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3 sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO – Three people were sentenced in Tioga County Court recently.

According to court documents, sentenced to county jail time was:

Ryan J. West, 24, of Wellsboro, 364 days to two years minus a day for forgery, 372 days credit for time served, one year probation, $100 fine, $1,150 restitution, 30 hours community service.

Sentenced to probation were:

Donald D. Peltier Jr., of Mansfield, 11 1/2 months to 23 1/2 months in jail for terroristic threats, two years probation, 280 days credit for time served.

Dustin A. Post, 25, of Syracuse, New York, 30 months probation for theft, consecutive to previous sentence, 50 hours community service, $1,210 restitution.

2 face charges in Mansfield District Court

MANSFIELD – Two people either have appeared or will appear to face charges in District Judge James Carlson’s courtroom. They are:.

Marcus A. Herghelegiu, 36, of 1487 Mack Road, Mansfield, faces charges of illegal sale or transfer of firearms, unsworn falsification to authorities, after he allegedly tried to purchase a Ruger 9 mm hand gun at Coopers Sporting Goods, 15 West Wellsboro St., Mansfield May 19. Police said he checked “no” on the ATF form that he was not prohibited from purchasing a firearm, knowing he is because he was convicted of terroristic threats, theft, and possession of a controlled substance, and has an active protection from abuse order against him. He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 26 preliminary hearing.

Justin T. Webster, 21, of 469 Gulick St., Blossburg, Bloss police, faces charges of endangering the welfare of children and possession of drug paraphernalia after his mother brought seven syringes, four heroin baggies and one cotton swab from where she had found them in his bedroom at the residence in Hamilton Township, July 24. One syringe was allegedly located near his 3-year-old daughter’s bed.

He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 19 preliminary hearing.

4 people charged with drunken driving

WELLSBORO – Four people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge Rob Repard or District Judge James Carlson in Mansfield to face charges of driving under the influence. They are:

Jayson T. Jones, 27, of Johnstown, was charged by state police following a traffic stop on Route 15 Sept. 24. He was jailed in lieu of $2,000 bail and his preliminary hearing set for Oct. 4.

Andrew D. Boyce, 29, of 574 Kelsey St., Wellsboro, was charged by state police following a traffic stop on Kelsey St. Aug. 20. He was issued a summons to appear at a Nov. 8 preliminary hearing.

Angie M. Linde, of 23 E. Delmar Meadows, Wellsboro, was charged by state police following a traffic stop on Cherry Flats Road, Charleston Township Aug. 20. She was issued a summons to appear at a Nov. 8 preliminary hearing.

Jaleesa Z. Jones, 27, of 261 St. James St., Apt. 304A, Mansfield, charged by borough police following a traffic stop on West Wellsboro Street Aug. 20. She was issued a summons to appear at a Nov. 2 preliminary hearing.

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Man sentenced for child porn

WELLSBORO – Benjamin M. Weber, 32, of Wellsboro, was sentenced Monday in Tioga County Court to state prison for possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, Weber was sentenced for four counts of possession of child pornography after pleading guilty in May.

For the first count, he was sentenced to 24 months to seven years in state prison with credit for 406 days time served, and he must register as a sex offender for 15 years under Megan’s Law.

For the second count through fourth counts, he was sentenced to 12 months to 60 months in state prison, all concurrent with the first count.

Weber was arrested on Aug. 11, 2015, following an investigation by the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Child Predator Section in Harrisburg in which agents identified a computer distributing child pornography on a sharing network.

Nine files containing images of children under the age of 18 engaged in sexual acts were downloaded from an IP address assigned to a computer in Weber’s possession.

Agents with the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section executed a search warrant at Weber’s residence and located several electronic devices that revealed multiple images of child pornography.

Weber was located and arrested at his place of employment in Jefferson County.

He originally was charged with nine counts of distribution of child pornography, two counts of second-degree possession of child pornography, 14 counts of possession of third-degree possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He pleaded no contest to 21 of the 26 counts.

Man charged with indecent assault of child

MANSFIELD – Timothy J. Francisco, 55, of 121 N. Main St., Mansfield, was charged by borough police with indecent assault against a victim less than 13 years old and corruption of minors, after he allegedly molested a child between Jan. 13, 2013, and Nov. 30, 2015, at his residence.

Francisco allegedly showered with the child three or four times over the last three years, starting when the victim was 8 years old, and washed the child’s body with soap, his hands and a sponge, according to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson’s office.

According to police, the most recent time was November 2015.

Francisco was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 12 preliminary hearing.

6 people face charges in district courts

WELLSBORO – Six people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge Rob Repard in Wellsboro or District Judge James Carlson in Mansfield to face various charges.

They are:

Paul J. Baker, 26, of Elmira, New York, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as unlawful drinking of alcohol in a state park. He was charged by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources after a conservation officer found him with the drug and alcohol at a campsite in Colton Point State Park, Shippen Township, on Aug. 13. He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 11 preliminary hearing.

