2011-09-29 / Police Reports

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, September 20, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Steven Craig Carnell, 26, Warfordsburg, appeared before Judge Walsh last Tuesday for sentencing on one count of driving under the influence, which represents a third offense.

 Hancock, Md., resident Danny Charles Shoemaker was scheduled to appear in court for sentencing on charges of driving under the influence. Shoemaker, 47, according to Fulton County Public Defender Tamela Bard, was admitted into the Emeritus health system to receive behavioral health services. Notice of his participation and enrollment were received last Monday, noted Bard in asking for a continuance. The sentencing proceedings were rescheduled for November 1.

 Carl Jonathan Stallman, 23, Hollidaysburg, was listed on last Tuesday’s court docket for sentencing in a burglary-related case dating back to 2007.

Stallman also appeared for formal arraignment in two additional cases. In a case involving both terroristic threats and criminal mischief, Stallman entered a guilty plea to terroristic threats. Stallman waived arraignment in the second case and entered a guilty plea to the use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

 Bruce Alan Foster, of Mercersburg, waived arraignment proceedings held on one count each of driving under the influence, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, nonresidents failing to comply with requirements, careless driving, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and failure to wear a seat belt. Foster, 51, entered a notguilty plea and will reappear in court on January 10, 2012, for call of the criminal trial list.

 McConnellsburg resident John Lynch waived arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence, one count of reckless endangerment and eight summary offenses. Lynch entered a plea of guilty to one count of driving under the influence and required financial responsibility. The charges carry a maximum fine of six months incarceration and $5,300 in fines.

Lynch told the judge on July 2 he consumed some alcoholic beverages and proceeded to operate a go-kart on a public roadway. His blood alcohol content at the time of his arrest was .185 percent. Sentencing has been scheduled for November 29.

 Edward Scott, of Willow

Hill, waived arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment. The 34- year-old will next appear in court for call of the criminal trial list currently scheduled for January 10.

 Bradley Alexander Wilson, 21, of Tarentum, Pa., failed to appear in court for arraignment on charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, disregarding a single traffic lane, exceeding a 55-mile-per-hour speed limit by 15 miles per hour, depositing waste on a highway, failure to carry a license, failure to carry registration and careless driving. A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Wilson.

 Tracey Sue Lewis, of Greencastle, appeared in court last Tuesday to enter a guilty plea to false identification to law enforcement authorities. The maximum penalty for the charge is one year in prison and $2,500 in fines. Sentencing is scheduled for October 18.

 A bail hearing was scheduled to be held for Mercersburg resident William John Decyk III, who was charged in 2009 with 78 criminal counts involving burglary, criminal trespassing and theft by unlawful taking.

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