2011-05-26 / Local & State

Brief Court Session Held Tuesday, May 17

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, presided over an abbreviated court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 17.

 Aubrey Cleveland Heckstall, of Baltimore, Md., failed to appear for sentencing in connection with a case involving forgery, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of the 38-year-old, who is represented in court proceedings by defense attorney Dwight Harvey.

 Tracey Deneen Jefferson, of McConnellsburg, waived mandatory arraignment on six counts of robbery and one count each of theft by unlawful taking and simple assault. Jefferson pleaded not guilty to all charges and will return to court on July 12 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Joanna Lee Moyer, 46, of Artemas, entered a notguilty plea to two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving and improper stop. Moyer was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on the recommendation of Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall.

She will complete 12 months probation in accordance with the program in addition to paying $75 each to Fulton County and the commonwealth. Moyer’s driving privileges have been suspended for 30 days.

 Michael Scott Trail, Warfordsburg, was sentenced to complete 12 months probation after having pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a small amount of marijuana.

 Jose Espinosa, 26, of Chambersburg, failed to appear in court for a probation/ parole-violation hearing. A bench warrant was issued for Espinosa’s arrest.

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