Jacqueline J. Vangorder, 24, of Galeton, faces charges of retail theft after state police say she took about $484 in clothing, stationary and household goods and placed them in her purse and diaper bag while walking around and shopping at the Wal-Mart store on Aug. 30. She then used the self-checkout station but allegedly did not take the items out of her bags or process any of the items in the bottom of her cart. She was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 12 preliminary hearing.

Heather A. Nunez, 34, of Creole, Louisiana, faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and public drunkenness following a report of harassment at the state police barracks lobby at 1745 Valley Road, Richmond Township, on June 18. She was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 19 preliminary hearing.

Keith A. Fitzwater, 46, of Canton, faces charges of DUI following a traffic stop on Guilick Street, Blossburg, on June 15. He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 5 preliminary hearing.

Jeffrey W. Breasette, 38, of 813 Hepburn St., Williamsport, faces charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop by borough police on Bloss Mountain Road, on Aug. 14. He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 19 preliminary hearing.

Scott E. Howe, 55, of 66 Rons Lane, Middlebury Center, faces charges of DUI after he got his vehicle stuck in mud along Route 287, Middlebury Township, on Aug 13. He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 11 preliminary hearing.

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9 sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO – Nine people were sentenced in Tioga County Court on Monday.

Sentenced to county jail time were:

Jimmy E. Fish, 64, of Mansfield, 213 days to two years minus a day in Tioga County Prison for terroristic threats. Credit for 213 days time served, no contact with the victim.

Thomas E. Brown, 37, of Westfield, three months to 24 months minus a day in jail for criminal mischief credit for time served, $642 restitution.

Shawn C. Everitt, 36, of Mansfield, probation revoked, resentenced to 50 days to 12 months in jail for driving under the influence of intoxicants, 50 days credit for time served, $100 fine.

Sentenced to electronic home monitoring were:

Denise M. Sweeney, 34, of Wellsboro, five days to six months on electronic home monitoring for DUI, $500 fine, 12 months driver’s license suspension.

Regina G. Sayers, 50, of Blossburg, five days to six months on electronic home monitoring for DUI, $300 fine, 12 months driver’s license suspension.

Sentenced to probation were:

David A. Dilly, 44, of Lawrenceville, 12 months probation for reckless endangerment of another person, $100 fine.

Christopher L. Pond, 37, of Athens, 12 months probation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Richard H. Moore, 32, of Lawrenceville, 12 months probation for harassment, $50 fine.

Sentenced to accelerated rehabilitative disposition was:

Michael A. McCauley, 23, of Trout Run, 12 months probation for DUI, 60 days driver’s license suspension.

2 individuals are facing charges of DUI

MANSFIELD – Two people face charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants in District Judge James Carlson’s courtroom.

Jeffrey C. Terrill, 41, of 230 Connelly Mountain Road, Mainesburg, was charged by state police after a traffic stop on Route 6 in Richmond Township on June 27. He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 12 preliminary hearing.

Dustin F. Losinger, 21, of 3295 Rattler Road, Wellsboro, was charged by state police after he crashed his car into a field off Route 6 in Richmond Township on Aug. 14. He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 19 preliminary hearing.

2 allegedly used stolen funds to buy drugs

WELLSBORO – Two people face charges after they allegedly conspired to take money from a victim’s account and used it to purchase heroin.

According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard’s office, Tyler M. Morgan, 24, of 1076 W. Hill Road, and Lynette B. Carson, 29, of 7 Helvetia St., took a total of $4,170 in 15 transactions between Aug. 23 and Sept. 6 from Morgan’s mother’s account at First Heritage Credit Union and transferred it into his account in order to buy heroin.

Carson allegedly agreed to help Morgan take the funds by making phone calls to transfer the funds.

They both were charged by borough police with identity theft, theft by deception and criminal conspiracy.

Both were jailed, Carson in lieu of $10,000 bail and Morgan in lieu of $40,000.

Their preliminary hearings are set for Sept. 20.

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3 sentenced in county court

WELLSBORO – Three people were sentenced in Tioga County Court this week.

According to court documents, sentenced to county jail time were:

Aaron J. Low, 35, of Tioga, five years intermediate punishment for driving under the influence of intoxicants, one to 12 months in jail, electronic home monitoring, probation, $2,500 fine, 18 months driver’s license suspension; for unlawful use of a motor vehicle, six months probation, $50 fine, concurrent.

Andrew S. Button, 31, of Odessa, New York, two to 12 months for possession of drug paraphernalia, credit for 116 days time served, immediate parole, must provide proof of drug-and-alcohol treatment within 15 days.

Sentenced to probation was:

Michael S. Ribble, 21, of Arnot, six months probation for disorderly conduct, $100 fine.

6 people are facing charges

WELLSBORO – Six people either have appeared or will appear to face various charges before District Judge Rob Repard or District Judge James Carlson in Mansfield.

Alisha M. Christensen, 24, of 226 River St., Elkland, faces charges possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop by borough police on East Avenue on Aug. 13. Police said Christensen was in possession of 10 syringes, spoons, cotton filters, a lace tie-off and 25 empty heroin wax envelopes, which were surrendered by her. She was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 27 preliminary hearing.

