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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Various sentences handed down

  • The following cases were addressed by the Honorable Raymond L. Hamill, President Judge, Wayne County, on Thursday of this week.
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  • The following cases were addressed by the Honorable Raymond L. Hamill, President Judge, Wayne County, on Thursday of this week.
    JOHN PATRICK MACCARTY, age 40 of Lake Ariel, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 8 months nor more than 5 years for one count of DUI-Highest Rate, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1 Degree and one count of Accidents Involving Damage to Unattended Veh/Property, graded as a Summary offense.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $1,800, pay restitution in the amount of $2,305.99, undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, attend and complete an alcohol highway safety program, undergo a mental health evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, perform 100 hours of community service, and obtain full time employment.
    The incident occurred on September 4, 2012, in Salem Township when Pennsylvania State Police were called to investigate the report of a hit and run crash. His BAC was .163%.
    THOMAS J. SIGURDSSON, age 28 of Forest City, PA was placed on the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program for a period of 6 months related to DUI.
    He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, perform 40 hours of community service and have his operator’s license suspended for a period of 60 days. The incident occurred on December 25, 2012, in Clinton Township when Pennsylvania State Police were called to investigate the report of a one vehicle crash. His BAC was .190%.
    JASON ROBERT HATCHER, age 21 of Kingston, P6 months related to Possession of Controlled Substance. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, perform 40 hours of community service and attend and complete an alcohol highway safety program.
    The incident occurred on November 12, 2012, in Honesdale Borough when Hatcher was found to be in possession of Marijuana.
    DONALD J. BREESE, age 45 of Waymart, PA pled guilty to one count of Simple Assault, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 2 Degree. The incident occurred on April 23, 2012, when Breese struck a correction officer while incarcerated at SCI Waymart. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 1, 2013.
    NIKOLAS REEDER, age 21 of Honesdale, PA pled guilty to one count of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, graded as a Felony of the 3 Degree, one count of Terroristic Threats, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1 Degree and one count of Firearms Not to Be Carried Without a License, graded as a Felony of the 3 Degree.
    The incident occurred on April 13, 2013, in Honesdale Borough and Texas Township when Reeder refused to stop after being given signals to do so by police officers.
    Reeder then pointed a firearm at a male victim. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 1, 2013.
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