COURTS

Mercer County Common Pleas

Judge Daniel P. Wallace

SENTENCES

Christopher M. Cameron, 33, of Slippery Rock; pleaded guilty June 3 to Hermitage police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; jailed 3 months to 2 years less 1 day with 34 days’ credit and assessed costs.

Spencer E. Caldwell, 50, of 132 W. State St., Sharon; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Sharon police charge of simple assault; imprisoned 1 to 2 years with 273 days’ credit and assessed costs.

John E. Coates, 25, of 778 River Road, Delaware Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Hempfield Township and Greenville-West Salem Township police charges of felony retail theft; put on 5 years’ probation with 191 days’ credit and assessed costs and $528 restitution.

Derek Dudley, 24, of 265 N. Good Hope Road, West Salem Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Greenville-West Salem Township police charge of drunken driving-first offense; jailed 3 days to 6 months and fined $1,000 and costs.

Christopher M. Gearhart, 40, of 131 S. Mercer St., Greenville; charged by Greenville-West Salem Township police with drunken driving-third offense; jailed 10 years to 2 years less 1 day and fined $50 and costs.

Shaina A. Jones, 30, of Pitcairn, Pa.; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Hermitage police charge of theft; put on 2 years’ probation and assessed costs and $50 restitution.

Nathaniel D. Leonard, 26, of 53 S. Mercer St., Greenville; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Greenville-West Salem Township police charges of reckless endangerment; jailed 190 days to 2 years less 1 day with 190 days’ credit and assessed costs.

Kyle M. Lutz, 35, of Hubbard; pleaded guilty April 8 to Hermitage police charges of misdemeanor retail theft and driving without lights to avoid arrest; put on 5 years’ probation with 23 days’ credit and fined $200, costs and $798 restitution.

Joseph E. McMullen, 47, of Euclid, Ohio; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to state police charge of failing to comply with sex offender counseling; jailed 1 year less 1 day to 2 years less 1 day with 244 days’ credit followed by 3 years’ probation and assessed costs.

Robert D. Merat, 57, of 424 Frank St., Sharon; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Hermitage police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; put on 2 years’ probation and assessed costs and $14 restitution.

Shanell R. Pusey, 34, of Youngstown; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to state police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; put on 5 years’ probation and assessed costs.

Trenton L. Stearns, 19, of 2184 Scrubgrass Road, Wolf Creek Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Grove City police charge of criminal trespass; jailed 4 days to 2 years less 1 day with 4 days’ credit and assessed costs and $620 restitution.

Alex Weilacker, 29, of 307 Connelly Blvd., Sharon; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Mercer County sheriff charge of escape; imprisoned 16 to 46 months and assessed costs.

Bonnie E. Wilson, 53, of 646 N. Broad St., Grove City; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to state police charge of felony retail theft; arrest warrant issued for failing to appear.

Judge Robert G. Yeatts

SENTENCES

Christopher L. Matvey, 37, of Mercer County Jail; pleaded guilty May 4, 2010, to Sharon police charges of drunken driving and driving under suspension; resentenced to 2 years’ State Intermediate Punishment.

William G. Moon Jr., 54, of Franklin; pleaded guilty March 8, 2010, to state police charge of drunken driving-third offense; resentenced for probation violation to 2 years’ State Intermediate Punishment.

Judge Thomas R. Dobson

SENTENCES

Kevin J. Baritell, 39, of Warren, Ohio; pleaded guilty Oct. 2 to Hermitage police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; jailed 2 to 15 months with 59 days’ credit and assessed costs

Justin A. Baumgardner, 27, of 1342 Bend Road, Lackawannock Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Mercer police charge of criminal use of a communication facility; put on 18 months’ probation and assessed costs.

Gregory A. Brier, 53, of 347 Hadley Road, Hempfield Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Hempfield Township police charges of drunken driving-first offense and driving under suspension; jailed 3 days to 6 months and fined $1,200 and costs.

Jonathan E. Crespo, 22, of 170 W. Jamestown Road, West Salem Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Hempfield Township police charges of possession of synthetic marijuana and public drunkenness; fined $50 and costs and put on 1 year probation with 50 hours’ community service.

