Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Assistant Ohio Attorney General Micah R. Ault, appointed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost as special prosecuting attorney for Putnam County, began duties in a matter under investigation for alleged criminal violations of law against a former local law enforcement officer within the county. Putnam County Common Pleas Judge Keith Schierloh granted the request for the appointment which was brought in a petition by Putnam County Prosecutor Gary L. Lammers. Ault will have the authority to conduct all aspects of criminal prosecution regarding the matter including investigative activities, grand jury proceedings, all court proceedings and all acts necessary including appellate work to further any prosecution of these matters through the Putnam County Court and any Court of Appeals. The order will continue until Ault submits his final report or until further order of this court.
Thomas D. Miles, 20, 102 Heldman St., Jenera, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating the terms of supervision. The violations included being discharged unsuccessfully from the WORTH Center. He was given credit for 248 days served. He was originally convicted of failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer.
John J. Evans, 45, 415 Whitehall Drive, Columbus, was sentenced to 70 days in jail for contempt in failing to pay child support. He was previously found in contempt on May 9, 2018 where he was found to be $36,810 in arrears in child support payments. He failed to make an appearance during a Sept. 6, 2018 hearing so a bench warrant was issued. Evans was given credit for 27 days served.
Jacob Carillo, 24, 225 N. Orchard St., Leipsic, was referred to the SEARCH program or other in-patient treatment facility for substance abuse for violating the terms of supervision. The violations included failing to report to his supervising officer, changing his place of residence without permission and failing to attend counseling sessions at Pathways Counseling Center. He was placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment as recommended. He must pay restitution of $42. He was originally convicted of complicity to theft.
Todd J. Rode, 20, 20914 Road 20S, Fort Jennings, was given a revocation of his treatment in lieu of conviction. He will be sentenced on the violations at 11 a.m. Feb. 24. He was originally convicted of aggravated possession of drugs.
A pre-trial was conducted regarding the case of Kenneth T. Richey, 55, 3295 Sullivant Ave., Apt. L, Columbus, charged with two counts retaliation and violating a protection order. All proceedings will now be handled by Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Dale Crawford. Greg Meyers of the Ohio Public Defender’s office was appointed to represent Richey and a jury trial scheduled for Feb. 24 was vacated.
Trista C. Bullinger, Van Wert, was granted a divorce from Matthew R. Bullinger, Fort Jennings. They were married Oct. 12, 2013 in Delphos and have no children.
Elizabeth C. Snively, Ottawa, v. Daniel Snively, Ottawa; divorce with children.
James V. Newell, Leipsic and Judith L. Newell, Leipsic; dissolution of marriage without children.
Randall E. Roof, Pandora, v. Jennifer M. Roof, Pandora; divorce without children.
Danielle M. Pier, Continental, v. Tobin N. Pier, Ottawa; divorce with children.
SMS JDC, LP, Phoenix, Ariz., v. Teddy R. McCoy, Kalida; civil foreign judgment ($30,090.03).
Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions
Jonathan D. Stuber, 27, 26791 Lakevue Drive, Apt. 5, Perrysburg, pleaded guilty to an amended offense of reckless operation. Sentence: $150 fine. A charge of speeding was dismissed.
Derek E. De La Rosa, Sr., 31, 244 Lincoln St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: 30 days jail, 20 days suspended, $150 fine, suspended, with credit for one day served and complete mental health assessment and treatment.
Ariel A. Chandler, 27, 1239 N. Defiance St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: 30 days jail, 28 days suspended, $150 fine, suspended, and complete mental health assessment.
Rhonda Melioli-Brooks, 31, 7460 State Route 15, Lot 10, Defiance, pleaded guilty to OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, 30 days suspended, $750 fine, one-year license suspension, and complete drug and alcohol assessment. Charges of surrender of foreign driver’s license and tinted windows were dismissed.
Joshua R. Schindler, Sr., 32, 1567 N. Union St., Lima, pleaded guilty to driving under suspension. Sentence: 180 days jail, 120 days suspended, $250 fine. A charge of speeding was dismissed.
Linda Escobedo, 42, 1570 N. Perry St., Lot 52, Ottawa, pleases guilty to an amended charge of second-reckless of reckless operation. Sentence: 30 days jail, 27 days, $250 fine, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP.
Julian Hinojosa, 24, 504 E. Third St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to driving under OVI suspension. Sentence: 180 days jail, 167 days suspended, $250 fine, one-year license suspension. Another count was dismissed.
Alyssa I. Snyder, 22, 631 W. Sycamore St., Apt. A-11, Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. Sentence: 180 days jail, suspended, $150 fine.
Jacob A. Karhoff, 23, 186 Center St., Vaughnsville, pleaded guilty to drug abuse/possession. Sentence: $150 fine.
Putnam County Municipal Court judgments
Promedica Defiance Regional Hospital, and Promedica Physician Group, Toledo, default judgment v. David Minjarez, Leipsic, $1,856.98, plus interest and costs.
Crown Asset Management, LLC, Columbus, default judgment v. Allen Shiffert, Belmore, $1,462.33, plus interest and costs.
Second Round Sub, LLC, Columbus, default judgment v. Lisa M. Martin, Leipsic, $1,706.76, plus interest and costs.