2010-07-01 / Local & State

Judges Walsh, Van Horn Hold Court Sessions


Judges Richard J. Walsh and Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over court sessions held at Fulton Theatre on Tuesday, June 15 and June 22.

Dustin James Cross appeared with his attorney and waived mandatory arraignment proceedings held on charges of driving-underthe influence, careless driving and summary offenses. Cross was sentenced to complete 12 months probation through the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.

Robbie Dwight Daniels appeared with legal counsel on charges of driving-underthe influence and summary offenses. Daniels will complete 12 months probation in accordance with participating in the ARD program.

Tyler Christian Hoffman appeared in court and waived arraignment on charges of simple assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person. Hoffman was admitted into the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation.

Justina Lavaonne King- Mitchell appeared with her attorney and waived formal arraignment held on counts of simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment. King-Mitchell entered a plea of not guilty. Her trial has tentatively been set for the July 26 term of court.

Lance Joshua Mellott appeared with his attorney and entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence and failure to carry a license. Mellott was ordered to complete between five days and six months in the Franklin County Prison and will pay a $300 fine.

Gregory Eugene Wills Jr. appeared in court and entered a plea to fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. Wills will be sentenced on August 10.

William John Decyk III was ordered to complete a total of six years of probation in connection with six counts of burglary.

Brice Gentry and Derek James Lininger appeared in court for probation/parole violations.

Michael R. Fortney appeared pro-se and pleaded guilty to terroristic threats. He will be sentenced on August 17 following a pre-sentence investigation by the Fulton County Probation Department.

Joshua Isaac Wilson appeared with legal counsel on charges of burglary, criminal trespassing and simple assault. Wilson entered a plea of not guilty. His trial will be conducted during the October 25 term of court.

Ronald Monzingo appeared in court for a contempt hearing.

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