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Wayne county sentencings


April 19, 2013

JAMES LEO BRENNAN, age 68 of Honesdale, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 45 days followed by 60 months less 45 days in the Intermediate Punishment Program, for one count of DUI or Controlled Substance, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree. He was also
ordered to pay all Court costs, undergo house arrest with electronic monitoring for a period of 45 days, pay a fine in the amount of $2,000.00, attend and complete an alcohol highway safety program and perform 100 hours of community service. The
incident occurred on April 13, 2013, in Honesdale Borough when Honesdale Borough Police observed Brennan traveling at a high rate of speed. At that time Brennan refused to submit to the drawing of blood for chemical testing. Brennan was convicted
by a Jury on January 25, 2013.

JOSEPH CONROY, age 54 of Honesdale, PA was sentenced to a State Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 13 months nor more than 60 months for one count of Terroristic Threats, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, and have no contact with the victims in this matter. The incident occurred on August 12, 2012, in Lehigh Township when Conroy threatened to kill a female victim and her minor grandchildren.

JAMES EDWARD MIHALIS, age 54 of Honesdale, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 9 months nor more than 5 years less one day for one count of Aggravated Assault-Deadly Weapon, graded as Felony of the 2nd Degree, one count of Simple Assault, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 2nd Degree, one count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, graded as Misdemeanor of the 2nd Degree and one count of Harassment-Strike, Shove, Kick, graded as a Summary offense. He was also ordered to pay all Court costs, pay restitution in the amount of $686.34, pay a fine in the amount of $300.00, undergo a
drug and alcohol evaluation as well as a mental health evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment, complete an anger management program, and submit to the drawing of a DNA sample and pay $250.00 for the cost of the sample. The
incident occurred on June 29, 2012, in Berlin Township when Mihalis struck a male victim with a sai (a martial arts weapon). Mihalis was convicted by a Jury on January 23, 2013.