2012-03-08 / Local & State

Court Session Held Feb. 28

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, February 28, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 William Alexander Diamond appeared in court for sentencing on two counts each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of a controlled substance; and one count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia; and two summary offenses.

Defense attorney Allan Sodomsky outlined Diamond’s health issues, which stem from a degenerative disease. He has recently moved in with his parents, the attorney said, and his condition could rapidly deteriorate if he is unable to keep up his treatment while in jail. “A period of incarceration would be unduly fair to him,” Sodomsky concluded.

The matter was continued to March 27 for the court to determine if the Franklin County man could be ordered to alternative programming, such as house arrest, which Probation Deburg partment would oversee supervision.

 Reginald Gerard Roundtree was released on unsecured bail pending an appeal hearing following last Tuesday’s sentencing on one count each of false identification to law enforcement authorities and driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked. Roundtree had been ordered to complete between three and six months in the Franklin County Prison and to pay various expenses including $ 400 in fines, a $ 25- permonth supervision fee, $30 to the Catastrophic Fund, $10 to JCP and $10 to EMS.

 James Lynn Junkins entered a not-guilty plea to retaliation against a witness or victim, simple assault and harassment. He will reappear in court on April 10 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Alyson Dee Mills waived arraignment proceedings held on one count of procuring drugs by fraud, possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Mills pleaded guilty to possession or use of drug paraphernalia. She was ordered to complete 12 months probation, 30 hours of community service and drug/alcohol treatment.

 Kyle K. Murphy was entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Murphy will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

 Cale Arthur Rawlings waived arraignment proceedings linked to two counts of driving under the influence, one count of the purchase of alcohol by a minor and three additional summary offenses. Rawlings pleaded guilty to drunk driving as a minor and was sentenced to between five days and six months in the Franklin County Prison. He will be paroled at completion of the minimum sentence. Fees imposed include $500 in fines, $50 to the Catastrophic Fund, a $25-permonth supervision fee, $100 to the Substance Abuse Fund and $ 88 to Fulton County Medical Center.

 A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Barton Lee Weikel Jr., who was slated to appear in court for a probation/parole - violation hearing.

 A restitution hearing was slated to be held in a 2010 case involving Justin Lee Thomas.

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