2009-01-29 / Local & State

County Court Sessions Held

STAFF REPORT

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 13.

Leonard Paul Ford appeared with his attorney for arraignment proceedings and placement in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on charges of driving under the influence. Ford will complete 12 months probation through the program.

Joshua Allen Mellott appeared with legal counsel and will complete 12 months probation through the ARD program for driving under the influence.

Michael Norman Atkins appeared pro-se and entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance. He will be sentenced on February 24.

Tayrean Louise Brechbill appeared with his attorney and pled guilty to manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. Brechbill will be sentenced on March 10 following a pre-sentence investigation by the Fulton County Probation Department.

Steven Edward Burdette appeared with legal counsel and entered a guilty plea to simple assault. Burdette will be sentenced on January 20.

Gary Dehart pled guilty to possession with intent to deliver and will be sentenced on February 24. A pre-sentence investigation is required.

Troy Ryan Geis appeared with his attorney and entered a guilty plea to recklessly endangering another person. Geis will be sentenced on March 3 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Gary Lynn Hockenberry was admitted into the ARD program and will complete six months probation for the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and the purchase of alcohol by a minor.

Bonnie Sue Knechtel appeared with her attorney on charges of retail theft. Knechtel entered a plea of guilty and will be sentenced on March 10.

Antonio Everette McNear appeared with legal counsel on charges of driving under the influence. McNear admitted to the violation and was scheduled to reappear in court on January 20.

Daniel Ray Nazelrod III entered a guilty plea to the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. Nazelrod will undergo a pre-sentence investigation and will be sentenced on March 3.

Joseph Anthony Scavone appeared with his attorney on charges of retail theft. Scavone pled guilty, and he will be sentenced on March 3.

Samantha J. Russell appeared pro-se on charges of fraud and was admitted into the ARD program. Russell was ordered to complete 24 months probation.

Brandon Eugene Shoop entered a plea of guilty to counts of theft and criminal mischief. He will be sentenced on March 10 after a pre-sentence investigation is completed.

Christopher George Shotts pled guilty to burglary. His sentencing has been scheduled for March 17 following a pre-sentence investigation.

James William Shaffer appeared with counsel for sentencing on illegal possession of game or wildlife. Shaffer will complete house arrest through IPP for a period of 24 months.

Shawn Michael Younker appeared with his attorney for sentencing on charges of driving under the influence, false reports and criminal solicitation. Younker will complete between 11 and 60 months in a state correctional institution for driving under the influence and an additional two to 24 months for false reports. An additional sentence of two to 24 months will begin at the conclusion of the sentence imposed for driving under the influence. Younker will also pay a $1,500 fine.

Judge John R. Walker of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, January 20, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

Tony Lynn Fox Jr. appeared without counsel on charges of robbery, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. Fox pled guilty to mischief and was sentenced to 90 days probation.

Dwayne Alan Lewis appeared in court last Tuesday on charges of the corruption of minors. Lewis pled guilty and will be sentenced on March 24 following the completion of a pre-sentence investigation by the Fulton County Probation Department.

Paul R. McCullough Sr. appeared with his attorney and entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence and simple assault. McCullough was ordered to complete 30 days in the Franklin County Prison.

Lance Joshua Mellott appeared with his attorney and pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Mellott will complete 12 months probation.

John Charles Nelson appeared with his attorney and entered a plea of guilty to driving under the influence. Nelson will be sentenced on March 24 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Andrew Robert Skidmore appeared with legal counsel on charges of driving under the influence and entered a guilty plea. Skidmore will be sentenced on March 17.

Bobby Lee Stotler pled guilty to driving under the influence and criminal mischief. Stotler will be sentenced on March 24.

Jerry Wayne Wilt Jr. appeared with legal counsel and pled guilty to criminal trespassing. Wilt was sentenced to 12 months probation.

Alice Michelle Younker appeared with her attorney on counts of forgery and theft by unlawful taking. Younker entered a plea of guilty. She will be sentenced on March 17.

Antonio McNear pled guilty to driving under the influence and will be sentenced on March 17.

Clay Aaron Rasp appeared with his attorney and entered a guilty plea to the delivery of marijuana. He was ordered to complete 60 days probation.

Rasp also appeared on an unrelated charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered to complete 60 days probation, which will run concurrently with the sentence imposed for drug delivery

Steven Edward Burdette appeared with legal counsel for sentencing on charges of simple assault and harassment. Burdette will complete 12 months probation.

Bench warrants were issued for Sondra Melissa Barnhart and Clarence Matthew Jefferson, who failed to appear in court.

Continuances were granted for Joseph Netz, Alvin Timothy Peck, Joseph Michael Rauch and Michael Shives.

A trial was set for Thursday, January 29, for Michael Allan Clouser. Matthew Buterbaugh will undergo a trial on February 13, and a trial for Randi Lee Kohr has been set for March 19-20.

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