A 26-year-old Dallas woman was sentenced to 9-24 months in state prison for her role in the burglary of a Wyoming County home last December.
According to court records, on Dec. 11, Kyle-Ann Lucas Tunis, of Demunds Road, and an accomplice were accused of stealing a black safe containing $60,900 in cash from a Hamlet Lane home in Windham Township.
The owner of the home had recently helped the accomplice, identified as Austin Hoskins, 23, of Tunkhannock, with bail in an unrelated matter, and a criminal complaint notes that the pair had visited with the victim earlier in the day.
State police subsequently interviewed both Tunis and Hoskins and discovered a safe resembling the one allegedly taken from the victim, at the home of a friend of Hoskins in Windham Township.
Tunis later admitted to going to burglarize the victim’s residence after it was discovered she had used $5200 of what authorities said was stolen cash to purchase an automobile.
At her sentencing hearing, Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff said Tunis had been on probation from a different crime when this offense occurred.
He gave her credit for 66 days already spent in the Wyoming County jail and said she would be taken to Camp Hill for processing in the near future. Her attorney James Barr stipulated that his client would be jointly and severally liable for $60,900 in restitution.
Hoskins entered a guilty plea in the matter on Sept. 13.
Others sentenced Wednesday morning in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas in Tunkhannock:
*Ashley Lynn Belcher, 31, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 1-6 month in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on Dec. 15, 2018.
*Frederick Douglas Bombaci, 63, of Towanda, was sentenced to 6-12 months in jail and a $500 fine for false identification to law enforcement on May 8.
*Kenneth Gerald Burgess, 36, of Glen Richey, was sentenced to 18-60 months in state prison and a $500 fine for flight to avoid apprehension on June 13; and to 3-6 months in state prison and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on June 13, with sentences to be served consecutively.
*Shay Castor, 36, of Dickson City, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 18, 2018.
*Steven Douglas Cornelius, 64, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for unsworn falsification on July 22, 2017.
*William Thomas Dannunzio, 38, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 2-6 months in county jail and a $300 fine for DUI, second offense, on Feb. 12, 2017; and to 2-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for simple assault on Feb. 11, 2017, with sentences to be served consecutively.
*Brock Nathan Hite, 30, of Towanda, was sentenced to 5 years intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest, and a $1,500 fine for DUI, second offense, on Nov. 12, 2018.
*Kristofer T. Midgely, 23, of Scranton, was sentenced to 12 months probation, a $750 fine, and $171.60 in restitution for criminal mischief on Feb. 19, 2018.
*Kenneth James Newell Jr., 56, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 2-12 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for harassment on March 12.
*David Francis Sansky Jr., 55, of Kingsley, was sentenced to a $300 fine for neglect of animals on Dec. 30, 2018.
*Ronald Benjamin Smith Jr., 33, of Wyalusing, was sentenced to 3-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on July 19, 2016.
*Anthony M. Vancoski, 52, of Covington Township, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for recklessly endangering another person on March 3.
*James Matthew Weidner, 35, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 12 months
probation and a $500 fine
for disorderly conduct on Aug. 8, 2018.