2011-08-18 / Local & State

Court Session Held August 9

STAFF REPORT

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 9.

 John William Decyk II, of Mercersburg, appeared in court for sentencing in connection with a guilty plea to one count of delivery of a controlled substance. Decyk was ordered to complete 36 months probation and pay $250 for DNA testing and $100 to the Substance Abuse Fund.

 Susan Eileen Larson was ordered to complete between 9 days and 18 months in the Franklin County Prison’s weekender program. Larson’s sentence was slated to begin effective August 12. Charges initially filed against the woman include firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and following too closely, careless driving.

 Nathan Lee Skidmore, of Warfordsburg, was sentenced to complete 24 months in the Intermediate Punishment Program for one count of flight to avoid apprehension. As part of the program, the 22-year-old will complete 45 days in the Franklin County Prison and two months of intense supervision. For an additional count of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, Skidmore was sentenced to 12 months probation.

 Brandon Kyle Bock, 20, Chambersburg, appeared in court last Tuesday for formal arraignment on one count each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance. Bock pleaded guilty to possession and was ordered to complete eight months probation. He will also undergo drug and alcohol treatment and pay $250 to Fulton County.

 William Christopher Guyer, of Breezewood, was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program and will accordingly complete 12 months probation. He will pay $75 to both Fulton County and the commonwealth. Charges against the 29-yearold include two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of improper sunscreening, duties at stop signs, turning movements/ required signals, careless driving and operating a vehicle without a valid inspection.

 Julie Ann Harbaugh, 20, McConnellsburg, was arraigned on two counts of harassment and one count of criminal mischief. Harbaugh pleaded guilty to mischief.

 Joshua Bryan Seeders, of Shippensburg, appeared in court for arraignment proceedings held on two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of disregarding a single traffic lane and careless driving. Seeders, 25, pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was ordered to complete time through the weekender program.

 Needmore resident Timothy Allan Truax appeared in court and waived arraignment on charges of driving under the influence, possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, disregarding a single traffic lane, careless driving, driving without a license, operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility and vehicle registration suspended. Truax entered a plea of not guilty and is tentatively scheduled to reappear for a trial during the October 24 court term.

 Lyndall Elaine Donegan, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was granted a continuance until September 13 for ARD court.

 Joshua Edward Mankins, Falling Waters, W.Va., was granted a continuance until September 13 for ARD court.

 Wendy Joy Marshall, Chambersburg, appeared for ARD court. According to court documents, Marshall’s case was slated to remain open until August 10, and she was excused from making further payments.

 Kenneth Wayne Trail, of Warfordsburg, was granted a continuance in ARD court until August 30.

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