2011-12-22 / Local & State

Court Session Held December 13


Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, December 13, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Richard Michael Barnett was sentenced to 12 months in the Intermediate Punishment Program in connection with possession of controlled substance. As part of his participation in the IPP program, Barnett will spend three months in the Franklin County Prison followed by three months of electronic monitoring. The balance of the sentence will include probation.

 Jeffrey Brian Berkstresser was ordered to complete five days in the Franklin County Prison in conjunction with a driving under the influence case dating back to 2011.

 Jason Clyde Mellott was granted a sentencing continuance to January 17, 2012, for a case involving driving under the influence.

 Rebecca Lynn Moore was sentenced in absentia to six months probation. Original charges filed against Moore in the case included delivery of a controlled substance and selling a noncontrolled substance.

 Neil Allen Peck II will complete between nine and 24 months in a state correctional institution for resisting arrest. The sentence will begin at the expiration of sentence imposed for a 2007 criminal case.

 Nancy Jane Powell was sentenced to complete 18 months probation in connection with hindering apprehension or prosecution.

 Joshua D. Ramsey was sentenced to 12 months probation for the use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

 Richard Paul Williams appeared in court last Tuesday and was sentenced to nine months probation in connection with a case that included charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana. Court records indicate Williams will be paroled on January 6.

 Caleb Miller Koons appeared for formal arraignment on two counts of theft by unlawful taking and one count each of criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property. Koons entered a guilty plea to one count of theft and criminal trespassing. He will be sentenced on January 17.

 Joseph Anthony Scavone waived his right to arraignment last Tuesday on charges of retail theft. Scavone pleaded not guilty and will next appear in court on April 10 for call of the criminal trial list.

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