2013-02-16 / Potter County News

Sentenced in Potter County Court

Two defendants were recently sentenced in Potter County Court by Judge Stephen Minor.

William Phillips Jr. 20, of Galeton, was ordered to spend 10-20 months in jail on a charge of receiving stolen property. He was also directed to pay a $500 fine, perform 30 hours of community service and have no contact with the victims. Phillips was arrested by Galeton Borough Police in September 2011 for stealing a child’s dirt bike.

The judge also ordered Phillips to spend 12 months on probation, pay a $350 fine and attend a victim impact panel session for making false reports. The probation is to be served consecutive to the jail term. That charge stemmed from an allegation by Phillips that he was physically assaulted by a Galeton police office. An investigation by state police determined the accusation was unfounded.

In a separate case, Judge Minor ordered Benjamin Broscious, 23, of Shinglehouse to spend 10 months on probation and pay a $300 fine for making false reports. He was also ordered to pay a $50 fine for harassment.

Broscious was arrested by state police in January 2012 when he claimed someone else used his personal computer to send a lewd photo over the internet.

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