2011-03-17 / Local & State

Court Session Held March 8

Two sentenced; two enter pleas
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, March 8, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Hustontown resident Joseph Downey Jr. appeared in court last Tuesday with Fulton County Public Defender Tamela Bard for sentencing on one count of simple assault. The charge against Downey stemmed from an argument that occurred at the Cardinal Glen Apartments on November 4, 2010. The 53-yearold man is accused of striking a woman in the face, causing a swollen eye and bruising.

Downey was ordered by Judge Meyers to complete 12 months probation as well as 20 hours of community service. He will also pay $150 to the Fulton County Law Library and a $ 25- permonth supervision fee.

 Harvey Richard King Jr. of Harrisonville was sentenced on one count of terroristic threats in connection with an incident that occurred on October 1, 2010. A domestic dispute between King and a female victim escalated when the 48-year- old cornered the woman against a refrigerator with a kitchen knife. King took the tip of the knife and slammed it into the freezer door and later flipped over a couch while she was sitting on it.

King was ordered to complete 24 months probation and 24 hours community service. He will pay $300 to the Fulton County Law Library, a $25-per-month supervision fee and $1,000 in restitution.

 Kayla Caroline Frisby of Mercersburg appeared in court for mandatory arraignment on charges of theft by unlawful taking, criminal trespassing, burglary and unauthorized use of an automobile. Frisby, 22, pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A presentence investigation (PSI) report will be completed by Fulton County Probation Department prior to sentencing on April 19.

 Skyler Alan Vincenti of Bridgeville, Del., appeared for arraignment on one count each of theft by unlawful taking, theft from a motor vehicle or receiving stolen property. The 20- year-old entered a plea of guilty to theft by unlawful taking and will be sentenced on April 19 following the completion of a PSI report.

 Thirty-year- old Fort Littleton resident Lijah Hunter Winegardner appeared for admission into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on charges of bad checks.

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