Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

March 15

Kyley A. Gardner, 29, 6873 US Route 224, Van Wert, was remanded to the WORTH Center for violating the terms of supervision. The violation included committing drug offenses. She was placed on five years’ community control and was given credit for 11 days served. She must complete counseling and obtain and maintain employment. Gardner had been convicted of aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine) and endangering children.

Adam Alafa, 45, 212 N. Belmore St., Leipsic, was sentenced to 90 days jail for failure to child support. He was found in total arrears in the amount of $32,793.04 as of Feb. 28. The judge suspended 60 days of the sentence provided he remain current in his payments and notify child support regarding changes in employment.

March 19

Tina M. Candia, 49, 1144 E. Second St., Apt. A, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to misuse of a credit card. She faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 10 a.m. May 4. A charge of theft of a credit card was dismissed.

Ryan L. Hefner, Sr., 42, 631 W. Sycamore St., Apt. A-12, Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (heroin). He faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 10:30 a.m. May 4. Charges of possession of drugs (fentanyl), possession of drugs (marijuana), endangering children and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

Jesse Neidert, Fort Jennings, and Lindsay Neidert, Ottawa, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married Nov. 5, 2011 in Fort Jennings and have two children.

March 21

Andrew J. Watkins, IV, 31, 2720 N. Cole St., Apt. A, Lima, was found guilty by a jury of trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine) and permitting drug abuse. Bond was revoked, and Watkins was remanded with sentencing set for 8:30 a.m. May 4.

Bank of America, Columbus, was granted judgment against Raymond Cass, Continental, in the amount of $12,024.48, plus court costs.

Robert J. Nienberg, 59, 517 S. Main St., Lima, was sentenced to four years in prison for driving under the influence. He was given credit for 90 days served, his driver’s license was suspended for life and he was fined $1,350.

Roger R. Leimgruber, 37, 118 E. Melrose Ave., Findlay, pleaded guilty to non-support of dependents. He faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentence scheduled for 9:30 a.m. May 4.

Ryan J. Greve, 32, 2954 E. 12th St., Ottawa, was sentenced to 90 days jail for violating the terms of supervision. The violation included committing drug offenses. He was placed on five years community control and must obtain and maintain employment. He was convicted of an illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto a detention facility.

Tyler L. Sifuentes, 28, 5948 US Highway 6, McClure, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (cocaine). He faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 11 a.m. May 4.

March 22

William E. Berry, Jr., 45, 123 Lindford Lane, Kittanning, Pa., pleaded guilty to possessing criminal tools and tampering with coin machine. He 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 11 a.m. May 11. The jury trial scheduled for April 3 was vacated. Two counts possession of criminal tools were dismissed.

Berry was charged along with Jesse M. Toy, III, 39, 229 Clay Ave., Templeton, Pa. According to reports of the Pandora Police Department, Berry and Toy were arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 10, after they were found attempting to cut a padlock off a Pepsi machine at Ted’s Market, 311 E. Washington St., Pandora. After obtaining a search warrant, police searched the rental vehicle they were driving and found two bolt cutters, three pry bars, and 127-barrel keys/coin machine keys, a camo cooler with an undisclosed amount of change and an undisclosed amount of one-dollar bills rolled up with a rubber band. The report stated the two men had personal bags packed with enough clothing for five days on the road.

Toy had a final pre-trial scheduled for Feb. 2, but never showed and a bench warrant was issued.

Brian L. Pollock, 52, 542 W. Main St., Ottawa, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for theft from an elderly person. He was given credit for one day served and must pay $54,092 in restitution. A charge of forgery was dismissed.

March 26

Chris Auch, Kalida, was granted a divorce from Megan Auch, Memphis, Tenn. They were married Nov. 8, 2016 in Ottawa and have no children.

March 27

Ditech Financial, LLC, Tempe, Ariz., was granted judgment Derrick Storer, St. Marys, and Jessica L. Storer, St. Marys, in the amount of $73,256.65, plus interest and cost.

March 28

Tamera J. Muncy, 36, Box 236, Hamler, was sentenced to 172 days for violating the terms of supervision. The violations included being terminated from Serenity Haven in Fulton County and obstructing official business of an officer in Wood County. She was placed on five years community control and was given credit for 82 days served. She must pay $178 restitution, obtain and maintain employment, and complete all treatment and counseling by the probation department.

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

March 12

Larry D. Davis, 65, 21076 Road D, Continental, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of no operator’s license. Sentence: $150 fine. A charge of probation violation was dismissed.

March 15

Amber D. Osting, 38, 680 N. Water St., Fort Jennings, pleaded guilty to an amended offense of second-offense reckless operation. Sentence: 30 days jail, $250 fine. She was fined $50 for failure to control and ordered to pay court costs for seat belt. Another charge of OVI was dismissed.

March 20

Davon Cleve, 25, 1140 Westerly Drive, Apt. B, Lima, pleaded guilty to non-compliance suspension. Sentence: $150 fine. He was also ordered to pay court costs for headlights required.

March 22

Karl M. Stokes, 40, 531 S. Catalpa Ave., Lima, pleaded no contest to drug paraphernalia and was found guilty. Sentence: $100 fine. He also pleaded no contest to drug abuse/possession and was found guilty. Sentence: $100 fine.

March 26

CSX Transportation, Jacksonville, Fla., pleaded no contest to obstruction of roads by railroad and was found guilty. Sentence: $150 fine.

