- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—SUNBURY — A Northumberland man, sentenced Monday morning to driving under the influence of marijuana with an infant in the backseat last year, left the Northumberland County Courtroom and allegedly wished death upon the three county judges.

The comment by Troy Trick, 25, prompted two probation officers to retrieve him as he left the courthouse and bring out the Sunbury Police Department to investigate.

Ultimately, no charges against Trick — who allegedly said “All judges should be shot” — were filed Monday, but District Attorney Ann Targonski said the matter is under investigation. She declined additional comment.

Trick pleaded guilty in front of President Judge William Harvey Wiest on Monday morning to one charge of driving under the influence, one charge of recklessly endangering another person and four summary charges of careless driving and operating a vehicle without inspection, registration or insurance relating to avoiding a DUI checkpoint in April 2014. He was sentenced to three days to six months in county prison, one year of probation and a collective fine of $100 plus court costs.

The charges were filed by Trooper Maxwell Andres of the Milton State Police barracks.

After sentencing, Trick reported to DUI Coordinator Beck Cimino in her office on the third floor of the courthouse to determine if an evaluation was needed, Assistant District Attorney Michael Toomey said.

It was in this office that Trick allegedly said that the judges should be shot, Toomey said.

Trick was permitted to leave, but then two probation officers brought him back to the courthouse where Sunbury Patrolman Michael Hawkins came to investigate.

He was escorted back into Wiest’s courtroom in handcuffs, then escorted to the sheriff’s holding cell minutes later.

After approximately an hour inside the building, he was escorted back outside the courthouse without handcuffs where two probation officers drove him away. Trick was smiling as he walked out of the courthouse.

Trick’s Conflict Counsel Peter Ryan Kay said no charges were filed, but he had no other comment.

Stop led to charges

At approximately 11:30 p.m. March 13, 2014, Trooper Andres observed a black Dodge Caliber approach the DUI checkpoint on Route 890 outside Sunbury and make a U-turn on a curve to begin travelling north again.

While following the vehicle, the trooper observed the vehicle weaving within the lane and traveling 10 miles under the speed limit. He also noticed the expired registration.

Andres pulled the vehicle over near Route 890 and Fegley Road. Trick, the driver, had droopy eyelids with bloodshot and glassy eyes, his responses were slow and his voice was sluggish, police said.

Andres smelled burnt marijuana and asked Trick to get out of the vehicle to perform a field sobriety test, which Trick failed.

Trick had a one-year-old boy in the vehicle with him, police said.


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