Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

Jan. 21

David J. Engard, 34, 5 E. Sugar St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to failure to register. He faces up to 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27.

Nelson E. Barnes, 51, 710 N. Austin, Cameron, Texas, serving a sentence for aggravated possession of drugs and attempted failure to comply, was granted an additional five days credit for work performed at the Putnam County Adult Detention facility. He will now be released Feb. 17.

Olivia A. Johnson, 36, 50 Estep Branch, Garrett, Ky., pleaded guilty to attempt trafficking in drugs. She faces up to 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27.

Jan. 22

Bethanee R. Stemen, Ottoville, was granted a divorce from Philip M. Stemen, Lima. They were married Feb. 5, 2016 in Lima and have two children.

New Cases

Roger Gonzalez, Bellevue, v. Matrix North American Construction, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Stephanie B. McCloud, administrator of Bureau of Workers Compensation, Columbus; workers compensation.

Matthew R. Spencer, Vaughnsville, v. Michelle L. Spencer, Findlay; divorce without children.

Jill A. Garcia, Leipsic, v. Carlos M. Garcia, Leipsic; divorce without children.

Huntington National Bank, Columbus, v. Andres Reyna, Jr., Leipsic; foreclosure ($19,661.14).

Citizens National Bank of Bluffton, v. Shaunda Brinkman, Ottawa, and Michael J. Schnipke, Ottawa; foreclosure ($81,217.88).

Home Point Financial Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., v. Colt E. Freeman, Columbus Grove, and Valdalia Freeman, Columbus Grove; foreclosure ($112,008.01).

Money Source, Inc., Meriden, Ct., v. John M. Trehan, Ottawa, and Megan L. Hohman, Ottawa; foreclosure ($128,573.29).

Pascual Barraza, Ottawa, v. Ottawa Oil Co.; personal injury (excess of $25,000).

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

Jan. 13

Kayla L. Engle, 23, 181 W. Canal St., Ottoville, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: 30 days jail, 28 days suspended, $150 fine

Jason Groves, 48, 120 Walter St., Cridersville, pleaded guilty to theft. Sentence: 180 days jail, 90 days suspended, $100 fine, with jail credit given from Dec. 27.

Jan. 16

Michael J. Hernandez, 58, 5300 Road 20, Continental, pleaded guilty to interference with the operation of a train. Sentence: 180 days jail, court costs waived due to indigency, with jail credit given since Nov 8, 2019. Charges of criminal trespass and pedestrians walk/highway were dismissed.

Jan. 17

Erich S. Watson, 33, 718 S. Elizabeth St., Lima, pleaded guilty to two counts endangering children. Sentence: 180 days jail on both counts, sentence to be served consecutively, granted work release if qualifies.

Jan. 21

Camene V. Reid, 22, 773 S. Judkins Ave., Lima, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted theft. Sentence: $100 fine.

Melissa Joseph, 38, 126 E. 12th St., Delphos, pleaded guilty to an amended charge 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. A charge of left of center was dismissed.

Jan. 23

Bonnie L. Boroff, 51, 23090 Road Q, Lot L, Fort Jennings, pleaded guilty to two counts endangering children. Sentence: 180 days jail each count, sentence to served consecutively. Two other counts were dismissed.

Robert V. Poland, 33, 108½ South Ave., Pandora, pleaded guilty to village income tax. Sentence: $100 fine.

Andrew C. Chamberlin, 42, 613 E. Liberty St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to failure to reinstate. Sentence: $150 fine.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

Jan. 22

William R. Koontz, Lima, small claims v. Maxe D. Raciti, Ottawa, $1,000, plus interest and costs.

Jan. 23

American Express National Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, default judgment v. Tyson R. Kerner, Ottawa, $8,922.89, plus costs.

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