By Marcia Moore
The Daily Items
SUNBURY — Several neighbors of Marion Heights resident Robert "Chico" Galgocy showed up in Northumberland County Court on Thursday and told a judge of the terror he allegedly has caused over the years.
Galgocy, 54, of 412 E. Clement St., Marion Heights, was brought before President Judge Robert B. Sacavage on a parole revocation petition stemming from a July incident in which he allegedly threatened to gouge a neighbor's eyes out.
At the hearing, three residents described years of being terrorized by Galgocy and pleaded that he not be released.
"This has to stop somewhere," 23-year resident Al Bressi said later, adding that Galgocy and his elderly mother, Rose, of the same address, have harassed, threatened and cursed at neighbors for more than two decades.
Sacavage revoked Galgocy's probation and sentenced him to 18 1/2 months to 37 months in state prison.
Bressi was relieved by the sentence. "It means peace for a year and a half," he said.
Meanwhile, Galgocy still awaits trial on terroristic threats charges stemming from July.
His mother also is set to be tried on felony charges that she tried to run over a neighbor with her car last July, the same day her son was arrested in the threat case.
Rose Galgocy allegedly was so angered by her son's arrest that she tried to run over a neighbor with her vehicle, officials said.
She's awaiting trial in Northumberland County Court on charges including aggravated assault, retaliation against a witness and reckless driving.