2012-11-14 / Local & State

Judges Herman, Walsh Preside Over Court Sessions

STAFF REPORT

Judge Douglas W. Herman and Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common pleas presided over court sessions held at the courthouse on November 6 and 7.

 Jeffrey Lee Brown appeared in court last Tuesday for sentencing on one count of driving under the influence of alcohol. Brown requested new counsel and was therefore granted a continuance until December 18.

 Norma Jean Holmes was sentenced to 24 months probation and 50 hours of community service for one count of recklessly endangering another person that stemmed from a fatal accident during which the driver died. Holmes will also pay $200 to the Fulton County Law Library and a $25-permonth supervision fee. She will be assessed for drug and alcohol treatment and must refrain from using alcohol or controlled substances.

 Christopher Nathan Koons will complete between five days and six months for driving under the influence. He will pay a $150 Central Booking fee, a $300 fine, $100 Catastrophic Fund fee, $100 to the Substance Abuse Fund, $84 to the Fulton County Medical Center, $10 to EMS and a $25-permonth supervision fee. He was also sentenced on summary charges of disregarding traffic lanes and careless driving, which also carried fees and fines.

 Jeremy Lee Woolford was sentenced to complete a minimum five days incarceration in connection with driving under the influence of alcohol. He will also pay a $150 Central Booking fee and various fines and costs.

 Robert Edward Brady was to appear for formal arraignment on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. The court proceeding was continued until December 18.

 Vazgen Esaian did not appear for formal arraignment on three counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and two summary offenses. Fulton County Public Defender Dwight Harvey noted his client had reportedly been involved in an automobile accident the previous evening.

 Mitchell Edward Fini waived arraignment proceedings held on two counts of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Fini was ineligible for participation in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program and was sentenced to 12 months probation. He will pay $300 to the Fulton County Law Library, $100 to the Substance Abuse fund and a monthly $25 supervision fee. Fini will undergo random testing as well as drug and alcohol assessments.

 Justin Allen Garlock appeared in court last Tuesday for arraignment on charges of simple assault and harassment.

Garlock also appeared for an ARD hearing where he admitted to violations that included failure to notify probation of new arrests; failure to make payments; and failure to notify probation of address changes. Garlock’s participation in ARD was terminated, and he will reappear in court on January 15, 2013, for call of the criminal trial list.

 Heather N. Geyer waived arraignment proceedings on two counts of driving under the influence and one summary offense. Geyer will participate in the ARD program and complete 12 months probation.

 Mark Willard Grove entered a guilty plea to accidents involving damage to attended property during arraignment.

 Noreen Kuhlwind was entered into the ARD program on charges of possession of a controlled substance. She will complete a probationary period as part of her sentence.

 Erica Ann Lund appeared in court for arraignment on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The case was dismissed, but Lund also appeared on an unrelated case involving retail theft and receiving stolen property. She pleaded guilty to retail theft and will be sentenced on December 4.

 Elizabeth Ann McNeil was entered into the ARD program on charges of criminal trespassing and mischief. She will complete a period of probation as part of her sentence.

 Tabetha Lynn Mellott waived arraignment proceedings held on two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, one count of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and two summary offenses. Mellott entered a plea to one count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

 Martin George Piper was entered into the ARD program on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. He will complete a period of probation through the ARD program.

 Daniel E. Roberts was entered into the ARD program on one count of possession of a controlled substance. Roberts will complete a probationary period through ARD.

 Shawn Allen Hoffman appeared in court and had his participation in the ARD program terminated. Hoffman admitted to the violation, which included the use of a controlled substance. He will reappear in court on January 15 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Anthony Philip Lane was granted a continuance until November 13 for sentencing proceedings. Original charges filed against Lane include simple assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and harassment.

 Terrell Dawon Bass appeared in court last Wednesday for a probation/parole-violation hearing. Bass admitted to the violations and was recommitted to serve the remainder of a prior sentence for delivery of a controlled substance. At the conclusion of the sentence, Bass will spend an additional one to nine months in the Franklin County Prison for false reports.

 Steven Craig Carnell appeared for a probation/ parole-violation hearing and admitted to violations. He was sentenced to 15 to 60 months in a state correctional institution and was granted credit for time served.

 Paul Shane M. De- Shong appeared in court for a probation/parole-violation hearing. He admitted to the violations, and the court continued the case until November 20.

 Jerry Lee Russell failed to appear for a probation/ parole-violation hearing.

 Justina Lavonne King- Mitchell failed to appear for a contempt hearing on charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and criminal mischief.

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