2012-07-26 / Local & State

Court Session Held July 17

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

NEWS EDITOR

Judge Shawn D.Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, July 17, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Steven Paul Ford appeared in court last Tuesday for sentencing on one count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a third offense. Ford is to be committed to the Department of Corrections for evaluation of possible participation in the State Intermediate Punishment Program. He is slated to report to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office by 7 a.m. on August 30.

 Neil A. Peck was sentenced to between five days and six months in the Franklin County Prison for driving under the influence, a second offense. He will be paroled at the expiration of the minimum sentence and will be eligible for work release. Peck will pay $88 to Fulton County Medical Center, a $300 fine, $100 to the Catastrophic Fund, $100 to the Substance Abuse Fund and a $150 Central Booking fee.

 Gerald Lynn Roberts appeared in court for sentencing on one count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Roberts was ordered to complete a combined 13 months probation and 30 hours of community service. He will pay $200 to Fulton County, $176 in lab user fees, $200 to the Substance Abuse Fund and a $25-per-month supervision fee.

 Timothy Kent Gelvin waived his right to formal arraignment on one count of bad checks. Gelvin entered a plea of not guilty and is next scheduled to appear in court on October 9 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Theodore M. Grance waived mandatory arraignment on one count each of possession of a controlled substance, the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Grance pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum penalty of six months incarceration and a $5 fine. The mandatory minimum in connection with the charge is three days and a $1,000 fine. He will be sentenced on September 4.

 Robert Stanley Painter Jr. entered a not-guilty plea to perjury and false swearing. Painter will reappear in court on October 9 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Maloree Tomika Peck waived arraignment proceedings held on one count each of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and access- device fraud. Peck pleaded guilty to theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. She will be sentenced on September 4.

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