Judge accepts defendants’ guilty pleas

A total of 17 guilty pleas were entered during plea court proceedings before President Judge Maureen Skerda on Thursday and Friday.

The following entered guilty pleas on Thursday:

Steven M. Ames, Warren, to DUI: General impairment incapable of safe driving refusal, accident involving damage to unattended vehicle or property and careless driving. Charges of DUI: General impairment incapable of safe driving with accident first offense, DUI: General impairment incapable of safe driving first offense, failure to notify police of accident/damage to vehicle, driving on roadways laned for traffic and false identification to law enforcement were not prosecuted.

Tanner A. Brink, Wesleyville, Pa., to simple assault and disorderly conduct. Charges of terroristic threats and possessing instruments of crime (general) were not prosecuted.

Sherry G. Burton, Warren, to resisting arrest or other law enforcement and disorderly conduct. Charges of disarming law enforcement officer without lawful authority, disorderly conduct engage in fighting and harassment were not prosecuted.

Ryan K. Ellsworth, Corry, to DUI: General impairment incapable of safe driving with accident first offense, tire equipment and traction surfaces, driving on roadways laned for traffic, driving vehicle at safe speed, careless driving and minor prohibited from operating with alcohol in system. Charges of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, DUI: Minors first offense and purchase, etc. alcoholic beverage by a minor.

Mike Gavin, Morrisville, Pa., to DUI: General impairment incapable of safe driving refusal fourth offense, driving while operating privilege is suspended/revoked refusal second offense, turning movements and required signals and careless driving. Charges of driving while under suspension, driving on right side of roadway, driving on roadways laned for traffic and driving vehicle at safe speed were not prosecuted.

Kyle M. Kowalski, Tidioute, to criminal attempt (theft by unlawful taking) and criminal mischief. Charges of burglary, criminal attempt (theft by unlawful taking) and criminal mischief were not prosecuted.

Darryl L. Kring, Sheffield, to DUI: Highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+) first offense, driving on right side of roadway, driving on roadways laned for traffic and restriction on alcoholic beverages. Charges of DUI: General impairment incapable of safe driving first offense, endangering the welfare of a child and restraint systems were not prosecuted.

Katelin D. Kuzminski, Warren, to endangering the welfare of a child. An additional count of endangering the welfare of a child was not prosecuted. On a separate docket, Kuzminski pleaded guilty to a count of endangering the welfare of a child and an additional count of endangering the welfare of a child was not prosecuted.

Beth A. Mortland, Clarendon, to theft by unlawful taking and possession of a controlled substance. A count of receiving stolen property was not prosecuted.

Timothy J. Mullen, Carnegie, Pa., to DUI: Highest rate of alcohol (BAC .16+) second offense. Charges of DUI: General impairment incapable of safe driving second offense and careless driving were not prosecuted.

Jeremy Paden, Pittsfield, to resisting arrest or other law enforcement and disorderly conduct. A charge of simple assault was not prosecuted. On another docket, Paden pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and criminal mischief. Three additional accounts of aggravated assault were not prosecuted.

Kristen K. Seyfang, Warren, to criminal attempt (simple assault). Charges of criminal attempt (aggravated assault) and criminal attempt (recklessly endangering another person were not prosecuted.

Maurita L. Shaver, Jamestown, N.Y., to retail theft, theft by deception and defiant trespass. A count of criminal conspiracy (retail theft) was not prosecuted.

Ryan J. Sweeney, Youngsville, to criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Charges of criminal mischief and public drunkenness were not prosecuted. Restitution was ordered by Skerda.

Brian J. Viglo, Warren, on two dockets, to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors defendant age 18 or above, endangering the welfare of a child and other charges. The following charges were not prosecuted: Rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent exposure, indecent assault and sell/furnish liquor, etc. to a minor.

Dawnisha N. Wade, Pittsburgh, to identity theft and theft by unlawful taking or disposition. Three counts of access device fraud, two counts of identity theft and two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition were not prosecuted.

The following entered guilty pleas on Friday:

Jose A. Sanquiche-Cordero, Jamestown, N.Y., to retail theft take merchandise. A charge of criminal conspiracy (retail theft) was not prosecuted.