A 20-year-old Plymouth man will serve at least seven months in county jail and $2,000 in fines plus restitution for his role in a series of pranks that went sour.

Derek Ethan Egenlauf appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Wednesday morning, and his attorney Thomas Marsillo of Wilkes-Barre pleaded for a sentence that would take the burden of incarceration away from Wyoming County and into a sort of boot camp supervised by his father, a retired law enforcement officer from Philadelphia, now living in New Jersey.

Former Detective William Egenlauf took the witness stand and described a program whereby an older son had been “straightened out” and proposed something similar including getting his son Derek back in school.

While Judge Shurtleff politely listened to the detective’s solution, he didn’t buy into it noting that the younger Egenlauf “showed careless disregard of health and safety of other persons” and in one case caused serious personal injury to a driver and occupant.

According to court records, Egenlauf, often in the company of four others, did things in the last half of 2013 they thought were funny, but the victims and state police thought otherwise.

In one incident in July, Egenlauf admitted responsibility for throwing a water bottle at a Penns Best tractor trailer rig causing a near accident.

In another, corn cobs were thrown at the windshield of a water hauler causing it to shatter and the driver requiring treatment for shards of glass flying in his face.

In other instances oil cans and more corn cobs became literal weapons, along with an air horn that scared passing motorists and even a laser pointer was used to temporarily blind motorists as they passed by.

Originally, Egenlauf faced 36 different charges for his part in a spree that involved Caleb Nolder, 19, of Falls; Austin Hoskins, 18, of Tunkhannock; Aaron Sherman, 19, of Tunkhannock; and an unidentified 17-year-old.

Hoskins and Nolder are yet to be processed through the court system but Sherman also was sentenced Wednesday, but only to 1-12 months in county jail for criminal conspiracy to commit propulsion of missiles for his role in one of the November incidents.

OTHER SENTENCINGS

Persons sentenced in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

*Shirley Ann Byrd, 70, of Nicholson, was sentenced to a $1,500 fine and five years probation, commencing with 90 days house arrest for DUI, second offense, on March 27.

*Michael Anthony Cook, 20, of LaPlume, was sentenced to a $500 fine, $260 restitution, and 12 months probation for theft by unlawful taking on Oct. 18, 2012.

*Travis Michael Davis, 21, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 108 days-12 months in county jail for simple assault on Nov. 11, 2013.

*William J. Deininger, 26, of Monroe Twp., was sentenced to a $300 fine and 6 months probation for DUI on Jan. 26.

*Christopher Ryan Egolf, 29, of Old Forge, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 7-18 months in county jail for receiving stolen property on Jan. 22.

*Samantha M. Harney, 19, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 6-18 months in county jail for conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver on Feb. 23.

*Dustin Milton Logan, 24, of Sugar Run, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 1-12 months in county jail for possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 25, 2013.

*Thomas Lawrence MacDonald, 44, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to a $1,000 fine and five days-6 months in county jail for DUI on March 29; and to a $300 fine and 12 months probation for disorderly conduct on March 29.

*Lisa Ann McEvoy, 44, of Pittston, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 42 days-12 months in county jail for retail theft on May 3.

*John Clement Nauroth, 73, of Nicholson, was sentenced to a $1,000 fine, and 4-18 months in county jail with credit for 125 days house arrest, and registration for 15 years as a sexual offender for indecent assault on March 10, 2012.

*Raffaela Alice Nielsen, 54, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to a $1,500 fine and 72 hours-6 months in county jail for DUI; to a $300 fine for duties at a stop sign; and to a $300 fine for careless driving, all occurring on July 10, 2012.

*Stacey Lynn Nystrand, 41, of Laceyville, was sentenced to a $1500 fine and six months probation commencing with 30 days house arrest for DUI on Sept. 7, 2013.

*Donald Patrick Ogin, 48, of Forkston Twp., was sentenced to a $1,000 fine and six months probation for DUI on Dec. 14, 2013.

*Corey Alexander Olsevskis, 22, of Wyoming, was sentenced to a $1,500 fine and 90 days-12 months in county jail for DUI, second offense on Nov. 30, 2013.

*Kurtis Dekota Parkhurst, 19, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 148 days-18 months in county jail for possession with intent to deliver on Feb. 12; and to a $500 fine and 12 months probation for possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 25, 2013; with sentences to be served concurrently.

*Brian James Ridl, 42, of Dushore, was sentenced to a $1,000 fine and three days-6 months in county jail for DUI on Oct. 19, 2013.

*Patrick Joseph Rosencrance, 47, of Laceyville, was sentenced to a $1,500 fine, and 18-36 months in state prison for DUI, second offense, on Jan. 24.

*Aaron Phillip Sherman, 20, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 1-12 months in county jail for criminal conspiracy to commit propulsion of missile into occupied vehicle on Nov. 23, 2013.

*David C. Shirley, 35, of Nicholson, was sentenced to a $300 fine for possession of small amount of marijauna on Feb. 4.

*Ronald B. Smith, 52, of Laceyville, was sentenced to a $1500 fine and 72 hours-6 months in county jail for DUI on Nov. 23, 2012.

*Olivia Jane Strunk, 26, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to a $1,500 fine and 10 days-6 months in county jail for DUI on Dec. 7, 2013; and to a $500 fine and 12 months probation for hindering apprehension or prosecution on April 25.

*Kevin Eugene Tinsley, 40, of New Milford, was sentenced to a $2,500 fine and 15 days-6 months for DUI, second offense, on Feb. 15, 2013.

*Ramona E. Tyler, 50, was sentenced to a $500 fine and 51 days-12 months in county jail for disorderly conduct on May 23; and to 12 months probation for disorderly conduct on June 23; and to a $300 fine for public drunkenness on June 3.