2008-12-25 / Police Reports

Judge Herman Presides Over Dec. 16 Court

STAFF REPORT

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 16.

Gerald Allen Bitner appeared with his attorney on charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana. Bitner entered a notguilty plea, and his trial will be held during the January 26 term of court.

Ty Cooper Black appeared with legal counsel on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer; the purchase, consumption or transportation of alcohol by a minor; reckless driving; and speeding. Black, who pled not guilty, will reappear in court during the January 26 court term for a trial.

Derek Charles Mentzer waived arraignment proceedings on charges of driving under the influence. Mentzer pleaded not guilty, and his trial will be scheduled for the January 26 term of court.

Joseph Anthony Scavone appeared with legal counsel on charges of retail theft. He entered a not-guilty plea, and his trial will be held during the January 26 term of court.

Samantha J. Russell appeared pro-se for arraignment proceedings held on one count of fraudulently obtaining food stamps/assistance. Russell pled not guilty. Her trial will be scheduled for the January 26 court term.

Kayla Ann Pine appeared with her attorney for arraignment on theft and entry into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Pine will complete 12 months probation in conjunction with the program.

Tyler Matthew Brown appeared with his attorney and pled guilty to agricultural vandalism. Brown was sentenced to complete 24 months probation and pay fines and restitution.

Perry Henderson will complete between 42 and 82 months in a state correctional institution for robbery. Henderson was granted credit for time previously served and will pay a $500 fine.

Nathan Wayne Fessler appeared with his attorney and admitted to violating the terms of his probation/parole. A written court order was issued in the matter.

Brice Gentry failed to appear for a probation/parole-violation hearing last Tuesday. A bench warrant was issued for Gentry's arrest.

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