MERCER COUNTY | Court sentences

Judge Michael Wherry of Mercer County Common Pleas Court recently sentenced eight people.
Dennis Deal Jr., 22, of Otter Street, Mercer, was placed on five years' probation for theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor, for stealing credit cards, compact discs, cash, a cell phone and miscellaneous items from several people May 30 in Mercer.Kevin Lomax, 40, of Titusville, was sentenced to 11/2 to seven years in prison for felony retail theft. On May 31, according to court documents, he stole a $300 pressure washer from Wal-Mart, 1566 W. Main St., Pine Township. Lomax had taken the washer off the shelf, then tried to pretend he was returning it. The offense is a felony because it is his third or subsequent retail theft conviction.Carson Osborne, 25, of East Avenue, Greenville, was placed on one year's probation for possession of a controlled substance. He was apprehended in October 2002 at a Main Street, Greenville, residence with a paper with "crystal meth" on it, according to court documents.Jason Wright, 18, of Fairmont Road, Hermitage, was placed on three years' probation for theft by unlawful taking. According to court documents, in February he took a set of tools from a Sharon residence. He also altered a check written to him, changing the amount from $5 to $25.
Michael McAdoo, 24, of West Jamestown Road, Jamestown, was placed on seven years' probation for receiving stolen property, a felony. According to court documents, in December 2001 he possessed a rifle, a handgun, a pager and an empty ammunition magazine with a holster, knowing it was mislaid or delivered by mistake. The items had a total value of $560.Arthur Tarleton, 45, of Klein Road, Sandy Lake, was placed on two years' probation for indecent assault, a misdemeanor, for an April assault on a woman he knew at a Mill Creek Township residence.Raul Tyrell, 24, of Plainfield, N.J., was sentenced to one to two years in prison followed by four years' probation for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The offense is a felony. He was declared eligible for boot camp . According to court documents, on May 28 he was apprehended on Interstate 79 in Deer Creek Township with a 9 mm pistol and a spring-loaded blade knife. Tyrell is prohibited from having the weapons because he has two prior felony convictions.Gayle Maker of Sterling Avenue, Sharon, was placed on two years' probation for theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor, for the February theft of $300 cash, $453 worth of postage stamps and two 600-minute phone cards from Calcium Chloride Sales, 713 W. Main St., Grove City.

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