District Court: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
SHAMOKIN - Six defendants pleaded guilty Tuesday to various charges and were ordered to pay fines and costs by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.
n Amy Lee Talmadge, 22, of 1332 Johnson Mill Road, Lewisburg, pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal mischief and was ordered to pay fines totaling $600 plus costs and make $400 restitution to Melissa Barnes, of 206 N. Vine St., Shamokin. She also was paced on supervised probation for one year.
Charges of simple assault and harassment were withdrawn.
Talmadge was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II with assaulting Melissa Barnes at her home, 206 N. Vine St., Shamokin, on Aug. 13.
n Brendon Connell, 30, of 624 Cameron St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs.
An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.
Connell was charged by Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery with assaulting his live-in girlfriend Kimberly Williams at their residence Aug. 13.
n Dylan Kane, 19, of 410 N. Shamokin St., Apt. C, Shamokin, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year.
An additional charge of possessing Spice was withdrawn.
Kane was charged by Shamokin Cpl. Jarrod Scandle in connection with a July 14 incident at his apartment.
n Crystal Lou Vankirk, 34, of 1004 N. Orange St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year.
Charges of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property were withdrawn.
Vankirk and Jason David White, 31, of the same address, were charged by Scandle with breaking into a house at 1006 N. Orange St. on May 28 and removing a microwave, vacuum/shampooer, battery-operated four wheeler, towel rack/vanity, shop vacuum, lamps, surround sound system, stereo, CDs and a Bob Marley blanket. Vankirk and White then sold some of the stolen items, police said.
n Catherine Willis, 46, of 239 W. Montgomery St., Shamokin, pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered to pay a $50 fine plus costs. An additional charge of simple assault was withdrawn.
Willis was charged by Scandle with throwing her younger daughter into a window and grabbing her older daughter by the throat and hair before punching her in the head Aug. 2 at Willis' residence.
n Michael Leiby, 29, of 1347 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs and placed on supervised probation for one year.
Additional charges of possessing drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness were withdrawn.
The charges filed by Scandle relate to a June 9 disturbance on Second Street in which Leiby tore a sign from a telephone pole, cursed the corporal and yelled at patrons inside Turkey Hill Minit Market.