Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

An 18-year-old Ottawa man was indicted by the Putnam County Grand Jury following a report of a series of armed robberies in Leipsic during the early hours of July 27.

Isaiah A. Oliver, 9597 Road H, Ottawa, was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery with specification, theft and possession of criminal tools. According to a press release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s office, at 2:50 a.m. July 27, the office received a report of an armed robbery that occurred in Leipsic. The victim reported that the suspect held a handgun on them and took their cash and cell phone. While officers were gathering information from the victim, another officer advised that there were two other victims that also reported being robbed at gunpoint by the same suspect. The two also reported their cell phones were taken during the robbery. While doing an immediate search of the area for the suspect, officers were able to locate the victims’ cell phones.

Sheriff detectives presented a photo lineup that included Oliver and the victims were able to identify him as a suspect. Oliver was found in Findlay and arrested July 29 on a warrant of aggravated robbery.

Others indicted July 31 include:

Charlie D. Egnor, Jr., 44, 201 S. First St., Oakwood; trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine).

Brooke E. Peck, 24, 45 Vine St., Apt. A-6, Leipsic; possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Nathan B. Huff, 22, 2108 Winona Drive, Middletown, trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine) and aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine).

Tyler L. Lee, 22, 1160 Westerly Drive, Apt. C, Lima; possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Miguel A. Nunez, 38, 2196 Road 18-B, Cloverdale; possession of drugs (oxycodone).

Dylan M. Palmer, 18, 1249 N. Defiance St., Ottawa; failure to give notice of residence address change.

Amy S. Philquist, 21, 1221 Ayersville Ave., Defiance; aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine).

Megan N. Miner, 24, 225 Colony Trail, Lima; grand theft.

Danny LV Ruiz, 44, 15 Vine St., Apt. A, Leipsic; domestic violence.

Rogelio L. Pardo, 38, 226 W. Third St., Ottawa; domestic violence.

Amanda E. Quintero, 39, 215 Orchard Drive, Lot 7, Leipsic; two counts complicity.

James C. Berger, 29, 68 Main St., West Leipsic; three counts receiving stolen property.

Daniel P. Mefferd, 19, 333 W. Jackson St., Paulding; unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Jonathan D. Costuma, 33, 221 N. Perry St., Ottawa; domestic violence, felonious assault and aggravated menacing.

July 29

Brian O. Rippetoe, 40, 20485 Road G, Continental, was sentenced to 180 days jail for trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine). He was given credit for nine days served and placed on five years community control. He may complete the WORTH Center in lieu of jail. He must pay $160 restitution to the MAN unit, obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

July 30

Jordan M. Nieto, 22, 1525 E. Third St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to complicity (failure to comply) and theft. He faces up to 36 months in prison and six months in jail and $11,000 in fines. He also pleaded guilty to improper handling of firearm in a motor vehicle. He faces up to 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a presentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 8 a.m. Aug. 29.

Nieto was arrested along with Thomas D. Miles, 19, 102 Heldman St., Jenera, and Mike Pardo III, 22, 25 Vine St., Apt. 10, Leipsic, after robbing a Leipsic restaurant last May. According to a Leipsic Police Department press release, a subject entered the Mi Familia Restaurant, 131 E. Main St., Leipsic, at approximately 7:30 p.m. May 21. The subject, who removed the cash drawer from the cash register, was chased by the manager, but was able to drive away. Leipsic Police Officer Scott Harshman intercepted the car on Road 5, at which time the trio sped away, leading law enforcement in a pursuit exceeding 100 miles per hour. The pursuit ended when, jostled by repeated bumps, the airbags in the suspects’ vehicle deployed and the car crashed in a Henry County field. Harshman and personnel from the Putnam and Henry county sheriff offices took the three men into custody and transported them to the Putnam County Jail.

Miles pleaded guilty to failure to comply and will be sentenced 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Pardo, charged with two counts complicity, has a pre-trial scheduled for Aug. 15.

July 31

US Bank National Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, was granted a foreclosure against Lynette M. Ordaz, Continental, in the amount of $40,739.72, plus interest and costs.

Chelsea R. Bibler, Continental, and Zachary C. Bibler, Cloverdale, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married Nov. 11, 2017 in Ohio and have one child.

Aug. 2

Jacquelyn N. Hiegel, 37, 1430 Road 7A, Leipsic, was sentenced to 11 months in jail for possession of drugs (heroin) and 180 days jail for possession of drugs (methamphetamines). The sentence was ordered to be served consecutive. She was given credit for 272 days served and placed on five years community control. She must obtain and maintain employment, and complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

Adam E. Alafa, 46, 45 Vine St., Apt. 1, Leipsic, was sentenced to 90 days jail for domestic violence. He was given credit for 47 days served.

