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Putnam County Court News

May 15, 2013

Putnam County Common Pleas Court



The Putnam County Grand Jury issued the following indictments on Friday.



Jason T. Adams, 31, 524 W. Lima St., Findlay; rape.



Robert M. Montgomery, 49, 1398 County Road 1, Deshler; illegal assembly of chemicals, illegal manufacture of drugs, and possession of drugs.



Randolph Kinder, 44, 401 E. Cherry St., North Baltimore; illegal assembly of chemicals, and illegal manufacture of drugs.



David A. Rettig, 43, 4549 County Road E, Lot 5, Delta; illegal manufacture of drugs.



Angela M. Padilla, 23, 1567 S. Clinton St., Defiance, Apt. 4B; identity fraud.



Christine M. Wilson, 49, 1471 Township Road 92, McComb; theft.



Dispositions/May 1



The Ottoville Bank Company was granted a foreclosure judgment against Sandra S. Taylor, Continental, and Rodney E. Taylor, Continental, in the amount of $402,737.22, plus interest and costs.



Dispositions/May 6



Keith A. Bair, 27, 15336 County Road A, Bryan, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for theft (over $1,000). He was ordered to pay $5,870 in restitution to the victims.



Bank of America, Plano, Texas, was granted a foreclosure judgment against Michael Cervantes, Leipsic, in the amount of $57,694.79, plus interest and costs.



Dispositions/May 7



JP Morgan Chase, Irving, Texas, was granted a foreclosure judgment against David J. Bauman, Pandora, and Misty D. Bauman, Pandora, in the amount of $58,530.33, plus interest and costs.



Jodi L. Williams, Ottawa, was granted a divorce from Michael A. Williams, Ottawa. They were married Dec. 10, 2004 in Pandora, and have no children.



Dispositions/May 8



Quinton C. Schmenk, 30, 405 S. Thomas St., Ottawa, was sentenced to 10 days jail for failure to pay child support. He was found in arrears in the amount of $8,978.89 as of April 30, 2013. The sentence was suspended provided he remains current in his payments and seeks work.



Joe A. Velasquez, Leipsic, was granted a divorce from Larrisa E. Velasquez, Defiance. They were married March 4, 2011, and have one child.



Heather E. Santos, Leipsic, was granted a divorce from Thomas A. Santos, Leipsic. They were married Sept 4, 2010, and they have no children.



Dispositions/May 9



Christie L. Kerner, 36, 207 Broadway St., Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to two counts forgery. She faces up to 24 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 1 p.m. June 5.



New Cases



Tracy Fulmer, Continental, v. Colleen Fulmer, Continental; divorce with children.



Shawnda M. Metzger, Fort Jennings, v. Alan J. Metzger, Fort Jennings; divorce with children.



Putnam County Municipal Court



Dispositions/May 2



Tony C. Adams, 55, 10836 Road 191, Oakwood, pleaded guilty to first-offense OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, $750 fine, one-year license suspension, with 174 days jail and $375 suspended and credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP program.



Joshua D. Turnwald, 19, 707 E. Main St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to underage possession. Sentence: 180 days jail, $250 fine, with 177 days jail suspended, and credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP program. He was also fined $50 for reckless operation and a speeding charge was dismissed.



Dispositions/May 6



Alex J. Rosengarten, 18, 1570 N. Perry St., Lot 66, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to first-offense OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, $750 fine, with $375 and 177 days jail suspended, and credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP program.



Joshua D. Buckland, 18, 12924 Road 8-L, Ottawa, pleaded no contest to negligent assault and was found guilty. Sentence: 30 days jail, $150 fine, with 30 days jail suspended, complete firearms safety course, and perform 24 hours community service. Firearm was forfeited.



Joshua A. Verhoff, 22, 14988 Road K-14, Ottawa, pleaded no contest to second-offense OVI and was found guilty. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, $1,000 fine, two-year license suspension, with 160 days jail and $475 suspended and complete alcohol assessment. Charges of failure to display and stop sign were dismissed.



Dispositions/May 7



Dustin B. Zizelman, 28, 130 North Drive, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to falsification. Sentence: 180 days jail, $250 fine, with 180 days jail suspended. He was also fined $150 for no operator license.



Robert Bartley, 41, 30705 Staydley Road, Holgate, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-offense OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, $1,000 fine, five-year license suspension, with 60 days jail and $475 suspended, and complete assessment at Pathways Counseling Center.



Joshua W. Cox, 28, 10551 Buckeye Drive, Huntsville, pleaded guilty to second-offense OVI. Sentence: 180 days jail, $525 fine, five-year license suspension, with 135 days jail suspended, and complete assessment at Pathways Counseling Center.



Judgments/May 7



St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, default judgment v. Mark A. Bryan, Kalida, and Judith Bryan, Kalida, $2,236.45, plus interest and costs.



St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, default judgment v. Jacob Macke, Columbus Grove, and Anissa Macke, Columbus Grove, $345.58, plus interest and costs.



Owens Community College, Columbus, default judgments v. Logan M. Bartley, $3,198, plus costs of $1,912.77, plus interest $269.43, plus costs.



Anesthesia Associates of Lima, Inc., default judgment v. Charles A. Reed, Ottawa, $2,033, plus interest and cost of suit taxed at $95.



Anesthesia Associates of Lima, Inc., default judgment v. Heather S. Maag, Continental, $236.54, plus interest and cost of suit taxed at $95.