Times-Union Court News 02-22-2000



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Marsha McSherry:
• Donald Bradley Ruckman, 42, and Teah D. O’Dell, 38, both of South Country Club Road, Warsaw.
• Francis Lee Meadows, 25, and Tabatha Lynne Goble, 20, both of East CR 225S, Winona Lake.
• David T. Workman, 35, and Julia Malave, 29, both of North CR 175E, Warsaw
• Aaron Scott Gothan, 29, East Jackson Street, Mentone, and Sabrina Ann Utter, 27, West CR 100S, Warsaw.
• Barry E. Stanton, 44, and Ruth C. Edwards, 39, both of North Humpty Dumpty Drive, Cromwell.
• Thomas G. Morrison, 39, and Betsy Lee Ann McGlynn, 28, both of East Center Street, Warsaw.
• Steven M. Wise, 36, Kelly Street, Winona Lake, and Deborah Dawn Willis, 27, Chestnut Avenue, Winona Lake.
• William C. Rowland, 60, New Haven, and Ellen G. Dombek, 53, Old Road 30E, Pierceton.
• Eric M. Grudowski, 34, and Loretta Marie Mann, 24, both of East Rock-A-Bye Road, Cromwell.
• Holley Eugene Owsley, 27, and Carrie Lynn Farber, 26, both of EMS R4 Lane, Pierceton.
• Gerald Lee Davidson, 30, East Street, North Manchester, and Angela Kay Moore, 21, South CR 400W, Warsaw.
• James E. Elder, 31, and Shelly K. Rayburn, 39, both of West Broadway Street, Burket.
• Douglas W. Hemmingsen, 44, South May Drive, Cromwell, and Tamara K. Reeder, 36, West Effie Mae, North Webster.
• Jesus Carlos Garcia, 21, and Evelyn Duenes, 17, both of South Lake Sharon Road, Warsaw.
• Michael Scott Duncan, 26, and Tasha Marie Evans, 22, both of East CR 500N, Leesburg.
• Thomas V. Stoops, 54, and Laura S. Helfrich, 45, both of East CR 200N, Warsaw.
• James L. Winters, 30, and Christina Rae Murphy, 22, both of Stanley Street, North Webster.
• Jose Juan Pizano Sanchez, 28, and Sheila Marie C. Miranda, 22, both of East Main Street, Warsaw.
• Travis James Stull, 20, and Michelle Ranae Maynard, 27, both of East CR 450S, Warsaw.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• Allen Collections Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Ronnie R. and Patsy Spranger, $143.42; Jane Thompson, $167.27; Dusty S. Keener, $221.26; Jose A. Olivarez, $212.80; Susan L. Thomas, $162.80; Rick D. and Vickie L. Adams, $401.98; Timothy L. Barrand, $434.73; and Nancy Begley, $294.
• United Recovery Services Inc. vs. Tina B. Whitesell. Plaintiff awarded $491.66.
• Check Protection Systems Inc. vs. Chad Pettigrew. Plaintiff awarded $278.35.
• Tridle & Tridle vs. Suzetta R. and Reymundo Villareal. Plaintiff awarded $590.
• Dick Schroeder vs. Wilford Prater. Plaintiff awarded $860.
• Martin Financial Management awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Terry and Janeen S. Atkins, $1,807.01; Tina L. Fenix, $407.13; Sabrina L. Littlejohn, $153.63; Jessica L. Murphy, $847.98; Elaine Schrader, $238.03; Mark Hardesty, $209.41; Ronald Hile, $1,069.18; Robin Stacey Belderhake, $1,042.43; Rochelle A. Boschet $449.53; Missy Eades, $834.03; Douglas H. Rogers, $2,991.99; and Ronald C. Jones, $524.24.
• L. Walter and Barb Knox vs. Ted D. Eherenman. Plaintiffs awarded $1,500.
• SAC Finance Inc. vs. Terry M. and Henry D. Charles. Plaintiff awarded $2,343.19.
• Financial Services of Whitley County vs. Victoria Riemersma. Plaintiff awarded $476.90.
• United Recovery Services Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Ernie Earl Morrison, $2,206.60; Larry K. and Dawn K. Swick, $476.95; and Sharon Miller, $1,266.87.
• Harold W. Myers vs. Roger James. Plaintiff awarded $1,115.37.
Correction:
The following item contained incorrect information when it appeared in the Feb. 8 edition of the Times-Union:
• Hall & Marose vs. Bruce Stephens. Plaintiff awarded $2,226.86.

