Decisions of Westmoreland County judges
Some of the cases involve first-time offenders being enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. The ARD program does not require defendants to make an admission of guilt, but does require that they be placed on probation for up to two years. If they complete the probation, they may then file a petition to have the case expunged.
• Larry P. Rodgers, 47, of 107 Sauer Lane, New Kensington, pleaded guilty to stalking and unlawful restraint/serious bodily injury.
He was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison to be followed by probation for five years. To a charge of possession of firearms prohibited, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four to eight years in prison. To charges of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and harassment, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for five years. Sentences are to run concurrently.
He was ordered to undergo a mental-health evaluation, follow all recommended treatment and complete anger management classes.
• Thaao Stewart, 26, of 418 10th St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to possession of prohibited firearm and endangering the welfare of children. He was sentenced to three to six years in jail to be followed by probation for two years.
• David Gary Doctor, 42, of 612 N. Seventh St., Apollo, was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in jail to be followed by probation for five years on three counts of unlawful contact with minor-obscene and other sexual materials and performances and one count of criminal use of communication facility. He was ordered to undergo a drug-and-alcohol evaluation, obtain a sex offender’s evaluation and follow treatment. He is subject to lifetime sex-offender registration.
• John M. Sabino, 29, of 3015 Riffer Road, Kiski, pleaded guilty to drunken driving. He was sentenced to intermediate punishment for five years with six months of electronic monitoring. He was ordered to attend an alcohol highway safety school, and his license was suspended for 18 months.
• Michael A. Hudzick, 24, of 662 Catalpa St., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats and harassment. He was sentenced to probation for three years. He was ordered to complete anger management classes.
• John J. Vickers, 30, 1500 block of Kenneth Avenue, Arnold, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. He was sentenced to probation for one year.
• Jason Ricksgers, 21, of 1234 Victoria Ave., New Kensington, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to probation for one year.
• Angela M. Ross, 67, of 423 Chicago Ave., Lower Burrell, charged with receiving stolen property, was accepted into the ARD program for six months.
• Tyeshane Gray, 18, of 1603 Woodmont Ave., Arnold, charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, was accepted into the probation without verdict program for six months.