2012-06-07 / Local & State

Court Session Held May 29

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, May 29.

 William Alexander Diamond appeared for sentencing last Tuesday on one count each of possession with intent to deliver and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Diamond was ordered to begin treatment immediately at Roxbury, which was part of a 60-month sentence through the Intermediate Punishment Program. He will also undergo house arrest for 90 days.

The court ordered Diamond to pay restitution totalling $226 to the Pennsylvania State Police, a $25-permonth supervision fee, $250 for DNA testing, $1,600 in fines, $109 to Fulton County Medical Center, $100 to the Substance Abuse Fund, $10 to emergency medical services and $200 to MCare.

 Marc Dorce appeared in court for sentencing on possession of a firearm prohibited, coercion/threat to commit a crime, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and two counts of simple assault. Each count carried a $50 fine as well as a period of incarceration in a state correctional institution (SCI). Confinement ranged from 6 to 24 months to 12 to 24 months per count.

Dorce also appeared for sentencing on unrelated charges linked to theft by unlawful taking, which carries a sentence of 12 to 48 months in a SCI.

 Richard M. Kearney was sentenced to between 60 and 120 months for robbery of a motor vehicle. He was granted credit for time previously served. He also appeared for sentencing on additional charges of possession of a firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license, coercion/ threat to commit a crime, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and two counts of indecent assault. Sentences ranged from 48 to 96 months, 36 to 72 months, 12 to 24 months to 15 to 30 months depending on the count.

 Jordan Lynn Castle appeared for formal arraignment on two counts each of simple assault and harassment. Castle entered a guilty-plea to simple assault. Sentencing was deferred until the call of the county district attorney.

 Michael Adam Deneen appeared for arraignment on one count each of simple assault and harassment. Deneen pleaded no contest to simple assault, and will be sentenced at the call of the district attorney.

 Vickie Jo Mills appeared for mandatory arraignment on four counts of forgery and one count each of bad checks and theft by unlawful taking. Mills pleaded not guilty to all charges and was recommended by the district attorney for participation in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Mills will complete 12 months probation through the ARD program as well as 30 hours of community service. She will pay restitution totalling $48.89 to MacDonald’s Pharmacy and a $25-per-month supervision fee.

 Jerry Lee Russell waived arraignment on three counts of driving under the influence and three summary offenses. Russell pleaded guilty to one count of drunk driving and will be sentenced at the call of the district attorney.

 Jeremy Lee Woolford waived arraignment proceedings held on one count of simple assault and harassment. Woolford entered a not-guilty plea and will reappear in court on July 10 for call of the criminal trial list.

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