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 $25 in January, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Linda Long, Syracuse.
Fined $25 in November, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Jose Lopez, Warsaw.
Fined $24.50 in July, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Jack Bullers, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $125.50 in court costs:
Driving Without A License – Fined $25 in December was Cornelio Palacios, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in November was Joshua Solis, Warsaw.
Judgment (court costs only) in February 1999 against Loretta Downton, Warsaw.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $100 in November and license suspended 180 days was Josh Saylor, Warsaw.
Fined $74.50 in July and license suspended 90 days were William Sparlock, Akron, Galena Stocklin, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in June and license suspended 90 days was James Koser, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $125 in court costs:
Illegal Possession Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $100 in February was Angela Cox, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in December was Anthony Egolf, Cromwell.
Public Intoxication – Fined 100 in January was Connie Wilson, Silver Lake.
Fined $50 in November was Giles Neer, Akron.
Fined $50 in August was Rita Bernal, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in July was Ricky Miller, Warsaw.
Check Deception – Fined $25 in November was Randy Austin, Warsaw.
Criminal Trespass – Fined $75 in November was Eugenio Linares, Warsaw.
Contributing To The Delinquency Of A Minor – Fined $100 in July and sentenced to 10 days in jail was Goble Shepherd, Warsaw.
Conversion – Fined $25 in July and sentenced to 20 days in jail was Amber VanLue, Cromwell.
Failure To Perform Duties After Boat Accident – Fined $100 in July was Fred Robertson, Etna Green.
Aiding Or Inducing Illegal Possession Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $75 in February 1999 was Peggy Rivera, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $29.50 in December was Danielle L. Murphy, 17, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in January were Charles Fruitt, 45, Tippecanoe; Joshiekka L. Outlaw, 17, Warsaw; and Eric M. Grossnickle, 17, Winona Lake.
Fined $27 in December was Raul Castillo, 24, Milford.
Fined $27 in May was Tommy E. Roberts, 18, Pierceton.
Fined $12 in February was Kenneth D. Eaton, 33, Milford.
Fined $12 in January was David L. Sisk, 24, Leesburg.
Fined $12 in December was Lloyd B. Miller, 35, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in July was Angie K. McGarvey, 27, Pierceton.
Fined $7 in December was George J. Conley, 32, Warsaw.
Unsafe Movement – Fined $7 in February was Terry Joe Wright, 21, Warsaw.
Passing Violation – Fined $7 in February was Allen L. Young, 20, Mentone.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in February was Henry M. Lewis, 65, North Webster.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in February was Jerimy R. Horn, 21, Pierceton.
Fined $7 in January was Chastity M. Hurd, 23, Warsaw.
False Registration – Fined $7 in January were Daniel B. Slone, 34, Warsaw, and Harold R. Allen, 21, Warsaw.
Improperly Passing School Bus – Fined $25 in January was Danny Shepherd, Warsaw.
Expired Plate – Fined $7 in December was Kathy J. Harmon, 25, Warsaw.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in January was Annette Hall, 34, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in December was Judith A. Bruner, 42, Mentone.
Fined $20 in November was Joshua T. Hamilton, 19, Claypool.
Charges were dismissed against the following people:
Battery – (January) Nancy Olivares, Syracuse.
Check Deception – (December) Londa Lewis, Mentone (three counts); (July) Jay Urbin, Winona Lake.
Public Intoxication– (August) Donald Sloan, Pierceton.

Deferrals
The following people have entered into deferral agreements through the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, paying a $77 fee. If the defendants commit no other violations during a five-month period following signing of the agreement, the charges will be dismissed.
Speeding – (January) Chad D. Cumberland, 18, Mentone; Travis A.Miller, 16, Milford.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Byrider Finance Inc. vs. Terry B. Pavasco, Elkhart. Plaintiff seeks $5,505.97 due on contact, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Kosciusko REMC vs. Gale Smith, Arthur Street, Warsaw, and Smith Excavating, EMS C28G Lane, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $2,909 due on account, plus court costs.
• Superior Auto Inc. vs. Phillip M. and Minona J. Denton, U.S. 30E, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $3,451.25 due on account, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• United Farm Family Insurance, as subrogee of Berneace Miller and Donna Fox, vs. Darlow Abbott, Kendallville. Plaintiff seeks $6,817.50 as paid to insured claimants after a July 20, 1999, auto accident on U.S. 30, Warsaw.
