2011-06-02 / Local & State

Three Arraigned At Tues., May 24 Court Session

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held last Tuesday, May 24, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Joshua Clayton Johnson, 29, of Crystal Spring, appeared in court for mandatory arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked, careless driving, turning movements/ required signals and failure to wear a seat belt. Johnson entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence and was sentenced to complete between 30 days and six months in jail. The sentence will run simultaneously with a previously imposed sentence.

 Justin Anthony Lapenna, of Hollidaysburg, underwent formal arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence and additional charges involving obedience to traffic control devices and turning movements/ required signals. Lapenna, 24, pleaded guilty to drunk driving and a summary offense. He was ordered to complete 90 days in a state correctional institution at the conclusion of a sentence already imposed in Blair County.

 Amanda Jo Souders, 26, of McConnellsburg, appeared in court on six counts of robbery and one count each of simple assault and theft. Souders waived arraignment proceedings and entered a plea of not guilty in connection with the case dating back to June 11, 2010.

 Twenty-three-year-old Michael Trail, of Warfordsburg, was committed to a state correctional institution to determine if he is eligible to participate in the State Intermediate Punishment. Trail had entered a plea of guilty to one count of the corruption of minors and was ordered to complete an 18-month prison sentence.

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