2010-11-11 / Local & State

September, October Court Sessions Held

STAFF REPORT

Judges Shawn D. Meyers, Angela R. Krom and Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over court sessions held on September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12, 2010.

On September 21, Matthew Lynn Deller appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment proceedings held on charges of theft by unlawful taking and resisting arrest. Deller entered a plea of not guilty. His trial has tentatively been scheduled for the January 24 term of court.

Jordan Lee Junkins appeared with legal counsel on four separate incidents involving receiving stolen property, burglary, conspiracy and theft by unlawful taking. Junkins pleaded not guilty, and his trial will be held during the January 24 court term.

Calvin Rashad Stearnes waived arraignment on charges of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana. Stearnes was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program following the recommendation of Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall. He will complete six months probation.

Hank W. Keefer appeared in court and was sentenced to 12 to 48 months in a state correctional institution (SCI) for one count of forgery. On an additional count of theft, Keefer will serve a simultaneous sentence of six to 24 months for theft.

On an additional case involving forgery and theft, Keefer was ordered to complete between 12 and 48 months in a SCI for forgery. The count will be served at the expiration of the first count of forgery. Keefer will also complete 24 months probation for theft.

On two additional counts of forgery and one count of theft by deception, Keefer will complete an additional 12 to 48 months in a SCI for forgery. The remaining two counts elicited concurrent sentences of 48 and 24 months probation.

Keefer was also found guilty of two additional counts of forgery and one count each of theft and criminal attempt. Concurrent sentences of 16 to 48 months in a SCI were ordered for forgery, and the court ordered concurrent probationary sentences of 24 months for theft and criminal attempt.

On an unrelated case that also involved two counts of forgery and one count of theft, Keefer was ordered to spend between 12 and 48 months in a SCI for forgery. The sentences will run simultaneously. A probationary period of 24 months was also mandated for theft.

Keefer also faced an additional four counts of forgery in another case as well as one count of theft.

Sentencing on each charge ranged from 12 to 48 months in a SCI to 24 or 48 months probation. A final case involving two counts of forgery and one count of theft ended with Keefer being sentenced to serve between 12 and 48 months in a SCI and a total of 48 months probation.

Cortney Suzanne Fogelsonger appeared with her attorney on September 28 for arraignment proceedings held on one count of driving under the influence and summary offenses. Fogelsonger was admitted into the ARD Program and will complete 12 months probation.

Debra Kay Marshall appeared with her attorney on charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Marshall pleaded guilty to possession of a small amount of marijuana and was sentenced to time served.

Charles William Richards appeared with legal counsel for an incident involving harassment, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking and robbery. Richards pleaded guilty to theft and was scheduled to be sentenced on November 2 following a presentence investigation by the Fulton County Probation Department.

Crystal Lee Johnson failed to appear in court on October 5 on charges of receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking, criminal trespassing and burglary. A bench warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest.

Joseph Len Netz waived arraignment proceedings and pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence. His trial has tentatively been scheduled for the January 24 term of court.

Jacinda Washington Njike appeared with her attorney on charges of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and the possession of a small amount of marijuana. Njike was entered into the ARD Program and will complete six months probation.

Heather Renee Teeters appeared with legal counsel for arraignment proceedings on charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Teeters pleaded not guilty. Her trial will be held during the January 24 term of court.

Terry Lee Defibaugh entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence and was sentenced to spend two days in the Franklin County Prison.

Bryan Warner Grissinger appeared in court on charges of driving under the influence and summary offenses. Grissinger pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person and was sentenced to 24 months probation.

Ryan Vincent Slodysko pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was scheduled to be sentenced on November 9 following the completion of a presentence investigation.

Ryan Waid Smith appeared on charges of driving under the influence and summary offenses. Smith was recommended for SIP sentencing.

Matthew Buterbaugh entered a guilty plea to stalking during call of the list on October 12. He will be sentenced on December 7 following a presentence investigation.

Gary P. Haines Sr. pleaded guilty to fraud. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 16.

Jessica Marie Kalfas appeared with her attorney and entered a plea of guilty to the corruption of minors. Kalfas was sentenced to 12 months probation.

Justina Lavonne King- Mitchell entered a plea of guilty to harassment as well as a plea of “no contest” to criminal mischief. She was ordered to complete 90 days probation.

Shawn Edward Laman appeared with legal counsel and pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Laman will be sentenced on November 16.

David Louis Stauffer pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and providing false identification to law enforcement authorities. Stauffer will be sentenced on December 7 after the completion of a presentence investigation.

Lacie Ann Washabaugh pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance and will be sentenced on December 7.

Travis Eric Sigel appeared with legal counsel and entered a plea of guilty to burglary and theft by unlawful taking. A presentence investigation will be completed prior to sentencing on December 7.

Christopher Michial Terrell pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and is eligible for participation in the SIP program.

Brice Harris Gentry entered pleas of guilty to three unrelated incidents involving possession and delivery of a controlled substance. He is also eligible for participation in the SIP Program.

Individuals granted continuances to the January 24 trial term were Michael Collins, Daniel Brock Flowers, John Christopher Holba, Cindy S. Naugle, Jason Patrick Phelan, Shane Douglas Pittman, Gregory Allen Seville, Roy Scott Wertman and Joshua Isaac Wilson.

Bench warrants were issued for Daniel Lee and Emoy Bishop.

Trials were withdrawn for Gary Lamario Foster and Timmy Allen Shoemaker.

Judges Richard J. Walsh and Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over additional court sessions held on Tuesday, October 19 and November 2, in the Fulton County Courthouse.

Jose Espinosa appeared pro-se and waived arraignment to providing false identification to law enforcement. Espinosa pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on November 23.

Tyler Brooks Horton appeared pro-se and pleaded not guilty to the possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and summary offenses.

Angel Luis Lopez-Nunez waived arraignment on October 19 and entered a plea of not guilty to driving under the influence and summary offenses. Nunez’s trial has tentatively been scheduled for January 24.

Roy Roger Martz Jr. appeared with legal counsel and waived arraignment proceedings held on the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Martz entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to complete six months probation.

Mark Alan Rhodes appeared with his attorney and pleaded guilty to terroristic threats and simple assault. He was ordered to complete 12 months probation.

Robert Wayne Smith appeared with legal counsel and pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance and summary offenses. Smith’s trial has tentatively been set for the January 24 term of court.

Nicky L. Strait appeared for arraignment proceedings held on one count of theft by unlawful taking. Strait pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced on December 14.

James Melvin Booth was sentenced to 90 days in the Franklin County Prison on charges of driving under the influence.

Shane Anthony Metcalf was also sentenced by the court to 90 days in the Franklin County Prison for driving under the influence.

Timothy Shoemaker entered a plea of guilty to delivery of a controlled substance and will be sentenced on December 21.

Molly Jo Berkstresser appeared with her attorney on November 2 and was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Berkstresser will accordingly complete 12 months probation in connection with the charges of burglary, simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment.

Elijah Hank Goldy appeared pro-se and and was admitted into the ARD program on charges of driving under the influence. Goldy will complete 12 months probation.

Susan Eileen Larson appeared in court on charges of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana and summary offenses. Larson pleaded not guilty. Her trial has been scheduled for the January 24 term of court.

Walter Andrew Rasp appeared with his attorney to enter a plea of not guilty to driving under the influence. Rasp’s trial has been tentatively set for the January 24 court term.

John Christopher Holba pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He will be sentenced on November 16.

Charles William Richards was sentenced to between three and 24 months in the Huntingdon state prison in connection with theft by unlawful taking.

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