Times-Union Court News 10-08-2002



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:
• Brian David Aust, 29, North Johnson Street, Warsaw, and Sarah Katherine Young, 28, East Wooster Road, Warsaw.
• Cory A. Barton, 24, and Theresa K. Linsky, 34, both of U.S. 30E, Pierceton.
• Donald Edward Chappell, 19, and Kari Elizabeth Foster, 21, both of Sharon Street, Winona Lake.
• Jesse James C. Deaton, 29, and Katina Ann McDonough, 28, both of West CR 950S, Silver Lake.
• Steven Larry Hettmansperger, 46, North CR 650W, Warsaw, and Beverly Ann Harmon, 46, East Prairie Street, Leesburg.
• Hugh P. Janda, 43, and Jill K. Foley, 32, both of North Syracuse-Webster Road, North Webster.
• Aaron Michael Linebaugh, 20, and Corissa Lynn Calaway, 21, both of Tippecanoe Drive, Warsaw.
• Cory Jay Monesmith, 23, and Amy Adelle Peterson, 23, both of Wickenburg, Ariz.
• Gregory R. Pennington, 39, Burkhart Drive, Warsaw, and Tracy L. Herr, 40, South Main Street, Nappanee.
• Stephen E. Roby, 52, North Lakeview Drive, Warsaw, and Brenda S. Denlinger, 46, Columbia City.
• Terrence L. Trzcinski, 47, Kimmell, and Neva L. Hartman, 43, West Boston Street, Syracuse.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• Keith E. Vores v. Charles E. Griffin. Plaintiff awarded $2,989.30.
• Christopher W. and Donna K. Hare v. Carlos Fink. Plaintiffs awarded $700.
• NIPSCO v. Stephen F. Henwood. Plaintiff awarded $699.80.
• Gipper Development Co. Inc. v. Bernardo Cisneros. Plaintiff awarded $2,685.
• Hoosier Parks LLC v. Gary and Mindy Hinkle and William Vance. Plaintiff awarded $931.
• South Whitley Municipal Utilities v. Patrick J. Parker. Plaintiff awarded $105.28.
• Helvey & Associates Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Gabriela Garcia, $546.32; Jerry and Jennifer L. Adams, $392.26; Steven V. Klinger, $2,191.94; Pat S. Cook, $200.13; and April D. Craft, $518.48.
• The Collection Co. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Brent M. Hale, $588.55; Jessica Roberts Goggans, $531.93; Dawn Straka, $1,154.13; Miranda Tucker, $266.75; Tracey A. Valdez, $575.99; Norma Velasquez, $831.80; Danny F. Warren, $472.50; Justin Ward, $88.20; Christy Woodcock, $344.79; Richard Rollins, $59.85;
Also, John H. Ryan, $384.36; Jennifer Sapp, $295.99; Kimberly Short Sauers, $65.45; Amanda M. Schuckman, $747.23; Charity A. Schultz, $1,227.55; Bobbi J. Starkey, $193.90; Justin Plank, $80.80; Charity S. Prater, $1,000; Shawn Prater, $115.51; Tina Prater, $403.51;
Also, Annette M. Rex, $43.79; Donald G. Riemersma, $1,138.33; Roni S. Rodriguez, $360.54; Justin Lindzy, $112.13; Mark and Linda S. Mallane, $1,553.87; Jennifer L. Miller, $425.31; W.R. Moist, $51.37; Pamela S. Morgan, $2,972.23; Anthony Mroz, judgment; Ralph Mullins, $54.10;
Also, Kent G. Green, $37.75; Teresa S. Hall, $962.59; James H. Hardesty, $456.42; Jane Helblig, $62.52; Steven Jefferson, $425.40; Candi S. Kayler, $2,583.89; Albert Arispe, $77.80; Billy Barley, $89.76; Jeffrey H. Clingerman, $78.85; Beth Eby, $585.28; Dan Ferrell, $2,070.15; Rick A. Flynn, $206; and Nichole J. Foster Engle, $2,739.62.
• CreditMax Inc. v. Tim A. Nelson. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Weed Septic Tank Service Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Dawn Cochran, $49; Rick Duncan, $138.16; John Norman, $233.13; David Martinez, $880.18.
• FSF Inc., doing business as First Step Finance, awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Carlos R. Hall, $3,000, and Ty D. McElroy, $2,941.85.
• Money Matters Professional v. Michael Miller. Plaintiff awarded $298.67.
