Court imposes sentences

January 4, 2013

WAYNESBURG – A Dilliner man who pleaded guilty Wednesday to resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after a fight with his brother in July was sentenced to 3 days to 1 year in jail by Greene County Judge Farley Toothman.

Artlett R. Keener, 35, of 282 Moffit Road, was given credit for time served, three days, and was released following the proceeding. He was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.

Keener was arrested July 9 after becoming involved in a fight with his brother, Roy Keener, at their home.

Roy Keener had to be treated for a laceration to his head following the fight, which apparently started when Artlett Keener came home complaining about missing speakers and threw a bicycle at his brother.

Police said Artlett Keener fought with them as they attempted to handcuff him.

In another case, Oliver S. Forsythe, 42, of 682 Nemacolin Road, Nemacolin, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Judge William Nalitz to public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

A charge of resisting arrest was withdrawn. Forsythe was fined $400 and ordered to pay restitution.

Forsythe was arrested Sept. 30 on Dewey Lane in Nemacolin after he got into a vehicle and apparently put the vehicle in neutral. He jumped out and the vehicle, which drifted backwards and struck a fence.

Police found Forsythe walking down Sherman Avenue. After failing to stop for police, he was subdued with a stun gun and handcuffed.



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