Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences were issued on Sept. 3 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

09 Sep 2020 | 03:34

Douglas Kristiansen, 66, of Greeley, Pa., was sentenced to 26 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $600 for the crimes of Simple Assault and Resisting Arrest. On Sept. 17, 2019, the state police responded to a residence in Blooming Grove Township, where Kristiansen was involved in a domestic dispute during which he struck an individual. When the state police attempted to place Kristiansen under arrest, they had to use additional force due to his resistance.

Daniel Joseph Skibber, 24, of Paupack, Pa., was sentenced to 6 months of the Pike Care Probation, which will include 30 days of electronic monitoring, a fine of $750, and a driver’s license suspension of 12 months, for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Skibber was stopped by the state police on March 19, 2020, for speeding along SR 390 in Palmyra Township. The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Skibber to have bloodshot, glassy eyes. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a breath test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.116 percent.

Teaira Michell Hartley, 22, of McKeesport, Pa., was sentenced to 5 years of the Pike Care Program, which will include 90 days on electronic monitoring, a fine of $1,500, and driver’s license suspension of 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Hartley was stopped by the state police on Nov. 10, 2019, for traveling slowly and drifting along her lane of travel of I-84 in Blooming Grove Township. Hartley admitted to smoking marijuana prior to driving. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed the presence of THC in her blood.

Denise Rose Millspaugh, 31, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was sentenced to 18 months of probation and a fine of $600 for 2 counts of the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The state police responded to Twin Lakes Road in Shohola Township on Aug. 30, 2019, for a report of a suspicious person. Millspaugh was found in possession of crack cocaine and heroin.

Gerard Louis Mignosi, 42, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., was sentenced to 1 year to 5 years in the Pike County Jail, fined $2,900, and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence and the Summary Offenses of Required Financial Responsibility, Restraint Systems and Operation of Vehicle Without Certificate of Inspection. On Sept. 29, 2019, the state police responded to Winona Falls Road in Lehman Township, where Mignosi had crashed his vehicle. Present in the vehicle with Mignosi was a minor child who was not wearing a seat belt. Mignosi admitted to ingesting Suboxone, Seroquel, and Ambien the previous night. Mignosi performed field sobriety tests, which showed impairment, and was observed to have pinpoint pupils. Mignosi refused to submit to a blood test. Mignosi was also found displaying a fraudulent Pennsylvania inspection sticker in his vehicle and had no insurance.

Chase Vincent Kennedy, 20, of Tafton, Pa., was sentenced to 72 hours to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,300, and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crimes of Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On May 21, 2019, the state police observed Kennedy turn off SR 507 onto Soose Way in Palmyra Township and drive off the road into a ditch. Upon speaking with Kennedy, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana and observed Kennedy’s eyes to be bloodshot and glassy with dilated pupils. Field sobriety tests showed impairment. Kennedy admitted to smoking marijuana prior to police contact. A probable cause search revealed a baggie, grinder, pipe, and pill bottle.

Jennifer Lynn Keegan, 37, of Olyphant, Pa., was sentenced to 3 months to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and a fine of $300 for the crime of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition. Keegan took a checkbook belonging to an individual residing in Greene Township between June 25, 2018, and June 28, 2018, and cashed a check in the amount of $400 without the account owner’s permission.

James Dupree Bryan, 22, of Greentown, Pa., was sentenced to a fine of $300 for the crime of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana. On April 1, 2019, a state trooper on patrol along SR 507 in Greene Township observed Bryan and his passenger hunched over in his vehicle in a business parking lot. Upon making contact with the occupants, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. Bryan was found in possession of marijuana.

Brian McKnight, 28, of Milford, Pa., was sentenced to a fine of $300 for the Summary Offense of Disorderly Conduct. On Dec. 31, 2019, deputies arrived at a residence in Dingman Township with three active warrants for McKnight. McKnight caused a public disruption.

Nigel Austin Tuten, 28, of Tamiment, Pa., was sentenced to one year of probation and a fine of $200 for the crime of Simple Assault. On Dec. 6, 2019, Tuten was involved in a domestic dispute where he struck an individual in the face with a closed fist, causing injury.