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Corry man pleads to theft, drug charges

A Corry man faces state prison and a $65,000 restitution bill as a result of a plea entered Thursday morning.

Mark A. Kingsley, 34, entered pleas on three dockets before President Judge Maureen Skerda.

He pleaded guilty to a theft by unlawful charge at one docket in connection with a theft of coins from his father.

In that investigation, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office was able to determine through a computer program that Kingsley sold rare coins to two entities in Erie. There were a total of six sales and police said the report indicated that Kingsley received over $10,000 for hundreds of coins.

District Attorney Rob Greene said on Thursday that the value of the coins is now estimated at $65,000 in light of additional information provided by the victim. He said that an agreement on that amount of restitution was part of the plea agreement.

The other two dockets are drug-related offenses.

In April, Kingley was charged with possession with intent to deliver and associated charges after a traffic stop at the intersection of Market St. and Pennsylvania Ave.

Police detailed that they observed metal knuckles in plain view in the vehicle, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

K-9 Dina alerted to several areas of the vehicle.

While the most serious charges at this docket were not prosecuted, Kingsley pled to an offensive weapons charge for possessing the brass knuckles, driving while under suspension and institutional vandalism.

That last charge came while he was being held at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and urinated in a holding cell.

At the third docket, he pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine — and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On the three dockets, charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of marijuana possession and a count of trademark counterfeiting were not prosecuted.

Two not guilty pleas were also entered on Thursday.

Chad D. Nudd, Warren, has been charged with solicitation to commit simple assault and harassment.

Nolan D.R. Nudd, Warren, faces charges of recklessly endangering another person, two counts of simple assault and two counts of harassment.

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