Erick Cruz, 20, of 219 S. Myers Ave., Sharon; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Hermitage police charge of driving under the influence of drugs; jailed 3 days to 6 months with 15 hours’ community service and fined $1,000 and costs.

Jeffrey C. Curnutt, 46, of Meadville; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to state police charge of drunken driving-first offense; jailed 2 days to 6 months and fined $500 and costs.

Nicholas Dano, 44, of 149 E. State St., Sharon; pleaded guilty Oct. 15 to Hermitage police charges of conspiracy to commit theft and receiving stolen property; imprisoned 1.5 to 4 years with 298 days’ credit and assessed costs and $4,246 restitution.

Timothy W. Frantz, 26, of 114 Orangeville Road, West Salem Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Hempfield Township police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; jailed 3 to 18 months with 115 days’ credit and 25 hours’ community service and assessed costs and $90 restitution,

Chad D. Little, 35, of 104 N. Mercer Ave., Sharpsville; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Sharpsville police charge of simple assault; put on 2 years’ probation with 200 hours’ community service and assessed costs and $20 restitution.

Maurice Perkins Jr., 22, of New Castle; pleaded guilty to Southwest Mercer County Regional police charge of possession of drug paraphernalia; jailed 38 days to 1 year with 38 days’ credit and assessed costs.

Eugene Phillips, 22, of 612 Edgewood Drive, Sharon; pleaded guilty April 8, 2013, to Southwest Mercer County Regional police charge of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver; resentenced for probation violation to 6 to 18 months in jail with 25 days’ credit followed by 6 months’ probation.

Donald E. Springer Jr., 36, of 88 Mitchell Road, Shenango Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 to Southwest Mercer County Regional police charge of failing to register as a sex offender; imprisoned 1 to 2 years with 298 days’ credit.

James B. White, 21, of 479 B St., Sharon; pleaded guilty Oct. 7 in two cases to Southwest Mercer County Regional police charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and attempted escape; jailed 1 to 12 months with 138 days’ credit and 50 hours’ community service followed by 6 months’ probation and assessed costs.

Judge Christopher J. St. John

SENTENCES

Russell L. Carter, 34, of 1003 Stambaugh Ave., Farrell; pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to Southwest Mercer County Regional police charge of corruption of minors; jailed 219 days to 23 months with 219 days’ credit and assessed costs.

Sandra Cucpic, 50, of 280 Orange Drive, Hermitage; pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to Hempfield Township police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; put on 1 year probation and assessed costs.

Patricia L. Eckard, 57, of 87 Shenango Park Road, Pymatuning Township; pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to Hermitage police charge of theft; jailed 6 to 12 months (suspended), put on 2 years’ probation and assessed costs.

Robert J. Fertig, 20, of Youngstown; pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to Hermitage police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; jailed 6 days to 1 year with 6 days’ credit and assessed costs and $767 restitution.

Desmonique Hammonds, 24, of 420 Kishon St., Farrell; pleaded guilty Sept. 12 to Southwest Mercer County Regional police charge of resisting arrest; jailed 7 days to 1 year with 7 days’ credit and assessed costs.

Preston E. Jay, 35, of 115 1/2 N. Diamond St., Mercer; pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to Hermitage police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; put on 1 year probation and fined $500 and costs.

Matthew S. Koebler, 34, of Cleveland; pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to Hermitage police charge of misdemeanor retail theft; imprisoned 9 months to 3 years and assessed costs and $2,318 restitution.

John L. Wilson Jr., 43, of 315 Quinby St., Sharon; pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to Sharon police charge of corrupting the morals of a minor; put on 1 year probation and assessed costs.

Philip B. Tantuo, 20, of 3465 Mount Hickory Blvd., Hermitage; pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to Southwest Mercer County Regional police charge of criminal mischief; jailed 17 days to 1 year with 17 days’ credit and assessed costs.

Kurtis M. Bechtel, 23, of 2326 Kelly Road, Hermitage; pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to Sharon police charges of fleeing police and driving under suspension; jailed 2 days to 1 year and fined $200 and costs.

