2012-11-28 / Local & State

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court Session

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
NEWS EDITOR

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District and the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, November 20.

 Adin Forrest Daniels appeared on a variety of issues last Tuesday, including a request to modify bail in regard to two 2012 cases. Daniels also appeared for arraignment on those specific cases that include charges of simple assault, harassment, retaliation against a witness, witness intimidation and terroristic threats.

 Matthew Lynn Deller waived his right to mandatory arraignment on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Deller pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 12 to 24 months in a state correctional institution, which will be followed by 36 months probation. He was given credit for 115 days previously served and will be prohibited from possessing, transfering or owning a firearm. He will pay a $150 fine and will pay restitution to the victim for stealing his firearm.

 Paul Shane Michael Deshong waived formal arraignment and entered a guilty plea to theft by unlawful taking. DeShong was sentenced to 12 months probation. He will also pay restitution to the Fulton County Fair Association and Dave’s Auto Salvage as well as $150 to the Fulton County Law Library and a $25-per-month supervision fee.

DeShong also appeared last Tuesday for a probation/ parole-violation hearing. Judge Walsh ordered DeShong to complete 24 months of intermediate punishment for delivery of a controlled substance that will include 115 days in the Franklin County Prison, four months of house arrest, participation at the Day Reporting Center and 60 hours of community service. Credit was granted for time previously served.

He will be prohibited from possessing, owning or transferring a firearm. DeShong will also pay various fines and fees for the felony charge as well as for one count of possession of a controlled substance. Possession also resulted in DeShong being sentenced to an additional six months probation.

 Vazgen Esaian was granted a continuance until December 11 at which time he will be arrainged on three counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and two summary offenses. It was noted Esaian had been scheduled for arraignment the prior week but was unable to attend due to his recent involvement in a two-vehicle accident.

 Antoinette Marie Lowery waived her right to formal arraignment and entered a not-guilty plea to simple assault and harassment. Lowery will reappear in court on January 15, 2013, for call of the criminal trial list.

 Leon Ashley Lynch waived arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence and four summary offenses. Lynch pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, a Tier 2 second offense. He will be sentenced on December 18. Mandatory minimum in the case is a 30- day prison term.

 Timothy Marvin Mellott waived arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence and six summary offenses. Mellott pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, a Tier 2 second offense. He will be sentenced December 18. Mandatory minimum in the case is a 30- day prison sentence.

 Robert Allen Odenkirk waived arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence and two summary offenses. Odenkirk pleaded not guilty to all charges and will reappear in court on January 15 for call of the criminal trial list.

 William John Decyk III was scheduled for a probation violation hearing on November 20.

 Robert Stanley Painter was scheduled for a hearing on motion to withdraw a guilty plea in three separate cases.

 Justina King appeared in court voluntarily after a bench warrant had been issued earlier in the month for her absence at a contempt hearing. King agreed to make $40 payments on money owed in a prior case and also suggested relinquishing her next tax refund to help pay the balance owed.

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