2012-01-05 / Local & State

Court Session Held December 27


Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, December 27, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Jimmy Lee Aaron Jr. appeared in court last Tuesday with legal counsel for sentencing on drug- related charges. Aaron was ordered by Judge Herman to complete between 24 and 60 months in a state correctional institution. He is eligible for boot camp.

 Lance Joshua Mellott failed to appear in court for sentencing on one count of receiving stolen property. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

 Danny Charles Shoemaker was ordered to between 30 days and six months in the Franklin County Prison in connection with driving under the influence. Shoemaker will pay a $750 fine; $50 to the CAT fund; $100 to the Substance Abuse Fund; a $ 25- permonth supervision fee; $71 to Fulton County Medical Center; $100 to MCare; and $10 to EMS.

 James Neil Spoonhour was ordered to between six and 18 months in the Franklin County Prison. Original charges in the 2011 case against Spoonhour included aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.

 Jeremy Ray Davis appeared in court for formal arraignment held on charges of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, disarming a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property. Davis pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

He also appeared in court on an additional case related to possession of a controlled substance, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, turning movements and required signals, careless driving and endangering the welfare of children. Davis pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and endangering the welfare of children. He will be sentenced on a later date.

 Larry Joseph Franco appeared in court for mandatory arraignment held on charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Franco was entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program and will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

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