Sentencings

The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting.

The following defendants pleaded guilty to charges listed and were sentenced as shown:

Michael J. Rummell, 40, 2423 Broad Ave., Altoona, sentenced March 12, 2018, to nine to 23.5 months in jail, $250 fine and three years’ probation for aggravated assault, filed by Altoona police Sept. 4, 2017.

Nikki A. Varney, 45, 1971 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, sentenced March 9, 2018, to nine to 23 months in jail, $200 fine and two years’ probation for institutional sexual assault, filed by Hollidaysburg police July 31, 2017.

Brandon J. Silver, 27, 810 N. Cambria St., Bellwood, sentenced March 5, 2018, to $25 fine for retail theft, filed by Hollidaysburg police Aug. 20, 2017.

Travis X. Cotter, 39, 806 N. Cambria St., Apt. 1, Bellwood, sentenced March 26, 2018, to six to 23 months in jail and $100 fine for terroristic threats, filed by Bellwood police Sept. 19, 2017.

Chad W. Ritchey, 37, 2128 Locust Hollow Road, Claysburg, sentenced March 16, 2018, to $100 fine for harassment, filed by Martinsburg police Sept. 16, 2017.

Kenneth W. Lechner, 48, 130 E. Second Ave., Altoona, sentenced March 5, 2018, to fines of $200 and five years’ probation for possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility, filed by Altoona police July 17, 2016; and $100 fine and five years’ probation for possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility, filed by Altoona police July 12, 2016; and $100 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia, filed by Altoona police July 19, 2016.

Harry N. Bender, 64, 3847 Bonview Ave., Baltimore, Md., sentenced March 2, 2018, to $25 fine for traffic violation of driving at a safe speed and $200 fine and one year of probation for recklessly endangering another person, filed by Blair Township police April 17, 2017.

Daniel I. Sabo, 28, Blair County Prison, sentenced March 5, 2018, to $25 fine and one year of probation for theft by unlawful taking, filed by Hollidaysburg police Aug. 15, 2017.

Alicia D. Zelanko, 39, 508 11th St., Altoona, sentenced March 26, 2018, to $200 fine and one year of probation for retail theft, filed by Altoona police Oct. 8, 2017.

Erica C. Weyandt, 32, 1214 Third Ave., Altoona, sentenced March 5, 2018, to $250 fine for harassment, filed by Altoona police Sept. 24, 2017.

Andrew J. Golden, 33, no fixed address, sentenced March 5, 2018, to six to 18 months in jail and $100 fine for simple assault, filed by Tyrone police Oct. 21, 2017.

Ashley C. Baker-Jones, 26, 1508 14th St., Altoona, sentenced March 29, 2018, to $200 fine and 16 months’ probation for possession with intent to deliver and $100 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia, filed by Altoona police May 25, 2017; and $200 fine for conspiracy, 6.5 to 13 months in jail and $200 fine for possession with intent to deliver, $200 fine for criminal use of a communication facility and $100 fine for possession of a controlled substance, filed by Altoona police May 25, 2017; and $200 fine for conspiracy, five to 10 months in jail and $200 fine for possession with intent to deliver, $200 fine for criminal use of a communication facility and $100 for possession of a controlled substance, filed by Altoona police May 18, 2017; and $200 fine for conspiracy, $200 fine and one year probation for possession with intent to deliver, $200 fine for criminal use of a communication facility and $100 fine for possession of a controlled substance, filed by Altoona police May 19, 2017; and $800 in fines for conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of a controlled substance, filed by Altoona police May 20, 2017; and $200 fine for conspiracy, $200 fine and one year of probation for possession with intent to deliver, $200 fine for criminal use of a communication facility and $100 fine for possession of a controlled substance, filed by Altoona police May 21, 2017.

Julianne Davis, 31, 506 Valley Road, Havertown, sentenced March 23, 2018, to $100 fine and six months’ probation for false identification to law enforcement, filed by Altoona police May 3, 2017.

Joseph R. Rupert, 36, 610 Fourth Ave., Altoona, sentenced March 9, 2018, to $25 fine for disorderly conduct, filed by Altoona police July 2, 2017.

Shawn W. Easter, 39, 211 25th St., Altoona, sentenced March 15, 2018, to six months’ probation for possession of a controlled substance, filed by Altoona police June 11, 2017.

Shana R. Allison, 27, 352 Twin Hollow Lane, Williamsburg, sentenced March 9, 2018, to $100 fine and five years’ probation for receiving stolen property, filed by Hollidaysburg police May 24, 2017.

