A 33-year-old Montrose man, who was charged for helping a woman escape from her Wyoming County probation officer’s custody in the spring of 2017, could face as much as seven years in prison.
Shane P. Macnamee pleaded no contest Friday morning to a lone felony count of escape.
According to court records, his friend Chelsea Robinson, also of Montrose, was being escorted May 5, 2017, to the county jail after it was determined she violated a condition of her probation.
She was en route from the Courthouse in Tunkhannock to the jail about a block and a half away when she left the sidewalk and allegedly entered into a silver gray 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo driven by Macnamee.
They left the area, and New York State Police arrested Macnamee eight days later after a traffic stop in Union, N.Y., on May 13, and Robinson, was picked up the next day in Rome by U.S. Marshals.
Robinson is presently serving a 22-60 months sentence in state prison.
Macnamee was arraigned in Tunkhannock on March 27, and has been in the jail since because he could not post the $100,000 bail.
President Judge Russell Shurleff asked Macnamee if by entering a nolo contendre plea, “You are not objecting to or denying the elements of this offense?”
“That’s right,” Macnamee responded.
He will be sentenced at a later date.
Other pleas entered Friday in the Wyoming County Court of Common pleas:
*Rodney Joseph Church, 23 of Mehoopany, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 21, 2017.
*Rex Everett Cruz II, 41, of Dalton, pleaded guilty to criminal use of a communication facility on Dec. 7, 2015.
*Sean Ryan Demchak, 37, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on June 26.
*Daniel Steven Dieffenbach, 45, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on May 25.
*Jewel Nicole Hayward, 21, of Factoryville, pleaed guilty to retail theft on Nov. 1.
*Marion Rose Keithline, 51, of Dalton, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children on June 1, 2015.
*Zachary Scott Kielty, 28, of Montrose, pleaded guilty to simple assault on July 25.
*Joseph J. Madafferi, 31, of Scranton, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on Feb. 11.
*Jacob Andrew Rowker, 20, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on Nov. 4, 2017.
*Renee A. Sherman, 46, of Springville, pleaded guilty to bad checks on June 11, 2016.
*Sierra Rayne Spencer, 23, of Monroeton, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on April 18.
*James Robert Walsh, 23, of Montrose, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property on July 20.
*Jessie Rae Williams, 23, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on May 7, 2017; and to DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on Aug. 11, 2017.
*Amanda Ros Wiltsie, 30, of Nicholson, pleaded guilty to bad checks on Jan. 10.
*Jake Mathew Winters, 25, of Dallas, pleaded guilty to two counts of recklessly endangering another person on March 4.
*Michael David Zacharias, 29, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on Aug. 13, 2017; pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property on Aug. 1, 2017; and pleaded guilty to retail theft on Aug. 7, 2017.