Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

Feb. 18

Travis T. Tapia, 33, 217 Riverview Drive, Ottawa, 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 10 a.m. March 25. The state recommends community control with treatment referral to the WORTH Center.

Tapia was charged following a standoff with local police the evening of Nov. 4. According to reports, officers from the Ottawa Police Department were dispatched shortly before 6 p.m. Nov. 4 to 217 Riverview Drive, in reference to a domestic violence incident. Upon their arrival, officers found Tapia had barricaded himself inside the residence. He failed to comply with verbal orders to exit the residence. Information provided to officers said Tapia had suicidal tendencies.

The Putnam County Special Response Team was later dispatched to assist at the scene after multiple attempts were made to communicate with Tapia. The response team, along with Ottawa police, made entry into the residence using a flash-bang to disorient Tapia, who was then taken into custody without further incident.

Feb. 22

Dilyn A. Warnimont, 23, 214 S. Williams St., Apt. 11, Paulding, pleaded guilty to grand theft. He 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 3 p.m. March 16. He was originally charged with grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance and theft from a person in a protected class.

Thomas A. Bishop, 38, 514 W. Wayne St., Apt. 5, Lima, was sentenced to 260 days in jail for

violating community control. The violations include failing to contact his supervisor as required and using illegal substances. He was given credit for 259 days served as of Feb. 22. He must obtain and maintain employment and reside at Restoration House in Lima and complete any counseling and treatment recommended. He was placed on five years community control. He was originally convicted of possession of drugs (cocaine).

Kevin Keirns, 312 Woodland Ave., Van Wert, was found in contempt (first offense) for failing to pay child support. He was found to be in total arrears in the amount of $3,491.95. The matter was set for sentencing for 9 a.m. May 26.

Joshua W. Jones, 36, 824 Holmes Ave., Lima, was found in contempt (second offense) for failing to pay child support. He was found to be in total arrears in the amount of $8,849.71. The matter was set for sentencing for 9:30 a.m. May 26.

Juan Cruz, Jr., 45, 431 N. Fulton St., Wauseon, was found in contempt (fourth offense) for failing to pay child support. He was found to be in total arrears in the amount of $7,670.54, as of Feb. 22. The matter was set for sentencing at 10 a.m. May 26.

Kirk T. Smith, Fort Jennings, was granted a divorce from Krysta M. Smith, Kendallville, Ind. They were married June 23, 2012 in Noble County, Ind., and have no children.

Christine L. Durst, Leipsic, and Christopher L. Durst, Ottawa, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married In Sevierville, Tenn. and have no children.

Feb. 24

Kristy F. Vermilyen, 35, 153 S. Oak St., Apt. C, Ottawa, was sentenced to 11 months in the Putnam County Detention facility for violating community control standards. The violations included failing to report to her probation officer as required and using illegal substances (cocaine). She was given credit for 266 days served as of Feb. 22. She was originally convicted of possession of drugs (cocaine).

Jacquelyn N. Hiegel, 38, 106 South St., Apt. 2, West Leipsic, was sentenced to 12 months in the Putnam County Detention facility for violating the terms of probation. The violations included failing to report to her probation officer and to the crisis center as required and failing to properly complete drug testing. She was given credit for 292 days served. She was originally convicted of possession of drugs (methamphetamines).

Feb. 25

Eric M. Thomas, 28, 520 Faurot Ave., Lima, 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 1:30 p.m. April 1.

March 4

Marcus J. Zavala, 27, 1035 Heritage Trail, Ottawa, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for endangering children. He was given credit for 532 days served an any additional time while awaiting transport.

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

Feb. 22

Brandon M. Bockey, 22, 10790 Zion Church Road, Spencerville, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of criminal mischief. Sentence: 60 days jail, 58 days suspended, $250 fine and complete a drug and alcohol assessment. A charge of domestic violence was dismissed.

Feb. 24

Jeffery Brown, 35, 4301 Beechewood Ave., Belle Center, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving under ALS suspension. Sentence: 90 days jail, $250 fine, driver’s license suspended for one year. A charge of backup lights was dismissed.

Feb. 25

Sebastian L. Hernandez, 25, 517 W. Main St., Leipsic, found guilty to theft following a court trial. Sentence: 90 days jail, $150 in restitution, sentence concurrent to felony case.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

Feb. 17

LVNV Funding, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., default judgment v. Stacie Thomas, Leipsic, $590.29, plus costs totaling $95, plus interest and costs.

Feb. 18

Midland Credit Management, Inc., San Diego, default judgment v. Marielis Quinonis, Ottawa, $1,271.33, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, default judgment v. Rebecca S. Hanneman, Columbus Grove, $697.93, plus interest and costs.

Bluffton Hospital, default judgment v. Rebecca S. Hanneman, Columbus Grove, $226.25, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, default judgment v. Aaron J. Harrington, Ottawa, $1,311.07, plus interest and costs.

Specialty Physicians of Blanchard, Findlay, default judgment v. Aaron J. Harrington, Ottawa, $306.24, plus interest and costs.

Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay, default judgment v. Aaron J. Harrington, Ottawa, $92.23, plus interest and costs.

Lima Memorial Pathology Associates, Toledo, default judgment v. Peggy S. Torres, Ottawa, $750, plus interest and costs.

Lima Memorial Health System, default judgment v. Peggy S. Torres, Ottawa, $875.26, plus interest and costs.

Feb. 25

Progressive Specialty Insurance, Co., Los Angeles, default judgment v. Tony Gutierrez, Ottawa, $6,087.48, plus interest and costs.

Midland Credit Management, Inc., San Diego, default judgment v. Paul E. Michel, Leipsic, $2,615.04, plus interest and costs.

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