Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

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

Steven K. Sheeks, 64, 1035 Heritage Trail, Ottawa; intimidation of a witness in a criminal case and aggravated possession of drugs.

According to court records, Sheeks is accused of knowingly making threats of physical violence against a female on Jan. 28, if she was to be a witness in a criminal case against him while on a phone call at the Putnam County Jail. The charge is a felony of the third degree. The second charge stated that on June 16, 2020, Sheeks did knowingly possess a trace amount of methamphetamine while in Putnam County.

Matthew T. Harpe, 47, 2600 Hulick St., Findlay; intimidation of a witness in a criminal case and domestic violence.

According to court records, Harpe is accused of knowingly making threats of physical violence against “Jane Doe” on Jan. 25, who is the victim in a domestic violence case filed against him “by threatening to get her and kill her for calling the police on him.” The charge is a felony of the third degree.

Eric M. Thomas, 27, 363 E. Second St., Ottoville; domestic violence.

Nicolas R. Bils, 22, 533 W. Sycamore St., Columbus Grove; having weapons under disability and aggravated possession of drugs.

Justin S. Coon, 31, 11055 Road 7, Apt. 2, Ottawa; aggravated burglary, disrupting public service, domestic violence, and assault.

Rogelio L. Pardo, 40, 240 N. Walnut St., Apt. C, Ottawa; two counts aggravated possession of drugs.

Marie A. Ford, 40, 101 E. Main Cross St., Miller City; trafficking in drugs.

Sebastian L. Hernandez, 25, 235½ N. Walnut St., Ottawa; aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Cory J. Chamberlin, 29, 1035 Heritage Trail, Ottawa; failure to provide notice of change of address.

Andrew J. Miller, 34, 17859 Road 26, Fort Jennings; aggravated possession of drugs and having weapons while under disability.

Alisia R. Garza, 31, 1007 W. Wayne St., Apt. AF, Paulding; aggravated possession of drugs.

Kelvin J. Bish, 21, 504 N. Williams St., Apt. B, Paulding; unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Blake M. Hull, 27, 15725 Cygnet Road, Cygnet; passing bad checks and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Lindsay M. Quintero, 30, 225 N. Orchard Drive, Leipsic; aggravated possession of drugs.

David W. Daniels, 54, 1035 Heritage Trail, Ottawa; two counts felonious assault and domestic violence.

Jan. 21

Adam Alafa, 48, 212 N. Belmore St., Leipsic, was found in contempt of child support orders. He was found to be in total arrears in the amount of $32,538.99, as of Nov. 30, 2020. He was ordered to make monthly arrearage payments in the amount of $502.51 per month. Sentencing in the matter was continued to at 9 a.m. April 21, 2021.

Mark A. Dodd, 39, 1122 S. Clinton St., Defiance, pleaded guilty to domestic violence. 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 9 a.m. March 8. Mark A. A charge of retaliation was dismissed.

Jennifer J. Gillette, 29, 520 S. Walnut St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. 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 p.m. March 8.

Craig J. Hoffman, Cloverdale, was granted a divorce from Melissa Hoffman, Cloverdale. They were married Aug. 24, 2002 in Kalida and have one minor child.

Jan. 25

Aaron M. Almanza, 31, 631 W. Sycamore St., Apt. C11, Columbus Grove, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for aggravated trafficking in drugs. He was given credit for three days served and any additional days awaiting transportation. He was also ordered to pay $575 to the MAN unit.

Kristina N. Owens, 27, 1921 Birch Ave., Lima, was sentenced to 15 days jail for identity fraud and forgery. She was given credit for one day served and placed on five years community control. She must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended. A charge of tampering with records was dismissed.

Monica Pena, 21, 147 7th St., Ottawa, was sentenced to nine months in jail for violating community control standards. The violations included being unsuccessfully discharged from the Hope House, failing to report to drug testing, failing to report to her supervising officer and going missing. Her whereabouts were reported to be unknown as of Nov. 5, 2020. Pena was given credit for 113 days served. She was originally convicted of theft of a credit card.

Michael B. Strykul, 52, 327 S. Roberts Ave., Lima, was sentenced to 45 days in jail for failure to comply with the order of a police officer and operating a vehicle under the influence. He was given credit for six days served, ordered to obtain, and maintain employment and successfully complete all counseling and treatment recommended. He was sentenced to 180 days jail with 174 days suspended for the misdemeanor and fined $1,000, $500 was suspended. He was given credit for six days served and his license was suspended for two years.

