WILKES-BARRE — Shaun Baker walked into the Luzerne County Courthouse on Tuesday knowing he was going to jail.
Baker, 25, kissed his girlfriend when Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley called his case. Minutes later, he was in shackles and escorted to the county correctional facility.
Baker initially was scheduled to be sentenced on separate retail theft charges. Prosecutors took advantage of the hearing to request Baker’s $42,500 bail on numerous burglaries and thefts from cars be revoked due to arrests by police in Kingston and Plains Township.
Here is a timeline of events prosecutors say initiated their request:
• Jan. 31: Baker was released from jail when he posted bail on multiple cases of burglarizing homes and stealing from cars in Kingston and Pringle throughout September.
• Feb. 10: Plains Township police arrested Baker on charges he rummaged through vehicles on Briar Creek Road. Released on $5,000 unsecured bail.
• Feb. 20: A bail revocation hearing is continued because Baker was admitted to a treatment facility.
• March 18: Baker appears before Gartley, saying he successfully completed a rehabilitation program at White Deer Run Treatment Facility. Gartley imposes house arrest with electronic monitoring.
• March 21: Kingston police arrested Baker on charges he attempted to enter a vehicle on Chestnut Avenue. Released without bail.
• March 21: Prosecutors filed a petition to revoke Baker’s $42,000 bail.
On Tuesday, Gartley admonished Baker for failing to abide by her rulings of March 18.
“I did not believe your rehab was serious,” Gartley told Baker. “I had my doubts. Sir, you confirmed by doubts.”
Gartley scheduled a pre-trial hearing on all burglaries and thefts from cars on May 1.