Archive for 2012


County Detective Uses Pit Stop Maneuver To Apprehend Bank Robbery Suspect

December 31, 2012

On December 21, 2012 County Detective Mark Rosenthal, while working as a member of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, arrested a man wanted in an Erie bank robbery.
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Christopher Miller Sentenced 16 To 35 Years For Aggravated Assaults

December 18, 2012

Christopher Miller was sentenced this morning to serve 16 to 35 years as the result of a guilty plea to two counts of aggravated assault charges in the stabbing of two people in the 200 block of West 18th street in August.
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District Attorney's Office Assists Corry School District Mentoring Program

December 17, 2012

The Erie County District Attorney's Office is participating in the Corry School District Mentoring Program by agreeing to answer questions from school students interested in careers in law enforcement and law. Students enrolled in the program can email or call mentors employed at the District Attorney's office and participate in job shadow programs to gain a deeper understanding about the criminal justice system, associated jobs and challenges.
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Lebron Terrance Thomas Sentenced A Minimum 22 Years For Home Invasion

December 12, 2012

Lebron Terrance Thomas, 41, was sentenced a minimum of twenty-two years incarceration in the Erie County Court of common Pleas on December 10th for very serious assaults that occurred during a home invasion robbery in the 1000 block of W. 20th street in the City of Erie on April 26, 2012.
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Kozloff Guilty Of Third Degree Murder In Shooting Death Of Boyfriend

December 10, 2012

The jury in the trial of Rachael Ann Kozloff rendered a verdict of guilty on charges of third degree murder in the death of 31 year old Michael Henry. She was also found guilty of one count of possessing instruments of crime and endangering another person.
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Kreamor Henderson Sentenced Up To 29 Years For Robberies

November 06, 2012

Kreamor Henderson sentenced to nine to 29 years in state prison today for his conviction for robbing two Erie bars in October 2011 and trying to intimidate a witness.
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District Attorney's Drug Task Force Making Progress In Reducing Drugs And Guns in the City of Erie.

October 25, 2012

Numerous drugs, stolen guns and electronics have been recoved as the Erie County District Attorney's Drug Task Force has increased efforts to reduce crime in the City of Erie.
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County Detectives, U.S. Marshals, And Erie Bureau of Police SWAT Capture Violent Fugitive

October 24, 2012

The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, of which County Detective Mark Rosenthal is a memberand Erie's SWAT Team, arrested 29 year old Lawrence Fox, Tuesday afternoon. Fox was wanted in Bradford, on an attempted homicide charge.
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Unlicensed Driver Sentenced to 9 To 23 Months For Traffic Accident

October 23, 2012

Shauna M. Casler was sentenced today to nine to 23 months in the Erie County Prison and banned from driving for seven years for causing an accident in which a motorcyclist lost her leg.
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DA Daneri Decides That No Charges Will Be Filed in Man's Death

October 19, 2012

No charges will be filed, against the man involved in a deadly bar incident last month.
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September Criminal Trial Term Highlights

October 02, 2012

The Erie County District Attorney's office successfully obtained eleven guilty on all counts cases during the September criminal trial term. The highlights include:
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District Attorney Jack Daneri Wins Bid To Reinstate David Copenheffer Death Penalty

September 28, 2012

District Attorney Jack Daneri successfully presented arguments on why a man sentenced to die in 1989 should remain on death row.
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DA Rules Police Shooting Death Was Justified

September 22, 2012

Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri's has ruled the September 12th shooting death of James H. Burns, 53, by an Erie Police officer was justified.
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AT&T Develops A Pledge To End Distracted Driving

September 18, 2012

Did you know that 43 percent of teens admit to texting while driving even though 97 percent of them say that it's dangerous? People who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be in a car crash. Make Erie County roadways safer by taking the pledge.
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Thomas Black Convicted Of Attempted Murder

September 18, 2012

A jury found Thomas Black, 37 guilty of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangering, unlawful restraint, possession of instruments of crime, and a person not to possess a firearm for shooting his estranged wife in the back during an argument over spousal support in March. Black, faces a maximum sentence of more than 40 years at his sentencing Nov. 14, 2012 Assistant District Attorney Nate Strasser handled the prosecution for the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
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County Detective Mark Rosenthal Leads Way On Erie's Truancy Patrols

