Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

Aug. 17

Marrae R. Prowant, Ottawa, was granted a divorce from Kyle Prowant, Continental. They were married June 28, 2014 in Ottawa and have one child.

Aug. 20

Brian L. Warnimont, 34, 110 Van Buskirk, Miller City, was sentenced to 180 days jail for weapons under disability, with 90 days suspended. He was given credit for 10 days served and was placed on five years community control. He must complete all counseling and treatment recommended. Charges of domestic violence and criminal damaging were dismissed.

Mark J. Yonge, Jr., 39, 909 Holgate Ave., Defiance, was sentenced to 60 days in jail for non-support of dependents with 53 days suspended. He was placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all treatment and counseling recommended.

Aug. 21

Samuel J. Williams, 22, Putnam County Jail, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He faces up to 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. He also pleaded guilty to rape. He faces up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. The state agreed to remove the specification and recommends 11 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition. He faces up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 9 a.m. Oct. 1. The state is recommending consecutive imposition of these sentences.

According to court records, Williams “did engage in sexual conduct with another … when the offender knows the other person is less than 13 years of age.” The indictment further says the alleged incident took place on or about March 1, 2014 through July 15, 2014 at 1570 N. Perry St., Ottawa. Court documents indicate the alleged female victim was 4 or 5 years old at the time.

Williams was also indicted on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a minor between the ages of 13 and 16 between May and September of last year at the same residence in Ottawa.

Christina R. Hemker, 29, 22528 Road O-22, Fort Jennings, was sentenced to 10 days jail for violating the terms of supervision. She was placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended. She had been convicted of burglary.

Aug. 22

Putnam County Treasurer Tracy Warnecke, Ottawa, won judgment against Teresa L. Humrickhouse, Leipsic, and Eric Humrickhouse, Leipsic, in the amount of $2,968.20, plus additional taxes due after May 16.

Douglas A. Gallaspie, 37, 8028 Richey Road, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to theft of a check. 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 1:45 p.m. Sept. 28.

Aug. 23

Destini M. Fenbert, 20, 13350 Road 3, Pandora, pleaded guilty to forgery and gross patient neglect. She faces up to 12 months in prison and six months and $3,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 10 a.m. Sept. 28. The state is asking for restitution to the family of $4,536.88, jointly and severally with other defendants. A charge of involuntary manslaughter and patient neglect were dismissed.

Rachel R. Friesel, 37, 210 N. High St., Pandora, pleaded guilty to forgery and gross patient neglect. She faces up to 12 months in prison and six months and $3,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 11 a.m. Sept. 28. The state is asking for restitution to the family of $4,536.88, and severally with other defendants. A charge of involuntary manslaughter and patient neglect were dismissed.

Both women were employed as nursing aides at Hilty Memorial Nursing Home in Pandora and were charged in connection with the Jan. 7 death of resident Phyllis Campbell, whose body was found outside the facility in freezing temperatures.

According to an investigation performed by the Ohio Department of Health, Friesel and Fenbert admitted to falsely documenting bed checks at 2 and 4 a.m. on the day in question.

Putnam County Prosecutor Gary Lammers said he has been in constant contact with Campbell’s family and that they are “on board” with the negotiations with the defendants. A third defendant charged in connection with Campbell’s death, 32-year-old Megan Schnipke of Columbus Grove, faces charges of forgery, gross patient neglect and patient neglect. She has a final pre-trial on the matter Sept. 13 at 2 p.m.

New Cases

Money Source, Inc., Meriden, Ct., v. Steven Nienberg, Ottawa, Trisha A. Nienberg, Ottawa, and Danielle R. Broussard, Ottawa; foreclosure.

Hunter Shaffer, Pandora, and Eleanor Schaffer, Pandora, v. Margaret Collmar, St. Cloud, Fla.; breach of contract.

Jacqueline L. Eagleson, Continental, v. North American Philips, Ann Arbor, Mich., v. Sarah D. Morrison, Administrator of Bureau of Workers Compensation, Columbus; appeal.

Putnam County Municipal Court

Aug. 20

Kyle N. Hellman, 20, 21654 State Route 190, Delphos, 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 and complete assessment at Pathways Counseling Center.

Ruben J. Lugo, 20, 105 S. Main St., Glandorf, pleaded no contest to drug paraphernalia and was found guilty. Sentence: $150 fine.

Aug. 21

Mandy J. Renner, 41, 114 Lesson Ave., Van Wert, pleaded guilty to driving under OVI suspension. Sentence: 180 days jail, 177 days suspended, $250 fine, one-year license suspension. A charge of speeding was dismissed.

Quinton Vasser, 45, 45 Vine St., Leipsic, 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 driving without a valid license was dismissed.

Donald E. Schulte, 23, 17966 State Route 613, Continental, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and was found guilty. Sentence: 30 days jail, 29 days suspended, $100 fine.

Aug. 23

Jason L. Mosure, 38, 8906 Boroff Road, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to telephone harassment. Sentence: 180 days jail, suspended, $150 fine.

Vergil L. Nance, 47, 1143 Holmes Ave., Lima, pleaded no contest to drug abuse/possession and was found guilty. Sentence: Six-month license suspension and $150 fine. He was also fined $150 for drug paraphernalia, $100 for driving under non-compliance suspension and $50 for no rear-view mirror.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

Aug. 23

Specialty Physicians of Blanchard Valley LLC, Findlay, default judgment v. Santiago Mata, Columbus Grove, $613.11, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practice, LLC, Findlay, default judgment v. Santiago Mata, Columbus Grove, $189.90, plus interest and costs.

Cavalry Spv. I, LLC, Columbus, default judgment v. Michelle Valdez, Leipsic, $1,163.46, plus interest and costs.

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