Sentences imposed by county court
SUNBURY - Two local residents were sentenced Monday in Northumberland County Court.
Judge Charles Saylor granted Andre Stone, 32, of Shamokin, immediate parole after sentencing him to 13 days to 23 months in county prison on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol involving a Sept. 17, 2012, vehicle stop at Shamokin and Independence streets, Shamokin. The charge was filed by Shamokin police.
Stone, who was given credit for time previously served in prison, also was ordered by Saylor to pay a $1,000 fine plus costs and fees. The defendant had his driver's license suspended for one year and is prohibited from drinking alcohol and attending bars.
Public defender Melissa Norton represented Stone.
Justin Hepler, 26, of Kulpmont, was sentenced by President Judge William H. Wiest to 30 days house arrest and four years supervised probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and forgery.
Hepler was charged with DUI by state police at Stonington in connection with a June 2, 2012, incident on Route 61 in Kulpmont. The forgery offense filed by Coal Township police relates to a May 29, 2013, incident at Weis Markets in the Anthra Plaza, Coal Township.
Norton also represented Hepler at his guilty plea and sentencing.