2009-05-21 / Police Reports

Judges Van Horn, Walsh Preside Over Court Sessions

STAFF REPORT

Judges Carol L. Van Horn and Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a trio of court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on April 14, April 21 and May 5.

Brian Allen Cutchall appeared with legal counsel for arraignment proceedings on charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy theft. Cutchall waived arraignment proceedings and entered a not guilty plea. His trial will be held during the July 27 term of court.

Jonathan Lee Kauffman waived arraignment by mail on charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. Kauffman's trial has been scheduled for the July 27 court term.

Max Harold McQuait III waived arraignment by mail on counts of burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. His trial will be held during the July 27 term of court.

Samuel Gardner Ranck III waived arraignment by mail on charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Ranck's trial is scheduled to be conducted during the July 27 term of court.

Christopher George Shotts appeared with legal counsel and waived arraignment on various charges, including theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief. Shotts pled guilty to theft by unlawful taking and was sentenced to 24 months probation. The sentence will begin at the conclusion of a sentence imposed on additional charges of burglary, trespassing and theft by unlawful taking. Shotts was ordered to complete between three and 23 months in the Franklin County Prison and pay $500 in fines.

Joshua Michael Weaver also waived arraignment proceedings by mail on charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief.

Shawn Phillips Guilfoy appeared with legal counsel on charges of theft by deception and forgery. Guilfoy pleaded guilty to both counts and will be sentenced on May 26.

Joseph L. Netz will be sentenced on May 26 after entering a guilty plea to the use of drug paraphernalia and two summary offenses.

Lonne Randolph Sheeder appeared with his attorney and was granted a continuance to the July 27 trial term. Sheeder is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officials, unlawful restraints involving serious bodily injury, recklessly endangering another person, criminal solicitation unsworn falsification and summary offenses.

Written court orders were issued during probation/parole-violation hearings held for Jermaine Sanders and Heather Marie Shore.

Kirk Edward Danfelt appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment on charges of receiving stolen property. A written court order was issued by Judge Walsh in the matter.

Quentin Adam DeShong appeared with an attorney and entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence. DeShong will be sentenced on May 19.

Daniel Brock Flowers appeared with legal representation for arraignment held on charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking and criminal trespassing. Flowers was granted a continuance to the July 27 trial term.

Clarence Matthew Jefferson failed to appear for arraignment proceedings. A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Jefferson, who is charged with simple assault and harassment.

Andre Dean McCalop appeared pro-se and entered a guilty plea to writing bad checks. McCalop was ordered to complete 12 months probation.

Shane William Meck appeared with his attorney and pled guilty to making false reports. Meck was sentenced to complete nine months probation. He also appeared on unrelated charges of simple assault, to which he was sentenced to an additional nine months probation.

Rebecca Lynn Moore appeared with her attorney and pled guilty to receiving stolen property, which was reduced by the court to a misdemeanor one. She will be sentenced on May 26.

The cases involving Joseph Michael Rauch and Michael Frederick Shives Sr. were continued until the July 27 trial term.

Levi Gene Bisser appeared with legal counsel on charges of access device fraud, theft by unlawful taking, unsworn falsification to authorities, possess access device, receiving stolen property, burglary and criminal attempt burglary. Bisser entered a not guilty plea. His trial will be held during the July 27 term of court.

Joshua Gregory Branson appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment proceedings on criminal mischief. Branson was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) at the suggestion of District Attorney Travis Kendall and will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

Marco Tulio Davila failed to appear on charges of driving under the influence and various summary offenses. A bench warrant was issued for Davila's arrest.

Ray A. Nickleson appeared with legal representation on charges of simple assault and harassment. Nickleson pled guilty to simple assault and will be sentenced on May 26.

A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Crystal Leigh Rogers, who failed to appear in court on charges of criminal mischief.

Tyler Ryan Smith was admitted into the ARD program on charges of driving under the influence and will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

Jessie Nicole Whiteside appeared with her attorney and pleaded not guilty to counts of criminal conspiracy burglary and criminal conspiracy theft by unlawful taking. Whiteside's trial is set for the July 27 term of court.

James Benjamin Chesnut appeared in court and pled guilty to driving under the influence. Chesnut will complete between two days and six months in the Franklin County Prison.

Chesnut also appeared on unrelated charges of altered, forged or counterfeit documents and plates. He was sentenced to between 10 days and 12 months in prison, which will begin at the expiration of the sentence imposed for drunk-driving.

On additional charges of criminal solicitation-false reports to law enforcement authorities and possession of drug paraphernalia, Chesnut will serve 24 months probation.

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