Putnam County court records


Putnam County Common Pleas Court

The following individuals were indicted by the Putnam County Grand Jury on March 22.

Eric F. Steele, 31, 118 Oak St., Rising Sun; trespass in a habitation, assault and criminal trespass.

Christian G. Moreno, 31, 112 S. Meadow Drive, McComb; attempt to common offense, possession of criminal tools and criminal damaging or endangering.

Brian Knott, 36, 16271 Road M, Ottawa; improper handling of a firearm, two counts operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and carrying a concealed weapon.

Seth M. Plotner, 30, 4134 Road I, Leipsic; two counts theft from a person in a protected class, misuse of a credit card and theft.

Billy R. Wilson, 43, 145 S. Main St., Hamler; criminal trespass, and aggravated possession of drugs.

Juleon D. Harrison, 26, 9654 Fallshill Circle, Cincinnati; improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Jamal A. Trammell, 27, 3465 Ruther Ave., Cincinnati; improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Jonathon J. Lawrence, 34, 1062 Holgate Ave., Defiance; aggravated possession of drugs.

Eric M. Walters, 34, 21009 Road 21, Fort Jennings; assault, vandalism, resisting arrest and menacing.

Travis L. Faulkner, 46, 162½ W. Main St., Unit 203, Ottawa; possession of heroin.

Charlene M. Williams, 48, B-643 County Road 15, New Bavaria; possession of cocaine.

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

March 22

Quinn P. Kaufman, 29, 231 Riverview Drive, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault. He faces up to 180 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 2 p.m. April 26.

Upon a motion of the Putnam County Prosecutor Gary L. Lammers, the court appoints the Ohio Attorney General designate Brenda S. Keikala to act as a special prosecuting attorney with respect to the Petition for Habea Corpus action identified a Travis Soto v. Brian Siefker, sheriff of Putnam County, for in the US district court for the Northern District of the Ohio Western Division.

Kiana S. Dockery, Dupont, and Tyler P. Dockery, Continental, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married Sept. 15, 2018 and have no children.

March 23

Josiah R. Logan, 46, 7841 Road 25, Continental, was sentenced to 160 days jail for violating the terms of supervision. The violations included causing physical harm to a family member and using marijuana. He was given credit for 130 days served and placed on five years community control. He must obtain and maintain employment, complete all counseling and treatment recommended and have no contact with the victim. He must not use prescription drugs without a valid prescription including medical marijuana. He was originally convicted of attempted domestic violence.

Joshua W. Bowers, 34, 500 Main St., Apt. 2, Columbus Grove, was given credit for an additional 12 days for work performed the Putnam County Adult Detention facility. His released date is April 18. He was originally convicted of domestic violence.

March 25

Travis T. Tapia, 33, 217 Riverview Drive, Ottawa, was referred to the WORTH Center for domestic violence. He was placed on five years community control, must obtain, and maintain employment and successfully complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

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, about 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 incident.

Cory J. Chamberlin, 29, 1035 Heritage Trail, Ottawa, was referred to the WORH center program for failure to provide notice of change of address. He was placed on five years on community control, must obtain and maintain employment and successfully complete any counseling and treatment recommended.

Nicolas R. Bils, 22, 533 W. Sycamore St., Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to having weapons under disability. He faces up to 36 months in prison and $10,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a presentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 11:30 a.m. April 22. A charge of aggravated possession of drugs was dismissed.

Putnam County Municipal Court dispositions

March 22

Neil K. Parsa, 23, 2933 Pine Grove Way, Lima, pleaded no contest to failure to comply and was found guilty. Sentence: 180 days jail, 179 days suspended, $500 fine, one-year license suspension, and perform 200 hours community service. Charges of reckless operation and speeding were dismissed.

March 23

Matthew R. Siefker, 30, 3877 County Road I, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of failure to control. Sentence: $150 fine.

Ronald E. Brecht, 62, 149½ N. Agner St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of persistent disorderly conduct. Sentence: 30 days jail, 29 days suspended, $100 fine and no contact with victim for six months.

March 25

Tony Gutierrez, 31, 153 Oak St., Apt. D, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to hit skip real property. Sentence: $150 fine. A charge of failure to control was dismissed.

Putnam County Municipal Court judgments

March 25

Bluffton Hospital, Bluffton, default judgment v. Lisa M. Benton, Leipsic, $289.57, plus interest and cost.

Pain Management, Findlay, default judgment v. Lisa M. Benton, Leipsic, $1,646.18, plus interest and cost.

Blanchard Valley Medical Practice, LCC, Findlay, default judgment v. Lisa M. Benton, Leipsic, $141.15, plus interest and cost.

Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay, default judgment v. Lisa M. Benton, Leipsic, $53.09, plus interest and cost.

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, default judgment v. Lisa M. Benton, Leipsic, $420, plus interest and cost.

Ally Bank, Columbus, default judgment v. Richard L. Sigler, Vaughnsville, $7,993.46, plus cost.

Ally Bank, Columbus, default judgment v. Christopher Cease, Pandora, $13,822.24, plus court costs.

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