2011-07-07 / Local & State

Court Session Held June 28

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/ Franklin Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, June 28, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Dennis Wayne Hockenberry, of Everett, appeared in court last Tuesday for sentencing on one count each of driving under the influence and driving on a suspended or revoked license. Hockenberry, 44, according to Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall, has already served prison time on this offense. Considering Hockenberry’s drinking problem, Kendall suggested offering participation in the SCRAM program as a parole condition.

Judge Krom ordered the Bedford County man to complete six months in the Bedford County Jail, during which time he will be eligible for work release. Hockenberry will also be able to participate in SCRAM for a period of six months and must complete 50 hours of community service for drunk driving as well as alcohol/ highway safety school.

Costs levied include $200 to the Catastrophic Fund; $1,500 in fines; $300 to the Substance Abuse Fund; $84 to Fulton County Medical Center; and a $25-per-month supervision fee. Additional fines for driving on a suspended/ revoked license were $500 in fines; $10 to Emergency Medical Services; $10 to JCP; and $30 to the Catastrophic Fund. An additional 90-day concurrent sentence in the Bedford County

Jail was also ordered.

 Skyler Alan Vincenti, 20, of Bridgeville, Del., appeared in court for sentencing via video conferencing. Vincenti will participate in the state intermediate punishment program for theft by unlawful taking and pay $250 for DNA testing, $300 in fines, and a $25-per-month supervision fee.

 Due to upcoming surgery, Mercersburg resident Paul Edward Warfield was granted a continuance until August 2 for sentencing on one count of burglary.

 Paul Douglas Besaw III, Warfordsburg, appeared for mandatory arraignment on charges of theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. The 26-year-old entered a plea of guilty to mischief and was sentenced to complete 12 months probation and 50 hours of community service.

 Lucas John Carbaugh, 31, Warfordsburg, waived arraignment proceedings held on one count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, firearms not to be carried without a license and no headlights. Carbaugh was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program and will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

 Kip Thomas Dooley, of Kennesaw, Ga., appeared in court for arraignment on one count each of possession of a controlled substance, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and exceeding the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit by 30 miles per hour. Dooley, 43, pleaded guilty to the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 12 months probation and will pay $300 in fines to Fulton County; $113 in lab user fees and a $25-per-month supervision fee.

 McConnellsburg resident Justin Lee Guyer appeared in court on one count each of theft and criminal mischief. He waived arraignment proceedings and pleaded guilty to mischief. Guyer, 26, will complete 12 months probation and drug and alcohol testing. Fines totalling $300 to Fulton County were also levied.

 Erica Lynn Whack Harris, 19, of Pittsburgh, appeared in court last Tuesday for arraignment on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and exceeding the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit by 29 miles per hour. Whack Harris will enter the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation.

 James Robert Wilkins, of Everett, waived arraignment proceedings held on two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of duties at stop signs; turning movements / required signals; investigation by officer/duty of operator; failure to wear a seat belt; and careless driving. Wilkins, 28, was admitted into the ARD program and will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

 Rachela Alexandria Spriggs, 21, McConnellsburg, appeared for a hearing to terminate her participation in the ARD program. Through a written court order, Spriggs was granted a six- month extension in ARD.

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