District Court: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
MOUNT CARMEL - Three defendants pleaded guilty to various charges Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones.
n Jake Donte Stellar, 25, of 245 S. Fourth St., Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered to pay a fine and costs totaling $568.60. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.
He was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Justin Stelma with punching Robert Longo in the face June 19 at Third and Oak streets. Longo required eight stitches to close a cut above his left eye, police said.
Stellar also was charged Wednesday by Mount Carmel Cpl. David Donkochik with possession of drug paraphernalia involving an Aug. 7 incident at his home. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on the charge Aug. 27 before Jones.
n Bonnie Ziegler, 51, of 220 E. Avenue, Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus costs, was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to make $25 restitution to Mount Carmel police. Two additional counts of disorderly conduct, three counts of harassment and one count of simple assault were withdrawn.
Ziegler was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Matthew Dillman with tying up emergency 911 lines by falsely claiming she was dying July 27 at her residence. She also is accused of kicking a screen door that struck Dillman.
n Sterling A. Feldges, 25, of 422 E. Avenue, Mount Carmel, pleaded guilty to loitering and prowling at night and was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus costs and make $25 restitution to Mount Carmel police. Additional charges of theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness were withdrawn.
Feldges was charged by Dillman with stealing two sets of fishing waders and $5 from a vehicle owned by Kailee Yost parked in the first block of South Oak Street Aug. 11.