• Michael Seitner v. Andrew Denney. Plaintiff awarded $150.
• David H. Benning v. Coraceous VanLue. Plaintiff awarded $2,942.
• Linda D. Kim v. Germaine Lewis. Plaintiff awarded $2,200.

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 $82.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $50 in April was Brent E. Satterley, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in August were Jennifer L. Rids, 24, Warsaw; Jessica L. Collins, 29, Leesburg; Eric T. Metcalf, 20, Bourbon; Donald Chappell, 20, Winona Lake; and Joyce A. Gochenour, 44, Rochester.
Fined $27 in July were Rachelle L. Miller, 19, Bourbon, and Max M. Menzie Jr., 28, North Manchester.
Fined $25 in April was Ian Clark, 29, Leesburg.
Fined $20 in May was Christopher J. Hale, 29, Pierceton.
Fined $12 in August were Shannon M. Shepherd, 16, Warsaw; Danette R. Karnes, 22, North Manchester; Bryan C. Thomas, 17, Warsaw; Michael A. Nightingale, 27, North Manchester; Casey J. Ousley, 18, Claypool; and Joshiekka Outlaw, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in June was Machelle L. Downam, 35, North Webster.
Fined $12 in April was Christopher J. Hale, 29, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in August were Kyle P. Hunsberger, 19, Milford; Judith A. Clark, 61, North Webster; Robert B. King, 18, Pierceton; and April S. O’Neill, 37, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in August were Marlene R. Pursley, 40, Warsaw, and Martha L. Miller, 32, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in June was Delmar E. Myers, 57, North Manchester.
Vehicle Equipment Violation – Fined $7 in August was Jamel Meerzo, 20, Warsaw.
False Or Fictitious Registration – Fined $7 in August was Jamel Meerzo, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in May was Patrick A. O’Connor, 21, Warsaw.
Failure To Yield At Through Highway – Fined $7 in August was Elizabeth J. Phelps, 17, Milford.
No Registration – Fined $7 in August was Scott M. Anderson, 18, Claypool.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $50 in August was Juliano C. Cooper, 25, Claypool.
Fined $25 in August was Amy R. Brunner-Miller, 27, Claypool.
Fined $50 in July were Glenn R. Robbins Jr., 40, Warsaw, and Douglas Blanton Jr., 28, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in July was Daniel Garrido, 19, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in April was Brandon J. Ley, 20, Leesburg.
Operating Mo-Ped Illegally – Fined $7 in August was Zeth A. Begley, 13, North Webster.
Failure To Yield Right Of Way – Fined $7 in August was Zeth A. Begley, 13, North Webster.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in August were James C. Cox, 43, Pierceton, and Patrick D. Jones, 17, North Webster.
Driving Left Of Center – Fined $7 in August was Erin M. Turner, 18, Claypool.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in August was Mary E. Knoop, 20, Warsaw.
Passing In Violation Of Signs Or Markings – Fined $7 in August was Robert B. King, 18, Pierceton.
Failure To Sign Registration – Judgment (court costs only) in July against Edna M. Stolte, 34, Bourbon.
The following people also paid $82 in court costs:
Possession Of Paraphernalia – Fined $50 in August were Eric J. Whitaker, 18, Silver Lake, and Brian D. Stratton, 18, Silver Lake.
No All-Terrain Vehicle Registration – Fined $7 in July was Mark D. Bamburg, 32, Silver Lake.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in August were Rebecca L. Thornsberry, 22, Warsaw; Dawn L. Parker, 73, Silver Lake; Justin T. Stiver, 17, Warsaw; Cherie K. Bonewitz, 20, Warsaw; George Vires, 31, Warsaw; Ginger Vires, 24, Warsaw; Raymond M. Cruz, 32, Warsaw; Robert S. Blair, 20, Warsaw; Benjamin E. Bingham Jr., 20, Winona Lake; Heather S. Sizemore, 17, Pierceton; Catherine Lee, 38, Mentone; James L. Jackson, 17, Mentone; Whitt Huffer, 18, Warsaw; Douglas P. Whitaker, 22, Warsaw; William J. Dawson, 26, Warsaw; Todd D. Metz, 29, Leesburg; and Debra M. Haab, 30, Syracuse.
Fined $20 in July were Pamela J. Baker, 33, Pierceton, and Amy J. Leake, 22, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in May was Eric J. Pfeiffer, 27, Syracuse.
