Several pleaders sentenced in county court

  • August 22, 2014

WAYNESBURG – A number of criminal defendants pleaded guilty this week before Greene County Judge Farley Toothman and were sentenced:

Benjamin A. Kiger, 39, of 291 E. High St., Waynesburg; offenses – harassment, resisting arrest, simple assault; arrested May 2, following a domestic dispute at his home during which he shoved Dorothy Kiger; sentence – time served, 109 days, to 23 ½ months in jail; $350 in fines; 100 hours of community service.

Paul George Hatala Jr., 21, of 23 Grandview Ave., Waynesburg; offenses – retail theft and conspiracy to commit retail theft; on Aug. 12, 2013, he and a woman filled a shopping cart with $307.53 worth of items at Wal-Mart, Franklin Township, and left without paying; sentence – time served, 27 days, to 1 year in jail.

Roberta Lynn Black, 43, of 1032 Grand Ave., Pittsburgh; offenses – retail theft, conspiracy to commit retail theft, criminal mischief; on Aug. 13, 2012, Black and another woman stole a shopping cart of items, including a 32-inch television, from Wal-Mart, Franklin Township; surveillance cameras captured the two removing the security device from the television and leaving the parking lot in a white Cadillac Escalade; sentence – 10 days to one year in jail, $500 fine, $440 in restitution.

Ronald Howard Ackley, 66, of Spraggs; offenses – indecent assault, corruption of minors, indecent exposure; between May 1, 2005, and April 18, 2012, Ackley assaulted a girl under the age of 13 in Perry Township; sentence – will be sentenced after being evaluated by the state sexual offenders assessment board.

Ryan R. Kerr, 30, of 405 E. George St., Carmichaels; offenses – driving under the influence of alcohol and four summary traffic violations; on July 23, 2012, Kerr crashed into a street sign at Route 1021 and Cherry Alley in Carmichaels; he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.300 percent; sentence – will be sentenced following preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Herbert Edward Gump Jr., 41, of 1418 Canadian Court, Virginia Beach, Va.; offenses – DUI and a summary violation; Gump was arrested Dec. 22 after his vehicle struck an unattended vehicle on Larimer Avenue in Bobtown; he had a BAC of 0.138 percent; sentence – 48 hours to 6 months in jail, $800 fine.

John Frederick Jordan, 35, of 111 Fairview Ave., Jefferson; offenses – DUI, second offense in 10 years; three summary traffic violations; arrested following a traffic stop March 23, Jordan had a BAC of 0.172 percent; sentence – 90 days to 5 years in jail, weekend sentence; $1,750 in fines; 225 hours of community service.


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