois, was ordered to serve nine months to two years less one day in CCJ on two counts of receiving stolen property in addition to two years consecutive probation. He received a $50 fine on each count, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer, not enter onto the property of the victims and submit to DNA testing at a cost of $250.
• Ryan A. Bussard, 23, 116 Sykes St. Ext., Sykesville, was ordered to serve nine months to two years less one day in CCJ on two counts of receiving stolen property in addition to two years consecutive probation. He received a $50 fine on each count, is to refrain from the use and possession of alcohol and controlled substances, not enter any bars or places that serve alcohol, attend counseling as recommended by his probation officer, not enter onto the property of the victims and submit to DNA testing at a cost of $250.
The following cases were continued:
• Tyler K. Rowles, 24, 1 Jones Lane, Clearfield, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing or attempting to elude police.
• Brandon J. Stiffler, 28, 365 Matthew Road, Grampian, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Due to testing positive for illegal drugs, his bail was revoked and he was incarcerated in CCJ
• Lawrence D. Robinson, 27, SCI, charged with prohibited offensive weapons.
• Nicole Ann Confer, 43, Drifting, charged with simple assault.
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