Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the criminal sentences issued on Sept. 24 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

06 Oct 2020 | 09:56

Chuck Van Horn, age 50, of Easton was sentenced to 54 months to 9 years in a state correctional facility and fined $500.00 for the crime of Person not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell or Transfer Firearms. Game Commission Officers encountered Van Horn armed with a weapon at a deer decoy set up on Dec. 9, 2017, along Highline Road in Porter Township. A criminal history on Van Horn revealed a prior criminal conviction which prohibits him from possessing a firearm.

Stephen Scott Webber, age 31, of Dingmans Ferry, was sentenced to 40 months to 144 months in a state correctional facility, a fine of $3,400.00 and a driver’s license suspension for a duration to be determined by PennDOT, for the crimes of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Trial, or Punishment, Accident Involving Death or Injury, 2 counts of Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance and Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. State police were dispatched to the intersection of Outer Drive and Spruce Drive in Delaware Township on February 27, 2019, where Webber and his passenger were unconscious in his vehicle. The trooper could smell Marihuana when contact was made with Webber. A blood test revealed Cocaine and Benzoylecgonine present in Webber’s blood. Webber was found in possession of Heroin and driving on a suspended license. Webber fled the scene of an accident on June 4, 2019, at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Stella Street in Westfall Township, in which individuals were injured. Webber was found driving on a suspended license. When state police arrived at a residence in Delaware Township on Jan. 12, 2020, to effectuate an arrest of Webber on an outstanding warrant, Webber exited the residence through a back door and fled into the woods.

Adam Edward Murphy, age 32, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was sentenced to 9 months to 18 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for the crime of Retail Theft. On June 24, 26, and 27 of 2019, Murphy took cigarettes from a retail store in Matamoras Borough with a total value of $1,066.44, without paying for them.

Keith Allen Evans, age 59, of Canadensis, was sentenced to 11 ½ months and 90 days to 23 ½ months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 12 months of probation, a fine of $1,500.00 and driver’s license suspension of 18 months for the crimes of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Accident Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property and the Summary Offense of Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked. The state police responded to SR 390 in Greene Township to speak with an individual on Aug. 1, 2019, who reported that while traveling on SR 390, Evans come upon her rapidly, ramming her vehicle several times before passing her at a high rate of speed. A license plate number and vehicle description assisted in the location of Evans who was also found to be driving on a suspended license.

Justin Kevin Maraquin, age 31, of Milford, was sentenced to 1 year to 7 years in a state correctional facility, fined $2,500, and had his driver’s license suspended for 18 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Milford Borough Police encountered Maraquin along West Harford Street in Milford on Sept. 21, 2019. Upon making contact with Maraquin, the officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage. Maraquin admitted to drinking prior to driving. Field Sobriety Tests were administered and a breath test indicated a blood alcohol content of .209%.

Kathryn Nicole Hozian, age 29, of Branford, Conn., was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,300 and had her driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crimes of Driving Under the Influence, Possession of a Controlled Substance and the Summary Offenses of Registration and Certificate of Title Required and Limitations on Overtaking on the Left. The state police were dispatched to SR 6 in Shohola Township on July 21, 2019, for a head-on collision where Hozian performed an illegal pass with her vehicle, striking a vehicle in the on-coming lane. The trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and Marihuana and observed Hozian to have slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes. Field Sobriety Tests indicated impairment, a breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of .12% and a blood test showed the presence of Ketamine, Cocaine and MDA in her blood.

Joseph Raymond McBride, age 24, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was sentenced to 6 months of probation, a fine of $300.00 and driver’s license suspension of 1 year for the crime of Accident Involving Death or Personal Injury While Not Properly Licensed. Eastern Pike Regional Police responded to a business parking lot in Westfall Township on March 2, 2020, where McBride hit another vehicle injuring it’s occupants and then proceeded to leave the scene of the accident. McBride was found to be driving on a revoked license.

Andrea Arra, age 57, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., was sentenced to 72 hours to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,200 and had her driver’s license suspended for 24 months for the crime of driving under the influence and the summary offense of Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked. The state police pulled over Arra on May 10, 2019, along SR 402 in Porter Township following a report of a domestic dispute involving Arra. While speaking with Arra, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed her to have glassy, bloodshot eyes. Arra admitted to drinking prior to driving. Field Sobriety Tests showed impairment and a breath test confirmed a blood alcohol content of .197%.

Darnell R. Brown, age 25, of Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced to a fine of $400.00 for the crime of Possession of a Small amount of Marihuana. Brown was pulled over by the state police on June 19, 2019, for traveling in the left lane of I-84 in Dingman Township for an extended period of time. In speaking with Brown, the trooper detected the smell of Marihuana. Brown admitted to smoking Marihuana earlier in the day. A consent to search revealed Brown was in possession of Marihuana.