Sonny G. Olivo, 25, 420 Ohio St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving with an expired license. Sentence: $250 fine.

March 27

Jacob M. McDivitt, 30, 107 N. Main St., Spencerville, pleaded no contest to hit/skip realty and was found guilty. Sentence: 30 days jail, suspended, $150 fine. He was also fined $50 for failure to control.

New Cases

CitiMortgage, Inc., O’Fallon, Mo., v. Keith Kindle, Continental, and Olga L. Kindle, Continental; foreclosure ($75,694.85).

JP Morgan Chase Bank, Westerville, v. Tony H. Vo, Leipsic, and Pamela S. Vo, Leipsic; foreclosure ($68,786.94).

Ally Bank, Columbus, v. Kathleen R. Trask, Leipsic, and Christina Evilsizer, Continental; other civil.

William L. Rigg, Continental, and Tammy E. Rigg, Continental, v. Brittany M. Beach, Cloverdale; personal injury.

Kara K. Grote, Ottoville, v. Kalida Manufacturing, Inc., Kalida, and Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, Columbus; workers compensation.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

March 13

Joshua L. Stant, 31, 509 W. Seventh St., Delphos, pleaded guilty to second-offense OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, 120 days jail suspended, $1,000 fine, $425 suspended, three-year license suspension, and complete counseling at New Direction Center. A charge of failure to control was dismissed.

March 15

Jeremy J. Sturgeon, 35, 401 Monroe St., Pandora, pleaded guilty to failure to stop after an accident. Sentence: 180 days jail, 90 days suspended, $500 fine. He also pleaded guilty to reckless operation. Sentence: $150 fine and one-year license suspension. He was also fined $150 for criminal damaging/endangering. Charges of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and OVI were dismissed.

Jordan V. Chamberlin, 21, 7050 US Route 224, Ottawa, pleaded no contest to OVI and was found guilty. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, 174 days suspended, $750 fine, $375 suspended, one-year license suspension, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP, and complete alcohol/drug assessment. He was fined $50 for marked lanes and ordered to pay costs for seat belt. A charge of OVI was dismissed.

March 16

John Didier, 65, 7554 Wheellock Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-offense reckless operation. Sentence: Four points, 30 days jail, 27 days suspended, $250 fine, one-year license suspension, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP. A charge of traffic control device was dismissed.

March 19

Rudolph D. Wenzlick, 70, 24931 Road R, Fort Jennings, pleaded guilty to OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, 177 days suspended, $750 fine, $375 suspended, one-year license suspension, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP. A charge of traffic control device was dismissed. Charges of OVI, seat belt and open container were dismissed.

Daniel J. Baker, 36, 9830 Road L-10, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Sentence: $150 fine and six-month license suspension. A charge of marijuana possession was dismissed.

Johnathon M. Ingleston, 26, 308½ W. Front St., Findlay, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct. Sentence: $100 fine. Civil protection order and OR bond was terminated.

David P. Drew, 20, 204 Mahoning St., Cloverdale, pleaded guilty to drug possession. Sentence: $150 fine. He was also fined $50 for speeding and ordered to pay court costs for drug paraphernalia.

Kathleen E. Schnipke, 61, 5191 Old State Route 224, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, 177 days suspended, $750 fine, $375 suspended, one-year license suspension, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP. A charge of left of center was dismissed.

March 20

Midland Funding, LLC, San Diego, default judgment v. Julianne Brinkman, Columbus Grove, $3,282.02, plus costs.

Imaging Consultants of Findlay, default judgment v. Megan L. Hohman, Ottawa, $377, plus interest and costs.

Promedica, Sylvania, default judgment v. Danny Dotson, Continental, and Jenna Dotson, Continental, $201.40, plus interest and costs.

Defiance Radiologist Association, Ottawa Hills, default judgment v. Charles Ridenour, Columbus Grove, and Tami Ridenour, Columbus Grove, $831, plus interest and costs.

March 23

Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC, Golden, Colo., agreed judgment v. Danielle J. Sloan, Continental, $1,686.04, plus interest and costs.

March 26

Midland Funding, LLC, San Diego, default judgment v. Joshua Brown, Continental, $987.68, plus costs.

Mariner Finance, LLC, Lima, default judgment v. Katherine A. Pitney, Columbus Grove, $6,166.78, plus interest and costs.

Mariner Finance, LLC, Lima, default judgment v. Joann R. Gerding, Leipsic, $2,967.84, plus interest and costs.

March 27

Capital One Bank, Columbus, agreed judgment v. Jeremy D. Doud, Ottawa, $2,329.12, plus costs.

George W. Smith, Jr., Deshler, small claims v. Adrian Slattman, Ottawa, $600, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practice, LLC, Findlay, default judgment v. Amanda S. Trehan, Columbus Grove, $507.05, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, default judgment v. Amanda S. Trehan, Columbus Grove, $40.45, plus interest and costs.

Bluffton Hospital, Findlay, default judgment v. Amanda S. Trehan, Columbus Grove, $24.06, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, default judgment v. Terri R. Vogt, Ottawa, $694.64, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practice, LLC, Findlay, default judgment v. Terri R. Vogt, Ottawa, $824.96, plus interest and costs.

Bluffton Hospital, Findlay, default judgment v. Terri R. Vogt, Ottawa, $8.63, plus interest and costs.

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