Times-Union Court News 01-27-1998



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Marsha McSherry:
• Christopher Joe Allen Jr., 17, East Wooster Road, Warsaw, and Sherri May Bradley, 18, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw.
• Rodney Chester Scott, 51, Fourth of July Avenue, Syracuse, and Paula Renee Diss, 48, Roanoke.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• Warsaw Community School Corp. vs. Gary and Shelly Dilley. Plaintiff awarded $358.78.
• NIPSCO vs. Ronald J. Church Jr. Plaintiff awarded $2,601.92.
• June A. Spearman, doing business as June’s Draperies & Interiors, vs. Brian and Stephanie Scott. Plaintiff awarded $420.42.
• Myles R. and Stewart Wolfe vs. Stewart Wolfe and Discount Muffler & Tires Inc. Plaintiffs awarded $728.69.
• Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Teresa Bailey, $2,469.37; Daniel L. Drabenstott, $383.49; Dorothy Ferrell, $302.45; Joyce A. Hamman, judgment; Colin R. Jacobs, $488.06; Kathleen M. Poe, $382.67; Samantha Prater, $184.78; Sherry Rapp, $507.57; Enrique Salinas, $779.07; Rodney C. Scott, $660.83; Theresa Simbeck, $346.46; Teresa Weaver, $143.99; and Rick and Jessica Wright, $359.46.
• CBM Accounts Services Inc. vs. Alfred Judd. Plaintiff awarded $2,914.60.
• Martin Financial Management awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Debra S. Baker, $1,681.27; Jeffrey L. Conder, $8,660.40; Kamilla L. Slone, $277.54; Rhonda L. Baldridge, $855.83; Erin Bartrom, $161.58; Michael L. Kennedy and Lisa L. Bristol, $1,309.32; Anna L. Castro, $1,337.21; Robert and Pamela Dady, $2,232.78; Melissa J. Null, $791.06; Eric Roussel, $334.34;
Also, Christine S. Anderson, $589.55; Melinda Barley, $387.15; Michael Baker, $1,938.57; Jay Heinrich, $963.84; Victoria T. Showe Hileman, 4461.65; Shirley L.Shepherd Hurt, $198.15; Bill T. Hyden, $281.51; Alan D. Kuta, $355.96; Ruby J. Landrum Bailey, $377.83; Scott A. Leedy, $1,367.28; and Ruby L. Eastwood, $579.32.
• Charles T. Miller vs. Tammy Dishman. Plaintiff awarded $150.
• Bryon J. Berry awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Larry Swick, $70, and Terry Lude, $1,170.72.
• Meck’s Whispering Pines Inc. vs. Mathew McNeil. Plaintiff awarded $175.

