MOUNT CARMEL - The following hearings took place Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court March 24 in Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

n Roseann M. Shannon, 35, of 2 S. Locust St., Mount Carmel, was held for court after failing to appear for a preliminary hearing on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension and careless driving involving a Dec. 4 accident at Sheetz along Route 487 in Elysburg.

The charges were filed by Ralpho Township Patrolman Christopher Grow.

n Frederick C. Hess Jr., 40, of 31 N. Locust St., Mount Carmel, waived to court a charge of failure to comply with registration requirements with state police under Megan's Law because he is a registered sex offender.

Police said the offense occurred Jan. 22.

The charge was filed by Mount Carmel Patrolman Jason Drumheller.

Hess is currently in Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

n Brad M. Nahodil, 33, of 618 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, waived to court felonies of theft and receiving stolen property filed by Kulpmont Patrolman Joshua Pastucka.

Nahodil, a former deliveryman for Shimock's Furniture, is accused of keeping approximately $3,700 from a customer instead of turning it over to his employer.

Jones reduced Nahodil's bail from $25,000 to $10,000, but he was still unable to post it and remains in Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury.