A 30-year-old man who told the judge he was homeless could spend seven years in prison after pleading guilty in Wyoming County Court Friday morning to criminal trespass after authorities say he broke into a Forkston home last fall.
According to court records, Nicholas Guy Sharp helped himself into a Windy Valley Road home on Oct. 16.
A tenant in the house next door told authorities he heard the crash of a glass door shattering in the early morning hours, and looked in to see the man, later identified as Sharp, rummaging through his landlord’s refrigerator when the landlord was not home.
A police criminal complaint notes the intruder was wearing a hoodie and black bear pajama pants, and was having trouble identifying himself.
A scan of his fingerprints at the State PPolice barracks in Tunkhannock positively identified him as Sharp, and authorities noted there was an active warrant for his arrest in New York state.
He told police he was from the Syracuse, N.Y., area where he had been a carnival worker and had been squatting in the garage of a female acquaintance named ‘Lindsay.’
The neighbor and landlord said they had never seen Sharp before.
He originally had been charged with burglary but the burglary charge had been dropped after a plea arrangement between Sharp’s attorney, Paul Ackourey, and district attorney Jeff Mitchell.
Judge Russell Shurtleff noted that Sharp would be sentenced on March 4
Other guilty pleas entered in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas Friday included:
*Robert A. Barnes, 36, of Nicholson, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest on July 25, 2019; and to DUI of a controlled substance on July 25, 2019.
*Keith Matthew Drake Jr., 30, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance, third offence, on Aug. 20, 2018; and to flight to avoid apprehension on March 20, 2019.
*Christopher Charles Everetts, 37, of Monroe Township, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance, on Feb. 18, 2018; and pleaded guilty to firearms not to be carried without a license on Nov. 20, 2019.
*Patrick Alexander Fournier, 28, of New Albany, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on Aug. 10, 2018.
*Austin Taylor Garcia, 20, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on May 309, 2019.
*Kayla Lynn Kolodzieski, 27, of Monroe Township, pleaded guilty to possession of small amount of marijuana on Oct. 27, 2019; and to unauthorized use of a motorized vehicle on Aug. 24, 2018.
*Joseph Andrew Lenkiewicz Jr., 30, of Plymouth, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person on Sept. 11, 2017; and pleaded guilty to simple assault on July 22, 2018.
*Adam John Maciorkoski, 33, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to false report to law enforcement on Aug. 6, 2019; and to contempt for violation of PFA order on Aug. 7, 2019.
*Duane Michael Mayewski, 49, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Dec. 8, 2019.
*Thomas Gerald Merritt, 37, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief on Feb. 18, 2018.
*Michael Jay Monahan, 46, of Scranton, pleaded guilty to illegal operation of vehicle without ignition interlock on March 29, 2019.
*Joseph Andrew Seneca, 47, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to criminal attempt by person not to possess firearm on March 22, 2019.
*Andrew Willis Taylor, 62, of Nicholson, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Aug. 31, 2019.
*Richard James Tilley, 52, of Edwardsville, pleaded guilty to DUI on April 14, 2017.
*Justin Richard Wample, 38, of Nicholson, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest on Jan. 3, 208
*Kimberly Sue Welliver, 36, of Springville, pleaded guilty to theft by deception on Jan. 1, 2017.