Superior Court II
The following misdemeanors and infractions were recently admitted and adjudged in Kosciusko Superior Court II with Judge James Jarrette presiding. The month the incident occurred is included to eliminate confusion.
The following person also paid $323.50 in court costs:
Driving While Intoxicated – Fined $25 in February, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Kathleen Doering, Leesburg.
The following people also paid $125.50 in court costs:
Driving While Suspended – Fined $50 in November and license suspended 90 days was John Sicks, North Webster.
Reckless Driving – Fined $100 in September and license suspended 30 days was Juan Garcia, Pierceton.
No Valid License – Fined $25 in September and sentenced to 10 days in jail was Rudy Perez, Warsaw.
Leaving The Scene Of An Accident– Fined $200 in August was Tammy Bumbaugh, Claypool.
Judgment (court costs only) in June against Raul Calzada, Warsaw.
Driving Having Never Had A License – Fined $25 in June was Raul Calzada, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $125 in court costs:
Public Intoxication – Fined $50 in January was Kathy King, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in December were Roger Ditton, Warsaw, and William Free, Syracuse.
Fined $50 in August was John Walgamuth, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in July was Todd Cornett, Silver Lake.
Battery – Fined $100 in January was Brenda Miller, Claypool.
Fined $250 in October was Robert Matteson, Claypool.
Judgment (court costs only) in February against James Rose, Warsaw.
Illegal Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $50 in January were Nicholas Stouder, Warsaw, and John Koors, Winona Lake.
Fined $50 in December were Matthew Wadkins, Leesburg; Bradley Nyce, Syracuse; Tyson Reber, Warsaw; Sara Burns, Warsaw; and Gwen Gunter, Claypool.
Fined $25 in October was Shaun Belin, Syracuse.
Hunting Deer With Another’s License – Fined $25 in December was Thomas Elsten, Warsaw.
Illegal Taking Of Deer – Fined $1 in December and ordered to pay a $500 replacement fee to the Department of Natural Resources was Raymond Setlak, Pierceton.
Trafficking With An Inmate – Fined $25 in December and sentenced to two days in jail was Joshua Phillips, Warsaw.
Possession Of Marijuana – Fined $200 in December and license suspended 180 days was Karri Bloom, Warsaw.
Disorderly Conduct – Fined $25 in July was Richard Leadford, Warsaw.
Criminal Conversion – Fined $25 in March and sentenced to 10 days in jail was Jennifer Wyatt, Syracuse.
The following person also paid $123.50 in court costs:
Driving Without A License – Judgment (court costs only) in February against Kathleen Doering, Leesburg.
The following person also paid $123 in court costs:
Public Intoxication – Fined $50 in March and sentenced to five days in jail was Michael Dwyer, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $50 in December was Tiffany J. Dato, 20, Syracuse.
Fined $27 in December were Charles R. Shepherd, 32, Warsaw; Gary A. Woodard, 33, South Whitley; and Jeffrey D. Ousley, 29, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in December were Christine L. Fischer, 43, Syracuse; Lori L. Schultz, 35, Claypool; and Charles E. Cave, 21, Etna Green.
Fined $12 in November was Jimmie R. Hamby, 49, Syracuse.
Fined $7 in December were Thomas L. Engelhaupt, 22, Warsaw, and Melody G. Sherwood, 50, North Webster.
No License In Possession – Fined $7 in December was Hector Marquez, 23, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Stop/Yield Sign – Fined $7 in December were John R. Hursh, 19, Syracuse; Ricardo V. Hernandez, 23, Warsaw; and Steven R. Beer, 40, Milford.
No Registration Certificate – Judgment (court costs only) in December against Thomas L. Engelhaupt, 22, Warsaw.
Open Container Violation – Fined $25 in December was Billy J. Linton, 32, Warsaw.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in December were Phil E. Handy, 34, Leesburg, and Chad R. Freel, 29, Syracuse.
Violating Oversize Permit – Fined $100 in December was Michael W. Tennant, 40, Warsaw.
False Registration – Fined $7 in December were Anne M. Jacquay, 28, Syracuse; Christopher D. Slone, 17, Warsaw; and Daniel P. VanDiver, 24, Syracuse.
Expired Plate – Fined $7 in December were Anne M. Jacquay, 28, Syracuse, and William A. Lyons, 23, Syracuse.
Fined $7 in May was Mary L. Sielesnew, 34, Pierceton.
Driving Without Proof Of Insurance – Fined $25 in November was Rhonda A. Napier, 35, Warsaw.
Unsafe Start From Park – Fined $7 in October was Shane W. Wallace, 18, Syracuse.
Driving While Suspended– Fined $50 in October was Scotty G. Pradlin, 26, Syracuse.
Fiuned $50 in September was Richard G. McDougle, 20, Nappanee.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in December were Kevin M. Simone, 25, Winona Lake; Alejandro M. Gonzalez, 16, Warsaw; Bryon M. Warren, 18, Claypool; Jeffrey D. Ousley, 29, Warsaw; Christopher d.Slone, 17, Warsaw; and Robert W. Norris, 18, Warsaw.
The following person was found not guilty of charges:
Failure To Ensure Child’s Attendance At School – (June) Terry Hall, Pierceton.
Charges were dismissed against the following people:
Illegal Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor – (December) Joshua Perez, Cromwell; (August) Tammy Bumbaugh, Claypool.
Driving While Suspended – (December) Marco Cuahizo, Warsaw.
Invasion Of Privacy – (November) David Kotkovetz, Warsaw.
Disorderly Conduct – (July) Todd Cornett, Silver Lake.
Public Intoxication – (July) Richard Leadford, Warsaw.
Battery – (July) Richard Leadford, Warsaw.

Superior Court I
Filings

The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Allen Collections Inc. vs. William A. Lent Jr., Franklin Street, Sidney. Plaintiff seeks $4,195 due on account, plus court costs.
• Avco Financial Services Inc. vs. Andrew J. and Paula A. Horn, West Second Street, Mentone. Plaintiff seeks $50,084.96 due on promissory note, plus interest, $2,500 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Helvey & Associates Inc., doing business as Joe Mater & Associates, vs. James H. and Jeanette J. Fairchild, South Detroit Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $10,437.28 due on assigned accounts, plus interest and court costs.
• Glenbrook Dodge Hyundai, doing business as J.D. Byrider, vs. Becky L. and Kirk Young, East Hatchery Road, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $4,811.50 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• First Step Finance Inc. vs. Michael A. Kuta, CR 90S, Buffalo Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $9,522.09 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
Marriage Dissolution
Bauer
James M. and Shannon L. Bauer, East Wooster Road, Pierceton. They were married Dec. 23, 1987, and separated Jan. 16, 1998. There is one minor child.

