Decisions of Westmoreland County judges
The following is a partial list of criminal cases handled by judges in Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of the cases involve first-time offenders being enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. The ARD program does not require an admission of guilt, but participants are placed in the program for up to two years. If they satisfactorily complete the program, they may then file a petition to have the case expunged. Unless otherwise noted, court costs are placed on the defendant.
Judge Debra A. Pezze
• Ronita Lynn Calloway, 41, of 120 Beckman St., Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to simple assault and harassment. She was sentenced to probation for two years and was ordered to complete anger management classes.
• Robert Earnesty, 69, of 310 Graff St., Everson, charged with robbery, possession of instruments of crime with intent and simple assault, was accepted into the ARD program for two years.
• Carol Kennedy, 49, of 135 Pleasant Acres Way, Mt. Pleasant, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to probation for six months. She was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.
• Nathan Scott McFadden, 26, of 1009 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, charged with access device issued to another who did not authorize use, theft by deception and receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for two years. He was ordered to pay restitution of $10,731.
• Jeffrey Scott Snyder, 20, of 314 Alice Road, Mt. Pleasant Township, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors. He was sentenced to probation for two years.
• Sean P. Teets, 26, of 128 Palonder Lane, Perryopolis, charged with conspiracy, forgery, identity theft and access device issued to another who did not authorize use, was accepted into the ARD program for one year. He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.
• Robert J. Wilkins, 59, of 1006 James St., Hunker, pleaded guilty to indecent exposure and open lewdness. He was sentenced to probation for two years, was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatment.
Judge Alfred B. Bell
• Jason R. Pirl, 30, of 1009 1⁄2 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, pleaded guilty to deceptive business practices. He was sentenced to probation for three years and was ordered to pay restitution of $3,800.
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