2011-05-12 / Local & State

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court Session

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard J. Walsh attended to several sentences and mandatory arraignments as part of last Tuesday’s session in the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Emory C. Bishop, of Mc- Connellsburg, was ordered to complete six months probation, 20 hours of community service and drug and alcohol evaluation for one count of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Bishop, 22, will also pay $300 to the Fulton County Law Library, $113 in restitution to the Pennsylvania State Police and a $25-per-month supervision fee.

In connection with a summary offense of operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility, Bishop will pay $10 to EMS, $30 to the catastrophic fund and $113 in restitution to the state police.

 Twenty-seven-year-old Matthew Lynn Deller, of Fannettsburg, was scheduled to appear in court last Tuesday for sentencing on one count of resisting arrest. Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall, county Public Defender Tamela Bard and the judge discussed the continuation of Deller’s sentencing in order to provide transportation to court proceedings.

 Appearing without counsel, McConnellsburg resident Thomas Joseph Mack III publicly apologized to the commonwealth and its people for getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol. “ I shouldn’t have been driving. I knew better,” Mack, 56, told the judge before being sentenced on one count of driving under the influence.

Having recently completed an in-patient treatment program, Mack was given 10 days credit to his 30-day incarceration in the Franklin County Prison. Mack will be required to complete alcohol and highway safety school and pay the following fines: $150 in fines; $200 to the Catastrophic Fund; a $25-permonth supervision fee; $100 to the Substance Abuse Fund; and $84 for crime lab user fees.

 Three Springs resident Nicholas Lynn Price appeared in court for sentencing on a Tier 2 offense of driving under the influence. Price, 23, was ordered to complete 30 days in the Franklin County Prison’s weekender program, which will be followed by participation in the SCRAM program.

The district attorney noted that Price has been participating in SCRAM since his preliminary hearing, but prison policy dictates the SCRAM bracelet cannot be worn continuously at the facility.

In addition to completing alcohol/highway safety school, Price will also pay a $750 fine, $100 to the Catastrophic Fund, a $25 monthly supervision fee, $100 to Substance Abuse Fund, $84 to Fulton County Medical Center.

 Derrick Lewis Seibert, 29, of Shade Gap, was sentenced last Tuesday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility. District Attorney Kendall noted Seibert is currently serving a 30-day sentence through the Franklin County Prison’s weekender program for another case of drunk driving. Kendall stated he supported the same sentence for the Fulton County offense in the hope Seibert could keep his job.

The public defender followed up by saying Seibert has maintained a good work history and recently secured employment in Ranson, W.Va., working in construction. The position would require him to travel out of state during the course of the week.

Judge Walsh ordered Seibert to 30 days in the weekender program beginning

Friday, May 6, and participation in the alcohol/ highway safety school. He will pay a $750 fine, $100 to the Catastrophic Fund, a monthly $25 supervision fee, $ 100 to the Substance Abuse Fund, $84 to Fulton County Medical Center, and $182 in restitution. On one count of required financial responsibility, Seibert will pay $113 to the state police, $30 to the Catastrophic Fund and $10 to EMS.

 April Michele Bair, 29, of Needmore, will complete 24 months probation through the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) on charges of simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment.

 April Nicole Daley, of Greencastle, was ordered to complete 12 months probation through the ARD program on charges of bad checks, making false reports, unsworn falsification to authorities and theft by deception.

 Twenty-one-year-old Justin Allen Garlock, Needmore, will complete 12 months probation through the ARD program on one count each of simple assault and harassment.

 Nicole Weddendorf- Shauf, of Breezewood, appeared in court for mandatory arraignment on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, disregarding a single traffic lane, failure to use a seat belt, driving an unregistered vehicle and careless driving. Weddendorf-Shauf, 28, entered a plea of not guilty to all charges. She will next appear in court on July 12 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Alicia Justine Williams, 19, of Warfordsburg, will complete six months probation through ARD in connection with one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Return to top