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District Judges

September 2, 2013

On the Record: Today's district judge reports and court sentences

NEW CASTLE — District judges

Melissa A. Amodie


•Rayven Sager, 23, of New Castle, charged by Mahoning Township police with littering near waters.

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Candice Lynn Baird, 33, of New Castle, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

•Kia Marie Waller, 35, of New Castle, access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

•Cody J. Zachrich, 23, of New Castle, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

•Brett Michael Beck, 21, of New Castle, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

•Nicole Marie Waddell, 27, of Aliquippa, theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

•Thomas Robert Ingram, 27, of New Castle, burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.

•Bo William Clements, 19, of New Castle, two counts each of criminal attempt and conspiracy and one count each of defiant trespass and criminal mischief.

Common pleas

court sentences

Dominick Motto


•Stephen Matthew Searock, 27, Sharpsburg, Ga. — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, work release granted, $700 fine, costs of prosecution, $53 in fees, 12-month license suspension, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Stephen Matthew Searock, 27, Sharpsburg, Ga. — Two years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring served consecutively with any other sentence being served, work release is granted, 18-month license suspension, $1,500 fine, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

•Katherine J. Yova, 31, Slippery Rock —Three years in the intermediate punishment program with the first 120 days on house arrest, costs of prosecution, $2,247 in restitution paid by defendant is ordered turned over to the victim. The case is transferred to Butler County for supervision. She pleaded guilty to bad checks.

•Randy T. Johnston, 51, Ellwood City — Six months in the intermediate punishment program with the first 30 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, $750 fine, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol referral, 12-month license suspension. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Dana Marie Stiffler, 32, New Castle — Two years probation and she is not to enter Walmart during her period of supervision, costs of prosecution. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Tamar Jo Runner, 38, Ellwood City — Six months in the intermediate punishment program, the first seven days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, a $1,000 fine, costs of prosecution, Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol assessment, 12-month license suspension. She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

•Tamar Jo Runner, 38, Ellwood City — A $200 fine. She pleaded guilty to driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked.

•Charles Searcy Jr., 37, New Castle — Three to six days in the Lawrence County jail with credit for six days served, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

•Krystal Dawn Heckart, 34, New Castle — One year in the intermediate punishment program with the first 90 days on house arrest with electronic monitoring, costs of prosecution, $317.27 restitution to Walmart. She pleaded guilty to retail theft.

•Jeffrey W. Murphy, 27, Ellwood City — Six months probation, $100 fine, costs of prosecution. He pleaded guilty to resisting arrest.

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