Dispositions in Pike County Court

Milford. Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin has announced the criminal sentences issued on Jan. 28 by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak.

| 03 Feb 2021 | 01:14

Joseph Earl Choma, 29, presently housed in the Pike County Correctional Facility, was sentenced to a an additional 3 to 6 months in a state correctional facility to run concurrent with his prior sentence for a total of 11 to 24 months and a fine of $300 for the crime of Disorderly Conduct. Choma caused a disruption of the court proceeding on March 5, 2020, when he engaged in a physical altercation with another inmate in the holding cell of the Pike County Courthouse.

Michael Dennis Blackman, 40, of Goshen, N.Y., was sentenced to 105 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for the crime of Theft. Blackman took a backpack containing various items with a total value of approximately $1,200 from a bus stop located in Westfall Township on March 25, 2020, without the owner’s consent.

Jesse J. Pajalich, 30, of Greentown, Pa., was sentenced to 11 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $1,000 for the crimes of Terroristic Threats and Simple Assault. During a domestic dispute on Feb. 2, 2020, at a residence in Blooming Grove Township Pajalich threatened to kill and individual and caused injury to the individual by pushing her to the floor and kicking her.

George Scott Davis, 34, of Newfoundland, Pa., was sentenced to 10 months to 23.5 months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 2 years of probation and a fine of $1,300 for the crimes of Terroristic Threats, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, and False Imprisonment. The state police responded to a home in Greene Township on July 23, 2020, where Davis pointed a rifle at an individual and threatened to kill the individual and burn the house down.

Robert Charles Ball, 36, of Milford, Pa., was sentenced to 3 months to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,000, and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crime of Driving Under the Influence. Ball was stopped by the state police on Dec. 19, 2018, for traveling erratically along SR 739 in Blooming Grove Township. When speaking with Ball, the trooper detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage and observed Ball to have slurred speech, lack of balance, and glassy eyes. Field sobriety tests showed impairment, and a blood test confirmed a blood-alcohol content of 0.244%.

Gary W. Thomson, 57, of Greentown, Pa., was sentenced to 3 months to 6 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for the crime of False Identification to Law Enforcement. The state police responded to a disturbance involving Thomson at a residence in Greene Township on Sept. 21, 2020. When asked for his identification, Thomson provided false information.