2013-04-11 / Local & State

Court Session Held April 2


Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, April 2, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Albert Leroy Hess appeared before Judge Van Horn last week for sentencing on two cases related to delivery of a controlled substance. Hess’s attorney, Eric Weisbrod, presented the court with a motion to withdraw both pleas. A hearing was tentatively set for May 7 in the matter. However, court documents indicate Hess was to appear in court on April 9 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Kristie Ann Longenecker appeared in court for a case involving child endangerment and corruption of minors. Longenecker was sentenced to 24 months of intermediate punishment, which will begin with three months work release in the Franklin County Jail. She will also complete an additional 12 months probation and pay a $25-per-month supervision fee.

 Nathen Lee Skidmore appeared in court with a request to withdraw his plea regarding the robbery of McLaughlin’s Drug Store. A hearing in the matter will be held on May 7.

Skidmore also appeared last Tuesday for a probation/ parole-violation hearing. He was ordered to complete between six and 24 months in a state correctional institution for flight to avoid apprehension that will be followed by an additional three to 12 months incarceration. Skidmore was granted credit for time previously served.

 Rebecca Lynn Burke waived her right to formal arraignment held on charges of theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy to commit theft and the corruption of minors. Burke entered a guilty plea to corruption of minors in connection with the case that involved the theft of more than 20 DVDs from the Fulton County Library. A 17- year-old girl was also allegedly involved with the theft as well. Sentencing for Burke has been set for May 7.

 Jason Thomas Cotherman waived his right to arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to criminal mischief. He will be sentenced on May 14.

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