Shamokin man charged in Rock Street fight given credit for time already served
SUNBURY - A 36-year-old man charged in a March 7 fight in Shamokin was given credit for 137 days previously served in prison and released after being sentenced Monday by Northumberland County President Judge William H. Wiest.
Christopher W. Lloyd, of 627 E. Packer St., Shamokin, was sentenced to 137 days to 23 months in prison on the riot charge and one year consecutive probation on the simple assault offense.
An additional count of simple assault and charges of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy to cause a riot, resisting arrest and failure of disorderly persons to disperse were not prosecuted under a plea agreement with the county district attorney's office.
He was granted immediate parole by Wiest.
Lloyd, who was represented by county conflicts counsel John Broda, also was ordered to pay a fine and costs.
The charges were filed in connection with the 12:41 a.m. fracas in the 500 block of North Shamokin Street near Snapper's Bar in which Shamokin Patrolman Mark Costa suffered injuries to his knees and hand and had his police jacket torn.
Lloyd's brother, Robert Watts Jr., 27, of 625 E. Packer St., and Jack W. Grove, 44, of 918 E. Kase St., also were charged by Costa and Cpl. Bryan Primerano in the disturbance.
Assistant district attorney Michael Seward represented the commonwealth.