A 34-year-old city man will be on court supervision until 2020 with a sentence handed down by Judge Marc F. Lovecchio Tuesday in Lycoming County Court.
Jeff Allen Stahl, of 907 Maxwell Place, received an additional three years of probation on top of supervision he is already serving for separate DUI, drug possession and loitering charges.
Stahl's most recent charge of terroristic threats stem from a Feb. 4, 2011 incident where he threatened to shoot police responding to a domestic disturbance. He pleaded guilty to the charge Feb. 10, 2012.
Nathan K. Crist, 25, of Montgomery, avoided jail time but received two years probation Tuesday in Lycoming County Court for a simple assault charge when state police say he broke into the apartment of his then ex-girlfriend March 3, 2012 and struck her in the eye with his fist.
Crist, who listed an Orlando, Fla. address in court records, has a previous criminal history including drug charges, theft, resisting arrest and DUI.
The victim, who has since reconciled with Crist, asked Lovecchio for leniency. Martin Wade, assistant district attorney, said the woman's sentiments precluded further prosecution.
"If this happens again, she's going to suffer," Wade said.
Crist's attorney, Kyle W. Rude, said Crist suffers from a head injury and has poor memory recall.
Lovecchio disagreed with a one-year probation plea agreement and instead ordered a two-year sentence.
"This is a very scary case for me," he said. "Were it a different case he would clearly be looking at incarceration."
"I do so very reluctantly," the judge said of issuing probation.
A man with an almost 20-year criminal history received a two year-intermediate punishment supervised probation and 30-day county prison sentence for causing $8,500 worth of damage while taking copper piping from an air conditioning unit at a city building Dec. 3, 2011.
Steven O. Powell, 51, committed the crime just two days after coming off probation for a prior crime, according to the Lycoming County District Attorney's Office. Powell has a string of convictions in various counties for theft, DUI and drug charges.
Powell said he had permission to do work on buildings at the time, but the man he talked with is nowhere to be found, he said.
Lovecchio described Powell's actions "blatant" and an "escalating course of criminal history that doesn't work."
His attorney, Nicole Ippolito, said jail time would only cause hardship for Powell, who suffers from several diseases.
Powell's father spoke on behalf of his son, who told Lovecchio he has a long history of drug addiction.
The judge warned Powell that any violation of his probation would likely result in a one- to two-year state prison sentence.