Judge Herman Holds May 1 Session Of Court
President Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, May 1, at the Fulton County Courthouse.
Clifford Jean Brodie was sentenced to between 30 days and 18 months in the Franklin County Prison after a jury trial and conviction on charges of theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy. Brodie will be paroled at the completion of the minimum sentence. He was also ordered to pay $199 in restitution for a stolen boiler as well as $100 in fines, a $25 per month supervision fee and a $150 Central Booking fee.
Rockford Brodie, who was also convicted by a jury for theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy, was granted a continuance for sentencing purposes. Brodie, according to defense attorney Todd Sponseller, had been admitted for observation to Chambersburg Hospital for medical issues.
Robert Charles Burton Jr. failed to appear in court for sentencing on charges related to theft and receiving stolen property. A bench warrant was issued for Burton’s arrest.
Glenn Joseph Bennett waived arraignment proceedings held on one count each of simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment. Bennett entered a plea of guilty to mischief which carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and $5,000 in fines.
David Walter Burkett failed to appear in court last Tuesday for formal arraignment on two unrelated cases. Burkett is charged with two counts of theft and one count of receiving stolen property. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Danny Lee Buterbaugh Jr. appeared in court for arraignment on three counts of corruption of minors; four counts of selling or furnishing liquor to minors; and one count each of agricultural vandalism, defiant trespassing and purchasing of alcohol by a minor. Buterbaugh pleaded guilty to three counts of selling or furnishing liquor to minors. He will be sentenced on June 19.
Julie Ann Davis waived arraignment proceedings held on two counts of driving under the influence and one count of careless driving. She pleaded guilty to one count of drunk driving.
Elwood Glen Gallagher entered a guilty plea to defrauding secured creditors. A presentence investigation report will be completed by the Probation Department prior to sentencing June 12.
Lance Joshua Mellott pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. He will reappear in court for call of the criminal trial list on July 10.
Brian Dagwood Smith waived arraignment and was entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program on charges of insurance fraud and theft. Smith will complete 12 months probation as well as 50 hours of community service through ARD. He will also pay a $25 monthly supervision fee and $100 to Fulton County.
Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall stated in May 2011 that Smith obtained insurance through Geico and then submitted a claim for hail damage. The damage, though, was sustained prior to having insurance.
Deborah Leigh Walters did not appear for arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest.
Terry Lynn Zeger was granted a continuance until May 8 in connection with two counts of driving under the influence and four summary offenses.