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Defendants sentenced in county court

by The Indiana Gazette on March 15, 2014 10:55 AM

Several defendants were sentenced at hearings recently by Judges William Martin and Thomas Bianco in Indiana County Common Pleas Court:

• Lawrence Banks, 47, of Blystone Road, Marion Center, was ordered to serve two concurrent terms of 21 months to eight years in a state prison and a third term of six to 12 months in prison for two felony counts of delivery of drugs and a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property.

In the three unrelated cases, Banks also was assessed at least $1716.50 in fines, restitution and costs of prosecution. Six other charges were dropped in plea agreements.

• Mark Hays, 52, of Fisher Road, Home, was ordered to serve one to five years in a state prison for driving under the influence and concurrent prison terms of three months to two years for resisting arrest and 90 days for driving under suspension. Hays, who has two earlier DUI convictions, also was required to pay more than $2,802 in fines and costs of prosecution. Prosecutors dropped eight other charges in a plea agreement.

Hays was removed from a sentence of intermediate punishment for a 2010 conviction for DUI and was ordered to serve a concurrent term of one to five years in prison.

• Keith Kielbowick, 34, of Patton, Cambria County, was removed from probation and was ordered to serve 18 months to three years in a state prison and to pay fines and costs associated with a 2004 conviction for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

• Cloyd Fishel, 50, of Dixon Road, Clymer, was ordered to serve one to three years in a state prison for possession with intent to deliver drugs and a concurrent term of one to three years in prison for receiving stolen property. Fishel also was directed to pay at least $1,521 in fines, costs and restitution to an unspecified victim in connection with an incident May 10 at 298 Penn St., Clymer. One other charge was dropped in a plea agreement.

• Pamela Hartzog, 39, of South Main Street, Homer City, was removed from intermediate punishment being served for her convictions for a charge of retail theft in 2011, a charge of attempted retail theft in 2011, a charge of retail theft in 2013, one count of DUI in 2013, and one count of possession of a controlled substance in 2012, and was ordered to serve four concurrent terms of one to two years in a state prison followed by one year of probation.

• Jesse Marsh, 21, of Ash Street, Josephine, was removed from intermediate punishment being served for convictions for four unrelated counts of theft in 2013 and was ordered to serve four concurrent terms of 11οΎ½ months to two years less one day in Indiana County Jail followed by two additional years of probation and to pay all fines, costs and restitution as ordered in sentences for the earlier convictions.

• Deontae Bradley, 19, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to serve six months to two years less one day in Indiana County Jail followed by two years of probation, and was required to pay $1,442.86 in fines, costs and restitution for a third-degree felony count of robbery.

Bradley pleaded guilty to the charge in connection with a home invasion April 29 at the residence of Matthew Magill at 842 Wayne Ave., Indiana. Six other counts were dropped in a plea agreement; Bradley was immediately paroled upon sentencing.

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