Times-Union Court News 02-13-2001



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:
• Lucano Denates-Valdes, 31, and Martha Hernandez Castro, 21, both of West CR 250S, Warsaw.
• Clinton Brown III, 27, and Julie Kay Tuggle, 22, Ind. 15, Silver Lake.
• William A. Landis, 36, and Lora S. Oswalt, 36, both of East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw.
• John L. Cape, 39, and Candy J. Johnson, 42, both of East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw.
• Brent D. Byers, 40, East Pierceton Road, Pierceton, and Brenda S. Kent, 40, East Pink Magnolia, Warsaw.
• David Jeffrey Crabb, 20, EMS B42 Lane, Leesburg, and Nicole Dawn Winters, 20, North Webster.
• Ronald Whitson Haskins II, 26, and Pamela Rose Johnson, 28, both of EMS W30B Lane, North Webster.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• Michael Bornes v. American General Finance Inc. Plaintiff awarded $11, plus return of title.
• Anthony P. Geberin and Jason Nelson v. Matt Trier. Plaintiffs awarded $1,062.
• NCO Financial Systems Inc. v. Tammy R. Walls. Plaintiff awarded $150.74.
• Associates Financial Services v. Shawn Shepherd. Plaintiff awarded $2,199.42.
• Centennial Cellular v. Charles E. Furby. Plaintiff awarded $1,234.66.
• Martin Financial Management awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Sonya Fick, $416.86; Gary Gagnon, $330.55; Christina Halfacre Breeden, $125.92; Jacob Yeazel, $2,498.78; Kimberlin Lax, $253.66; Laura Faye Hill Hursey, $544.51; and Kathy A. Hall Mullins and Curtis Mullins. $1,320.56.
• Terry and Sue Bartley v. Jimmie Bartley. Plaintiff awarded $757.
• Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Timothy R. See, $1,240.41; Walter and Sandra Brown, $214.60; Mike W. and Wendy T. Tennant, $579.14; Lisa M. Helser, $243.40; Debbie Neely, $850.26; Stacy Niccum, $325.83; Samuel T. Prater, $330.80; Dawn Rivera, $408.69; William Roark, $224.03; Holly R. Vining, $410.95; Barbara Reynolds, $156.80; John C. Oswald, $403.48; and Misty A. Campbell, $281.09.
• James L. Walmer v. Darris W. Kitson. Plaintiff awarded $1,572.
• Financial Services v. Tonya Ray. Plaintiff awarded $325.39.
• Robin Kay Evans v. Steven W. and Kimberly Shipley. Plaintiff awarded return of property.
• Steven W. and Kimberly Shipley v. Robin Kay Evans. Plaintiff awarded $11.38.
• Dale I. Bruce v. Lonnie Baldridge. Plaintiff awarded $1,661.60.
• Helvey & Associates Inc. v. Peggy M. Holderman Rakoczy. Plaintiff awarded $2,790.41.
• Jones Hardware Inc. v. Richie Grimm. Plaintiff awarded $516.79.
• Lakeside Chevrolet v. Fort Wayne Racks & Axles. Plaintiff awarded $158.
• Pacesetter Financial Services v. Roy R. Wright. Plaintiff awarded $940.09.
• Judy L. Hall v. Mark Wood. Plaintiff awarded $1,556.43.
• Advance America awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Robert J. Smith, $368; Melissa Bullington, $343; and Donald Boocher, $368.
• 30 West Auto Sales & Service Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Johnna Rainwater, $1,385.45; Kenneth Ousley, $1,660; and Charlotte Lisenbee, $1,500.
• Centennial Cellular Tri State awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Terry L. Tyler, $851.84; Joseph P. Olivo, $1.653.13; Robert L. Hubert, $1,517.16; Nona L. Hoffhien, $1,027.73; Scott P. Adams, $1,196.22; and Silvestre Trujillo, $2,036.61.
