Judge Krom Holds Court Session
Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, November 12, at the Fulton County Courthouse.
Roger Lee Black appeared in court last Tuesday for sentencing on one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and arraignment on two additional counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and five summary offenses. Black was sentenced to a total of 120 days in the Franklin County Jail in connection with both cases and will pay fines and court-related costs.
Rebecca Lynn Burke appeared for sentencing on one count of the corruption of minors. Burke was ordered to complete 12 to 48 months in a state correctional institution. Credit was granted for time served since November 1. As part of the sentencing order, Burke is not permitted on property owned by the Fulton County Library as she and a juvenile co-defendant stole almost two dozen movies from the library.
Brian Allen Cutchall was ordered to 24 months intermediate punishment, which will begin with 30 days in the Franklin County Jail. Cutchall will also complete 60 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine in connection with a case involving theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
Amy Marie Groce waived arraignment proceedings held on four counts of driving under the influence related to alcohol and controlled substances, three counts each of endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment and five traffic summary offenses. Groce pleaded guilty to one count each of driving under the influence and endangering the welfare of children. Sentencing has been set for January 7, 2014.
Donald E. Harman waived arraignment on three counts of driving under the influence and three summary offenses. Harman pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to five days in the Franklin County Jail and a $300 fine.
Edwin Gaye Porte failed to appear for arraignment on two counts of driving under the influence and one traffic summary. A bench warrant was issued for Porte’s arrest.
Nicholas Alexander Raia waived arraignment proceedings held on one count of possession of a small amount of marijuana and four counts of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Raia pleaded guilty to one count of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to 12 months probation.
James Edward Shank waived arraignment and entered a not-guilty plea to two counts of driving under the influence and seven traffic summaries. Shank will next appear in court for the January trial term.
Justin Lee Smalley waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty to simple assault and harassment. He will next appear in court for the January trial term.
Virginia Lynn Thaniel appeared in court last Tuesday for a probation/parole-violation hearing and was resentenced to 12 to 48 months in a state correctional institution as well as a $300 fine.