Judge Herman Presides Over Court Session
Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, November 18, at the Fulton County Courthouse.
Melissa J. Buterbaugh appeared without legal counsel on one count each of false or fraudulent insurance claims and theft and two counts of forgery. Following the request of the state attorney general's office, Buterbaugh was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. She will complete 24 months probation.
Tamara Sachene McCloskey appeared with an attorney and waived arraignment proceedings on charges of driving under the influence. Mc- Closkey was admitted into the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation.
John Adam McMullen appeared with legal counsel on charges of driving under the influence. McMullen was entered into the ARD program and will accordingly complete 12 months probation.
Gary Lee DeHart appeared without counsel and entered a not-guilty plea to the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. His trial will be held during the January 26 term of court.
Troy Ryan Geis appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment on charges of driving under the influence. Geis pled not guilty, and his trial will be held during the January 26 term of court.
Clarence Jefferson appeared with his attorney for arraignment proceedings held on one count of simple assault. Jefferson entered a notguilty plea. His trial will be held during the January 26 court term.
Steven Davis appeared with legal counsel for arraignment and entry of a guilty plea to driving under the influence. A presentence investigation will be conducted prior to his sentencing on December 30.
William Raymond Huber appeared with his attorney for a false or fraudulent insurance claim and criminal attempt-false or fraudulent insurance claim. The criminal attempt charges were reduced to a misdemeanor one, and Huber was sentenced to 12 months probation.
David Leonard Hines appeared with his attorney for sentencing on one count of simple assault. Hines will spend between six and 12 months in a state correctional institution, which will run concurrently with an additional sentence of 12 to 36 months for an unrelated count of simple assault.
Alvin Timothy Peck appeared with his attorney on various charges of manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance. Peck, who entered a not-guilty plea, will be tried during the January 26 term of court.
Melissa Beth Butterfield appeared without legal counsel for a hearing held on a petition to terminate participation in the ARD program. Butterfield's probation was extended by 24 months.
Christy Morgan also appeared for a hearing to terminate ARD privileges. Morgan was found in violation, and her probation was reinstated.