SMETHPORT — A Youngsville woman pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to allegations that she escaped from police custody.

Janelle M. Jones, 31, entered the guilty plea to one charge of escape. According to District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer, on Sept. 19, Jones removed herself from official detention at the Lewis Run state police barracks. Jones will be sentenced Dec. 10.

Also in court, Zackary D. Barber, 19, of Crosby, pleaded guilty to a charge of corruption of minors. Shaffer said that between Jan. 1, 2019, and July 18, 2019, Barber had explicit contact with juveniles between the ages of 12 and 15 through social media and text. The allegations started when he was a minor and continued after he turned 18. He will be sentenced Dec. 10.

Richard D. Yovichin II, 61, of Bradford, pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. On June 23, Yovichin lit a lighter in Keystone Fireworks in Foster Township in front of two different people, creating a risk of a hazardous situation, according to Assistant District Attorney Bridget Murphy. He will be sentenced Dec. 10.

Brianna L. Niles, 24, of Port Allegany, pleaded guilty to two counts of simple assault. On June 28 and July 12, Niles hit her paramour in the head, causing injury and substantial pain, Shaffer said. Niles will be sentenced Dec. 10.

Heather N. Carter, 22, of Bradford, will serve one year of probation for a charge of receiving stolen property. Carter pleaded guilty June 25 to allegations that on April 25, 2019, she received a stolen binder containing 4,747 Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards valued at $350.

Christopher T. Coppella, 51, of Bradford, pleaded guilty to charges of DUI-general impairment and a summary charge. He will serve six months of probation.

Romaine L. McGraw, 51, of Bradford, pleaded guilty to a summary charge of harassment. According to Assistant District Attorney Ashley Shade, on July 6, during a dispute, McGraw chased a male while she was holding a steak knife, and she shoved him. McGraw will be sentenced Dec. 10.

Kenneth E. Lannager, 45, of Port Allegany, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use. He will pay a $200 fine.

The following individuals were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program: Anthony P. Cross, 39, of Bradford, and Robin R. Colwell, 67, of Bradford, both for DUI-alcohol; Stephen D. Feldman, 53, of Bradford, for DUI-general impairment; and Michael J. Jones Jr., 20, of Port Allegany, for DUI-minor.

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