Michael L. Bryant Jr., 36, of Youngstown; pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to Hermitage police charges of drunken driving-first offense and driving under suspension; jailed 3 days to 6 months and fined $1,200 and costs.

Cole R. Cameron, 20, of 16 School Road, Springfield Township; pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to Grove City police charge of drunken driving-first offense; jailed 2 days to 6 months and fined $500 and costs.

Darryl Cleveland, 48, of 1227 Negley St., Farrell; pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to Mercer County sheriff charge of drunken driving-first offense; jailed 3 days to 6 months and fined $1,000 and costs.

John L. Evans, 50, of 2810 Mercer West Middlesex Road, Shenango Township; pleaded guilty July 14 to Southwest Mercer County Regional police charge of disorderly conduct; put on 1 year probation and assessed costs.

Omar H. Mataria, 39, of 3785 Holly Lane, Hermitage; pleaded guilty Sept. 12 to Greenville-West Salem Township police charge of possession of a designer drug; put on 2 years’ probation and fined $5,000 and costs.

Brock T. Priester, 21, of 21 Winner Road, South Pymatuning Township; pleaded guilty Oct. 21 to Pymatuning Township police charge of drunken driving-second offense; jailed 3 months to 5 years less 1 day and fined $1,500 and costs.

Deborah J. Smith, 44, of 217 N. Broad St., Grove City; pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to state police charge of drunken driving-second offense; hailed 3 to 12 months followed by 4 years’ probation and fined $1,500 and costs.

Morgan L. Tingwall, 29, of Saegertown; found guilty of state police charge of driving under the influence of drugs; jailed 3 days to 6 months and fined $1,000 and costs.

Phillip J. Wells, 42, of 391 Emerson Ave., Farrell; pleaded guilty March 14, 2011, to Sharpsville police charges of theft and possession of a Xanax without a prescription; resentenced for violating probation by violating curfew, using crack cocaine, assaulting behavior and failing to enroll in substance abuse counseling to 100 days to 1 year in jail with 110 days’ credit.

Deanna M. McMath, 35, of 1181 W. Walnut St., Hermitage; pleaded guilty Aug. 15, 2013, to Hermitage police charge of drunken driving-first offense; resentenced for probation violation to 15 days to 6 months in jail with 15 days’ credit.

District Judge

Dennis M. Songer, Sharon

PRELIMINARY HEARINGS

Tricia Ruth Gorley, 30, Osterburg, Pa.; Sharon police charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and terroristic threats held for court; posted bond.

Billy Jo Adams, 30, of 205 Third Ave, Sharon; Sharpsville police charges of public drunkenness and harassment moved to non-traffic; charge of disorderly conduct withdrawn.

John D. Baritell, 42, of 479 W. State St., Sharon; Sharon police charges of theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief held for court; posted bond.

Brian T. Clark, 55, of 105 Logan Ave., Sharon; Sharon police charges of drunken driving-first offense, drunken driving with highest rate of blood alcohol and no rear lights held for court; in another case, Sharpsville police charges of drunken driving-first offense, drunken driving with highest rate of blood alcohol, speeding, reckless driving failure to keep right and improper turn held for court; posted bond.

Michael John Banic, 45, of 93 S. Second St., Greenville; Sharpsville police charges of theft and receiving stolen property withdrawn.

District Judge

Ronald E. Antos, Farrell

PRELIMINARY HEARINGS

Mary E. Bancroft, Grove City; charged by state Office of the Inspector General with welfare fraud; charge dismissed.

Samuel D. Phillips Jr., 25, of Sharon; charged by Southwest Mercer County Regional police with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct; charges withdrawn.

Kylie Augustine, 21, of 23 Taylor St., Greenville; charged by Hermitage police; pleaded guilty to harassment; charge of simple assault withdrawn; fined $100 and costs.

Randolph J. Scott, 46, of 422 Orchard St., Sharon; charged by Hermitage police with drunken driving and driving without headlights; charges held for court; released after own recognizance.

