2011-02-10 / Local & State

Multiple Court Sessions Held

STAFF REPORT

Multiple court sessions were held by judges of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas between November 23 and January 11.

Tyana L. Christopher appeared with her attorney on November 23 and waived arraignment proceedings. Christopher entered a plea of guilty to forgery and was sentenced to 18 months probation.

Jessica A. Cooper appeared with her attorney on charges of criminal mischief and entered a plea of not guilty.

Kelly Jo Discher appeared with her attorney and pleaded not guilty to theft by unlawful taking and burglary.

Blaine Harris appeared with legal counsel and entered a plea of not guilty to driving under the influence.

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

Wanda Poper appeared with her attorney and waived arraignment on charges of bad checks. Poper pleaded guilty and was sentenced to participate in the Franklin County Prison’s weekender program.

Barbara Lynn Sprinkle appeared with legal counsel on charges of simple assault and harassment. Sprinkle was admitted into the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation.

Richard Clark Strayer appeared with his attorney and waived arraignment proceedings held on charges of driving under the influence. Strayer pleaded not guilty but returned to court for call of the list on January 11 and was admitted into the ARD program.

Jason Thomas White pleaded guilty to criminal mischief on November 23 and was sentenced by Judge Richard J. Walsh.

Natalie Lynne Willis was admitted into the ARD program on charges of driving under the influence. She will complete 12 months probation.

Kayla Brittany Eader appeared in court on December 7 on charges of recklessly endangering another person and summary offenses. Eader was admitted into the ARD program and will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

Michael Hess appeared with legal counsel and waived arraignment on charges of driving under the influence. Hess later appeared in court on January 4 and entered a plea of guilty. He was ordered to spend 30 days in the Franklin County Prison.

Matthew Buterbaugh was sentenced to complete between two and 23 months in the Franklin County Prison on charges of stalking.

Jose Espinosa was ordered to complete six months probation for false identification to law enforcement authorities and harassment.

Nathen Skidmore will complete between four and 12 months in the Franklin County Prison for possession of a controlled substance and an additional one to six months for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

On a probation-violation hearing, Skidmore was remanded to prison to complete the remainder of a previously imposed sentence dating back to 2007.

On December 14, Matthew Brant Burkett entered a plea of guilty to theft by unlawful taking. Burkett was sentenced by Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom to complete 36 months probation.

Terre Olan Buterbaugh was admitted into the ARD program and will accordingly complete six months probation for possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Scott Francis D’Anna waived arraignment proceedings held on one count of retaliation against a witness. D’Anna entered a notguilty plea, and his trial has tentatively been scheduled for the April 25 trial term.

Christopher Newman was ordered to complete six months probation through the ARD program in connection with the possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Patricia Ann Scaramozzino waived arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

Virginia Lynn Thaniel entered a not-guilty plea to forgery and theft. Her trial has tentatively been scheduled for the April 25 trial term.

David Wayne Thomas will complete 12 months probation through the ARD program for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and various summary offenses.

Travis Eric Sigel will complete between 12 and 36 months in a state correctional institution for burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

Harvey Richard King Jr. waived arraignment pro- ceedings held on December 21. King entered a plea of guilty to terroristic threats and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 15.

David Wayne Mahala Sr. entered a plea of guilty to arson. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Justin Richard Black appeared in court on December 28 for arraignment on charges of driving under the influence and summary offenses. Black entered a plea of guilty.

Jordan Lynn Castle pleaded not guilty to theft by unlawful taking, and his trial has tentatively been scheduled for the April 25 trial term.

Steven Craig DeLauter was admitted into the ARD program on charges of theft by unlawful taking and will complete 12 months probation.

Ridky Hann entered a plea of not guilty to simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment, and his trial has been set for the April 25 term of court.

Aubrey Cleveland Heckstall waived arraignment held on charges of forgery and theft by unlawful taking. She entered a not guilty plea, and her trial has been tentatively set for April 25 term of court.

Christopher Wade Hoffman pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence. His trial will be held during the April 25 court term.

Randy Mills pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, and he will be sentenced on February 8.

Joseph Len Netz pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He will be sentenced at a later date.

David Ryan Plum was admitted into the ARD program on charges of selling or furnishing alcohol to minors and disorderly conduct.

Florence Virginia Stelly was also admitted into the ARD program in conjunction with driving under the influence.

On January 4 John Joseph Downey pleaded guilty to simple assault and will be sentenced on February 15.

John Eric Edwards was admitted into the ARD program for providing false reports to law enforcement officials. Edwards will accordingly complete six months probation.

Lisa Goshorn pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and will be sentenced on March 1.

Travis Eric Sigel pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to complete between 12 and 36 months in a state correctional institution.

Joanne Smith-Kasulen entered a plea of guilty to welfare fraud and was ordered by Judge Carol L. Van Horn to complete 12 months probation.

Misty Waters was admitted into the ARD program on charges of fraud.

On January 11 bench warrants were issued for the arrest of Brandon Michael Barrick, Jason Patrick Phelan and Macharia Lavette Jones.

Jessica Marie Bivens pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and will be sentenced on February 22.

Michael Collins pleaded guilty to two counts of the delivery of cocaine and will be sentenced on March 15.

Jessica Mae Cooper pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy and was ordered to complete 12 months probation.

Kelly Jo Discher entered a plea of guilty to criminal trespassing and will be sentenced on March 22.

Hulda Drenning pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and will be sentenced on March 22.

Blaine Harris entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to participate in the state intermediate punishment program.

Tyler Horton entered a plea of guilty to the use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jordan Lee Junkins pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and one count each of the corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor.

Angel Luis Lopez-Nunez pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and will be sentenced on February 22.

Matthew Provard pleaded guilty to burglary and will be sentenced on March 1.

Walter Andrew Rasp entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence and will be sentenced on February 22.

Those granted continuances until the April 25 trial term were Matthew Deller, Kenneth Farley, Daniel Brock Flowers, William Russell Hann, Susan Eileen Larson, Rebecca Moore, Cindy Naugle and Shane Douglas Pittman.

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