- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—SUNBURY — Twelve defendants were sentenced Monday in Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

The following were sentenced by President Judge William H. Wiest:

n James Colahan Jr., 40, of Gordon, was sentenced to 23 months intermediate punishment with the first 90 days on house arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol relating to an April 28, 2013, incident in Mount Carmel Township. He was fined $1,500 and will lose his driver’s license for 18 months.

Colahan also received a sentence of six months intermediate punishment with the first 30 days on house arrest and was fined $500 for a DUI charge filed against him by Mount Carmel Township police relating to a May 14, 2014, incident.

n Jennifer Machuzak, 42, of New Columbia, was sentenced to 23 months intermediate punishment with the first 90 days on house arrest and fined $1,500 for a DUI filed by state police at Milton relating to a July 10, 2014, incident. Machuzak also had her driver’s license suspended for 18 months.

n Robert Felix, 42, of Coal Township, was sentenced to 90 days house arrest and fined $150 for driving under suspension and received a concurrent sentence of six months intermediate punishment with the first 90 days on house arrest and $150 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges filed by Shamokin police relate to an April 3 incident.

n Tabitha McKown, 44, of Shamokin, was sentenced to six months intermediate punishment with the first 30 days on house arrest and a $500 fine for DUI involving a March 7 incident. State police at Stonington filed the charge. McKown also will lose her driver’s license for a year.

n Heather Slovinsky, 39, of Coal Township, was sentenced to six months intermediate punishment with the first 30 days on house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI relating to a Jan. 29 incident in Mount Carmel. Slovinsky will have her driver’s license suspended for one year.

The following were sentenced by Judge Charles Saylor:

n David Dehoutaint Jr., 39, of Mount Carmel, was sentenced to two to five years in state prison and fined $100 for possessing with intent to deliver heroin involving a Nov. 5, 2013, incident in Shamokin.

n Kelly Van Bourgondien, 24, of Kulpmont, was sentenced to one year intermediate punishment with the first six months on house arrest and fined $75 for possessing with intent to deliver oxycodone relating to a July 28, 2014, incident in Mount Carmel.

n Jake Stellar, 25, of Mount Carmel, was sentenced to one year probation, fined $50 and ordered to make $585 restitution to John Koschoff for criminal mischief involving a Jan. 2 incident in Mount Carmel.

n Joseph Staskiel, 22, of Kulpmont, was sentenced to 24 days to 23 months in county prison and fined $50 for criminal trespass. Staskiel, who was granted immediate parole, also was fined $50 for criminal mischief.

Both charges filed by state police at Stonington relate to a June 6 incident.

n Daniel Buttcher Jr., 20, of Mount Carmel, was sentenced to one year probation, fined $25 and ordered to make joint restitution with juvenile offenders of $250 to Matthew Ventilli and $3,933.13 to Erie Insurance for recklessly endangering another person. He also received a concurrent sentence of one year probation and $25 fine for criminal mischief.

The charges filed by Mount Carmel police relate to an April 19 incident.

n Julie Nairns, 40, of Coal Township, was sentenced to six months probation and fined $50 for retail theft filed by Coal Township police in connection with a Nov. 15, 2014, incident.

n Jyl Pekera, 29, of Mount Carmel, was sentenced by video to three days to six months in county prison and granted immediate parole for DUI filed by state police at Stonington involving a May 12, 2014, incident.

Pekera, who is incarcerated at SCI-Muncy, also was fined $1,000 and will lose her driver’s license for a year.

Her sentence runs concurrent to a state prison sentence she is serving from Lackawanna County.

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