Pleas entered in county court

Three guilty pleas were entered, five pled not guilty and one bench warrant was issued during arraignment and change of plea proceedings on Thursday before President Judge Maureen Skerda.

The following defendants entered guilty pleas:

Rudolph N. Manelick, Jr., 43, Warren, to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. A count of possession with intent to deliver was not prosecuted.

Anthony T. Pollaro, 29, Tidioute, to terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment.

James R. Wightman, 36, Jamestown, NY, to criminal mischief. Skerda then sentenced him to two days to one year incarceration with credit for two days time served and immediate parole, compliance with drug and alcohol treatment, $1,175 in fines and fees, $800 in restitution and 80 hours of community service.

The following defendants pled not guilty:

Sean P. Canfield, 41, Erie, Pa. Canfield has been charged with aggravated indecent assault – forcible compulsion, terroristic threats, strangulation, simple assault, recklessly endanger another person and indecent assault – forcible compulsion.

Blair Daniels, 32, Warren. Daniels has been charged with escape, institutional vandalism and criminal mischief – damage property.

Anthony S. Garman, 31, New Holland, Pa. Garman has been charged with flight to avoid apprehension, false identification to law enforcement officer, DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended or revoked a speeding violation and follow too closely.

David Lane, 48, Youngsville. Lane faces two counts of DUI, careless driving and required financial responsibility.

Kevin J. Powers, 34, Warren. Powers has been charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and criminal mischief – damage property.

A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Robert J. Willyoung, 34, Sandy Lake, Pa. Willyoung has been charged with possession of marijuana, criminal mischief – damage property, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.


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