Superior Court I
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Papakeechie Protective Association vs. Richard F. Jr. and Mabrine D. Shipley. Plaintiff awarded $653.10, plus interest and court costs.
• Harry C. Knoerzer vs. National City Bank and Last Chance Towing & Sales Inc. Plaintiff awarded $30,868.89 from Last Chance, plus interest and court costs.
• Fay Brunner vs. Steve B. Ashton. After a two-day jury trial, plaintiff awarded $110,000, plus interest and court costs.
• St. Margaret Hospital vs. Greg A. Paraschos. Plaintiff awarded $2,155.96 by default, plus interest and court costs.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• NBD Bank/NA vs. Floyd D. LeMaster, East County Line Road, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $4,298.32 due on promissory note, plus interest and court costs.
• Contimortgage Corp. vs. Russel and Norma J. Whetten, East Fourth Street, Milford, and John and Jane Doe, East Section Street, Milford. Plaintiff seeks $53,517.86 due on mortgage, plus interest, costs incurred, attorney fees, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• First Federal Savings Bank vs. Daniel L. and Julie Clay, Normandy Lane, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $91,688.27 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• First Deposit National Bank vs. Cynthia A. Shelton, East CR 225S, Winona Lake. Plaintiff seeks amount due on credit card account agreement, plus court costs.
• Midfirst Bank vs. Robert C.and Linda D. Gates, Belleair Bluff, Fla.; Miles D. and Maxine Igo, Melbourne, Fla.; and Jon and Jane Doe, North CR 225E, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $17,285.30 due on promissory note, plus interest, costs incurred, $1,500 in attorney fees, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Name Changes
• Julia Ann Bussard seeks to change her name to Julianne Kirk.
• Michele Lee Schieler, North Higbee Street, Milford, seeks to change her name to Michele Lee Lehman.
Marriage Dissolutions
Crum
Collene A. Crum, South CR 200W, Silver Lake, and Bobby Joe Crum, West Liberty, Ky. They were married March 3, 1991, and separated Jan. 17, 1996. There is one minor child.
Akins
Sonya S. Akins, Elkhart County, and Mark A. Akins, East Fox Run Drive, Syracuse. They were married Dec. 21, 1991, and separated Dec. 3, 1997. There are no minor children. This case was moved on a change of venue from Elkhart County.
Showalter
Karen Showalter, Winamac, and Wayne R. Showalter, Richmond. They were married Aug. 12, 1967, and separated Aug. 1, 1997. There are no minor children.
Hill
Chad D. Hill, South First Street, Pierceton, and Marla M. Hill, East Walnut Street, Warsaw. They were married Aug. 3, 1991, and separated Jan. 6, 1998. There is one minor child.
Schultz
Lori Lynne and Karl Burdette Schultz, South Caldwell Lake Drive, Claypool. They were married Oct. 16, 1982, and separated Jan. 14, 1998. There is one minor child.
Mort
Teresa R. Mort, West Sunset Shore Drive, Silver Lake, and David P. Mort, First Street, Pierceton. They were married Oct. 8, 1983, and separated Dec. 4, 1997. There are two minor children.
Kuczewski
Shawn Kuczewski, May Street, Leesburg, and Jeff Kuczewski, East Prairie Street, Leesburg. They were married July 4, 1993, and separated Nov. 25, 1997. There are no minor children.
Hewitt
Frederick A. Hewitt Jr., East CR 950N, Syracuse, and Samantha R. Hewitt, East Rock-A-Bye Road, Cromwell. They were married Feb. 10 of a year not given and separated five weeks prior to filing on Jan. 15, 1998. There are three minor children.
Newcomer
Sherry Newcomer, Nappanee, and Todd Newcomer, Heritage Parkway, Nappanee. They were married Aug. 6, 1988, and separated Sept. 2, 1996. There are no minor children.
Burton
Jennie A. and John A. Burton, Ind. 13S, North Manchester. They were married July 19, 1997, and separated Jan. 16, 1998. There are two minor children.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Helvey & Associates Inc., doing business as Joe Mater & Associates, vs. Jerry E. and Theresa M. Craig. Plaintiff awarded $4,571.23 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• John F. and Suzanne P. Bell vs. Thomas Buskirk, et al. Plaintiffs declared owner of real estate in question and title quieted.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Maurice and Willemijna Robinson vs. Christine L. Romigh. Court costs taxed to plaintiffs.
• First National Bank of Warsaw vs. Victor J. and Woodrow S. Hagar and ATP Construction.
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Traverse Mortgage Corp. vs. Jay E. Holle, deceased,and Kim A. and Bart Holle, et al. Oct. 31, 1997, judgment set aside and case dismissed.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Sonya L. (former name Fick restored) and Jason Lee Bradway. Jan. 8.
• Peggy and Franklin Hendrickson. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $70 per week in child support. Jan. 14.
• Rhonda L.and Stephen C. Reed. Jan. 16.
• Cherie and George May. Jan. 19.
• Dwayne J. Leiter and Heather R. (former name Heighway restored). Jan. 19.
• Margaret L. and Michael B. Tallon. Jan. 19.
• Jeaneene and Marshall Glen Boyer Jr. Mother awarded custody of couple’s three minor children. Father ordered to pay $148 per week in child support. Jan. 20.

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