2010-04-15 / Local & State

Judges Herman, Krom Preside Over Sessions Of Court

STAFF REPORT

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 23.

Aaron Edward Hahn appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment proceedings held on charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence and summary offenses. Hahn was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program and will complete 12 months probation.

Dennis Wayne Hockenberry appeared with legal counsel and pleaded guilty to the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension. A presentence investigation was not required, and Hockenberry was sentenced to complete 60 days in the Bedford County Prison.

Joshua L. Mellott appeared with counsel and waived arraignment on charges of driving under the influence. Mellott pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4.

Ryan Vincent Slodysko appeared with his attorney and entered a not-guilty plea to driving under the influence. His trial has been tentatively set for the July 26 term of court.

Kevin Strait appeared without an attorney and pleaded not guilty to making terroristic threats. His trial will be conducted during the July 26 term of court.

Nicole Marie Keefer appeared with an attorney for sentencing on one count each of accidents involving death or personal injury and driving under suspension. Keefer will complete between three and 18 months in the Franklin County Prison at the expiration of a previously imposed sen- tence. Keefer will also pay $100 in fines.

Keefer also appeared in court to terminate her participation in the ARD program. A written court order was issued in the matter.

Kevin Lynn Strait appeared with a court-appointed attorney and requested a continuance until April 20.

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 6.

Patrick Allen Bowers appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment proceedings held on one count of driving under the influence. Bowers entered a plea of guilty and will be sentenced on May 11 following a presentence investigation by the Fulton County Probation Department.

Melissa Sue Mellott was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on charges of driving under the influence. Mellott will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

Jamie David Saylor failed to appear in court on charges of driving under the influence. A bench warrant was issued for Saylor’s arrest.

Jerry Vaine True appeared with legal counsel on one count of driving under the influence and summary offenses. True pleaded not guilty. His trial has been scheduled for the July 26 term of court.

Edward Lewis Wilson appeared in court on one count each of simple assault and harassment. Wilson pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on May 11 following a presentence investigation.

Aaron Lee Deneen appeared with his attorney and pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. Deneen will be sentenced on June 1 after a presentence investigation is completed.

Deneen also appeared in court on an unrelated incident involving driving under the influence. He again entered a plea of guilty and will be sentenced on June 1 for the additional count.

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