Matthew K. Lee, 44, of Lima, New York, faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for alleged speeding by state police on Route 15 in Mansfield Aug. 7, 2013. Police said he had in his possession several small baggies of marijuana and a glass pipe containing burnt marijuana residue, and admitted to smoking pot because it “helped him focus.” He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 5 preliminary hearing.

Rusty L. Sherman, 47, of 730 Reynolds Road, Mansfield, faces charges of disorderly conduct filed by borough police after an incident at 120 S. Main St. Sept. 2. He was released on $1,500 bail and his preliminary hearing set for Sept. 28.

Loren E. Walbridge, 47, of 153 Bridge St., Wellsboro, faces charges of DUI after a traffic stop by state police on Brown Road, Delmar Township, on Aug. 13. He was issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 4 preliminary hearing.

Bernard R. Fowler, 57, of 2457 Catlin Hollow Road, Apt. C, Wellsboro, faces charges of DUI filed by state police after he crashed his car on Norris Brook Road, Chatham Township, on July 15. He was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 27 preliminary hearing.

Matthew R. Donald, 28, of 1542 Bryant Road, Mansfield, faces charges of DUI after a traffic stop by Mansfield police on Route 549, Richmond Township, on July 6. He was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 28 preliminary hearing.

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10 are sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO – Ten people were sentenced in Tioga County Court recently.

According to court documents, sentenced to county jail time were:

Destiny E. Neumann, 20, of Gettysburg, nine days to 24 months for criminal trespass, nine days credit for time served, $100 fine, $366 restitution to Dandy Mini Mart.

Christopher C. Wilson, 24, of Wellsboro, 30 days to 12 months for resisting arrest, immediate parole.

Rebecca K. Hopwood, 33, of Bensalem, one to 12 months for theft, $550 restitution.

Donald E. Meck Sr., 29, of Tioga, six to 12 months for possession and use of drug paraphernalia, credit for time served, $100 fine.

Sentenced to probation was:

Garrett M. Shourds II, 29, of Mainesburg, 18 months probation for theft.

Sentenced to accelerated rehabilitative disposition were:

Amanda Jo Heatley, 32, of Wellsboro, 12 months probation for simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

Jeremy Kreger-Chinchilla, 19, of Liberty, 12 months probation for possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and drug paraphernalia, underage drinking.

Daniel White, 38, of Westfield, 12 months probation for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Brian J. Crandle, 52, of Mainesburg, 12 months probation for DUI.

Linda Faus-Schweidereick, 60, of Tioga, 12 months probation for DUI.

5 face charges in district court

WELLSBORO – Five people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge James Carlson in Mansfield or District Judge Rob Repard in Wellsboro.

Daniel P. Knapp III, 23, of 124A Morris St., Blossburg, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after state police were dispatched to 3725 Arnot Road, Charleston Township, July 1 for a drug overdose and found 10 small packets of heroin and a syringe. Knapp was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 13 preliminary hearing.

Justin H. Plank, 29, of 1 Grant St., Apt. B, Wellsboro, faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants following a traffic stop on South Williamson Road by Blossburg borough police on July 30.

He was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 21 preliminary hearing.

Chad W. Casher, 33, of 10 English St., Wellsboro, faces charges of DUI following a traffic stop in Blossburg by borough police on July 13. He was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 21 preliminary hearing.

Stacie L. Rooney, 40, of 28 Heartwood Lane, Apt. 2, Wellsboro, faces charges of DUI after she drove her car into a ditch near 56 Greenwood St. and Heartwood Lane on June 7. She was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 27 preliminary hearing.

Charged with using roommate’s identity

WELLSBORO – Jennifer A. Frey, 30, of 175 Scouten Hill Road, was charged with forgery, identity theft and access device fraud by state police after she allegedly used her roommate’s identity to apply for a credit card and also used her bank debit card.

According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard’s office, on July 12 Frey used her roommate Cortney Stotsenburgh’s debit card without her consent, making multiple transactions to Securus Inmate Call Service at Tioga County Prison to put minutes on her boyfriend Ryan West’s account so he could make calls from the prison.

She was issued a summons to appear at a Sept. 20 preliminary hearing.

Galeton sisters charged with retail theft

MANSFIELD – Sisters Ashley D. Header, 22, and Autumn N. Header, 20, both of 19 Kline Road, Galeton, were charged by state police with retail theft and criminal conspiracy after they allegedly took items from the Richmond Township Wal-Mart July 31.

According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson’s office, after taking $139 in merchandise the two women fled the store in a black Subaru.

They had been confronted at the store and gave store personnel a backpack containing some stolen merchandise, police said, but refused to come back in and give the rest of it back.

According to police, they admitted to taking the merchandise from the display shelves with the intent of stealing it.

Ashley Header has four prior arrests for retail theft, and Autumn Header has one.

They were each issued a summons to appear at an Oct. 15 preliminary hearing.