2009-03-19 / Local & State

Judge Van Horn Presides Over March 10 Court Session


Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 10.

Melissa Ann Helm appeared with her attorney and waived arraignment proceedings held on charges of theft by unlawful taking. Helm pled not guilty. Her trial has tentatively been scheduled for the April 27 term of court.

Kari Marie Powell appeared with legal counsel on charges of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and the purchase of alcohol by a minor. Powell was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program in following the motion of District Attorney Travis Kendall. She will complete 12 months probation.

Howard Lynn Seburn Sr. appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment on counts of simple assault and harassment. Seburn was sentenced to 12 months probation.

Tayrean Louise Brechbill will complete between nine and 23 months in the Franklin County Prison on charges of the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or delivery.

Bonnie Sue Knechtel was sentenced to time served in connection with charges of retail theft.

Randy Edward Mills appeared with legal counsel for a parole/probation-violation hearing. Mills was ordered to complete between two and 12 months in Franklin County Prison.

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