Judge Van Horn Presides Over Court Session
Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, November 25, at the Fulton County Courthouse.
James Preston Martin appeared with his attorney on charges of simple assault and harassment. Martin waived arraignment proceedings and was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on the recommendation of District Attorney Travis Kendall. Martin will accordingly complete 12 months probation.
Andrew E. Miller appeared without legal counsel on charges of driving under the influence. Miller was also admitted into the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation.
Laura Rae Ramsey appeared without her attorney for arraignment proceedings on charges of driving under the influence. Ramsey was admitted into the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation.
Bobby Lee Stotler appeared without counsel on charges of driving under the influence and entered a not-guilty plea. Stotler's trial has been set for the January 26 term of court.
Timothy Wayne Davis appeared with his attorney on counts of simple assault and harassment. Davis pled guilty to assault and was ordered to complete 12 months probation. Christopher William Feagley will complete 30 days probation after entering a guilty plea to one count of possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Margaret Rose Lawyer appeared with her attorney and waived arraignment proceedings held on charges of driving under the influence. Lawyer entered a guilty plea, and a written court order was issued.
John Baptist Kotmair appeared without an attorney and was sentenced to between 30 days and six months in the Bedford County Prison on charges of driving under the influence.
Andrew Lee Little appeared with legal counsel on one count of criminal attempt burglary and was ordered to complete 18 months probation. He was granted 122 days for time previously served. Little also appeared in court last Tuesday on an unrelated count of simple assault, which received an additional 90 days probation. On one unrelated count of criminal mischief, Little will complete 12 months probation, which will be served at the expiration of the sentence imposed for criminal attemptburglary.
Patrick Wayne Patterson was ordered to complete between two and 12 months in the Franklin County Prison for charges of theft by unlawful taking and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.