• Warsaw Community Schools v. Dana Ratliff. Plaintiff awarded $250.85.
• Michiana Metronet Inc. v. Jimmy A. Craig. Plaintiff awarded $1,024.35.
• Bloom, Gates & Whiteleather v. Jared A. Van Ness. Plaintiff awarded $943.32.
• Financial Services of Whitley County v. Christie Rowe. Plaintiff awarded $265.65.
• Willard and Cheryl Brandt v. Jeremy Manns and April Harris. Plaintiff awarded $1,126.
• Credit Bureau of Wells County awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Darren K. Estepp, $119.51; Gene Denz, $235.47; William Davis, $627.01; Ryan S. and Lara Caudill, $517; Phillip and Donna Brett, $837; Eddie and Rhonda Blanton, $964.51; Susan Bennett, $214.52; Jerald Aker, $99.79; Chris and Shanna Lynn Burrous, $249.31; Kenneth and Tina R. Hall, $1,171.96; and Tracy Barton, $237.69.
• Allen Collections Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Bruce D. Reinhart, $199.06; Cami K. and Lowell Miller, $208.29; and Brandy D. England, $108.76.
• American Industries Inc. v. Dee Hartleroad. Plaintiff awarded $1,917.06.
• Debra Collier’s School of Dance v. Sonya L. and Daniel J. Riffle Jr. Plaintiff awarded $235.99.
• Class Act Dance Troupe Inc. v. Sonya L. and Daniel J. Riffle Jr. Plaintiff awarded $262.

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 people also paid $325.50 in court costs:
Driving While Intoxicated – Fined $50 in January, sentenced to six days in jail and license restricted 180 days was Dennis Brown, Nappanee.
Fined $100 in December, sentenced to 60 days in jail and license suspended 180 days was Daniel Dye, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $125.50 in court costs:
Driving Having Never Had A License – Fined $25 in November was Todd Landrey, Pierceton.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $100 in June, sentenced to 60 days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Robert Simcox, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $125 in court costs:
Illegal Possession Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $50 in November was Jose L. Vega, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in October was Jerrid M. Bilderback, Leesburg.
Fined $50 in February 2000 was Gary Vervaet, Warsaw.
Possession Of Marijuana – Fined $50 in October and license suspended 180 days was James W. Scott, Leesburg.
Fined $25 in June and license suspended 180 days was Adam Snyder, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in March and license suspended 180 days was James Fletcher, Etna Green.
Public Intoxication – Fined $50 in October were Jesus Malagon, Winona Lake; Jose Luis Juarez, Winona Lake; and Juan Malagon, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in September was Jose A. Silva, Warsaw.
Criminal Mischief – Fined $50 in August was Antonio Martinez, Warsaw.
Battery – Fined $50 in June was Maribel Nunez, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in April was Alfred McDonald, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in March was Steven Cartwright, Syracuse.
Invasion Of Privacy – Fined $100 in June was Brandon Biltz, Warsaw.
Conversion – Fined $25 in June was Anthony Blake, Cromwell.
The following people also paid $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $27 in January were Ida Parker, 47, Larwill; Paul E. Sibray, 52, Silver Lake; Michael B. Dalton, 50, Warsaw; Carrie Timmons, 23, Warsaw; Christopher Haack, 17, Leesburg; and Randy Lester, 45, North Manchester.
Fined $27 in December was Amanda M. Reese, 20, Syracuse.
Fined $27 in November were Kenda L. Torres, 22, North Manchester, and Brandon J. Hoffman, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in September was Kimberly A. Christy, 31, Bourbon.
Fined $12 in January was Latoirie T. Frantz, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in December was Benjamin E. Keener, 26, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in August was Rigoberto S. Rosales, 29, Pierceton.
