2011-06-23 / Local & State

Court Session Held June 14

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, June 14, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Kelly Jo Discher, 35, of Oldtown, Md., appeared in court without legal counsel for sentencing on one count of criminal trespassing. Discher requested legal representation and was therefore granted a continuance.

 Randy Merrill Wible, of McConnellsburg, appeared for sentencing on one count of driving under the influence. Wible, 31, was granted a continuance until June 21.

 Danielle Fleegle, of Warfordsburg, appeared in court for mandatory arraignment held on seven counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Fleegle entered a plea of not guilty. However, Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall proposed a motion to allow the 30-year-old to participate in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Fleegle will complete 12 months probation through the program.

 Dennis Wayne Hockenberry, of Everett, appeared for arraignment on one count of driving under the influence and related offenses. Hockenberry pleaded guilty to both counts and will be sentenced on June 28.

 Doylesburg resident Andy E. Johnson appeared in court last Tuesday for arraignment on one count each of driving under the influence, careless driving and driving without rear lights. Johnson, 29, entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence and will be sentenced July 5.

 Troy Eugene Smith, McConnellsburg, appeared in court on two counts of driving under the influence and additional charges involving disregarding a single traffic lane, careless driving, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and failure to wear a seat belt. The 43- year-old pleaded not guilty but was admitted into the ARD program on the recommendation of the district attorney. Smith will complete 12 months probation and lose his driving privileges for six months.

 Jason Lynn Trumpower, of Needmore, appeared for mandatory arraignment held on two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving and disregarding a single traffic lane. Trumpower, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and will be sentenced at a later date.

 Christopher Hoffman from Hancock, Md., appeared pro-se and entered a guilty plea to one count of driving under the influence.

 Justin Wolfe, Greencastle, appeared in court for formal arraignment on two counts each of corruption of minors and prohibited acts. A previously issued bench warrant was revoked during the Wolfe’s voluntary appearance on June 14.

 Christopher Yost appeared in court with Fulton County Public Defender Tamela Bard to enter a guilty plea to criminal mischief. Yost was granted credit for time previously served between June 8 and June 14. He was paroled effective immediately.

 Three Springs resident Christopher Lynn Newman appeared for a hearing to revoke participation in the ARD program. The county district attorney issued a request for termination in the matter.

 Travis Eugene Welsh, 31, McConnellsburg, failed to appear in court for an ARD hearing. A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Welsh.

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