Saturday, July 2, 2016

More prison time for Potter County man convicted to heroin case

Press release from Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson and provided to Soloman's Words for the Wise:
As the public and press may recall, Jonathan Michael Proctor, 29, formerly of Galeton, was convicted of Drug Delivery Resulting in Death, Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Criminal Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia at Potter County Docket No. 249 of 2014.  The Delivery of Heroin resulting in Death occurred on October 26, 2012 and resulted in the death of Daniel Lowe. Proctor was sentenced on that case by the Honorable Stephen Minor to a total of 154 months (12.8 years) to 322 months (26.8 years) state incarceration. While on bail at Docket No. 249 of 2014 for the Drug Delivery Resulting in Death, the Potter County East Drug Task Force arrested Proctor again for delivering Heroin to a confidential informant on June 24, 2015.  The Commonwealth filed charges at Potter County Docket No. 138 of 2015 for Delivery of Heroin, an ungraded felony, Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, an ungraded felony, and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, a felony of the third degree. A trial was held on these new charges on June 9-10 of 2016. The trial was prosecuted by District Attorney Andy J. Watson and Proctor was found guilty on all counts.  Proctor appeared before Senior Judge John B. Leete on July 1, 2016 and was sentenced to a total of 42 months-108 months, TO RUN CONCURRENT with Proctor’s previous Drug Delivery Resulting in Death case at Docket No. 249 of 2014.  The result of the sentencing was that Proctor received no additional jail time or sanction. Notwithstanding, the District Attorney’s Office compliments and appreciates the diligent efforts of the Potter County Drug Task Force and the Attorney General’s office who committed numerous hours to the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of Proctor.  A special thanks is extended to Chief Bradley Buchholz of the Shinglehouse Borough Police Department, Officer William Wenzel of the Coudersport Borough Police Department, Chief Bryan Phelps of the Sweden Township/Roulette Police Department, Agent Sproat of the Attorney General’s office, and Lycoming County Detective Joshua Bell.