Shamokin man gets 90 days for violating PFA, threatening ex
SUNBURY - A Shamokin man was sentenced Monday to 90 days in county prison after being found guilty of violating a protection from abuse order during a trial presided over by Senior Judge Robert B. Sacavage.
David S. Brightbill, 24, of 904 N. Shamokin St., also was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs.
Brightbill was charged by Shamokin Police Chief Darwin Tobias III in connection with June 12, June 14 and June 15 disturbances at the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Fryberger, of 19 E. Independence St., Apt. 5, who filed a protection from abuse order against the defendant that prohibits him from contacting her.
Police said Brightbill climbed the fire escape outside Fryberger's residence three times and threatened to kill her.
Fryberger was the lone witness to testify at the trial.
First assistant district attorney Ann Targonski prosecuted the case. Public defender Michael Suders represented Brightbill.