A convicted sex offender who failed to register a change of address when he moved into Wyoming County could face as much as two years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to obstruction of administrative law.
Kevin Elwood Garey, 50, was discovered by police in January to be residing the previous three weeks in a camper on Wilson Road in Noxen.
Under Megan’s Law, sex offenders are to register a change of address within three days of moving, and the previous known address for Carey had been at Mt. Olivet Road, Wyoming.
In 2014, he faced similar charges in Luzerne County after having not properly registered after moving there from Kentucky. Court records show he was sentenced to 12-36 months in prison after the Luzerne County incident.
Garey was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in 1999 involving a 9-year-old child in Whitley County, Ore.
In Wyoming County, he had faced a felony count of failure to register with state police and a misdemeanor count of obstruction of law, but under a plea arrangement between District Attorney Jeff Mitchell and Garey’s attorney Timothy Michaels, Garey will not be prosecuted on the felony charge at the time of sentencing on the other charge.
Other guilty pleas entered in the Wyoming County Court in Tunkhannock on Friday:
*Marijo Marjorie Brozusky, 34, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to theft by deception on Feb. 15.
*Frank Timothy Callahan, 63, of Clarks Summit, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Nov. 14, 2017.
*Howard Kenneth Degilio II, 33, of Clarks Summit, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Oct. 25, 2017.
*Robert Wayne Derhammer, 30, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on Nov. 11, 2017.
*Kayla Elizabeth Dziki, 23, of Eynon, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on Nov. 2, 2017.
*Devan Michael Fenton, 29, of Clarks Summit, pleaded guilty to harassment on March 8.
*Stacy Allen Hallock, 50, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to unsworn falsification to authorities on July 20, 2017.
*Raymond Thomas Hunter, 36, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on April 17, 2015.
*David Salvatore Lobuono, 21, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to stalking on March 15.
*Angel Gabriel Santana, 29, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to theft by deception on July 11, 2014.
*Lisa Ann Strohl, 57, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to retail theft on July 15, 2017.
*Matthew Scott Yeisley, 21, of Clarks Summit, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense on June 29, 2017.
Three persons on the Friday docket to enter guilty pleas did not.
*Michael Joseph Cronauer, 20, of Laceyville, was expected to plead guilty to possession with intent to deliver methamphetamines on Feb. 26, but he did not show up in court. President Judge Russell Shurtleff issued a warrant for Cronauer’s arrest.
Two others: John David Reese Jr., 33, of Scranton, expected to plead guilty to theft by unlawful taking on April 28, 2017; and Thomas Hiram Stevens, 30, of Tunkhannock, expected to plead guilty to simple assault on Dec. 24, 2017, had their cases continued to Aug. 10.