Jan. 26

JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association, Anaheim, Calif., was granted a foreclosure against Mitchell C. Furry, Lima, and Kathy L. Furry, Lima, in the amount of $55,233.15, plus interest and costs.

New Cases

Lisa R. Kuhlman, Ottawa, v. Scott A. Kuhlman, Ottawa; divorce without children.

Velocity Investments, LLC, Wall, N.J., v. Zechariah G. Hudson, Pandora; other civil ($15,608.03).

Aaron C. Brinkman, Leipsic, and Tonya Brinkman, Leipsic; dissolution of marriage with children.

Jowaine L. Grimes, Defiance, v. Robert J. Alvarado, Continental, and Auto Owners Insurance Co., Lima; personal injury.

Union Township Trustees, v. Alan W. Holcomb, Kalida, Rita E. Holcomb, Kalida, and First National Bank Northwest Ohio, Bryan; complaint for abatement of nuisance and/or refuse and debris on property.

Lindsey E. Niese, Leipsic, and Brian Niese, Leipsic; dissolution with children.

Richard M. Hovest, Pandora, and Rachel L. Hovest, Ottawa; dissolution of marriage without children.

Kirk S. Scheckelhoff, Leipsic, v. Beth A. Scheckelhoff, Leipsic; divorce with children.

Denise J. Averesch, Leipsic, v. Douglas A. Averesch, Findlay; divorce without children.

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

Jan. 14

Bryson A. Jennings, 22, 807 E. Main St., Van Wert, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. Sentence: 30 days jail, suspended, $150 fine, perform 80 hours of community service. A charge of petty theft was dismissed.

Richard M. Freed Jr., 21, 311 E. Cross St., Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to drug abuse/possession. Sentence: $150 fine, suspended, driver’s license suspended for six months.

Jan. 19

Jerry L. Tousley, 54, 1168 E. Main St., Apt. B, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second offense reckless operation. Sentence: Four points, 30 days jail, 27 days suspended, $250

fine, one-year license suspension, with credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP. Charges of seat belt and turn signals were dismissed.

Cruz Castillo, 34, 670 Woodland Drive, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing. Sentence: 27 days jail, $150 fine, with credit for 11 days served.

Jan. 21

Raven D. Krontz, 40, 16847 Road 19, Fort Jennings, pleaded no contest to domestic violence and was found guilty. Sentence: 180 days jail, 136 days suspended, $100 fine, suspended, must report to Surest Path Recovery inpatient program.

Jan. 25

David A. Kuhlman, 66, 1227 E. Main St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, 174 days suspended, $750 fine, $375 suspended, two-year license suspension, with credit for six days jail upon completion of DIP and complete an alcohol and drug assessment. Another charge of OVI was dismissed.

Jan. 26

Ciara Mangas, 29, 318 S. Easton St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless operation. Sentence: $150 fine. A stop sign violation was dismissed.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

Jan. 13

LVNV Funding, LLC, Grand Rapids, Mich., default judgment v. Manuel Sanchez, Columbus Grove, $1,585.80, plus interest and costs totaling $95.

Jan. 14

Lima Radiological Association, default judgment v. Brandy Combs, Continental, and James R. Combs, Continental, $373.94, plus interest and costs.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

Jan. 22

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, default judgment v. Rex E. Rizor, Pandora, $2,414.21, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practice, LLC, Findlay, default judgment v. Rex E. Rizor, Pandora, $59.50, plus interest and costs.

Specialty Physicians of Blanchard, Findlay, default judgment v. Rex E. Rizor, Pandora, $216.83, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay, default judgment v. Rex E. Rizor, Pandora, $35.96, plus interest and costs.

Pain Management, Findlay, default judgment v. Teresa M. Cooper, Ottawa, $549.28, plus interest and costs.

Bluffton Hospital, default judgment v. Teresa M. Cooper, Ottawa, $255.36, plus interest and costs.

Specialty Physicians of Blanchard, Findlay, default judgment v. Teresa M. Cooper, Ottawa, $76.06, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Health System Findlay, default judgment v. Teresa M. Cooper, Ottawa, $392.68, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practice, LLC, Findlay, default judgment v. Teresa M. Cooper, Ottawa, $1,437.33, plus interest and costs.

Jan. 27

Amanda Critten, West Leipsic, small claims v. Amber Parker, Leipsic, $2,536.45, plus interest and costs.

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