2012-04-05 / Local & State

Judge Krom Presides Over Court Session

STAFF REPORT

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 27.

 Matthew Lynn Bohrer appeared in court last Tuesday for formal arraignment on charges of simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats. Bohrer pleaded not guilty to all counts and will next appear in court on July 10 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Zachary Michael Pittman waived arraignment proceedings on one count of the unlawful killing of big game in a closed season. Pittman entered a guilty plea and told the judge on January 22 his younger brother shot a white-tailed deer over a corn pile outside their Sheepskin Hollow Road, Fort Littleton, residence. Pittman said they couldn’t tell if it was a buck or doe and it didn’t matter. He said he helped his brother drag the deer, which was taken during a closed season.

Pittman was ordered to complete 12 months probation and pay $1,150 to Fulton County and a $25-per-month supervision fee.

 David Cumming Meadows appeared in court on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and four summary offenses. Meadows entered a guilty plea to one count of drunk driving, a Tier 3 offense. Defense attorney Michael Carrucoli presented the court with a letter from Meadows’ physician outlining several issues, including a long history of alcohol abuse. At the age of 71, Carrucoli said incarceration would have an effect on Meadows’ mental health issues.

Meadows told the judge he had been reading a book about Fulton County and the Civil War that prompted a visit to the area on August 13, 2011. Meadows added he was stopped by state police for “not driving well.” His blood alcohol content was recorded at .227 percent.

Maximum penalty in the case is five years incarceration and $10,000 in fines. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 8.

 Kenneth Shawn Farley was to appear in court during the afternoon hours on March 27 for an omni pretrial motion hearing on charges of aggravated assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

 A motion in limine was to be held for Joshua Wayne Robinson, who is charged with rape by forcible compulsion, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and indecent assault. Robinson’s trial in the matter is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 4.

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