2010-02-04 / Local & State

Court Held

STAFF REPORT

Judges Richard J. Walsh and Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a series of court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 12 and 19.

Summer Burdette appeared with her attorney on charges of fraud and was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on a motion by District Attorney Travis Kendall. Burdette will complete 12 months probation in conjunction with participating in the program.

Sandra Lee Gilbert appeared with legal counsel and pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Gilbert will be sentenced on February 16.

Lisa Haulman appeared with her attorney to enter a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance. Haulman will be sentenced on February 16.

Benjamin Troy Hovatter appeared with his attorney and entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence. Hovatter will be sentenced on February 23.

Gregory Lee Souders appeared with legal counsel on one count of driving under the influence. Souders pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on March 2.

Barry Andrew Lake appeared with his attorney and pleaded guilty to charges of harassment. Lake will be sentenced on February 23.

Leon James Mumma appeared with his attorney on charges of operating a vehicle without ignition interlock, to which he pleaded guilty. Mumma was sentenced to complete 90 days probation.

Billy Joe Pittman appeared with his attorney and pleaded guilty to unrelated charges of theft and driving under the influence. He will be sentenced on March 2 for both counts.

Robert V. Prebehalla appeared with his attorney to enter a guilty plea to simple assault. Prebehalla was sentenced to complete between six and 12 months in the Bedford County Prison.

Michael Robinson appeared with legal counsel on charges of burglary, to which he entered a plea of guilty. Robinson will be sentenced on March 2.

Nick J. Barry appeared with his attorney for mandatory arraignment held on charges of driving under the influence. Barry pleaded guilty, and he will be sentenced on March 9.

Terrell Dawon Bass appeared with legal counsel and pleaded guilty to charges of delivery and will be sentenced on March 16. Bass also appeared in court on January 19 on a second case also involving delivery. Bass again entered a guilty plea.

Gary Lee Mason Jr. appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment on charges of burglary. Mason pleaded not guilty, and his trial has tentatively been scheduled for the April 26 term of court.

Steffawn Alexander Spriggs appeared with his attorney for arraignment on possession of a controlled substance. Spriggs pled guilty and was sentenced to complete 12 months probation.

Duane E. Stains appeared with legal counsel on charges of driving under the influence. Stains waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty. His trial is scheduled to be held during the April 26 court term.

Eric Christopher Funk appeared with his attorney on charges of false identification to law enforcement, possessing a small amount of marijuana and the possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Funk was granted a continuance until the April 26 term of court.

Derek Travis McCumbee appeared with his attorney on charges of simple assault and after entering a guilty plea was sentenced to 23 months probation.

Brian Lee Rosenberry appeared for a probation/parole-violation hearing. Rosenberry admitted to the violations, and the court issued a written court order.

The following individuals were granted continuances until the April 26 term of court: Roger Lee Barnett, James Michael Buser, William Jon Decyk III, Daniel Brock Flowers, Hank Wible Keefer, Rebecca Lynn Moore, Larry Wayne Portner Jr., Timmy Allen Shoemaker and Carolyn Marie Spoonire.

Trials were requested for Derek Charles Mentzer, Ronald Lee Robinson and David Louis Stauffer.

A bench warrant was issued for Christopher Aaron Yost.

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