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Judge accepts defendants’ pleas

August 21, 2010
By COLIN KYLER ckyler@timesobserver.com
Five defendants entered guilty pleas and one entered a no contest plea during plea court proceedings Friday before Judge Gregory Hammond. Entering guilty pleas were: ¯ Russell E. Bahneman, 5855 Mickle Hill Rd., Pittsfield, guilty to possession with intent to deliver; a count of possession of controlled substance was not prosecuted. ¯ Cassandra Ann McAlee, McKeesport, guilty to defrauding secured creditors. ¯ James Clayton Troyer, 370 Route 426, Spring Creek, guilty to DUI: highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+); counts of DUI: general impairment-incapable of safe driving and driving on roadways laned for traffic were not prosecuted. ¯ Douglas P. Wooten, 322 Union St., guilty to DUI: highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+) and careless driving; counts of DUI: general impairment-incapable of safe driving, driving on roadways laned for traffic, maximum speed limits and restraint systems were not prosecuted. ¯ Jill Ellen Work, 111 Main St., Apt. 1, Sugar Grove, guilty to DUI: highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+); counts of DUI: general impairment-incapable of safe driving, driving on roadways laned for traffic and careless driving were not prosecuted. The following entered a plea of no contest: ¯ Amanda Peterson, Muncy, no contest to assault by prisoner; a count of aggravated assault (injury to police officer) and six counts of assault by prisoner were not prosecuted. Appearing before Judge Maureen Skerda, Samuel R. Sabella, 8275 Route 27, Pittsfield, pleaded guilty to DUI: general impairment-incapable of safe driving and accident involving damage to unattended vehicle or property; counts of driving on roadways laned for traffic, abandonment of vehicle on highway, careless driving, immediate notice of accident to police department and three additional counts of accident involving damage to unattended vehicle or property were not prosecuted. Sabella was sentenced to six months of probation, 15 hours of community service, attend and pay for the Highway Safety School and Victim Impact Panel, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and pay $955 in fines and fees.
 
 

 

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