2012-03-15 / Local & State

Judge Meyers Presides Over Court Session

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 6.

 Jennifer Elaine Largent appeared in court for sendriving tencing on one count of perjury. A motion to continue the matter was denied by Judge Meyers, who went on to hear from both the defense and commonwealth in the matter.

Largent was sentenced to 84 months of intermediate punishment, which will commence immediately with 201 days in the Franklin County Prison. She will be eligible for work release and early release from supervision after 36 months on the condition all fines, costs and restitution have been paid. She must refrain from contacting the victim or codefendant Douglas Kerlin.

Costs levied include a $150 fine; restitution totalling $4,667 to the victim and $4,355 to Fulton County; $250 for DNA testing; and a $25- per-month supervision fee.

 Jason Stephen Crist appeared in court for formal arraignment on one count each of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, violation of rules on commonwealth property and public drunkenness. Crist entered a plea of not guilty. He will reappear in court on April 10 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Steven Paul Foor waived arraignment proceedings held on two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance; one count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use of possession of drug paraphernalia; and four summary offenses. Foor pleaded guilty to drunk driving and will be sentenced at a later date once additional matters in Bedford County have been resolved. Maximum penalty in the case is five years incarceration and $10,000 in fines.

 Robert Helsel entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence of alcohol, a Tier 2 second offense. Helsel was sentenced to complete between 30 days and six months in the Franklin County Prison and will be paroled at the completion of the minimum sentence. He will pay a $150 Central Booking fee; $88 to Fulton County Medical Center; $750 in fines; $200 to the catastrophic fund; a $25-per-month supervision fee; $100 to the Substance Abuse fund. He will also complete alcohol highway safety school and any drug and alcohol treatment deemed necessary.

 Justin Allen Garlock was given a one-year extension to participate in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program in order to complete necessary financial requirements.

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