2012-04-12 / Local & State

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court Session

STAFF REPORT

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, April 3.

 Brian A. Cutchall appeared in court last Tuesday for sentencing on one count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Cutchall was ordered to complete 72 hours in the weekender program at the Franklin County Prison beginning

April 6.

 Dea Dee Mills was sentenced to 24 months probation. Original charges against Mills included simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

 Cherie Lee Spena was sentenced to six months in the Intermediate Punishment Program on charges of driving under the influence. Spena’s sentence will begin with 30 days of house arrest and electronic monitoring. The sentence will run con- secutively with a sentence previously imposed in Allegheny County.

 Franklin Utermoehlen III was ordered to complete 72 hours in the Franklin County Prison through the weekender program on charges of driving under the influence. On charges of driving without a license, Utermoehlen will pay a $25 fine, $10 to EMS and $30 to the Catastrophic Fund. An additional count of driving without required financial responsibility carried a $300 fine, $10 to EMS and $30 to the Catastrophic Fund.

 John Kevin Lynch waived arraignment proceedings held on two counts of driving under the influence and five summary offenses. Lynch entered a notguilty plea and will reappear for call of the criminal trial list on July 10.

 Ella Bernice Spriggs waived arraignment on one count each of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. Spriggs was entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program and will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

 Patrick Alan Tomlinson Jr. waived arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to criminal trespassing. Tomlinson was sentenced to 12 months probation and will pay $100 to the Fulton County Law Library and a $25- per-month supervision fee.

 Hearings were scheduled to be held to possibly dismiss the charges against several defendants, including Heather Elaine Johnson, Justin Paul Robenolt and Mandy Robenolt. Johnson had been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, while the Robenolts face charges of child endangerment.

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