• National City Bank vs. Kelli S. Paseka, West Shutt Avenue, Silver Lake, and Andrew M. Paseka, South CR 900W, Etna Green. Plaintiff seeks $13,541 due on agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Brent Faudree, doing business as Northern Lakes Electric, vs. Terry Warren, doing business as Harrigan’s Irish Pub, South Buffalo Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks amount due on account, plus court costs.
• David M. Souder vs. Nancy Feaster, South Harkless Drive, Syracuse, and unknown heirs of Harry E. Feaster. Plaintiff seeks partition of real estate, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• Prairie View Health Care vs. Pamela S. Neher, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $3,624.18 due on account, plus attorney fees.
• YBMC Corp. vs. Arthur J. and Eva Q. Ortiz and Damian A. Paz, all of Gary. Plaintiff seeks judgment for violation of regulations, plus removal of enclosed porch and court costs.
• Jerry K. and Pamela J. Weaver vs. Bryan F. and Susan C. Rathke, North Grove Road, Milford, and Dennis Sharp, Milford, et al. Plaintiffs seek to quiet title to real estate on Waubee Lake, plus court costs.
• State Farm Insurance Companies (subrogee of David G. Klein) vs. Howard R. Jacobs, U.S. 30E, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $3,033.68 as paid to insured claimant, Klein, after an Aug. 22, 1999, auto accident on Buffalo Street. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
Marriage Dissolutions
Deerwester
David Deerwester, Kosciusko County, and Tonya Deerwester, Plymouth. They were married Feb. 24, 1985, and separated Feb. 5, 2000. There are four minor children.
Hughes
Misti Marie Hughes, North Walnut Street, Etna Green, and James Ryan Hughes, East Clark Street, Warsaw. They were married April 27, 1991, and separated Feb. 10, 2000. 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
• First Federal Savings Bank vs. Karen Prater. Plaintiff awarded $7,743.90 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• First Step Finance Inc. awarded the judgments noted by default, plus interest and court costs, against the following people: Michael Rigney, $5,972.13, and William Sauer Jr., $5,446.44.
• First Federal Savings Bank vs. Dennis and Christine Kirleis. Plaintiff awarded $9,424.38 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Modern Builders Supply vs. Cochran Roofing and Edward Cochran. Plaintiff awarded $2,719.77, plus interest and court costs.
• North Central Indiana Collection Agency Inc. vs. Patricia Knox Bell. Plaintiff awarded $3,591.30 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed without prejudice:
• Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Trina L. Gard and Debra D. Feldman.
• Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union vs. David B. Fulkerson and Larry Burkhart.
• Nationsbanc Mortgage Corp. vs. Abby D. Meeks, et al. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• James E. and Amy L. Semonis. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $104 per week in child support. Feb. 8.
• Margaret A. and Kenneth J. Keene. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $78 per week in child support. Feb. 8.
• Jason E. and Kendra M. Mickley. Couple awarded joint custody of their minor child. No child support ordered at this time. Feb. 11.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Contimortgage Corp. vs. Travis and Amy Davis, East Hiawatha Road, Cromwell, and Enchanted Hills Community Association Inc. Plaintiff seeks $98,764.91 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.
• Marion P. Anglin vs. Marie Fisher, Little Eagle Drive, Warsaw, and William Howard Fisher, North Woodland Acres Drive, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment that she is the lessee under the lease agreement and extension thereof for 15 years from Dec.1, 1999; for a mandatory injunction; and any damages.
• Cynthia M. and Dennis Tucker vs. Warsaw Pill Box Inc. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for losses resulting from alleged negligence. Plaintiffs also seek court costs and request a trial by jury.
• Terri L. and Dannie K. Davis vs. Lamar D. Stutzman, North CR 400W, Milford. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a March 10, 1998, auto accident near the intersection of CRs 1320N and 300W. Plaintiffs also seek court costs and request a trial by jury.
• Barbara C. Sponsellor vs. Westfield Insurance Co., Fort Wayne. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount for losses resulting from breach of contract after a Sept. 22, 1995, auto accident near the intersection of Catholic and Second streets, Pierceton, involving an underinsured motorist. Plaintiff also seeks court costs and request a trial by jury.
• Irene Bess vs. Loretta Hall, Peoria, Ill. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a Feb. 24, 1998, auto accident at the intersection of Buffalo and Center streets, Warsaw. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
• Gregory Haynes vs. Steven Wendt and Wendt & Sons Inc., Wabash, and Auto Owners Insurance Co., Indianapolis. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from an April 9, 1998, auto accident on North Jefferson Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff also seeks interest, court costs, applicable medical payment and underinsured motorist company limits available and a trial by jury.
