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3 charged in murder of Richard Labar

3 charged in murder of Richard Labar

Dec 13, 2017
On Monday, December 11, 2017, 58 year-old Richard C. Labar of East Stroudsburg was fatally shot during a robbery.  Mr. Labar was delivering an order of pizza and cinnamon sticks to a residence in East Stroudsburg.    The delivery was a set up.  Following a brief struggle Mr. Labar was knocked to the ground and shot with a .410 gauge shotgun.  The blast struck him above the right eye and the injuries were fatal.  After multiple tests to determine brain activity and finding none Mr. Labar’s life support was terminated upon the request of his family.  Members of the Pennsylvania State Police, a…

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East Stroudsburg man pleads guilty in child pornography case

East Stroudsburg man pleads guilty in child pornography case

Dec 6, 2017
Erik Samuel Decker, 22, of East Stroudsburg, pled guilty this morning in Monroe County court moments before his trial was set to begin on charges that he possessed and disseminated child pornography images online.  Decker was arrested earlier this year following an investigation by detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney.  In March, Decker uploaded a photograph of a nude young girl, approximately eight (8) years old, lying on her back and covered in semen to the website Chatstep.com.  That image was discovered by the staff of Chatstep, who reported it to the National…

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Grand Jury issues presentment against Pleasant Valley SD employees

Grand Jury issues presentment against Pleasant Valley SD employees

Dec 4, 2017
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 the Eighth Monroe County Investigating Grand Jury at Case # 8/10-2017 (Pleasant Valley School District Investigation) issued a Presentment. On the following day, President Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington, the Supervising Judge of the Grand Jury, entered an Order accepting the Presentment and referring the matter to the Office of District Attorney for further action. In the Presentment, the Grand Jury found reasonable grounds to believe that Mr. Joshua Krebs, Supervisor of Support Staff and Mr. Alex Sterenchok, Technology Supervisor, violated 18 Pa.C.S 5703 whe…

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Tobyhanna man charged with perjury and related charges for his testimony during Grand Jury investigation

Tobyhanna man charged with perjury and related charges for his testimony during Grand Jury investigation

Nov 22, 2017
Monroe County District Attorney Detectives charged Patrick Gentile, 48, of Coolbaugh Township for allegedly perjuring himself during his testimony to the Investigating Grand Jury on January 31,2017. During the course of their investigation, Monroe County District Attorney Detectives discovered that Gentile was subpoenaed to testify in front of the Eigth Investigative Grand Jury concerning the suspicious death of his girlfriend Stacy Furtak.  Gentile allegedly made false statements regarding his past violent acts against his ex-wife Melody Gentile and recently deceased girlfriend, Furtak. Gen…

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DA's Office files motion for reconsideration of sentence for Richard Klinger, Jr.

DA's Office files motion for reconsideration of sentence for Richard Klinger, Jr.

Nov 17, 2017
The Commonwealth intends to appeal the Court’s attempt to release this dangerous defendant all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary. Before the Commonwealth can appeal the Judge’s sentence it must give the Court another chance to reconsider its decision. The Commonwealth's motion to reconsider can be read here:  Motion for Reconsideration - Richard Calvin Klinger, Jr.

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Owner of local food cart business arrested for fraud

Owner of local food cart business arrested for fraud

Nov 15, 2017
After receiving multiple consumer complaints beginning in June of this year Robert William Scifo, Jr., 34, of Kunkletown, was arrested yesterday by Monroe County District Attorney detectives, charged with 4 felony counts of theft by deception, 4 felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, 2 misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking and 2 misdemeanor counts of theft by deception. Scifo, operating a company called Crown Food Carts, collected $28,026.76 between October 30, 2016 and July 15, 2017 from six customers and failed to deliver the products or services promised. Scifo solicited cust…

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Ron Gorman, former wrestling coach, pleads guilty in child sex cases

Ron Gorman, former wrestling coach, pleads guilty in child sex cases

Nov 3, 2017
Ron Gorman, 52, formerly of Stroud Township, Pennsylvania, and currently of Marietta, Georgia, tendered a plea of guilty in two separate cases today on Friday November 3, 2017 in front of the Honorable President Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington.  Gorman had been facing over 500 counts of criminal charges related to the victimization of two Monroe County youth wrestlers who Gorman coached between the years of 2006 and 2009.  Gorman was originally scheduled for a hearing on his omnibus pretrial motions which his attorney had filed on his behalf in this matter.  However, prior to the hearing,…

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Inmate at MCCF charged with spitting on nurse

Inmate at MCCF charged with spitting on nurse

Nov 3, 2017
On October 24, 2017, a nurse at the Monroe County Correctional Facility was attempting to take vital signs of Hannah Word, 24, of Gilbert, when Word spit in the face of the nurse.  Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney have charged Word with aggravated harassment by prisoner. Wordwas arraigned before Magisterial District Judge JoLana Krawitz and remanded to the correctional facility in lieu of $2,500 bail.  Word is tentatively scheduled for a preliminary hearing on January 5, 2018.

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Inmate at MCCF charged with urinating on cellmate's mattress, throwing urine on Corrections Officer

Inmate at MCCF charged with urinating on cellmate's mattress, throwing urine on Corrections Officer

Nov 3, 2017
On October 15, 2017, Malik Morgan, 25, of Stroudsburg, and currently an inmate in the Monroe County Correctional Facility, removed the mattress of his cellmate, Christopher Goldberg of Tobyhanna, from the cell and began to urinate on it.  Morgan was ordered by a corrections officer to stop, at which time Morgan obtained a container of urine and threw it on Goldberg and the corrections officer.  Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney have charged Morgan with aggravated harassment by prisoner and disorderly conduct.  Morgan remains incarcerated, awaiting a prelimina…

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Bangor man charged for fighting sheriff's deputies after court hearing

Bangor man charged for fighting sheriff's deputies after court hearing

Oct 5, 2017
Monroe County District Attorney detectives charged DARRIN ADAM SANDERSON, 26, of Bangor, for resisting arrest and assaulting sheriff's deputies after having his hearing continued and his bail revoked. Investigation determined that Sanderson intentionally threw himself into a wall outside of Courtroom 1 in the Monroe County Courthouse while being escorted to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office's holding area. During their attempt to subdue Sanderson, deputies sustained injuries but were able to eventually escort him to the holding area.  Sanderson is currently incarcerated at the Monroe County…

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