Robert J. Norris, 32, of Mercer; charged by Hermitage police with theft; charges held for court; taken to jail for failing to post bond.

Brian R. Fetty Jr., 32, of Girard, Ohio; charged by Hermitage police with misdemeanor retail theft; charges waived to court; released on own recognizance.

Toni L. Johnson, 56, of Sharon; charged by Hermitage police; pleaded guilty to theft; charge of felony retail theft withdrawn; put on 1 year probation.

Quinton O. Mosley, 28, of Hermitage; charged by Hermitage police; pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct; charge of simple assault withdrawn; given jail credit and sentenced to 1 year probation and assessed costs.

David L.R. Byerly III, 24, of Sharon; charged by Hermitage police; pleaded guilty to theft; charges of theft and misdemeanor retail theft withdrawn; put on 1 year probation and fined $100 and costs.

Cody A. Coxson, 24, of Williamsfield, Pa.; charged by Southwest Mercer County Regional; pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia; charges of possession of marijuana and public drunkenness withdrawn; jailed 10 days to 1 year and assessed costs.

Ivena M. Gibbs, 27, of Mercer County Jail; charged by Southwest Mercer County Regional police; pleaded guilty to obstructing emergency services; charge of disorderly conduct withdrawn; put on 1 year probation and fined $100 and costs.

Kyle L. Harvey, 26, of St. Marys, Pa.; charged by Hermitage police with drunken driving; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

Ervin B.J. Hill, 22, of 632 E. State St., Sharon; charged by Hermitage police charges of drunken driving, driving under suspension and a lane violation; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

Patrick L. Ferguson, 25, of Mercer County Jail; charged by Hermitage police in two cases with felony retail theft, theft, access device fraud and forgery; charges held for court; taken to jail for failing to post bond.

Jerry McKeithan, 59, of Mercer County Jail; charged by Southwest Mercer County Regional police with receiving stolen property; charges held for court; taken to jail for failing to post bond.

Ed J. Odem Jr., 64, of Mercer County Jail; charged by Southwest Mercer County Regional police with burglary, criminal trespass, possessing instruments of crime, theft and criminal mischief; charges held for court; taken to jailed for failing to post bond.

Alex B. Sharo, 20, of Hermitage; charged by Hermitage police with possession of drug paraphernalia; charges held for court; released on own recognizance.

Trashayna Somerville, 19, of Farrell; charged by Hermitage police with misdemeanor retail theft; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

Erica A. Fulton, 30, of Vandergrift, Pa.; charged by Hermitage police with driving under the influence of Ativan, a lane violation, and driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without insurance; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

Osborne W. Martin III, 28, of Brookfield; charged by Hermitage police with furnishing alcohol to a minor; charge dismissed.

Damian A. Bobby, 24, of Dawson, Pa.; charged by Hermitage police with drunken driving and a lane violation; charges waived to court; released after posting bond.

Michael S. Alexander, 21, of 600 Meek St., Sharon; charged by Hermitage police with drunken driving and disorderly conduct; charges waived to court; released after posting bond.

Jeffrey A, Wurster, 45, of 835 Robertson Road, Hermitage; charged by Hermitage police with drunken driving and lane and turn violations; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

Brian L. Ricketts, 31, of West Middlesex; charged by Southwest Mercer County Regional police with drunken driving; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

Dana L. Shaw, 50, of 52 Shenango Blvd., Farrell; charged by Hermitage police with driving under the influence of drugs; charge held for court; released after posting bond.

Jacqueline M. Walker, 63, of 1004 Norris Ave., Farrell; charged by Hermitage police with theft; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

Clarisa R. Mausser, 23, of West Shenango Township, Crawford County; charged by Hermitage police with receiving stolen property, theft, possessing instruments of crime and conspiracy to commit those crimes; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

Michael K. Bender, 25, of 8068 Addison Road, Masury; charged by Hermitage police with driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and driving at an unsafe speed; charges held for court in absentia.

Michael C. Mele, 27, of Oakdale, Pa.; charged by Hermitage police in two cases with two counts of misdemeanor retail theft; charges held for court; released after posting bond.

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