2010-03-18 / Local & State

Judge Meyers Presides Over Feb. 23 Court Session

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 23.

Michael P. Collins appeared with legal counsel on charges involving the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver as well as possession of a controlled substance. Collins pleaded not guilty. His trial will be held during the April 26 term of court.

Gary Lamario Foster appeared with his attorney on counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver as well as possession of a controlled substance. Foster entered a plea of not guilty. His trial has been tentatively scheduled for the April 26 court term.

Lamar Jay Hege waived arraignment proceedings held on two counts of arson-danger of death or bodily injury. Hege pleaded not guilty, and his trial will be held during the April 26 term of court.

Wilmer Ivan Lashley appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment proceedings held on charges of driving under the influence. Lashley entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to six months probation.

Jason Patrick Phelan appeared pro se and pleaded not guilty to forgery. His trial will be held during their April 26 term of court.

Jeffery Allen Singer was sentenced to between 48 hours and six months in the Franklin County Prison for driving under the influence.

Erica Laine Reed appeared in court and was granted a six month extension for her participation in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.

David Lee Truax also appeared in court in an ARD-related matter.

Joshua Lynn Breeden was ordered to complete between three and 23 months in the Franklin County Prison for statutory sexual assault.

Benjamin Troy Hovatter will complete between 10 days and six months in the Franklin County Prison on charges of driving under the influence.

A written court order was issued in a matter involving Barry Andrew Lake, who was charged with harassment. Lake was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $300 within a period of 30 days.

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