The following cases were addressed Thursday by the Honorable Robert J. Conway, Senior Judge, Specially Presiding, Wayne County:


The following cases were addressed Thursday by the Honorable Robert J. Conway, Senior Judge, Specially Presiding, Wayne County:
Guilty pleas
• Thomas John Peters, age 40 of Dickson City, pled guilty to one count of  Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree.  The incident occurred between August 8, 2007, and August 21, 2007, in Berlin Township when Peters and a co-defendant forged several checks.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 30, 2008.
• Jeffery L. Wolfe, age 24 of Thompson, pled guilty to one count of Simple Assault, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 2nd Degree.  The incident occurred on March 21, 2008, in Waymart Borough when Wolfe assaulted a male victim causing a broken jaw.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 21, 2008.
• Carlos Cruz, age 19 of Scranton,  pled guilty to one count of Accident Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle/Property, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 3rd Degree and one count of Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transport, graded as a Summary offense.  The incident occurred on June 15, 2008, in Salem Township when Pennsylvania State Police were called to investigate the report of a two vehicle crash.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 23, 2008.
ARD program
• Eric Shane Franklin, age 29 of Waymart, PA was placed on the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program for a period of six months related to DUI.  He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, perform 40 hours of community service, attend and complete an Alcohol Highway Safety Program and have his operator’s license suspended for a period of 60 days.  The incident occurred on April 3, 2008, in South Canaan Township when Pennsylvania State Police were called to investigate the report of a one vehicle crash.  His BAC was .196%.
• James Albert Shaffer Jr., age 49 of Lake Ariel, PA was placed on the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program for a period of six months related to DUI. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, perform 40 hours of community service, attend and complete an Alcohol Highway Safety Program and have his operator’s license suspended for a period of 60 days.  The incident occurred on May 30, 2008, in South Canaan Township when Pennsylvania State Police observed Shaffer cross the double yellow lines.  His BAC was .21%.