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Circuit Couirt: Nov. 20, 2009
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Green County • The court Tuesday sentenced Derrick A. Schwartzlow, 28, Albany, to six months in jail with work release privileges after he pleaded no contest to forgery and theft charges.He faced more than seven years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines as part of the plea agreement for the class H felony and class A misdemeanors.The court dismissed four counts of forgery, each a class H felony. He originally faced more than 21 years in prison and up to $70,000 in fines.Court records indicate he wrote a check for $175 from another person's account and used forged checks to receive more than $800 from two Albany businesses between Aug. 9 and Aug. 13, 2007.• The court Tuesday scheduled a Dec. 29 district attorney conference for Jeramiah R. Fuchs, 20, Monroe, who pleaded not guilty to physical abuse of a child, battery and disorderly conduct.Court records allege he grabbed a 17-year-old girl by the throat, took her outside, pulled her by the hair and threw her to the ground Aug. 7 in Monroe.He is charged with physical abuse of a child, a class H felony, battery, a class A misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor. He faces up to seven years in prison and up to $21,000 in fines, if convicted.He remains free on a $4,000 signature bond.In a second case, the court scheduled a Dec. 29 district attorney conference for Fuchs after he pleaded not guilty to bail jumping and theft.Court records allege he took eight compact disc players or radios from a Monroe man between Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.