SMETHPORT — A Port Allegany man was sentenced recently in McKean County Court to serve time in jail for charges including concealing a weapon in his underwear at the county jail.
James J. Jones IV, 36, was sentenced to 161 days to 5 years, given credit for 161 days of time served, and ordered to perform 75 hours of community service for charges including possessing weapons or implements for escape, disorderly conduct and DUI. He is eligible for parole, but only to an inpatient treatment facility.
Also in court recently, Timothy Comilla, 36, of Erie, was sentenced to 9 to 24 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections with credit for 58 days of time served, and made eligible for boot camp. He was found guilty at trial on a charge of criminal trespass.
According to the criminal complaint, on the morning of Feb. 5, 2020, a Congress Street resident woke up to find Comilla standing at the foot of the victim’s bed. The victim did not know Comilla’s name, but the person recognized him from a couple weeks prior, when he allegedly stopped at the home with his girlfriend to solicit money.
Jonathan J. Johnson, 34, of Smethport, was sentenced to 7 to 24 months in the custody of the Department of Corrections, given credit for 196 days of time served, and was deemed boot camp eligible for charges of possessing paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, criminal mischief and simple assault.
Clifford Carpenter, 51, of Ridgway, was sentenced to 12 to 24 months incarceration on a charge of corruption of minors. He is to have no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
According to the criminal complaint, between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2, 2020, in Mount Jewett Borough and Hamlin Township, Carpenter touched private areas of a 13-year-old girl outside of her clothing. At one point, he allegedly told her he was going to take her “parking,” and explained that parking is “s.e.x.”
Carolyn Levar, 36, of Bradford, was sentenced to 89 days to 12 months in jail with credit for 89 days time served, three months consecutive probation and 50 hours community service on charges of criminal conspiracy of concealing the whereabouts of a child and obstructing the administration of law enforcement.
According to the criminal complaint, Levar and another person hid a child in Erie from McKean County Children and Youth Services, who had an emergency custody order.
Jesse Chapman, 43, of Kane, was ordered to serve 12 months probation and complete 50 hours community service for a charge of simple assault.
Thomas Ford, 40, of Port Allegany, was sentenced to 3 to 6 months incarceration, driven credit for 191 days of time served, ordered to serve 9 months of probation and to perform 20 hours community service for flight to avoid apprehension and DUI.
Shawn Beimel, 46, of Kane, was sentenced to 10 days to 12 months incarceration, given credit for 10 days of time served, and ordered to perform 75 hours community service on a charge of simple assault.
According to the criminal complaint, in July, Beimel grabbed a woman around the neck with his right arm, causing bruising to her neck.
Earl Knight, 23, Roulette, was ordered to serve 12 months probation and perform 15 hours community service, and to pay a fine of $2,500 for accidents involving damage to a vehicle or property.
Amanda Harris, 29, of DuBois, was sentenced to 30 days to 6 months in jail, given credit for 59 days of time served and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service on a theft charge.