September 05, 2012

Erie County Detective Mark Rosenthal , along with a couple of Erie Police officers this morning cruised the streets on the west side. While we were along, they found a couple of suspended students and couple of drop-outs. senthal said, "It is not only about picking up these kids and taking them back to the school they should be attending. It is about deterring daytime thefts and burglaries in the neighborhood."
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ErieAlerts On Twitter Now Has More Than 10,000 Followers

August 29, 2012

ErieAlerts on Twitter now has more than 10,O00 followers! The cooperative effort of the Erie County District Attorneyâs Office and the Erie Neighborhood Watch Council to provide citizens with public safety information, utilizing the social networking website Twitter, is working well and proving to be a valuable community asset. As of today, more than 10,000 Erie County residents are following âErieAlertsâ to keep abreast of public safety issues such as crime, fires, traffic hazards, and weather warnings.
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Erie County Experiencing Numerous Sweetheart Scams

August 28, 2012

The Erie County District Attorney's office is advising that Erie County residents should be alert to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to live in other countries who profess friendship or romantic interest over the Internet. A number of people in Erie County have been asked to send money to help their potential fiance get to the United States. Correspondents who quickly move to discussion of intimate matters may simpley be scammers. If they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it.
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Jason Allen Flowers Gets 7 to 22 Years For Hatchet Attack And Dog Killing.

August 20, 2012

Jason allen Flowers was sentenced to up to 22 years in a state prison today for attacking a man with a hatchet along the railroad tracks near West 20th Street and Greengarden Road in November of 2011.
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James Knight Pleads Guilty In Death Of Lawrence Park Toddler

August 16, 2012

James Steven. Knight, charged with homicide, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child by Erie County Detective Sgt. Joseph Spusta and Cpl. Nobel Brown of the Lawrence Park Township Police in the death of 19-month-old Emmanuel Williams, plead guilty today in the Erie County court of Common Pleas to third-degree murder.
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Jason Worcester Sentenced To 7 To 24 Months For Setting Up Inmate Assault

August 15, 2012

Jason Worcester, the second of two former Erie County Prison guards charged by Erie County Detectives in the Jan. 29, 2012 beating of an inmate was sentenced today to seven months to two years in state prison.
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Clifford Palmer Sentenced to Prison For Inmate Beating

August 14, 2012

Clifford Palmer, a former Erie County Prison guard was sentenced today to three to 12 months in prison for his role in the beating of an inmate.
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Darrin Germany Sentenced 4 Years 4 Months To 9 Years For Carrying Firearm.

July 27, 2012

Darrin Germany, 24, of Erie received a sentenced of a minimum of four years and four months to a maximum sentence of nine years carrying a fully loaded handgun in an eastside neighborhood in October of 2011.
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DA Jack Daneri Addresses The Northwest Pennsylvania Chiefs Of Police

July 19, 2012

There was a cooperative and collaborative effort in Corry on July 18, 2012 as dozens of police chiefs gathered at the Corry Country Club to share ideas and information.
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Antonio R. Warner Sentenced To 60 Years For 2008 Rape

July 11, 2012

Antonio R. Warner who had been an convicted twice of raping a woman was sentenced this morning to serve up to 60 years in a state prison. Warner was granted a new trial in December 2010 and convicted a second time for the crimes. Antonio W. Warner, 32, was also again deemed a sexually violent predator under Megan's Law during a 30-minute hearing that began at 9:30 a.m.
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Ronnie Shaw Guilty Of Aggravated Assault

June 20, 2012


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District Attorney's Office Particpates in Special Olympics Opening

June 11, 2012

The Erie County District Attorney's Office created a team to participate in the Pennsylvania Special Olympics opening Torch Run to light the Olympic Flame in State College, Pennsylvania on June 7, 2012.
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DA Advising The Public Of Additional Penalties FOR DUI With A Minor In The Vehicle

May 30, 2012

the Erie County District Attorney's office is advising the public about new enhancements relating to driving under the influence recently signed into law by Governor Corbett and effective on July 8, 2012.
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Jamie Lamont Burnett Guilty Of Robbing An 84 -Year Old Woman.

