2010-06-03 / Local & State

Judge Meyers Presides Over Court Session


Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 4.

Daniel McCellan Barnes appeared with his attorney on charges of driving under the influence and various summary offenses. Barnes entered a guilty plea to one count and will be sentenced on June 8.

Rodger Harold Garland appeared with legal counsel on one count of driving under the influence and summary offenses. Garland waived arraignment proceedings, and District Attorney Travis Kendall presented the court with a motion to allow Garland to participate in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.

Joshua Gordon Hall appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment proceedings held on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. The district attorney proposed Hall’s participation in the ARD program.

Charles Albert Pettiford appeared pro-se and waived arraignment held on charges related to the possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. A motion was made by the district attorney to allow Pettiford’s participation in the ARD program.

Michael Keith Wilson appeared in court pro-se on May 4 on one count of driving under the influence and various summary offenses. Wilson entered a plea of not guilty. His trial has been tentatively scheduled for the July 26 term of court.

Walter Edwin Branche appeared with legal counsel for sentencing on charges of possession of a firearm prohibited. Branche was ordered to complete 18 months probation.

Joshua L. Mellott appeared with his attorney for sentencing on driving under the influence and a summary offense. Judge Meyers ordered Mellott to complete between 72 hours and six months in the Franklin County Prison.

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