WILKES-BARRE ‚?? A Hanover Township man facing several charges, including two from incidents in which shots were fired at two different residences, pleaded guilty Monday to related charges.
David Angelo Toney, 20, of Norwood Avenue, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and one count each of receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property, burglary and theft. Judge Tina Polachek Gartley said Toney will be sentenced on Oct. 19. He faces a maximum of 20 years on one of the charges of criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.
According to court papers, on Nov. 15, 2008, city police were called to a Regent Street, Wilkes-Barre, home for the report of shots fired.
When police arrived, they spoke with Daniel Holtslander, who said he was home with his wife, two young sons, his step-daughter and another woman when they heard five or six gunshots outside. Police said one bullet went through a living room wall and a second through a window and then hit the ceiling.
Police said Toney and Jerome Sharr were armed and Sharr had argued with Holtslander‚??s step-daughter and her friend earlier that day.
In a second case, police said Toney was involved in an incident in which shots were fired at a South Empire Street, Wilkes-Barre, home on Dec. 14, 2010.
Police said the resident of the home, Jerome Sharr, told them two shots were fired at his home and that Toney drove a vehicle while another man, Jason Dates, fired the gun after Sharr argued with Toney about a woman.
In the other incidents, police said that on Sept. 12, 2010, Toney took cameras and jewelry from a Fairview Township house, and on Sept. 21, 2010, he stole jewelry, guns and a television from a Lake Township house.
Toney is serving a one-year federal prison sentence relating to the theft of 12 guns.
According to the U.S. Attorney‚??s Office, a federal grand jury indicted Toney and Sharr, of Wilkes-Barre, in June 2011 and they were charged with the theft of weapons from American Sport Shooting in Monroe County.
A judge also ordered Toney to serve three years of supervised release after his prison sentence.
Sharr was previously sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the break-in at the gun shop.