7 plead guilty before Hammond Monday

The following defendants entered guilty pleas before Judge Gregory Hammond on Monday afternoon at the Warren County Courthouse.

¯ Manuel S. Beers, Warren, to DUI: General impairment – first offense, registration card to be signed/exhibited on demand and careless driving. Charges of DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving with accident – first offense and two counts of driving on right side of roadway were not prosecuted.

¯ Ryan M. Durnell, Sugar Grove, to possession – small amount of marijuana. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and exceed 55 mph in other location by 18 mph were not prosecuted. Hammond then sentenced Durnell to $550 in fines and fees and a one year driver’s license suspension.

¯ Brian A. Garges, Warren, to DUI: High rate of alcohol – first offense and driving while under suspension. Charges of DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving with accident – first offense, DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving – first offense, accident damage to unattended vehicle and drive on sidewalk were not prosecuted.

¯ Michael C. McWhirter, Bradford, to five counts of terroristic threats. Charges including four counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, resisting arrest, harassment and disorderly conduct were not prosecuted. At a second docket, he pleaded guilty to DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving – first offense, reckless driving and disorderly conduct. Charges of driving vehicle at safe speed and careless driving were not prosecuted.

¯ Jocelyn A. Nellis, Warren, to simple assault and terroristic threats. Charges of aggravated assault, two counts of recklessly endangering another person and a single county of strangulation – apply pressure to throat or neck were not prosecuted.

¯ Robert M. Nelson, Warren, to simple assault. A count of terrorist threats was not prosecuted.

¯ Zachary J. Witherell, Youngsville, to theft by unlawful taking. Charges of causing or risking catastrophe, criminal mischief and defiant trespass fenced/enclosed were not prosecuted.

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