Fined $7 in January were Kim A. Heiny, 42, Warsaw,and Robert Hipp, 24, North Manchester.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $25 in January was Gregory R. Patrick, 21, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in October was Miranda L. Aldrich, 19, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in September was Diane L. Iseton, 35, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in January were Jessica D. Ort, 21, Warsaw, and Jeffery L. Menzie, 37, Warsaw.
No License In Possession – Fined $7 in January was Carrie Davis, Larwill.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in January was Jacky L. Dunlap, 24, Rochester.
Fined $7 in December was Michael O. Hale, 27, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in November was Madeline J. Islas, 29, Warsaw.
Failure To Yield – Fined $7 in January was Jason Meccher, 18, Winona Lake.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in January were Lisa Zimmerman, 23, North Manchester; John Steele, 27, South Whitley; and Dean R. Gephart, 62, Leesburg.
Unsafe Start From Park – Fined $7 in January was Andrew Shepherd, 18, Silver Lake.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $25 in December were Barry L. Hartman, 24, Leesburg, and Kim M Littlejohn, 38, Claypool.
Improper Display Of License Plate – Fined $7 in November was Michael S. Eldridge, 27, Warsaw.
Driving Left Of Center – Fined $7 in November was Lori A. Chaney, 34, Milford.
The following people also paid $75 in court costs:
Possession Of Paraphernalia – Fined $50 in January was Gregory R. Patrick, 21, Warsaw.
Littering – Fined $50 in January was Fredrick L. Hunter, 65, Bourbon.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in January were Janice E. Monnier, 44, Warsaw, and Eric J. Kohler, 19, Winona Lake.
Fined $20 in November was Madeline J. Islas, 29, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in September was Terri K. Mitchell, 36, Warsaw.
Child Restraint Violation – Judgment in January against James E. Dove, 36, Warsaw.
Charges were dismissed against the following people:
Check Deception – (January) Terri Davis, Warsaw; (November) Teresa Ashby, Mentone; (September) Miranda Aldrich, Warsaw.
Reckless Driving – (August) Ashley Johnson, Warsaw.
Public Intoxication – (August) Antonio Martinez, Warsaw.
Cruelty To An Animal – (July) Johnny Salisbury, Warsaw.
Domestic Battery – (July) Roy Carlin, Winona Lake.
Invasion Of Privacy – (June) Robert Jones, Warsaw.
Possession Of Marijuana – (March) Tiffany Ritter, Syracuse.
Criminal Trespass – (January 2000) Kristine Terrel, Warsaw.

Deferral
The following person entered into a deferral agreement through the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, paying a $77 fee. If the defendant commits no other violation during a five-month period following signing of the agreement, the charge will be dismissed.
Speeding – (January) Sara Boyer, 17, Bourbon.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Monogram Credit Card Bank of Georgia, as assignee of Montgomery Ward, v. Michelle J. Coburn, East Pixie Parkway, Cromwell. Plaintiff seeks $1,349.44, plus interest, $400 in attorney fees and court costs. This case was moved on a change of venue from Noble County Superior Court.
• Affiliated Family Dentist, P.C., v. the following people for the amounts noted due on accounts, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs: Brent D. Corl, North CR 325E, Warsaw, $2,144.31, and Katrina M. Dove, Anchorage Road, Warsaw, $2,090.80.
• Midfirst Bank v. Summer L.Scott, North CR 500E, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $8,039.53 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Marcia Maureen Prater v. Synthes Corp., Paoli. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for losses resulting from an allegedly defective plate manufactured by Synthes Corp. and placed into Prater’s arm during surgery in 1998. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
• Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union v. Rodney W. Dean, EMS B20C2 Lane, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $2,965.35 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• M.S. Distributing v. Michael L. and Trudy L. Kimes, doing business as Cinema Video, South Main Street, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks $3,408.41 due on account, plus interest and court costs.

Superior Court I
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• City of Warsaw awarded the judgments noted by default, plus court costs, against the following people: Shane E. LaFollette, $1,030.01; Michael D. and Deborah J. Smith, $840.86; Ronald D. Landis, $1,061.55; Donald and Margie Caverley, $1,154.58; and Loren B. and Audrey Lynn Bradley, $837.17.
• Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union v. Lea Ann Riddle. Plaintiff awarded $7,610.70 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Conseco Finance Servicing Corp., formerly known as Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp., v. Carl R. and Evelyn M. Ringham and all unknown heirs and parties in interest. Plaintiff awarded $27,147.27 by default, plus interest and foreclosure of security agreement, with possession and sale of manufactured home to satisfy judgment.
• Jack D. and Naomi Boyer v. Ricky T. and John J. Fuller, et al. Summary judgment granted, with John Deere Consumer Products Inc. to recover $7,823.32, plus interest, from Jack D. Boyer.
• Martin Financial Management Inc. v. John Thomas Geberin. Plaintiff awarded $5,260.28, plus interest.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Tricia Banes v. James Matthew and Pizza NE 1 Inc.
• David Bartley v. Pete Progenowski and Culligan Water Conditioning of Warsaw Inc.
Marriage Dissolution
The following dissolution was finalized on the date indicated:
• Crimson and Charles E. Mitchell. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $198 per week in child support. Jan. 31.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• MDI Inc. v. William and Tim St. Marie, both of Lansing, Mich. Plaintiff seeks $95,278.49 due on contract, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• MDI Inc. v. Mitchell Jeffrey and Cynthia L. Vancena, both of Adrian, Mich. Plaintiff seeks $10,867.95 due on account, plus interest and court costs.
• The Wilkins Family Trust v. Mark L. Davis, East Main Street, Warsaw; Heyde Dental Clinic, PSC, Warsaw; Martin Financial Management, Warsaw; Tippecanoe Valley School Corp., Akron; Indiana Attorney General; and Kosciusko County treasurer. Plaintiff seeks $43,885.21 due on real estate contract, plus interest, court costs, and foreclosure of contract, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Marriage Dissolutions
Adams
Jodie M. Adams, Waxwing Lane South, Warsaw, and Joseph C. Adams, Augusta, Ga. They were married Oct. 27, 1998, and separated July 21, 2000. There are two minor children.
Kessler
Danny Lee Kessler, North CR 925E, North Webster, and Rose Ellen Kessler, Chapman Lake Drive, Warsaw. They were married Oct. 29, 1999, and separated July 23, 2000. There are no minor children.
Prater
Jeffery Prater, West Corlys Lane, Silver Lake, and Tina M. Prater, West Winona Avenue, Warsaw. They were married Dec. 23, 1992, and separated Dec. 23, 2000. There are two minor children.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Standard Federal Bank v. James A. and Angela S. Kulczar and Firstplus Financial Inc. Plaintiff awarded $133,799.61 by default, plus interest, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• CreditMax Inc. v. Sheila K. and Michael Grevenstuk. Plaintiff awarded $5,456.66 by default.
• Eric D. Kroesche v. M.D. Umbaugh, et al. Plaintiff awarded summary judgment of $1,434,911.27 against mortgaged property, with foreclosure and sale to satisfy judgment.
Name Changes
• A request to change the name of Jeffery Allan Unzicker to Jeffery Allan Acton is granted.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Thomas L. Rorison v. Zimmer Inc.
• Central Supply Co. Inc. v. W.J. Carey Construction Corp.; Ohio Farmers Insurance Co., now known as Westfield Services Inc.; and Warsaw Community School Corp.
The following cases were dismissed without prejudice:
• Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., successor by merger to Norwest Mortgage Inc., v. Donald J. Dixon, et al.
• Contimortgage Corp. v. Travis and Amy Davis and Enchanted Hills Community Association Inc.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Karen and Richard E. McCuddy Jr. Feb. 2.
• Joyce E. and Sonny L. Hickey. Feb. 5.
• Corina M. and Kevin L. Henson. Feb. 6.

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