A Tunkhannock man who forced his way into another’s vehicle at an area gas station last February and then drove away with a female victim could face as much as 12 years in prison after entering guilty pleas Friday.

Anthony Jason Kalmanowicz appeared by camera before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Friday in a virtual court hearing with the judge presiding over a mostly empty Tunkhannock courtroom.

Originally, Kalmanowicz faced 12 charges in the late afternoon robbery of a Honda Accord on Feb. 10 from the Pump ‘n Pantry at 620 Hunter Highway in Eaton Township. Included were four felonies, but they were reduced to just two charges after a plea deal was negotiated between the public defender’s office and District Attorney Jeff Mitchell.

Kalmanowiccz fled the scene with his female victim on board, and eventually crashed the vehicle, then fled on foot on Keelersburg Road.

The following day he was arrested.

The female victim was not hurt.

For the felony charge of robbery, Kalmanowicz faces up to seven years in prison and $15,000 in fines. For the misdemeanor charge of terrroristic threats he could face up to an additional five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Others entering guilty pleas on Friday:

  • Christopher Nash Campbell, 43, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats on Oct. 2, 2019.
  • Zachary Tyler Cawley, 22, of Lewisburg, pleaded guilty to unauthorized us of a vehicle on Sep. 9, 2018.
  • Shani Sue Fancher, 29, of New Milford pleaded guilty to retail theft on April 19, 2019.
  • Kenneth James Fenton-Huntingcut, 29, of Wyoming, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver on April 29.
  • Timothy John Harmer, 37, of Hop Bottom, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on July 11.
  • Tracy Eugene Harvey, 29, of Harveys Lake, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver on Sep. 17, 2018; to false identification to law enforcement on Oct. 1, 2017; to flight to avoid apprehension on June 12; and to DUI of a controlled substance on June 12.
  • Dakota James Murphy, 21, of Forkston, pleaded guilty to harassment on April 7, 2019.
  • Andrew John Rabender, 26, of Avoca, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on March 18, 2019.
  • Anson Lee Salsman, 43 of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to theft by deception on Aug. 15, 2019.
  • William Lloyd Stofko, 53, of Pittston, pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of an automobile on Dec. 28, 2017.
  • James Robert Walsh, 25, of Montrose, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on July 20, 2018.
  • Donald Robert Welles, 31, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on Oct. 24, 2018.


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