County court sentencings: July 22, 2014
SUNBURY - Three Shamokin area residents were sentenced on various charges Monday in Northumberland County Court.
Ariel Parker, 27, of Coal Township, was sentenced by President Judge William H. Wiest to serve 90 days on house arrest after pleading guilty to his second offense of driving under the influence of alcohol. Parker also was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine plus costs and complete a DUI counter measure program.
He was charged by Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn in connection with a Sept. 24 motorcycle crash near the intersection of State and Jackson streets.
Parker was represented by Attorney Antonio Michetti.
Eric J. Ginck, 35, of Shamokin, was sentenced by Wiest to two years consecutive probation and fined $150 for possessing an instrument of crime and given credit for time served in Northumberland County Prison, fined $150 and ordered to make restitution totaling $7,611.94 to Andrew Huber for criminal trespass.
Ginck, who was represented by county special conflicts counsel Sue Schwartz, remains in prison, but is scheduled to be released in the near future.
He was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Scott Weaver in connection with a July 15, 2013, break-in at a storage trailer at the rear of CVS Pharmacy.
Ginck also was charged by Mount Carmel Lt. Christopher Buhay relating to an Aug. 14 burglary at 544 W. Second St.
Keith R. Nixon Jr., 27, of Shamokin, was sentenced by Judge Charles Saylor on a felony of possession with intent to deliver cocaine to two years of intermediate punishment with the first three months on house arrest. He also was ordered to pay a fine plus costs.
He must provide a DNA sample, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and avoid all bars and drug users or sellers.
Nixon, who was represented by Attorney James Best, was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Bryan Primerano with selling cocaine and marijuana to a confidential informant Oct. 11 in the city.
Assistant district attorney Julia Skinner represented the commonwealth at the sentencings for Parker and Ginck, while ADA Tony Matulewicz was the prosecutor at Nixon's sentencing.