Tershar L. Miller, 22, 634 Lehigh Lane, Altoona, sentenced March 9, 2018, to fines of $400 and 36 months’ probation for possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility, filed by Altoona police Oct. 10, 2016; and fines of $400 for possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility, filed by Altoona police Oct. 11, 2016.

Daniel Morse, 24, 2413 Fifth Ave., Altoona, sentenced March 12, 2018, to 11.5 to 23 months in jail, $100 fine and three years’ probation for theft by unlawful taking, filed by Altoona police July 24, 2017.

Kristopher J. Gardner, 51, 5205 Hearthwood Lane, Alexandria, sentenced March 23, 2018, to $100 fine and two years’ probation for home improvement fraud, filed by Hollidaysburg police April 23, 2017.

Timothy S. King Jr., 28, 1109 S. Carl St., Altoona, sentenced March 5, 2018, to $300 fine for harassment, filed by Logan Township police Aug. 16, 2017.

Zackery V. Theide-Laiuvara, 23, 115 W. Hartford St., Ashley, sentenced March 5, 2018, to $100 fine and 12 months’ probation for theft by unlawful taking of movable property, filed by Altoona police July 25, 2017.

Johnathan R. Peck, 35, 157A King St., Petersburg, sentenced March 9, 2018, to 10 to 23 months in jail and $100 fine for forgery, filed by Freedom Township police July 8, 2017; and to 10 to 23 months in jail and $100 fine for simulating objects of antiquity/rarity, filed by Duncansville police Aug. 16, 2017; and 10 to 23 months in jail and $100 fine for theft by deception, filed by Allegheny Township police April 1, 2017; and to 10 to 23 months in jail and $100 fine for theft by deception, filed by Hollidaysburg police June 9, 2017.

Ryan M. Grealey-Nyce, 25, 1704 Bellmeade Drive, Altoona, sentenced March 9, 2018, to nine to 23.5 months in jail and $200 fine for possession with intent to deliver, filed by Hollidaysburg police Jan. 6, 2017; and $200 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia, filed by Hollidaysburg police Aug. 31, 2017; and fines of $400 and 60 months’ probation for possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy, filed by Greenfield Township police Sept. 14, 2017.

Sentencings March 5-12, 2018

The following defendants pleaded guilty to the charges shown and were sentenced as follows:

Matthew J. Karlson, 43, 2752 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Room No. 138, Altoona, sentenced Dec. 1, 2017, to 11.5 months to 23 ¢ months in jail, $200 fine and five years’ probation for criminal trespass, filed by Hollidaysburg state police Oct. 23, 2016.

Joanique A. Nick, 21, 1226 16th Ave., Altoona, sentenced Dec. 6, 2017, to $100 fine and three years’ probation for theft by unlawful taking, filed by Altoona police May 4, 2017.

Misti D. Staus, 37, 904 16th Ave., Altoona, sentenced Dec. 1, 2017, to $600 fine and three years’ probation for criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility, filed by Altoona police Dec. 8, 2016; and to $400 fine and one year of probation for possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility, filed by Freedom Township police Dec. 1, 2016.

Frank L. Mills, 38, 6 Laughlin Circle, Altoona, sentenced Dec. 21, 2017, to $100 fine and three months’ probation for defiant trespass, filed by Altoona police July 6, 2017; and to $100 fine and three months’ probation for disorderly conduct, filed by Altoona police June 13, 2017.

Thomas J. Varholik, 31, 313 22nd Ave., Unit 1, Altoona, sentenced

Jan. 26, 2017, to $600 fine and five years’ probation for criminal conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility, filed by Altoona police Sept. 22, 2016.

Christopher L. Bissonette, 31, 301 Institution Drive, Bellefonte, sentenced Dec. 15, 2017, to $50 fine and six months’ probation for retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia, filed by Altoona police June 30, 2017.

Jeremy J. Fornbacher, 24, 2216 Ninth St., Apt. 1, Altoona, sentenced Dec. 8, 2017, to $100 fine and two years’ probation for theft by unlawful taking, filed by Altoona police June 7, 2017.

Christy L. Mengel, 36, 1306 Washington Ave., Tyrone, sentenced Dec. 11, 2017, to $200 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia, filed by Tyrone police July 18, 2017.

Heather M. Davis, 30, 2226 Vail Park, Apt. 7, Tyrone, sentenced Dec. 8, 2017, to $200 fine and one year of probation for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, filed by Tyrone police Aug. 19, 2016; and to $200 fine and one year of probation for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, filed by Tyrone police July 22, 2016.

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