Fined $20 in March was Marcia A. Burdette Fisher, 48, Pierceton.
Fined $20 in October 2001 was Mary L. Sielesnew, 39, Pierceton.
Child Restraint Violation – Judgment in August against Sherman H. Gillum Jr., 23, Pierceton.
Fined $25 in July was Jeffery H. Mellott, 31, Etna Green.
Fined $25 in June were Sylvia Reyes, 45, Syracuse, and Joni Scholl, 24, Milford.
Judgment in June against Graciela Mejia, 40, Milford.
Fined $25 in May was Mary D. Henson, 24, Milford.

Estates
The following estates, with an estimated value of $250,000 or more to be divided among the named beneficiaries, were filed in either Kosciusko Superior Court I or Kosciusko Circuit Court:
• Ethel A. Vandermark died Oct. 11, 2001, leaving an estate valued at $925,980.20. Beneficiaries: Thelma M. Kammerer, sister; Marjorie Priser, Melba J. Sipress and Eileen K. and Lester R.Vandermark, no relation; and Ralph E. Tumbleson, brother.
• Magdalene Howard died July 1, 2002, at age 71, leaving an estate valued at $500,000. Beneficiaries: Sharon K. Roe, North Tepee Drive, Warsaw; James L. Howard, Woodcliff Drive, Warsaw; Timothy D. Howard, Ind. 25W, Mentone; and Cheryl A. Buell, West CR 900S, Claypool.
• Rosalene Mort died Dec. 9, 2001, leaving an estate valued at $902,130.31. Beneficiaries: Kelli J. Kitson and Kandi K. Knight, daughters, and Donald Mort, spouse.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Ford Motor Credit Co. v. Georgia L. and Richard T. Eierman, EMS B38 Lane, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $4,440.48 due on agreement, plus interest, $500 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Infibank, as successor in interest to LNFCU, v. Miles C. and Linda Spooner, North Lake Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $2,375.54 due on credit card agreement, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Ford Motor Credit Co. v. David V. Staker, West Hoffman Lake Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $7,627.87 due on agreement, plus interest, $500 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Teachers Credit Union credit card issued by Infibank v. Kevin Bryant, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $2,808.74 due on credit card agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Helvey & Associates Inc., doing business as Joe Mater & Associates, v. the following people for the amounts noted due on assigned accounts, plus interest and court costs: Mary L. and Russell Kendall, South Washington Street, Warsaw, $5,570.22; Calvin J. Reece, Broadway Street, Etna Green, $114,768.43; Mark Blankenship, East CR 525N, Warsaw, $3,382.19; Melissa A. and Daniel Kelley, Old Road 30W, Warsaw, $3,379.05; and Frank R. and Tracy K. Heffner, East Old Colony Road, Warsaw, $4,157.79.
• Bank One, successor to Bank One Indiana/NA, v. Todd A. Bailey, West CR 350S, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $5,580.90 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Bryon Berry v. Michael L. McDowell Jr., North CR 175E, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $4,191.22 due on account, plus interest and court costs.
Marriage Dissolution
Sumpter
David Brent Sumpter, East Winona Avenue, Winona Lake, and Cynthia Ann Sumpter, West Lake Street, Warsaw. They were married May 13, 1995, and separated Aug. 1, 2002. 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
• B&T Distributors v. Swartz Brothers Construction and Sheila Swartz. Plaintiff awarded $7,398.59 by default, plus court costs.
• Capital One Bank awarded the judgments noted by default, plus interest and court costs, against the following people: Jeremy D. Webb, $994.75, and Zachariah B. Rumbaugh, $912.44.
• Associates Housing Finance v. Ricki H. and Susan E. Powell. Plaintiff awarded possession of collateral.
• CreditMax Inc. v. Terry Roush II. Plaintiff awarded $4,390.36.
• The Bostwick-Braun Co., et al, v. Jeffery Guy Beasley, doing business as A&A Industrial Pro Hardware, and Robin Elaine Beasley. Plaintiff awarded agreed judgment of $228,144.75, plus court costs.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Saundra and Owen K. Cobbum v. Sylvia C. Alvarez and Jeanette Causey.
The following cases were dismissed without prejudice:
• Capital One FSB v. Theodore Adams.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Joseph H. and Selena M. Henderson. Couple awarded joint custody of their minor child. No child support ordered at this time. Sept. 30.
