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CRIME Court sentences man for crack cocaine possession



Published: Wed, July 6, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



One man took more than $2,000 worth of carpet, padding and flooring.

MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharon man was sentenced to one to three years in prison for possession of crack cocaine in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.

Anthony Edwards II, 22, of Stambaugh Avenue, was sentenced to the term by Judge Thomas Dobson for possession with intent to deliver, a felony. Edwards was also ordered to make restitution to the Pennsylvania State Police lab and given 26 days credit for time served. According to court documents, on Jan. 8, Edwards had approximately eight grams cocaine at a Maple Drive, Greenville, address. He also had drug paraphernalia, including plastic bags, scales and razors.

Also sentenced to three years in the state correctional facility was Mark Kocis, 23, of Pine Hollow Boulevard, Hermitage, for theft by unlawful taking, a felony.

He was ordered to pay restitution to Carpet Gallery. According to court documents, in October 2004, he entered the Carpet Gallery Warehouse, 3029 E. State St., Hermitage, and stole more than $2,000 worth of carpet rolls, padding and laminate flooring.

Several others were also sentenced. According to court documents:

UGerald Norcross, 37, of Polk, Pa., was sentenced to six to 18 months in the Mercer County Jail for taking money under false pretenses. According to court documents, in August and September 2002, he received two payments totaling $16,500 at a Strausser Road, Lake Township, address from Jacob Byler to take timber from a property. Norcross intentionally deceived Byler into believing there was a contract to take timber from the property although he knew the owner had already voided the contract. He was ordered to pay restitution and given 72 days credit for time served.

URebecca Anderson, 41, of South Summit, Greenville, was placed on 12 months' probation for felony retail theft for the Dec. 16 theft of a $30 Cabbage Patch Doll from Wal-Mart, 45 Williamson Road, Hempfield Township. It was Anderson's sixth conviction for retail theft. Her probation requires her to stay out of that Wal-Mart store and to always have a companion when she shops.

USarah Barker, 37, of Church Street, Greenville, was placed on a year's probation for violation of the Pharmacy Act and theft by unlawful taking, both misdemeanors. On Oct. 26, she took a prescription pad from Dr. Todd Jones of Greenville, then wrote out a prescription for OxyContin and tried to have it filled at the Rite Aid Pharmacy, 275 Main St., Greenville.

UShane Catrucco, 25, of West Market Street, Mercer, was placed on three years' probation and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service for forgery and theft by unlawful taking or disposition, both misdemeanors. In August 2004, at a Shenango Boulevard, Farrell, address, he conspired with two women to issue six checks totaling $1,574 on the account of a woman who had not authorized him to do so.

UArtea Clinkscale, 25, of Ridgewood Avenue, Youngstown, was placed on 15 months' probation for misdemeanor retail theft. She was ordered to pay restitution and, as a condition of probation, is not allowed on the Grove City Outlets property and has to provide her picture to every store at the outlets. On Jan. 7, she stole $2,355 worth of merchandise from 11 outlet stores.

UMelissa Jewell, 26, of West Main Street, Greenville, was placed on a year's probation and ordered to perform 50 hours community service for conspiracy/delivery of a controlled substance, a felony. She was also ordered to pay restitution to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office and the Pennsylvania State Police lab. On Aug. 13, she and a co-conspirator made a deal to deliver 11.5 grams of marijuana to a confidential informant at Jewell's home.

ULacreisha May, 25, of Pasadena Avenue, Youngstown, was placed on 15 months' probation for retail theft and possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors. As a condition of her probation she is not allowed at the Grove City Outlets and must provide her photo to each store there. She was also ordered to pay restitution. On Dec. 14, she was apprehended in the parking lot at the outlets with $1,034 in stolen merchandise as well as a packet of crack cocaine.

UErnestine Miles, 21, of Canfield Road, Youngstown, was placed on 15 months' probation for retail theft and fleeing and eluding police officers, both misdemeanors. On Jan. 7, she stole $2,355 worth of merchandise from the stores at Grove City Outlets. When chased by police, she tried to flee or elude them at the mall and on Leesburg-Grove City Road.

UAshley Miller, 21, of South Irvine Avenue, Sharon, was sentenced to nine months' house arrest and 75 hours community service and ordered to pay restitution for misdemeanor retail theft. On Oct. 18, she stole $38 worth of gasoline from the Sheetz station at 2381 S. Hermitage Road, Hermitage.

UShawn Mishata, 25, of Borrows Road, West Middlesex, was sentenced to nine months' house arrest and 75 hours of community service for institutional vandalism, a misdemeanor. He was also ordered to pay the Brookfield School District restitution. On Oct. 26, he drove a motor vehicle onto the property of Brookfield Elementary School.

UJohn Toth, 35, of Leech Road, Greenville, was placed on 36 months' probation for firearms not to be carried without a license, criminal mischief, loitering and prowling, all misdemeanors, and public drunkenness, a summary offense. He was also ordered to make restitution and fined $25. On Dec. 30, he was apprehended in a motor vehicle on Leech Road, Sugar Grove Township, with a .22 caliber pistol. On March 3, he started a fire on the rear seat of another person's car by igniting a sweater inside. He also opened a glove box in the car and scattered papers, and also prowled around Leech Road.




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