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Wyoming County Guilty Pleas

April 6, 2019

TUNKHANNOCK — Two Luzerne County men pleaded guilty Friday to criminal trespass after authorities initially alleged they burglarized a Mehoopany Twp. home in December. According to court records, Kevin Isbel Jr., 35, Hunlock Creek, and Charles Dale Atkinson Jr., 39, Luzerne, were rounded up by police Dec. 23 after a neighbor observed three men running from a Sheehan Road house and called authorities. The neighbor initially confronted the intruders, and yelled at them that he was going to call 911. Another neighbor said he got a knock on the door from a stranger, so he also called authorities. Local police then responded to the area around Sugar Hollow Road and took Atkinson and Isbel into custody. The two men each initially faced separate felony charges of criminal trespass and burglary but under a plea arrangement with District Attorney Jeff Mitchell will not be prosecuted on the burglary charge at the time of sentencing. According to Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff, they could each face up to seven years in prison and $15,000 in fines. They will be sentenced at a later date. A third individual involved in the Dec. 23 incident, according to court records, Joseph Anthony Dickson, 47, of Trucksville, also was on the Wyoming County court docket to enter a similar criminal trespass plea Friday, but did not appear in court. Mitchell asked the judge for a continuance to May 10, which the judge granted. GUILTY PLEAS Other guilty pleas before Judge Shurtleff on Friday included: William Louis Adams Jr., 32, Troy, to theft by unlawful taking July 17. Christopher James Banos, 26, Dallas, to theft by unlawful taking Oct. 9, 2017; and DUI of a controlled substance Nov. 4, 2017. Kevin Richard Belcher Jr., 25, Troy, to flight to avoid apprehension May 22. Carissa Noel Dickinson, 25, Factoryville, to recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest June 26; and theft by unlawful taking June 21. Norman Orrin Fassett, 58, Mehoopany, to firearms not to be carried without a license April 12. Susan Marie Granahan, 38, Larksville, to tampering with evidence July 16, 2014. Tonya Louise Harrison, 42, Tunkhannock, to possession of drug paraphernalia Oct. 9. Kory Warren Jones, 24, Clarks Summit, to recklessly endangering another person Sept. 14. Michael Phillip Liddick, 37, Mehoopany, to simple assault Aug. 6. James Richard Miller II, 44, Tunkhannock, to retail theft Jan. 23, 2018. He was immediately sentenced to three months of probation, a $300 fine and $60 restitution. Corin Royale Olshan, 27, Laceyville, to access device fraud May 11. Devin Joseph Price, 26, Taylor, to DUI, second offense, March 31, 2018. Charles Wilson Robinson, 72, Springville, to resisting arrest May 17. Joseph Michael Rosser, 31, Kingston, to DUI, second offense, Feb. 3, 2018. Taylour Jenkins Sherman, 22, Montrose, to accident involving death or personal property Oct. 27. Aaron Paul Young, 42, of Swoyersville, to DUI, second offense, Sept. 12. Contact the writer: bbaker@wcexaminer.com; 570-836-2123 x33

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