2013-10-17 / Local & State

Call Of The Criminal Trial List Held October 8

STAFF REPORT

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list held Tuesday, October 8.

 James Robert Glessner Jr. appeared voluntarily on a bench warrant for arraignment on charges of driving under the influence. Glessner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in the Franklin County Jail and SCRAM monitoring following his release. He will be eligible for work release during his incarceration and will pay a $750 fine.

 John William Decyk waived his right to formal arraignment and entered a guilty plea to the delivery of a controlled substance. He was remanded to the Department of Corrections for evaluation and possible participation in the state intermediate punishment program.

 Heather Marie Kennedy failed to appear in court last week on a motion by Fulton County Public Defender Dwight Harvey to withdraw as counsel. Harvey’s request was granted, and a bench warrant was issued for Kennedy’s arrest.

 Tyler Kevin Calhoun entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence of a controlled substance. He will be sentenced November 19.

 Heather Nicole Downey entered a guilty plea to theft by unlawful taking. Maximum penalty in the case is five years incarceration.

 Michael William Frey pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and driving under a suspended license driving under the influence related. He was sentenced to 60 months in the Intermediate Punishment Program, which will begin with 60 days in the Franklin County Jail. The sentence will run concurrently with that of a sentence in York County. In addition, he was ordered to 90 days work release at the expiration of the county sentence for driving under the influence.

 Jose Louis Gonzalez was granted a continuance until the January 14, 2014, call of the criminal trial list. Gonzalez is charged with rioting, hindering apprehension, disorderly conduct and criminal solicitation.

 Erica Ann Lund entered a guilty plea in two different criminal cases to charges of retail theft and possession of access device. She will be sentenced November 19.

In a third case, Lund was granted a continuance until January 14. Lund is charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and theft by unlawful taking.

 Ronald Oduro Anokye was granted a continuance until January 14 on charges of delivery and possession of a controlled substance.

 Andrew Robert Skidmore will be tried on Thursday, October 30, on charges of making repairs or selling weapons, simple assault and harassment.

 Timothy Wayne Spoonhour entered a guilty plea to terroristic threats and was sentenced to 24 months Intermediate Punishment, which will include electronic monitoring. The sentence will run concurrently with a case in neighboring Franklin County.

 Aaron Richard Stewardson pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and will be sentenced January 7.

 Daniel Emerson Strait Jr. was granted a continuance until January 14. Strait is accused of defrauding secured creditors.

 Stuart Leroy Tharp Jr. appeared in court last Tuesday and was granted a continuance until January 14 to give him ample time to pay remaining fines and costs on a driving-under-the-influence case in Huntingdon County. At that point, Tharp is to be recommended for evaluation by the Department of Corrections for participation in the state intermediate punishment program.

 Lacie Ann Washabaugh entered a guilty plea to endangering the welfare of children and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

 Roosevelt Washington was granted a continuance until October 15. He is charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and four summary offenses.

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