MERCER COUNTY Drugs, fights net sentences



A student was put on probation for an altercation at Sharon High School.
By MARY GRZEBIENIAK
VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT
MERCER, Pa. -- Two men received prison terms Wednesday, one for selling drugs and the other for fighting with several police officers as they tried to arrest him.
Judge Michael Wherry of Mercer Common Pleas Court sentenced Christopher McGinnis, 27, of Prindle Street, Sharon, to consecutive terms of 21 months to 10 years for two counts of unlawful delivery of cocaine.
He also received a term of 21 months to 10 years for additional counts of unlawful delivery and a term of two months to a year for criminal conspiracy to deliver. The latter two terms will be served concurrently.
Sold drug to informant
McGinnis pleaded guilty to selling the drug to an informant on several occasions in 2000 in Sharon. The conspiracy count was brought because, in some instances, he conspired with another man to deliver the cocaine, court documents say.
Patrick Stumpf, 21, of Liberty Street, Sharon, was sentenced to eight months to eight years in prison for four counts of resisting arrest.
Court documents say that on March 14, several Sharon police officers were trying to take a 30-inch, double-edged sword from him on South Dock Street, Sharon, when he tried to kick and choke them.
The judge also sentenced:
UJennifer McCurdy, 18, of Fairview Road, Fredonia, to four years' probation for two counts of simple assault and one count of disorderly conduct. Court documents say that on Jan. 7, she fought with personnel at Sharon High School and with police as they tried to restrain her. McCurdy is a student at the school.
UWilliam Taylor, 28, of Andrew Street, Sharon, to 10 years' probation for aggravated assault. He punched and kicked two Sharon police officers and knocked them to the ground in altercations at his home and at an Oak Way address in Sharon on Jan. 7, court documents say.
UChester Taylor, 60, also of Andrew Street, Sharon, to two years' probation for resisting arrest for punching a Sharon police officer, knocking him to the ground and preventing him from making an arrest at Taylor's home and at the Oak Way address Jan. 7.

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