2014-03-20 / Local & State

Court Session Held March 11


Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, March 11, at the Fulton County Courthouse.

 Thomas C. Johnston Jr. was sentenced to six months intermediate punishment for driving under the influence of alcohol. The sentence will include six months participation in the SCRAM program, and credit was granted for time previously served. He will undergo random drug and alcohol testing, pay fines and fees and $97 to Fulton County Medical Center.

 James Edward Travis was ordered to 30 days to six months work release in the Franklin County Jail for driving under the influence. He was given credit for time previously served and will be paroled upon completion of the minimum sentence. Travis will complete 30 hours of community service as well as alcohol highway safety school.

Travis was also ordered to a minimum 18 days incarceration in each of two counts of reckless endangerment. In-patient treatment was also mentioned by the court.

 David Lynn Binkley waived his right to formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to obstruction of the law and hindering apprehension. He will next appear in court on July 8 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Dillon Scott Clevenger was granted a continuance until April 1 for arraignment on one count each of simple assault, theft by unlawful taking, harassment and robbery. Clevenger, it was noted by the court, has been receiving rehabilitation services in Belleville since February 28.

 Tessa Mariah Schroy failed to appear for arraignment on charges of retail theft. A bench warrant was issued for Schroy’s arrest.

 Staci Yvonne Shatzer waived her right to formal arraignment proceedings held on three counts of robbery and one count of theft by unlawful taking. She pleaded not guilty and will reappear in court on July 8 for call of the criminal trial list.

 Aaron Steven Karle appeared for a probation-violation hearing and was resentenced to 48 months in a state correctional institution for theft. The sentence will begin at the expiration of a previously imposed sentence.

 Maloree Tomika Peck was ordered to 18 months intermediate punishment for violating probation. It will include 15 days work release through the Franklin County Jail beginning Monday, March 17. She will be paroled after five days if she writes a letter to the editor to the “Fulton County News” addressing the seriousness of her situation and publicly apologizing to probation officer Jody Keefer.

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