Marriage Dissolutions
Backus
Diana F. Backus, North CR 850E, Pierceton, and Daniel D. Backus, East CR 200N, Warsaw. They were married July 4, 1975, and separated Sept. 7, 1999. There are no minor children.
Blankenship
Rebecca Blankenship, Burket, and Herbert Blankenship, Van Wert, Ohio. They were married Feb. 22, 1999, and separated in October 1999. There are no minor children.
Davis
Bryan Davis, North Indiana Street, Pierceton, and Kelly Davis, Crystal Flash Road, North Webster. They were married Oct. 30, 1998, and separated April 1, 1999. There are no minor children.
Gunter
John Gunter, Oak Pointe Crossing, Warsaw, and Lorrie Gunter, East Joshua Drive, Warsaw. They were married May 26, 1984, and separated Nov. 23, 1999. There are two minor children.
Jenkins
Bobby E. and Rebecca Ann Jenkins, EMS D18A Lane, Syracuse. They were married Oct. 2, 1985, and separated Feb. 9, 2000. There are no minor children.
Miller
Jennifer M. Miller, Kosciusko County, and Troy M. Miller, Dot Street, Warsaw. They were married June 30, 1995, and separated Jan. 20, 2000. There are two minor children.
Sacks
Martin and Linda L. Sacks, East CR 700S, Warsaw. They were married Sept. 21, 1989, and separated Jan. 20, 2000. There are no minor children.
Shay
Marie JoAnne Shay, East Syracuse Street, Milford, and Wayne Allen Shay, South James Street, Milford. They were married Jan. 27, 1996, and separated Jan. 29, 2000. There are no minor children.
Stacy
Rhonda Stacy, Pierceton, and Michael Dean Stacy, U.S. 30E, Pierceton. They were married April 23, 1994, and separated in February 1996. There is one minor child.
Swick
Larry R. Swick, Warsaw, and Dawn K. Swick, Anchorage Road, Warsaw. They were married Aug. 26, 1995, and separated Oct. 21, 1999. There are no minor children.
Waldridge
Terri L. and Marlene G. Waldridge Jr., North Oakwood Drive, Warsaw. They were married Oct. 21, 1977, and separated Jan. 21, 2000. There are three minor children.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaint
• Phoenix Home Life Mutual Co. vs. Rachel Adams. Plaintiff awarded $19,745, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Gregory A. Griepentrog vs. Jorge Molina, et al.
• Danielle and Daniel Conley vs. Clark Dale Roth, Swift Transport and Swift Leasing Co. Inc. This case is dismissed against Swift Leasing and remains pending against Roth and Swift Transport.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• John Lloyd and Susan Kay Conley. Feb. 8.
• Jeffrey and Rene’ Lynn Arnett. Mother awarded custody of couple’s three minor children. Child support to be determined at a later date. Feb. 9.
• Dianne and Eugene Hoover. Mother awarded custody of couple’s three minor children. Father ordered to pay $183 per week in child support. Feb. 9.
• Daniel R. Blevins and Rebecca (former name Freeman restored). Feb. 10.

Bankruptcies

The following is an explanation of bankruptcy terms:
Chapter 7: Liquidation. A court-appointed trustee liquidates the assets of an individual or firm and distributes them to creditors on a prorated basis.
Chapter 11: Business reorganization. Debtor retains possession of assets and attempts to remain in business by proposing a plan of reorganization to pay all or a portion of debts from future earnings.
Chapter 13: For individuals with regular income. Often called “wage earner plan.” Debtor retains assets and agrees to pay all or a portion of debts from future earnings over a three- to five-year period.
Chapter 12: The family farm bankruptcy proceeding. It is a hybrid between Chapter 13 and Chapter 11. A trustee is appointed, but the debtors remain in possession of their assets and propose to pay all or a portion of debts from future earnings over a three- to five-year period.
• Preston Casey, doing business as Scott Casey Trucking, and Judi Casey, 8079 E. CR 200N, Akron. Chapter 13. Assets: $196,596. Debts: $655,247.
• Jeremy Caudill, 804 N. Harrison St. #2, Syracuse. Chapter 7. Assets: $2,870. Debts: $13,938.
• John Pfefferle, 527 Meadowview Drive #105, Syracuse. Chapter 7. Assets: $114,630. Debts: $133,871.
• Tammy Roe, formerly known as Tammy Eskridge, 1415 Elm St., Rochester. Chapter 7. Assets: $4,345. Debts: $31,149.
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