Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

Aug. 15

Josalyna L. Baney, 36, 510 North St., Leipsic, was referred to the WORTH Center for trespass in habitation. She was placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

Scott J. Wilson, 58, 583 S. Perry St., Ottawa, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for violating the terms of supervision. The violations include violating a CPO in Michigan in July 2018, consuming alcohol and leaving the state without permission. He was given credit for 123 days served.

Aug. 16

Kristy F. Vermilyen, 33, 153 S. Oak St., Apt. C, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (cocaine). 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 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

Aug. 19

Joseph A. Garcia, 39, Leipsic, charged with rape and unlawful conduct with a minor, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge ordered the prosecutor’s office to provide all documentation including all police reports, statements and discovery to the court and to the court diagnostic and treatment center in Toledo within 10 days.

Aug. 20

Cory A. Dodds, 32, 540 N. Water St., Fort Jennings, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for burglary. He was given credit for 89 days served and any days prior to his transportation to the ODRC. He must pay $500 restitution.

Thomas D. Miles, 19, 102 Heldman St., Jenera, was remanded to the WORTH Center for failure to comply. He was placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended. Charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and complicity were dismissed.

Miles was arrested along with Jordan M. Nieto, 22, 221 S. Poplar St., Leipsic 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.

Pardo, charged with two counts complicity, has a change of plea hearing scheduled for Sept. 30. Nieto has pleaded guilty to improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 29.

Daniel J. Acosta, 23, 1027 Washington Ave., Defiance, was referred to the WORTH Center for attempted burglary. He was placed on five years’ community control, must obtain and maintain employment and successfully complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

Zechariah G. Hudson, 35, 109 W. Dixon St., Forest, was sentenced to 180 day for assault. The judge suspended 177 days and gave him credit for three days served. He was also fined $1,000 which was suspended provided he comply with all rules of probation, obtain and maintain employment and successfully complete all treatment and counseling recommended.

Adan Vasquez, 33, 506 W. Main St., Ottawa, was sentenced to 30 days jail for improper handling of firearm in a motor vehicle. He was also sentenced to 180 days jail, with 177 days suspended, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. He was fined $1,000 with $625 suspended and given a one-year license suspension. He must obtain and maintain employment and successfully complete all counseling and treatment recommended. Charges of receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and open container were dismissed.

Aug. 22

Justin D. Patrick, 35, 200 Main Cross St., Leipsic, was remanded to the WORTH Center for aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine) and possession of heroin. He was also convicted of attempted conveyance of drugs onto grounds of a detention facility. He was placed on five years community control and ordered to obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended. A charge of aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine) was dismissed. According to court records, Patrick brought suboxone and methamphetamines into the Putnam County Jail on Feb. 4.

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

Aug. 15

Courtney E. Watkins, 29, 302 E. Monroe St., Pandora, pleaded guilty to open container. Sentence: $150 fine.

Aug. 19

Luke M. Bonnell, 31, 516 Fairview Ave., Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to obstructing official business. Sentence: 10 days jail, suspended, $250 fine, $150 suspended. He also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. Sentence: 30 days jail, suspended, $250 fine, $150 suspended. He was also fined $50 for disorderly conduct.

Aug. 22

Norfolk Southern Railroad, Fort Wayne, Ind., pleaded no contest to obstructing roads by railroads and was found guilty. Sentence: $150 fine.

Adam J. Anspach, 37, 19290 Road 20 P, Fort Jennings, pleaded no contest to activities without a permit and was found guilty. Sentence: $100 fine.

Aug. 23

Robin M. Smitley, 57, 17021 County Road J, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving under suspension. Sentence: $100 fine. Charges of speeding and expired registration were dismissed.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

Aug. 19

Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC, Golden, Colo., default judgment v. Heather R. Pitney, Continental, $2,482.16, plus interest and costs.

Cavalry Spv I, LCC, Columbus, default judgment v. Eric R. Stuber, Leipsic, $962.50, plus interest and costs.

Consulting Pathologists Corp., Toledo, default judgment v. Dawn M. Delacruz, Kalida, $3,790.57, plus interest and costs.

NWO Integrated Laboratories, Mercy LLC, Toledo, default judgment v. Dawn M. Delacruz, Kalida, $45, plus interest and costs.

Aug. 20

Midland Funding, LLC, Columbus, default judgment v. Kathleen Trask, Leipsic, $1,174.26, plus interest and costs.

Unifund CCR, LLC, Cincinnati, default judgment v. Nicholas A. Felkey, Ottawa, $6,788.45, plus interest and costs.

H S Financial Group, LLC, Westlake, default judgment v. Mark Elliot, Kalida, $824.62, plus interest and costs.

Aug. 21

One Main Financial Services, Inc., Evansville, Ind., default judgment v. Michael D. Cramer, Ottawa, $3,647.26, plus costs.

Village of Ottawa, default judgment v. John N. Albright, II, Ottawa, $822.05, plus interest and costs.

Village of Ottawa, default judgment v. Jarrod R. Gonzales, Ottawa, $383.47, plus interest and costs.

Lima Memorial Health System, default judgment v. Michael E. Beaupre, Leipsic, $1,382.77, plus interest and costs.

Midland Funding, LLC, San Diego, consent judgment v. Michael N. Perez, Ottawa, $1,634.10, plus interest and costs.

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