MERCER COUNTY \ Sentences
Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher St. John sentenced seven people Thursday:
Thomas Hoffman III, 23, of Sunset Boulevard, Hermitage, was sentenced to nine months to three years for breaking into an apartment in South Pymatuning Township on Feb. 7, 2002. Hoffman was declared boot-camp eligible and ordered to make restitution. He was also sentenced to three to nine months for falsely endorsing a check to obtain $200 cash at National City Bank, 2470 E. State St., Hermitage, April 1, 2002.
Shane Clokey, 24, of the Mercer County Jail was sentenced to 90 days in jail for driving during suspension and ordered to serve three years' probation for having firearms without a license, a felony. When Clokey was arrested Dec. 20, 2003, in Jackson Township he had a loaded .357-caliber Magnum revolver under his coat, according to court documents.
Rodney Gregory, 43, of Longview Road, Hermitage, was given 15 days credit for time served and placed on 10 months' probation for misdemeanor simple assault. He was given an additional two years' probation for criminal mischief, also a misdemeanor. According to court documents, on March 14, 2004, Gregory threatened to kill another man in Hermitage, and did $1,000 damage to the man's pickup truck.
Douglas Hoover, 22, of East State Street, Sharon, was placed on one year's probation for retail theft and ordered to make restitution. Hoover stole $22 worth of gasoline from a Sharon convenience store on April 24, 2004.
Steven Kurelko, 27, of School Street, Sharpsville, was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and 22 months' probation for simple assault, a misdemeanor. He was ordered to have no contact with his victim. According to court documents, on Jan. 15, 2004, he struck and kicked a woman at a Sharpsville home.
Merlin Moss II, 24, of Mountainview Road, New Castle, was placed on one year's probation and ordered to perform 25 hours of community service for theft by deception. According to court documents, he wrote four checks totaling $1,094 on the account of a woman he knew, then signed her name to the checks without her permission. The crime occurred at a Shenango Township address.
Robert Wagner, 35, of the Mercer County Jail was sentenced to 22 days to 23 months in jail and given 22 days credit for time served for risking catastrophe, a felony. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim. According to court documents, on Dec. 18, 2003, Wagner, who was intoxicated, broke into a garage in Sharon and poured gasoline over a vehicle, intending to start a fire.