Crime

Man sentenced to county jail time for running from, fighting police

Anthony Simonetti
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A Yeagertown man charged with running from and fighting with police was sentenced to county jail time after pleading guilty to several counts.

According to Penn State police, in June Anthony D. Simonetti, 27, was observed drinking from a beer can while sitting in his running vehicle and was told to exit the vehicle. He reportedly fled on foot, and attempted to strike an officer when he was caught.

He pleaded guilty to counts of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana and public drunkenness, court documents said. A felony count of aggravated assault was dismissed.

He was sentenced by President Judge Pamela Ruest to six to 23 and a half months at the Centre County Correctional Facility followed by one year of probation. He will receive credit for 173 days already served.

He must also pay the costs of prosecution and $125 in fines, Ruest ruled.

Jail time, probation for duo charged with burglary, theft

A man charged with stealing from a Potter Township business was sentenced on Friday to county jail time. A woman also charged in the crime was sentenced last month.

Fred A. Gummo Jr., 23, and Avonna R. Poorman, 23, were arrested in January after the owner of Scott’s Landscaping contacted state police and claimed the two former employees were selling stolen inventory on Facebook. A warranted search of their garage reportedly revealed multiple items valued at more than $2,500.

Gummo pleaded guilty to felony counts of burglary, theft and criminal trespassing and was sentenced Friday by Ruest to one to six months at the Centre County Correctional Facility to commence on Dec. 15. This will be followed by a two-year period of probation.

He must also pay the costs of prosecution and a $100 fine, she said.

Poorman was sentenced in mid-November after pleading guilty to felony counts of burglary, theft and criminal trespassing. She was sentenced to a total of four years probation and a $50 fine.

Both are prohibited from entering the premises of Scott’s Landscaping during their probation time.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews

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