Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

The following individuals were indicted Wednesday by the Putnam County Grand Jury.

Jonathon S. Welker, 44, 742 W. Third St., Delphos; attempt to commit murder and felonious assault.

Nathan L. Schroeder, 23, 305 E. Main St., Lot 3, Ottawa; theft of checks.

Donald S. Gibson, 21, 7990 Road 12, Ottawa; felonious assault.

Kelle A. Robach, 37, 107 E. Kalida St., Kalida; possession of drugs (Heroin).

Summer J. Myers, 42, 18193 State Route 189, Columbus Grove; theft.

Teresa A. Taylor, 39, 71 Avondale Ave., Columbus; improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Oliva A. Johnson, 36, 50 Estep Branch, Garrett, Ky.; aggravated possession of drugs.

Brock T. Benroth, 15846 Road S, Columbus Grove, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and driving under the influence.

Shelby N. Moneer, 28, 1554 Plainfield Drive, Lima; aggravated possession of drugs.

Johnny G. Rakes, 24, 135 W. Second St., Fort Jennings; tampering with evidence and possession of cocaine.

Peter A. Lotzer, II, 34, 11 Hideway Drive, Lima; having weapons under disability, unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance and tampering with evidence.

Paul J. Bakle, 36, 1035 Heritage Trail, Ottawa; tampering with evidence, counterfeiting and failing to comply with the order of a police officer.

Matthew R. Sage, 40, 14880 Harris Road, Defiance; three counts counterfeiting.

Mike Pardo, III, 23, 670 Marion-Williamsport Road, Apt. 10, Marion; felonious assault, tampering with evidence and assault.

Jan. 13

James M. Phillips, 39, 5624 Home Lane, Toledo, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery with specification and kidnapping. He faces up to 11-15 years in prison, plus three years for the specification, and $20,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 1 p.m. March 9. A charge of grand theft was dismissed.

Phillips was arrested for robbing a woman of $300 at gunpoint and stealing her vehicle at the Dollar General store in Columbus Grove Nov. 2. Phillips turned himself in at the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 5, the same day when the victim’s car was located in Toledo.

According to Putnam County Sheriff reports, the victim went to Dollar General during the evening of Nov. 2 to return a DVD and buy a few things in the store. She noticed Phillips standing outside and assumed he worked there. When she left the store, Phillips approached her and asked for a ride and after she declined, Phillips pulled a gun on her. Phillips took the victim’s phone so she could not call for assistance and demanded she drive him. Somewhere between Columbus Grove and Ottawa, Phillips threw the victim’s phone out of the window. Phillips ordered the victim to pull over on Road 9K and Phillips got out of the car, handed the victim her purse and told her to give him all the money she had with her. Phillips made her stand in the middle of the road until he drove away. The victim flagged down a passerby on state Route 65 for help.

Jesus Tapia, Jr., 57, 726 S. Oak St., Ottawa, was sentenced to 95 days in jail for tampering with records. He was given credit for 95 days served and placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and comply with all the sexual classification registration requirements. A charge of failure to register was dismissed.

Joseph C. Webken, Fort Jennings, and Chelsea L. Webken, Lima, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married Aug. 14, 2015 in Hancock County and have no children.

Jan. 14

Elizabeth A. Morrow, 23, 11429 Road J, Delta, was sentenced to 25 days in jail for aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamines). She was given credit for 19 days served and placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and successfully complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

Shane Sprague, 41, 8699 Terrell Road, Athens, was sentenced to six months in jail for non-support of dependents. He was given credit for 63 days served.

Nelson E. Barnes, 51, 710 N. Austin, Cameron, Texas, was sentenced to six months jail for aggravated possession of drugs (Methamphetamines) and attempted failure to comply. He was given credit for 141 days served. Charges of speeding and operating a vehicle without reasonable control were dismissed.

Christopher J. Calvelage 39, 24503 Road T, Delphos, was given an additional credit of 10 days jail as of Jan. 18 for work performed at the Putnam County Adult Detention Facility. He is currently incarcerated on a parole violation.

Anthony J. Galyk, Continental, and Morgan L. Galyk, Continental, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married in Ohio Jan. 20, 2011 and have two children.

Jan. 15

Christopher M. Shomsky, 35, 24949 Road P, Fort Jennings, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for pandering obscenity involving a minor and another 15 months for another count of pandering obscenity involving a minor. The sentence will be ordered to be served concurrently and he was given credit for one day served and any additional days awaiting transfer. Another pandering count was dismissed.

Kimberly A. Okuley, 38, 130 S. Cox St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to possessing criminal tools. 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 9 a.m. March 12.

Jan. 16

Jonathan D. Costuma, 33, 221 N. Perry St., Ottawa, was sentenced to six to nine years in prison for felonious assault. He was given credit for 192 days and any additional days awaiting transfer. Charges of domestic violence and aggravated menacing were dismissed.

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

Jan 14

Michael R. Schaaf, 48, 1317 Shady Lane, Findlay, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless operation. Sentence: $150 fine. A charge of failure to control was dismissed.

Bradley M. Meyer, 28, 15029 Road 2, Pandora, pleaded guilty to an amended offense of second-offense reckless operation. Sentence: 30 days jail, 27 days suspended, $250 fine, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP. A charge of marked lanes was dismissed.

Brandon J. Good, 31, 17784 State Route 634, Fort Jennings, pleaded guilty to an amended offense of second-offense reckless operation. Sentence: Four points, 30 days jail, 27 days suspended, $250 fine, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP. Charges of marked lanes and seat belt were dismissed.

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