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Man sentenced for firing into air during party

| Thursday, July 21, 2011

STROUDSBURG — A man who admitted firing shots into the air during a chaotic 2009 Halloween party has been sentenced to time served but remains in custody on an immigration detainer.

The Stroudsburg Pocono Record reports 24-year-old Dheklan John was sentenced Wednesday and apologized during his hearing in Monroe County Court.

John previously pleaded guilty to charges related to the gunfire at the Halloween party he crashed in the private Emerald Lakes community. He was initially suspected of wounding four guests but authorities later charged another man.

Prosecutors say John's assistance helped them convict Kevin Woodley in the shootings.

The Trinidad native remains in custody pending immigration proceedings.

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