Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

Feb. 14

Breanna L. Zavala, 19, 717 W. Broadway St., Apt. 2, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to child endangering. She faces up to 36 months in prison and $10,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 9 a.m. March 23. A charge of felonious assault was dismissed.

Zavala was charged along with her husband regarding the physical abuse of their three-month son on Aug. 20. According to reports of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the Zavala’s failed to provide adequate care, protection and support for their son resulting in injuries to his ribs, jaw, eye and nose which required hospitalization. A report with the Leipsic Police Department reported an officer met with a relative of the Zavala’s who reported bruising around the infant’s left eye and swelling to the left side of his jaw. The relative informed the officer this was not the first time they had seen bruising to the infant’s face and had previously seen bruising on the right side of his face when he was two months old. Reports also show the child was in a Toledo Hospital Aug. 24 in the pediatric care unit with a fracture of the right clavicle, left side rib fracture and left side mandible fracture and failure to thrive. The child was removed from the home by the authorities on Aug. 27.

Joseph A. Garcia, 39, address unkown, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to rape. He faces up to a minimum of three to 11 years and a maximum of 11 to 16 years and a maximum fine of $20,000. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 2 p.m. March 23.

Feb. 18

Joshua L. Hurles, 31, 23090 Road Q, Lot C, Fort Jennings, was sentenced to eight months in jail for possession of drugs (Methamphetamines). A charge of possession of drugs (heroin) was dismissed.

Thomas D. Miles, 20, 102 Heldman St., Jenera, was granted judicial release and referred to the WORTH Center program. He was placed on five year’s community control, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

Jacob Carillo, 24, 225 N. Orchard St., Leipsic, was sentenced to 90 days jail for violating community control. The violations included not reporting to his supervising officer, changing his residence without permission, possessing drugs (fentanyl and marijuana), and failing to attend counseling. He must obtain and maintain employment and pay restitution of $42 and complete all counseling and treatment. He was originally convicted of complicity to theft.

Feb. 19

Livier B. Parent, 62, 2440 Marion Drive, Findlay, pleaded guilty to attempted theft. She 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 1:30 p.m. March 23. She was originally charged with extortion.

Trevor J. Utrup, Glandorf, and Diane M. Utrup, Ottawa, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married May 9, 2015, and have no children.

Feb. 20

Brian Earles, Jr., 34, 186 Washington Ave., London, was given an additional eight days credit off his sentence for work performed at the Putnam County Detention Center. He was convicted of nonsupport of dependents.

New Cases

Douglas P. Rigg, Continental, v. Steven L. Rigg, Continental, William L. Rigg, Continental, and Tammy E. Rigg, Continental; other civil.

Candy Bartlett, Ottoville, and John Bartlett, Hamler; dissolution of marriage without children.

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

Feb. 13

Derrick A. Clark, 39, 405 N. Sixth St., Continental, charged with drug abuse/possession, a felony, bound over to grand jury.

Jesse R. Clay, 56, 200 S. Water St., FortJennings, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-offense reckless operation. Sentence: Four points, 30 days jail, 27 days suspended, $250 fine, six-month license suspension, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP. Charges of seat belt and marked lanes were dismissed.

Matthew Escamilla, 22, 230 Riverview Drive, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to theft. Sentence: 180 days jail, 175 days suspended, $150 fine.

Amber J. Lindeman, 26, 208 Eakin St., Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: $150 fine.

Todd Settlemire, 34, 411 W. Sugar St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of no operator’s license Sentence: $150 fine.

Feb. 18

Sarah R. Sprunger, 58, 208 South Ave., Pandora, pleaded guilty to failure to pay village income tax (village of Pandora). Sentence: $100 fine.

Tessa G. Howard, 22, 2214 E. Fourth St., Lima, pleaded guilty to an amended offense of driving under suspension (third offense). Sentence: 30 days jail, suspended, $150 fine.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

Feb. 13

Credit Acceptance Corp., Southfield, Mich., default judgment v. Dannielle Kleindienst, Continental, $6,088.79, plus interest and costs.

Feb. 18

Discover Bank, Independence, default judgment v. Levi M. Creamer, Leipsic, $3,015.63, plus costs of $95, plus interest and costs.

Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC, Saint Cloud, Minn., agreed judgment v. Jennifer L. Keeran, Pandora, $1,065.82, plus costs.

Feb. 20

LVNV Funding, LLC, Greenville, S.C., default judgment v. Charles L. Taylor, Ottawa, $768.27, less payments of $258, plus costs totaling $95, plus interest and costs.

LVNV Funding, LLC, Greenville, S.C., default judgment v. Charles Proctor, Pandora, $620.59, plus interest and costs.

Capital One Bank, Columbus, default judgment v. Allison Raines, Columbus Grove, $5,738.68, plus costs.

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