2009-03-05 / Local & State

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, February 10, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

Jeffrey Brian Berkstresser appeared pro-se and waived arraignment proceedings on charges of driving under the influence. Berkstresser pled guilty, and a presentence investigation will be conducted by the Fulton County Probation Office prior to sentencing on March 24.

Andre Dean McCalop appeared pro-se and entered a notguilty plea to writing bad checks. His trial has been scheduled for April 27.

Theodore D. McMurtrie appeared pro-se on charges of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and the unlawful use of artificial light. McMurtrie pled guilty and was ordered to complete six months probation.

Rebecca Lynn Moore appeared with her attorney and waived arraignment on charges of receiving stolen property. Moore pled not guilty, and her trial will be scheduled for the April 27 term of court.

Zachary Michael Pittman entered a guilty plea to simple assault. A presentence investigation will be completed prior to sentencing on March 31.

Jesse Duane Richards appeared with legal counsel and entered a guilty plea to theft by unlawful taking and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Lonne Randolph Sheeder appeared in court on February 10 on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, unlawful restraints, recklessly endangering another person, criminal solicitation-unsworn falsification and criminal solicitationtampering. Sheeder pleaded not guilty, and his trial will be held during the April 27 term of court.

Nicholas Wayne Swope Jr. appeared with legal counsel on two counts of the delivery of a controlled substance. Swope pleaded guilty, and he was ordered to complete nine months probation.

Ty Cooper Black will complete 18 months probation for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. Black will also pay a $500 fine.

Aliza Jane Clark appeared with her attorney and was sentenced to 48 hours in the Franklin County Prison for driving under the influence. Clark was also ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Heather Marie Shore appeared with legal representation for sentencing on counts of theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. Shore will complete 24 months probation and 50 hours of community service. She will also pay a $100 fine.

Daniel Adam DeGroff appeared with his attorney and entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence and the corruption of minors. DeGroff will be sentenced on March 31 following a presentence investigation.

Clarence Matthew Jefferson was granted a continuance until April 28 on charges of simple assault and harassment.

Bernard Crawley appeared with an attorney for a PCRA hearing. Crawley was charged with the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.

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