2011-10-27 / Local & State

Judge Walsh Presides Over Oct. 18 Court

STAFF REPORT

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas and the 39th Judicial District presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 18.

 Harry Dwayne Kellerstapf Jr., Fort Loudon, was sentenced last Tuesday to 24 months probation in connection with one count of conspiracy to commit theft. Kellerstapf, 43, will pay $150 to the Fulton County Law Library and $25 per month in supervision fees.

 Greencastle resident Tracy Sue Lewis was ordered to 12 months probation for providing false identification to law enforcement authorities. Lewis, 36, was also sentenced to pay $150 to the Fulton County Law Library and a $ 25- permonth supervision fee.

 Liza Louise Mixell, 35, of St. Thomas, appeared for sentencing on one count of driving under the influence. She was sentenced to 15 days to six months in the Franklin County Prison and granted credit for 15 days previously served. She was paroled effective the completion of the minimum sentence. Mixell will also complete four months in the SCRAM program and pay $1,000 in fines.

 Anthony Dwayne Sowers, of Mercersburg, was sentenced to six months probation for conspiracy to commit theft. The 41-yearold will pay $100 to the Fulton County Law Library as well.

 David Earl Younglove, 49, St. Thomas, was sentenced by Judge Walsh to between three and 18 months in the Franklin County Prison for theft by unlawful taking. Younglove was also ordered to pay $150 in fines.

 Stephaine Nicole Bauer, 24, of Bedford, appeared in court for formal arraignment on one count each of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and two summary offenses. She entered a plea of guilty to the drug-related charges and will be sentenced November 22.

 Jeffrey Brian Berkstresser, of Harrisonville, waived arraignment proceedings held on two counts of driving under the influence; one count each of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and the selling or furnishing of liquor to minors; and two summary offenses. Berkstresser, 22, pleaded guilty to drunk driving and selling or furnishing liquor to minors. He will be sentenced November 22.

 Ty Lancer Bowman, of Falling Waters, W.Va., waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty to simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and criminal mischief. He will next appear in court for January 10, 2012, call of the criminal trial list.

 Rockford Brodie, 55, of Mercersburg, waived arraignment by mail on charges of theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy to commit theft.

 William Dudley Dennis, Needmore, was entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on two counts of driving under the influence and three summary offenses. The 30-year-old will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

 Frank R. Golden, of Fort Littleton, appeared in court for mandatory arraignment on one count each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance. Golden pleaded guilty to possession and will be sentenced on November 22.

 Christopher Nathan Coons, 23, McConnellsburg, pleaded not guilty to two counts of driving under the influence and one summary offense. He will next appear in court on January 10 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Bench warrants were issued for the arrest of Hagerstown, Md., residents Amanda Sweeney-Teal and Angela Marie Teal. Sweeney-Teal is charged with indecent exposure, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and providing false identification to law enforcement. Meanwhile, Teal has been cited for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

 Twenty-year- old Mc- Connellsburg resident Jordan Lee Junkins appeared in court on three different cases involving burglary and a separate case involving contact or communication with a minor-sexual abuse. In connection with one count of conspiracy to commit burglary, Junkins will complete between six and 24 months in a state correctional institution (SCI). He was granted credit for time previously served. Restitution in the amount of $130 will be paid to Bi-Valley Softball, and Junkins was also ordered to pay $250 for DNA testing and a $25-per-month supervision fee.

On one count of the corruption of minors, Junkins will complete an additional two to 12 months in a SCI. He will pay $76 in restitution to Sipes Market and a $25- per-month supervision fee.

In regard to one count of burglary, Walsh sentenced Junkins to an additional six to 24 months in a SCI. The following restitution was also ordered: $ 175 to Jeffrey Heffner; $ 800 to Pamela Barnes; $ 12 to Thomas DeShong; $160 to Victor Guyer; $1,140.95 to Fulton County EMA Services; $150 to Sarah Binder; and $14 to Floyd McGinnis.

On a final count involving contact or communication with a minor- sexual abuse, Junkins will spend between 12 and 48 months in a SCI and pay a $25-permonth supervision fee.

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