July 4, 1986 |
Thomas Spells bit off more than he could chew in a fight at work last year, but he contended that self-defense made him do it. Yesterday, Spells, 43, a supervisor at Concord Products Inc. in Camden, received a year's probation for biting off the ear lobe of one of his employees during a fracas at the office-partition company July 9. Testimony during the two-day jury trial in Camden before Superior Court Judge Donald Palese differed on...
June 24, 1998 |
Shannon Swope is a mixed-up 19-year-old mother who left her newborn daughter in an abandoned Frankford house last year to die. But the baby was discovered alive, hours after the Jan. 4 birth, and Swope was arrested for attempted murder. She wound up under psychiatric care and later pleaded guilty. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge Carolyn E. Temin gave Swope, formerly of Unity Street near Lieper, a new lease on life. Temin placed her on seven years' probation and ordered her to undergo mental health and counseling sessions while living at the New Directions For Women center on Germantown Avenue.
April 13, 2001 |
A 30-year-old man was sentenced to two years probation for igniting a Roman candle during a 1999 Halloween Rave party that burned a city Licenses and Inspections commissioner. Common Pleas Judge Albert J. Snite Jr. yesterday sentenced an apologetic Stanley Tworek, 30, of Dawson Street near Terrace, fined him $1,000 and ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service. Tworek was found guilty of recklessly endangering others, but was acquitted of the more serious charges of causing a riot and aggravated assault.
August 6, 1992 |
University of Pennsylvania professor Robert Hartwell yesterday was placed on six months' probation for calling 911 and allegedly threatening to kill Mayor Rendell in April. Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland ordered Hartwell into the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition program on the recommendation of Assistant District Attorney Stacey Buccilli. Under the pretrial program, if Hartwell stays out of trouble, his arrest record will be expunged. He was not required to enter a plea to charges of making terroristic threats.
February 2, 1999 |
Edward Jones says he was just the bag man. He told police he did not know the bag contained the battered and slain body of his girlfriend's 6-year-old foster child, Jacqueline Veney. Jones, 33, told police that after his live-in girlfriend, Lisa Price, 35, asked him to carry a duffel bag out to a car last Sept. 21, he followed orders and drove her to a bridge over the Schuylkill. There, he said, Price asked him to carry the bag "to a ledge," and get back into the car and wait.
February 9, 2005 |
A high school football coach who accepted $150,000 from an Alabama booster to steer his standout football player to the Crimson Tide was sentenced yesterday to two years on supervised probation and 500 hours of community service. Lynn Lang also was fined $2,500 after pleading guilty to conspiring to get defensive lineman Albert Means to sign with Alabama in 2000. He could have faced 30 to 37 months in federal prison and fines of up to $60,000. Lang, a former head coach at Trezevant High in Memphis, said he took the money from businessman Logan Young to make sure Means went to Alabama.
March 18, 1993 |
Upper Bucks County resident William Rhodes Hannon was sentenced to two years' probation this week for showering a trespasser's car with shotgun pellets. Police charged Hannon, of Pullen Station Road in Quakertown, with propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct for the January 1992 shooting. Hannon, 39, pleaded guilty to the charges, but he explained to Bucks County Judge Isaac S. Garb the circumstances surrounding the incident.
June 19, 1998 |
The prosecutor wanted to leave no stone unturned at the sentencing hearing for the owner of the now-defunct McCrystal Memorials. So Assistant DA Denis Cohen asked some of Edward McCrystal's former customers to shovel some dirt on him for cheating about 60 people out of a total of $46,000 for undelivered gravestones and inscriptions. Yesterday, after Common Pleas Judge Ricardo C. Jackson heard from several grieving victims, he placed McCrystal on seven years probation and ordered immediate restitution.
July 28, 2000 |
Darryl Strawberry will be interviewed today to determine whether he violated probation after leaving a drug clinic a month early and being photographed with a woman identified as a member of a swingers' club. Joe Papy, regional director for the Florida Department of Corrections, said last night that the New York Yankees outfielder will be asked about a Sports Illustrated report that he has visited a South Florida swingers' club on several occasions. Papy said a report will be compiled and submitted to a judge, who will decide if the 39-year-old slugger violated probation.
June 3, 1990 |
A Langhorne man who got into a fight with security guards at the Fizz Nightclub in the Royce Hotel while free on bail from another fight there has been sentenced to two years of probation. In the first incident, on Jan. 6, Daniel Hillegas, 25, of the 400 block of Bridgetown Pike, fought with four Falls Township police officers who went to the hotel to assist security officers. After his arrest, Hillegas was released on his own recognizance, with the condition that he not return to the hotel, according to court records.