Der’rayaunce T. McDaniel, 19, 886 Circle Drive, Defiance, was sentenced to 180 days jail for improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle. He was fined $1,000 which both the jail and fine was suspended. A charge of speeding was dismissed.

Aug. 5

Andrew J. Watkins, IV, 32, 2720 N. Cole St., Apt. A, Lima, was granted judicial release. He was placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment, complete all counseling and treatment recommended and pay restitution of $700 to the Northwest Ohio MAN unit.

Andrew J. Miller, 23, 17859 Road 26, Fort Jennings, was placed on five years community control after being convicted of possession of drugs (methamphetamines). He must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended. He is not to possess a medical marijuana card.

Aug. 6

Jeremy L. Lindeman, 37, 111 Harrison St., Haviland, was remanded to the WORTH Center for trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine). He was placed on five years community control. He must obtain and maintain employment, complete a GED and complete all treatment and counseling recommended. A charge of aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamines) was dismissed.

Deanna L. Riker, 34, 171 N. Gaw St., Rawson, was sentenced to 180 days jail for receiving stolen property. She was placed on five years community control and given credit for 21 days served. She must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, Westerville, was granted a foreclosure judgment against Imas M. Rader, Findlay, in the amount of $25,977.28, plus interest and costs.

The First National Bank of Pandora, was granted judgment against Todd D. Gillian, Fostoria, in the amount of $45,956.63, plus interest and costs.

The First National Bank of Pandora, was granted judgment against Jeffrey K. Sheets, Fostoria, in the amount of $3,460.53 plus interest and costs.

Aug. 8

Mark E. Christian, 35, 108 W. Forrest St., Continental, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for attempted weapons under disability. He was given credit for 10 days served.

Sebastian L. Hernandez, 24, 517 W. Main St., Leipsic, was placed on five years community control for possession of drugs (Fentanyl). He must obtain and maintain employment, and complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

Christopher Stanley, 30, 1821 Ferndale Drive, Hillsdale, Mich., was found to be in total arrears in child support payments in the amount of $2,129.30. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6.

New Cases

Victor Gonzalez, Ottawa, and Shirley A. Gonzalez, Ottawa, v. Seth E. McCartney, Jerry City; personal injury.

Cindy Brownlow, Lima, v. Joseph Lammers, Leipsic; personal injury.

Regional Acceptance Corp., Greenville, N.C., v. Mark Turner, Ottawa, and Cortney L. Turner, Leipsic; other civil ($15,098.87).

Patricia A. Pendergast, Lima, v. Timothy S. Marshall, Columbus Grove; personal injury (excess of $25,000).

Debra L. Kuhlman, Findlay, and Martin J. Kuhlman, Leipsic; dissolution of marriage without children.

Credit Acceptance Corp., Columbus, v. Marcus Henderson, Leipsic; other civil.

Hope Harwell, Pandora, v. Jeremy Harwell, Pandora; divorce with children.

Mary A. Rickerd, Grover Hill, v. Progressive Stamping, Inc., Ottoville, and Stephanie B. McCloud, administrator of Bureau of Workers Compensation, Columbus; workers compensation.

Randall E. Roof, Pandora, v. Jennifer Roof, Pandora; divorce without children.

Bank of New York Mellon, Mount Laurel, N.J., v. James D. Young, Belmore, and Nancy P. Young, Belmore; foreclosure ($11,353.31).

Elizabeth Wilcoxon, West Liberty, v. William J. Romes, Kalida, and Kerri A. Romes, Kalida; foreclosure ($294,467.21).

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

July 29

Jonathon C. Ridenour, 31, 127 N. Blanchard St., Findlay, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. Sentence: $150 fine.

Francisco Ordaz, Jr., 65, 14594, Road D, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to an amended offense 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.

Dylan A. Maas, 27, 13561 Road 14, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to physical control. Sentence: 180 days jail, 177 days suspended, $375 fine, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP.

Aug. 1

Reynold J. Low, Jr., 31, 612 N. Main Ave., Sidney, pleaded guilty to driving under OVI suspension. Sentence: 180 days jail, 174 days suspended, $250 fine and one-year license suspension.

