Wednesday
August 29, 2018

Pike County Court sentences

MILFORD – A Dingmans Ferry man was sentenced to 4 years to 9 years in a state correctional facility and fined $5,500 for 10 counts of Sexual Abuse of Children and 1 count of Criminal Use of a Communication Facility. Between July of 2016 and November of 2017, Seth McCooey, 27, utilized his cell phone to possess images of child pornography depicting children under the of 13 years while at his residence in Dingmans Ferry. McCooey will be required to register as a Tier I Sexual Offender.

 

Other criminal sentences issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak:

Robert Scotti, 26, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 6 months of probation and fined $300 for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  The state police came upon Scotti’s vehicle abandoned off Marcel Drive in Delaware Township with the engine running on April 24, 2016.  Scotti was later located at his residence where he admitted to drinking and driving, losing control of the vehicle and rolling it.  Scotti was observed to have red, bloodshot, glossy eyes and emanating the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted which showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .131%.

Terese Dalessio, 44, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 3 years of probation and fined $400 for Receiving Stolen Property.  While an employee at a retail store in Blooming Grove Township, Dalessio took in excess of $2,000 in store merchandise between December 6, 2015 and December 6, 2016, knowing that it was not paid for.

Troy Dock, 22, of Greentown, PA, was sentenced to 18 months of probation and fined $600 for Theft and Retail Theft.  Dock took two cartons of cigarettes and U.S. currency valued in excess of $200 from a retail store in Greene Township where he was employed, on September 16, 2017.  Dock took assorted items with a total value of $423.37 from a retail store in Blooming Grove Township on February 15, 2018, without paying for the items.

Tyrel Overbey, 38, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to 9 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail to run concurrent to a prior sentence, and fined $600 for Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault and Resisting Arrest.  The Pike County Probation Office was alerted to the fact that Overbey was intoxicated and parked at a private parking lot in Dingman Township on August 9, 2017.  Overbey was found unconscious in the vehicle.  The Probation Officers attempted to place Overbey under arrest for violation of his probation when Overbey became agitated, dropping to his knees and refusing to get up and making verbal threats to the Probation Officers and kicking one Probation Officer in the chest area while he was trying to effectuate the arrest.

Katlyn Grice, 20, of Lords Valley, PA, was sentenced to 48 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  The state police were dispatched to Hemlock Farms Road in Blooming Grove Township on July 24, 2017, where Grice was involved in a single-vehicle crash.  Upon making contact with Grice, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Field Sobriety Tests were conducted which showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .188%.

Keith Wormuth, 34, of Carbondale, PA, was sentenced to 15 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $350 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police pulled Wormuth over on May 15, 2014, along Hemlock Farms Road in Blooming Grove Township for a windshield obstruction.  Wormuth relayed to the trooper that he was driving under the influence.  Wormuth was observed to have slow and sluggish actions, slurred speech and was sweating.  Field Sobriety Tests conducted showed impairment and that Wormuth was incapable of operating a vehicle.

William Knudsen, 60, of Hicksville, NY, was sentenced to 90 days to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,500 and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for Driving Under the Influence.  The state police responded to a one-vehicle crash on August 18, 2017, where Knudsen drove his vehicle off Masthope Plank Road in Lackawaxen Township and struck a utility pole.  The trooper observed opened and unopened cans of beer and a nearly empty liquor bottle in the vehicle.  Knudsen was observed to be unstable on his feet with bloodshot, glossy eyes and emanating the smell of an alcoholic beverage.  Knudsen admitted to drinking while driving.  Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .28%.

Luis Hanson, 25, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, was sentenced to a fine of $525 for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and the Summary Offense of Registration/Certificate of Title Required.  The state police stopped Hanson on November 25, 2016, along Milford Road in Lehman Township for no inspection sticker.  Upon making contact with Hanson, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana.  A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a baggie used for the storage of Marihuana.

 



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