May 17, 2012

Jamie Lamont Burnett will be sentenced August 2, 2012 on robbery, aggravated assault and other charges after he was convicted of robbery in a July 2011 attack on an 84-year-old woman.
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Steven Segel Sentenced To 23 To 46 Years For Attempted Murder And Robbery

May 07, 2012

In a case where the Commonwealth argued the defendant was a clear and present danger to the community based on the cold violent manner of the crimes, Steven Siegel was sentenced this morning by the Hon. Michael Dunlavey to an aggregate sentence of 23 to 46 years in a state correctional institution for Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder and Robbery.
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Timothy Charity Guilty Of 3rd Degree Murder

April 26, 2012

Timothy Charity Jr. convicted of first degree murder in the shooting death of shot Cameron Mitchell Jr. The shooting happened on East 12th street near the Bayfront Connector August 4, 2011. Charity believed Mitchell had stolen a cell phone from him during a basketball game.
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ERIE COUNTY DA, NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AND BONNELL COLLISION FORM PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH EFFORTS

April 12, 2012

Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri, Erie Neighborhood Watch Council and Bonnell's Collision create a partnership to enhance individual neighborhood watch funding.
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Tania Coleman - Guilty Of Starving Her Infant Daughter To Death

March 23, 2012

District Attorney Jack Daneri and Chief Deputy Elizabeth Hirz successfully proved to an Erie County jury that Tania Coleman intentionally starved her 14-month old daughter to death.
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Steven Siegel Guilty Of Robbery of Marathon Gas Station

March 22, 2012

On March 20, 2012, after a two day jury trial in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Steven Thomas Siegel was convicted of Criminal Attempt to Commit Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly endangering another person, Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy to commit Robbery, terroristic threats, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and possessing an instrument of crime.
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DA's Office Presents Internet And Cell Phone Safety Information

March 08, 2012

In 2011 The District Attorney's Office presented the 2Smart4Trbl, Internet/Cell Phone Safety and Protecting Kids Online presentations to 4,985 people in the Erie Community at various schools and neighborhood meetings.
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Xavier Hollamon Accused Of Putting Infant's Body In A Suitcase Pleads Guilty

March 05, 2012

Xavier Hollamon, accused of placing a dead infant's body in a suitcase pleaded guilty to the second-degree misdemeanors of tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse today in Erie County Court.
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Eugene Metzger Sentenced 4 1/2 to 20 Years In Prison

February 14, 2012

Eugene Metzger was sentenced this morning in Erie County Court to four years, two months to 20 years in state prison in connection with the drunk driving death of Magen Porter on East 38th St on August 30, 2010.
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Robert Duval Sentenced To 20-40 Years for Murder

February 08, 2012

Robert Duval will spend the next 20 to 40 years in prison for the third-degree murder of John Mares.
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John G. Colon Sentenced To 20 to 40 Years

February 03, 2012

John G. Colon was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison today after he pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 27-year-old Corry man in July.
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Anthony Hales Guilty Of First Degree Murder.

January 26, 2012

Anthony Hales has been found guilty of criminal homicide and murder in the first degree. Hales had been accused of killing his girlfriend, 47 year old Christina Hulsinger at their home in Lake City.
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Erie County DA's Office Assisting Erie Police In Locating Suspects

January 25, 2012

the Erie County District Attorney's Office, County Detectives and ErieAlert are assisting the Erie Bureau of Police in identifying two suspects in recent assaults.
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Anthony Shyrone Morrow Sentenced To 20 To 40 Years

January 18, 2012

Anthony Shyrone Morrow was convicted of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and Possessing Instruments of Crime after a jury trial during the November 2011 term of Criminal Court. On January 17, 2012, the Honorable Shad Connelly imposed a sentence of 20 to 40 years for the Attempted Murder.
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Christa Logue Sentenced To Three To Six Years For Homicide By Vehicle

January 09, 2012

Christa Logue received a three to six year sentence today in Erie County Court for the homicide by motor vehicle while DUI killing of her 14 year old son in August of 2010.
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Erie Woman Receives 1 1/2 To 4 Years for Biting Her Child

January 06, 2012

Patricia M. Wilson was sentenced Thursday in Erie County Court to one and a half to four years in state prison on charges of repeatedly biting her 1-year-old son.
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DeHaven Receives 3 1/2 To 7 Years for Homicide By Vehicle

January 03, 2012

David DeHaven II was sentenced in Erie County Court to serve three and one-half to seven years in state prison on charges he killed 18-year-old Brandon Nicosia in a drunken driving crash on the night of Nicosia's graduation from Girard High School.
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