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KIMBERLY BRINTON

A 52-year-old Meshoppen woman who pointed a gas nozzle at a driver last June and then sprayed her with gasoline was sentenced in Wyoming County Friday morning to 24-72 months in state prison.

Kimberly A. Brinton, of Rattlesnake Hill Road, was sentenced to 12-48 months for risking catastrophe, and 6-12 months each for two drug possession charges that happened in 2016 - one in Eaton Township on May 21 and the other in Meshoppen Township on Feb. 29.

Court records show that police responded last June 30 to the Mehoopany Dandy Mart where two women had been pumping gas, and one of them, Tami Donovan, of Mehoopany, may have broken her arm.

When Meshoppen Police Chief John Krieg arrived on the scene Donovan said she was pumping gas and saw that another driver, later identified as Brinton, was smoking a cigarette.

Donovan said she couldn’t believe what she was seeing and told Brinton to put the cigarette out, but Brinton refused.

According to a police complaint, an argument broke out and Donovan is alleged to have thrown windshield washer cleaner fluid toward the cigarette to put it out.

Donovan got in her car to leave, but according to the complaint, “Brinton started screaming at Donovan that she was going to cover her in gas and light her ass on fire.”

As Donovan sat in her car, the complaint notes that Brinton sprayed her on two occasions with gasoline from the gas pump.

Donovan told Chief Krieg she got out of her car to tell the service station clerks to call 911, but slipped on the spilled gas and broke her arm.

Brinton appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff on Friday, and her attorney Jason Beardsley said he recognized that his client had “done an act that cannot be tolerated,” but added that she had done some positive things in her life.

He said it was a crime that was not premeditated, “but in a split second she changed her life forever.”

Brinton expressed remorse, saying “I am very sorry for what happened, and I regret how my actions that day have made my family suffer.”

Beardsley asked the judge for a sentence of time served, reflecting 311 days in county jail since the incident from June 30 of last year.

In handing down the sentence, Judge Shurtleff spoke about how her action represented a devaluing of human life and said Brinton was a threat not only to herself but the community as well. He also fined Brinton $1,500, ordered $120 in restitution be paid, and ordered a mental health evaluation be done.

Other sentences handed down in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday, May 10:

*Tamara Lee Atkinson, 29, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 3-18 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of a controlled substance on May 5, 2016; to 12 months probation and a $300 fine for DUI on Feb. 10, 2014, with sentences to be served concurrently; and to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on March 29, 2016, with sentence to be served concurrently.

*Tanner Brent Avery, 26, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 30-60 months in state prison and a $500 fine for robbery on Sept. 13, 2016; and to 18-36 months in state prison and a $500 fine as well as 25 years registration as a violent offender under the Adam Walsh Act, with sentences to be served consecutively for indecent assault on Sept. 13, 2016; and to 6-24 months in state prison and a $500 fine for simple assault on Sept. 13, 2016, with that sentence to be served concurrently.

*John Edward Barral, 29, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 4-12 months in county jail, a $500 fine and $800 in restitution for criminal mischief on Feb. 20, 2015; and to 3-11.5 months in county jail and a $500 fine for criminal trespass in Feb. 20, 2015.

*Ashton Shae Lewis Grick, 22, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on May 23, 2016.

*Justin Bryan Johnson, 40, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 1 day-12 months in county jail and a $750 fine ]for disorderly conduct on Dec. 21, 2016.

*Stephen Michael Kitchen, 39, of Endicott, N.Y., was sentenced to 73 days-6 months in county jail and a $500 fine for DUI on May 29, 2016.

*Luvlynn Alexis Kulp, 19, of Dallas, was sentenced to 23 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for defiant trespass on June 7, 2016.

*Annette Marie Lamoreaux, 27, of Monroe Township, was sentenced to 12 months probation, a $500 fine, and $5,500 restitution for retail theft on May 4, 2016.

*Jessica Lynn Landon, 27, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 18 months standard intermediate punishment, a $500 fine, and $285 restitution for criminal use of a communication facility on May 9, 2016.

*Jessica Joyce Leon, 44, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 3-23.5 months, a $500 fine and $30.99 restitution for retail theft on Oct. 22, 2016.

*Kevin Richard Myers, 33, of Factoryville, was sentenced to 16-36 months in state prison and a $500 fine for depositing and storing chemical waste on Dec. 7, 2016.

*Phillip John Petersen, 31, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 12 months probation, a $500 fine and $1,347.39 restitution for theft by unlawful taking on Aug. 1, 2016.

*Jamey Nathan Shoemaker, 31, of Wyalusing, was sentenced to 12-36 months in state prison, a $500 fine and $805 restitution for possession with intent to deliver on Oct. 14, 2015.

*Kenneth Lee Shoemaker, 30, of Montrose, was sentenced to 3-23.5 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession with intent to deliver on Dec. 27, 2015.

*Ariane Jean Siglin, 36, of Laceyville, was sentenced to 12 months probation, a $500 fine, and $300 restitution for possession of a controlled substance on Dec. 8, 2016; and to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Dec. 8, 2016, with sentences to be served concurrently.

*Justin Darek Stoothoff, 24, of Laceyville, was sentenced to 12 months probation, a $500 fine and $1,300 restitution for theft by unlawful taking on Aug. 4, 2016.

*Zachary Dean Swire, 25, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 118 days-18 months in county jail, a $500 fine, and $994 restitution for theft by unlawful taking on May 19, 2016; and to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for theft by unlawful taking on May 19, 2016.

*Kimberly Marie VanBuskirk, 39, of Noxen, was sentenced to 16 months probation and a $500 fine for burglary on Jan. 30, 2015.

*Jeffrey Lee Vogrin, was sentenced to 45 days to 12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Apr. 6, 2016.