Court cases

  • May 19, 2013

Numerous people appeared recently in Washington County Court on criminal charges.

Appearing before Judge Katherine Emery were:

Robert A. Glister, 41, of 103 Level St., Bentleyville; first and second offenses of driving under the influence of alcohol; charged Nov. 19, 2011, following a traffic stop on Main Street in Bentleyville, charged May 19, 2012, following a vehicle crash at the Ginger Hill intersection with Route 136, with a blood-alcohol content of 0.14 percent; sentence – 30 days to 6 months in jail followed by 6 months of probation, $1,050 in fines, 12-month license suspension.

William Gaskill, 59, of 1010 Peach St., California; second offense of DUI; charged Aug. 3 following a one-vehicle accident in Charleroi; sentence – 90 days to 23 months in jail, $1,500 fine, 18-month license suspension, work release permitted.

Bennie Mowery, 35, of 25 Power St., Fredericktown; two counts of possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia; charged Sept. 20 at his residence after police found a marijuana grow room in the basement, charged Sept. 22 after police seized 18 suspected marijuana plants growing on the Mowery farm; sentence – 48 months of probation, 100 hours of community service.

Nicole L. Porter, 26, of 2170 Rankintown Road, Finleyville; harassment; charged June 16 after a fight in Donora; sentence – $150 fine.

Ted M. Maloney, 30, of 11 Oliver St., McDonald; public intoxication; charged Aug. 21 following a traffic stop on Nine Eighty Road, Cecil Township; sentence – 90 days of probation, $300 fine.

Rhonda J. Norquist, 40, of 415 Shady Ave., Charleroi; burglary; charged Nov. 7, 2011, for taking items from a garage at 28 Hemlock St., Ellsworth; sentence – 3 to 23 months in jail with minimum sentence to be served on home monitoring.

Eric J. Ott, no age available, of 1129 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills; second offense of DUI; charged June 8 following a one-vehicle accident in the area of Coal Bluff Road on Route 837, Union Township; sentence – 90 days to 12 months in jail with the first 30 days to be served on weekends with balance of 60 days on home monitoring, $1,500 fine, 18-month license suspension, work release permitted.

Melinda R. Hughes, 38, of 126 Church St., Washington; second offense of DUI, driving with a suspended license; charged May 27, following a traffic stop at the intersection of West Chestnut and North Franklin streets, Washington, with a BAC of 0.170 percent sentence – 32 days to 6 months in jail, $1,550 fine, 12-month license suspension, work release permitted, 90 days of home monitoring.

Joseph J. Kovan, 42, 13 Charles St., Cecil; terroristic threats, reckless endangerment; charged Nov. 22, after pointing a firearm at his father and firing shots in his residence; sentence – 4 to 23 months in jail, no firearms permitted, no permits to carry permitted, begin intensive outpatient treatment.

Pamela A. Graham, 40, of 3755 Route 40, Washington; procured drugs by fraud; on March 2, 3 and 4, at Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township, while employed as a nurse supervisor, signed out 10 Fentanyl patches and did not administer them as recorded; sentence – $500 fine, 12 months of probation, ordered to pay $115 in restitution.


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