Renovo man sentenced to prison for unlawful contact with minor
LOCK HAVEN - A Renovo man was sentenced to six to 23 months in Clinton County Prison this week for unlawful contact with a minor.
The sentence was handed down by President Judge J. Michael Williamson.
Johnathan Tarr, 21, of 1026 Huron Ave., was represented by local attorney David Lindsay. Clinton County District Attorney Michael Salisbury represented the commonwealth.
The sole charge focused on a sex-tinged computer conversation Tarr had with a Renovo-area minor late last year, according to court records.
The crime was a second-degree felony, for which Tarr could have been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
The standard range for such charges, however, is six to 14 months in county prison with five years probation following release from jail.
According to the criminal complaint, Tarr was using the screen name "oldnewsglory" when he communicated with a girl over the computer for about a half hour on Nov. 16.
The girl's father called Renovo police when he realized the content of the conversation, criminal records said.
Police said Tarr asked the teen to sneak out once her parents went to sleep and that other parts of the dialogue specifically included talk of sex.
The girl gave police a disc of the alleged conversation in which the teen mentioned her age, police said.
During sentencing, Williamson offered Tarr a stern warning, and said he would hold him personally responsible and would face barriers to parole at the end of his minimum sentence, if any of his family members or friends had contact with the girl.
McElhattan woman waives her hearing in stabbing case
LOCK HAVEN - A McElhattan woman waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges that she stabbed her husband with a large knife during a domestic dispute at their home in Wayne Township last month.
Ida Mae Crossley, 35, of 2090 Youngdale Road was charged with attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, and three counts of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.
Crossley, who has been in the Clinton County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, but instead opted to forward her case directly to the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas. She is scheduled for formal court arraignment July 28.
Crossley was arrested by Pine Creek Township police in the stabbing of her husband, Michael Crossley, 39, in the abdomen.
Michael Crossley was seriously injured, police said. He was flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville for surgery, but has since been released.
After the incident, Mrs. Crossley fled on foot, sparking a search of the woods near the property by several area police units and volunteers. She later turned herself in, police said.
Man sentenced to jail for DUI
WELLSBORO - Nicholas D. Wivell, 20, of 371 Packard Road, Covington, was sentenced in Tioga County Court Monday to five years intermediate punishment for driving under the influence of intoxicants, his second conviction in 10 years.
According to court documents, Wivell will spend the first 90 days as an inmate at Tioga County Prison, with the last 30 days on house arrest/electronic monitoring.
Then he will be on probation for the remainder of his sentence. He also must pay a $1,500 fine plus court costs and lost his driver's license for 18 months.
He was charged by state police following a traffic stop Dec. 22 at the American Truck Stop parking lot, off Route 660 in Covington Township.
Man sentenced for three incidents
WELLSBORO - Benjamin A. Sayers, 36, of 55 1/2 Charleston St., was sentenced in Tioga County Court Monday for three separate sets of charges.
According to court documents, in the first charge, possession of a firearm without a license, he was sentenced to five years supervision, starting with 12 months in the Tioga County Prison.
He was given credit for 225 days time served.
Following that, he will be on probation and must pay a $200 fine plus court costs.
He was charged by state police for having a Colt .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol in his possession without a license on March 18 at the Tioga Pub, Tioga. He also was sentenced to two years probation for resisting arrest during the same incident, to be served concurrently with the other sentence.
In the second incident, a domestic altercation with his live-in girlfriend, he was sentenced for simple assault to one year probation, a $150 fine and court costs to run concurrent with his other sentences.
He was charged by state police following the Aug. 24 incident in Middlebury Center.
Also, he was fined $75 plus court costs for harassment for reportedly driving his car at a neighbor after Oct. 20 threatening to kill her.
Prison term ordered on driving charge
WELLSBORO - Brian D. Tice, 42, whose address was listed as the Tioga County Prison, was sentenced in Tioga County Court Monday to two years to five years in the state prison system for driving under the influence of intoxicants, his fifth conviction in 10 years.
According to court documents, Tice also must pay a $2,500 fine plus court costs, and lost his driver's license for 18 months. He is subject to the Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Law for 12 months.
He was charged by state police Aug. 2 after a crash on Route 15 in Lawrence Township.
Man gets probation for indecent assault
WELLSBORO - Matthew S. Schlicher, 35, of 16 E Country Living Mobile Home Park, was sentenced in Tioga County Court Monday to four years probation for indecent assault against an 8-year-old girl.
According to court documents, the offense occurred in his residence on Nov. 21, 2006.
He also must pay a $500 fine plus court costs and be subject to Megan's Law requirements.