2012-07-05 / Local & State

Court Session Held June 26

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER

Judge Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, June 26, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Rockford Brodie appeared in court last Tuesday for sentencing on one count of theft by unlawful taking. Having asked for continuances in the past due to ongoing health issues, Brodie’s defense counsel, Todd Sponseller, noted his client has been hospitalized multiple times over the course of his case.

Herman sentenced Brodie to between 10 days and 18 months in the Franklin County Prison for stealing a boiler. Brodie is eligible to be paroled at the completion of the minimum sentence and was given permission to attend any necessary doctor’s appointments during his incarceration.

A no-contact provision was lifted, allowing Brodie to visit with his brother, a codefendant in the case.

 Terry Lynn Jukes, who is currently incarcerated in the Blair County Prison on unrelated charges, appeared for sentencing on charges of driving under the influence. The matter was continued to August 7 in order for Jukes to have his other pending court cases rectified.

 Adam Brooks Goshorn appeared for formal arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence and three summary offenses. Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall told the court on April 7 state police troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Goshorn on Back Run Road. The vehicle had made a wide turn and had crossed the centerline several times. Goshorn’s blood alcohol content is .149 percent.

Goshorn will complete 12 months probation through the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program and lose his driving privileges for a 30-day period.

 Theodore M. Grance waived formal arraignment proceedings and entered a not- guilty plea to three counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and four summary offenses. Grance is scheduled to reappear in court on October 9 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Shawn Allen Hoffman was admitted into the ARD program on one count each of possession of a controlled substance and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Hoffman will accordingly complete 12 months probation.

Hoffman told the court following his arrest at the Sheetz convenience store on April 19, where he was found in possession of heroin and paraphernalia, that he has taken in-patient treatment in Belleville. He has been drug-free since that time, he added.

 Jeffrey Allen Mellott waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty to two counts of driving under the influence and four summary offenses. Mellott will appear at call of the criminal trial list on October 9.

 Gerald Lynn Roberts waived his right to mandato- ry arraignment last Tuesday on one count each of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a small amount of marijuana, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and two summary offenses. Roberts pleaded guilty to all charges except for possession with intent to deliver. Maximum penalty in the case is 15 months incarceration and a $3,090 fine. He will be sentenced on July 17.

 David Joseph Sloan II appeared in court last Tuesday for mandatory arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and five summary offenses. Sloan was arrested on March 10 by state police troopers on Interstate 70 after he was found speeding and in possession of a bottle of whiskey. His blood alcohol content level was .176 percent.

Sloan was admitted into the ARD program and will complete 12 months probation. The judge informed Sloan he will be prohibited from driving in the commonwealth over the next 60 days, and his home state of Virginia may take action against his license.

 Robert Alan Wilson waived arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence and three summary offenses. Wilson entered a guilty plea to one count of drunk driving as well as one count of driving under a suspended license-DUI related. The charges carry a maximum penalty of nine months probation and $6,000 in fines. He will be sentenced July 31.

 Aaron Steven Karle appeared for a plea hearing on one count each of access device fraud and theft by unlawful taking. Karle pleaded guilty to access device fraud and told the judge he used a credit card to make several purchases without the card owner’s permission. He will be sentenced on July 17.

 Ali June Washabaugh appeared for a plea hearing and entered a plea of guilty to procurement of drugs by fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and $5,000 in fines. She will be sentenced on July 31.

 Brandon Eugene Shoop is scheduled to appear in court on August 21 for resentencing on a theft case dating back to 2008. During the probation/parole violation hearing, Shoop admitted to violating the terms of his existing agreement by being arrested, failing to make payments and failing to fulfill treatment programs.

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