2011-08-25 / Local & State

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court Session

STAFF REPORT

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held last Tuesday, August 16, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Joshua Levi Crouse appeared in court for sentencing in connection with one count each of driving under the influence and restrictions on alcoholic beverages. Crouse will complete five days in the Franklin County Prison and pay a $25 fine.

 Josiah Aaron DeShong was ordered to complete 60 months through the Intermediate Punishment Program, which will begin with four months incarceration in the Franklin County Prison. He was given credit for seven days previously served and will also under go DNA testing. Fines totalling $500 were imposed as well as a $25-per-month supervision fee.

In an unrelated case, DeShong will complete a 12- month probationary sentence that will run concurrently with the previous sentence. He will complete 80 hours of community service and pay restitution and $150 to the Fulton County Law Library.

 Walter Andrew Rasp was ordered to complete a sentence of state intermediate punishment in connection with driving under the influence.

 Dwayne Omar Taltoan was remanded to the Franklin County Prison to complete a 11- 1/ 2 to 23 month sentence. Taltoan was given credit for time previously served and will pay a $25-per-month supervision fee. Original charges against the Coatesville area man included delivery and possession of a controlled substance.

 Richard David Wallace will spend between five and 12 months in the Franklin County Prison for retail theft. The judge also ordered Wallace to pay a $100 fine and complete 25 hours of community service.

 Jimmy Lee Aaron Jr. appeared in court last Tuesday for formal arraignment on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Aaron waived arraignment proceedings and entered a plea of not guilty. He will next appear in court for the October 24 trial term.

 Jonathan Nathanial Bakner waived arraignment held on one count each of burglary, criminal trespassing, conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. Bakner pleaded guilty to trespassing. A presentence investigation will be completed by the Fulton County Probation Department.

 A waiver of appearance of arraignment was filed through the mail by Claudia Esmeralda Cabrera, who is charged with two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of careless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.

 Eugene Leon Schooley entered a not-guilty plea to two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of disregard of a single traffic lane and failure to wear a seat belt. Following the recommendation of Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall, Walsh ordered Schooley to participate in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. He will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

 Cindi Lee Scott pleaded not guilty during arraignment proceedings to two counts of driving under the influence and one count each of disregard of a single traffic lane and careless driving. She is tentatively scheduled to appear in court for the October 24 trial term.

 James Walter Truax appeared in court on two counts of driving under the influence and one count of disregard of a single traffic lane. Truax waived arraignment proceedings and entered a not-guilty plea to all counts. He was entered into the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation.

 Justin R. Wilson was also granted participation in the ARD program in connection with two counts of driving under the influence. Wilson will complete 12 months probation.

 Carl Jonathan Stallman appeared in court last week for a probation/parole-violation hearing and was found in violation. Sentencing was continued for September 20 in order for Stallman to meet with his newly appointed defense attorney, Tamela Bard.

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