- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—SUNBURY — A Northumberland man, who was scheduled to begin his three-day jail sentence for driving under the influence of a controlled substance Friday, went to prison a little early after he allegedly made general threats about judges to a court employee Monday morning.

Troy Trick, 36, is in Snyder County Prison on a probation detainer and will be charged by Sunbury police with disorderly conduct and terroristic threats, according to Northumberland County Chief Probation Officer Jim Cortelyou.

Trick pleaded guilty Monday morning to DUI, recklessly endangering another person, careless driving, operating a vehicle without an inspection sticker, driving without insurance and driving without registration relating to a March 13 traffic stop in Rockefeller Township by state police at Milton. He was then sentenced by President Judge William H. Wiest on the DUI offense to three days to six months in county prison and received a consecutive sentence of one year probation for recklessly endangering. He also was fined a total of $100 on the summary offenses.

His jail sentence was scheduled to begin Friday.

Following his sentencing, Trick went to the third floor of the courthouse to meet with DUI coordinator Becky Cimino for a court reporting network evaluation, where he allegedly made a general threat toward all judges.

Cimino, who referred all questions about the incident to Cortelyou, alerted Sgt. Dwayne Pidcoe from the sheriff’s office about the threat. Pidcoe and county correctional officers escorted Trick from the courthouse, but minutes later, Wiest ordered adult probation officers to take Trick into custody.

Trick was handcuffed and brought to Wiest’s courtroom before being sent to a detaining cell in the sheriff’s office. He was later released from custody and the investigation was turned over to Sunbury police, Pidcoe said.

Cortelyou said Trick was taken into custody in Northumberland Monday afternoon and incarcerated on the probation violation.

When asked about the alleged threat, Trick’s attorney Peter Kay, Wiest and Judge Charles Saylor reserved comment.

Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski said the incident remains under investigation, but declined comment about the charges.


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