Michael L. Young, 42, 841 E. Main St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to OVI. Sentence: 180 days jail, 90 days suspended, $750 fine, $250 suspended, three-year license suspension, with credit for six days jail upon completion of DIP and complete drug and alcohol assessment.

Michael A. McLaughlin, 48, 17915 Road E-16, Continental, pleaded no contest to driving under FRA non-compliance suspension and was found guilty. Sentence: 30 days jail, $150 fine. He was also fined $50 for left turn violation.

Aug. 1

Michael L. Young, 42, 841 E. Main St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, 90 days suspended, $750 fine, $250 suspended, three-year license suspension, with credit for six days jail upon completion of DIP and complete alcohol and drug assessment.

Michael A. McLaughlin, 48, 17915 Road E-16, Continental, pleaded no contest to non-compliance and was found guilty. Sentence: 30 days jail, $150 fine. He was fined $50 for left turn violation.

Aug. 5

Natalia E. Sanchez, 27, 711 N. Belmore St., Lot 26, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals. Sentence: 90 days jail, suspended, $150 fine, forfeit all dogs to county dog warden, not permitted to acquire pets in two years. Two other counts were dismissed.

Ryan S. Powell, 35, 9380 Augsberger Road, Bluffton, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-offense reckless operation. Sentence: Four points, 30 days jail, 27 days suspended, $250 fine, two-year license suspension, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP and complete drug and alcohol assessment. A charge of two-lights required was dismissed.

Quinton M. Bruce, 19, 218 Water St., Deshler, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third offense driving under suspension. Sentence: 30 days jail, 20 days suspended, $250 fine. He also pleaded guilty to marijuana possession. Sentence: $150 fine and six-month license suspension. A charge of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.

Nicholas M. Keck, 26, 505 W. Forrest St, Continental, 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 two-lights required was dismissed.

Duece W. Alt, 18, 170 Olt Road, Columbus Grove, pleaded no contest to illegal distribution of cigarettes and was found guilty. Sentence: $150 fine.

Aug. 6

Rebecca S. Dudgeon, 51, 249 Monroe Ave., Findlay, pleaded guilty to OVI. Sentence: 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 speeding was dismissed.

Aug. 7

Clay M. Evans, 24, 29261 Standley Road, Defiance, pleaded guilty to drug abuse/possession. Sentence: $150 fine and six-month license suspension. He was also fined $150 for no operator’s license.

Kelsey Cole, 26, 409 E. Liberty St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to gasoline theft. Sentence: 180 days jail, 170 days suspended, $150 fine, complete mental health assessment and pay restitution of $41.75.

Aug. 8

Katie L. Unverferth, 30, 812 Silver Pines Drive, Kalida, pleaded guilty to an amended offense of reckless operation. Sentence: $150 fine. Charges of speeding and distracted driving were dismissed.

Mark E. Christian, 35, 108 W. Forrest St., Continental, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. Sentence: 90 days jail, 60 days suspended, to be served concurrent to common pleas case, $100 fine.

Joshua J. Fields, 18, 1115 E. 11th St., 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 and drug assessment. Another charge of OVI was dismissed.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

July 25

Discover Bank, New Albany, default judgment v. Roderick T. Wright, Cloverdale, $2,506.22, plus interest and court costs of $95.

July 29

Discover Bank, New Albany, default judgment v. Ryan J. Nieto, Ottawa, $3,629.17, plus interest and court costs of $95.

Lima Memorial Health System, v. James E. Place, Leipsic, $4,028.11, plus interest and costs.

Aug. 1

LVNV Funding, LLC, Greenville, S.C., agreed judgment v. Caleb J. Klinebriel, Ottawa, $4,578.50, with interest and costs.

Aug. 5

Lima Memorial Health System, default judgment v. Jamie S. Allen, Vaughnsville, $3,711.14, plus interest and costs.

Aug. 6

Lima Radiological Associates, Inc., Toledo, default judgment v. Susan M. Sager, Kalida, and Jeff Sager, Kalida, $299, plus interest and costs.

Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio, default judgment v. Benjamin L. Smith, Fort Jennings, $1,135.26, plus interest and costs.

Promedica, Toledo, default judgment v. Patrick G. Finn, Fort Jennings, and Tonya R. Finn, Fort Jennings, $980.68, plus interest and costs.

Aug. 7

Lammers Chiropractic Care, Glandorf, small claims v. Kimberly S. Gerdeman, Pandora, $325.12, plus interest and costs.

Aug. 8

Village of Ottawa, default judgment v. Mark D. Turner, Ottawa, and Tabatha Turner, Ottawa, $3,834.89, plus interest and costs.

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