• Opal D. (former name Nellans restored) and Paul K. Lauver. Sept. 30.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Phaedra L. Chaney v. Ahnjuna Frye, South Lakeshore Drive West, Warsaw. Plaintiff, as maternal grandmother of Frye’s three children, seeks visitation rights.
• Todd Walls v. Jane Martinez Walls, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks amounts incurred on accounts after decree of dissolution was entered, plus interest and court costs, and $9,645 for alleged conversion of funds from plaintiff’s home equity account, plus treble damages, interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• J.P. Morgan Chase Bank v. John and Susan Bellamy, Herscher Drive, Warsaw; Garl Wetter, EMS B61 Lane, Warsaw; and John Dove Jr., Anchorage Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $109,192.08 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.
• G&H Construction Inc. v. David K. Wright and Laura L. Sloop, Washington Street, Pierceton, and National City Bank of Indiana. Plaintiff seeks $12,882.33 due on contract, plus interest, court costs, attorney fees, foreclosure of mechanic’s lien and sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Gregory Goans and Mary Lou Hudson v. Deluxe Home Center Inc., Syracuse. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for damage resulting from house being placed in wrong location and for damages to exterior of house. Plaintiff also seeks court costs and requests a trial by jury.
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans Inc., v. Mark W. Wiggs and Kristina E. Lyons, North Webster, and John and Jane Doe, residents at 5388 N. CR 900E, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks $59,586.53 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.
Marriage Dissolutions
Croff
Patrick Croff, Oak Grove, Ky., and Jeanne’ Croff, Kenwood Street, Milford. They were married Sept. 6, 1996, and separated in March 2000. There are two minor children.
Cumberland
Raymond H. and Patricia A. Cumberland, North Jefferson Street, Warsaw. They were married May 26, 1976, and separated Sept. 10, 2002. There are no minor children.
Detwiler
Stephanie Detwiler, North Lake Street, Syracuse, and Kevin Detwiler, Mishawaka. They were married June 14, 1980, and separated Jan. 2, 2000. There is one minor child.
Frye
John M. Frye, South CR 300E, Claypool, and Tanya J. Frye, Clearcreek Trail, North Manchester. They were married July 30, 1988, and separated in April 2002. There are two minor children.
Herendeen
Lisa K. Herendeen, West CR 1050N, Milford, and David R. Herendeen, Kendallville. They were married Feb. 14, 2002, and separated June 5, 2002. There are no minor children.
Ibarra
Georgina Ibarra, Kinkaide Street, Warsaw, and Ruben Ibarra, Weslaco, Texas. They were married Sept. 15, 1995, and separated in 1998. There are no minor children.
Konkle
Elizabeth Ann Konkle, West Church Street, Pierceton, and Larry Eugene Konkle, East CR 200N, Warsaw. They were married Nov. 7, 2001, and separated Sept. 13, 2002. There are no minor children.
Ong
John Ong, Kosciusko County, and Janet Ong, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. They were married June 4, 1994, and separated Sept. 16, 2002. There are two minor children.
Price
James Richard Price, East Spring Street, Etna Green, and Linda Louise Price, Plymouth. They were married May 13, 1978, and separated July 13, 2002. There are two minor children.
Renschler
Jody Renschler, U.S. 30E, Pierceton, and Charles Renschler Jr., East CR 200N, Warsaw. They were married Jan. 11, 2000, and separated Sept. 19, 2002. There is one minor child.
Skinner
Melinda Skinner, West Pike Street, Warsaw, and Trace Lee Skinner, West CR 250S, Warsaw. They were married Aug. 1 2000, and separated May 30, 2002. There are no minor children.
Steele
Kimberly Sue Steele, West Carroll Street, Syracuse, and Kevin Leon Steele, East Rockabye Road, Cromwell. They were married July 3, 1982, and separated Aug. 2, 2000. There is one minor child.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Atlantic Mutual Companies, as subrogee of Michael Anderson, v. Chriscinda J. Stephens. Plaintiff awarded $4,881.49 by default, plus court costs.
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., as nominee for Homeside Lending Inc., v. Rex Engle and American General Financial Services Inc. Plaintiff awarded $60,554.51 by default, plus interest, court costs, costs incurred and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Da-Lite Screen Co. Inc. v. Manta Projection Systems and Eduard Fianta. The International Centre for Dispute Resolution, a division of the American Arbitration Association, shall take immediate jurisdiction of this case. If plaintiff is granted judgment in its favor, court costs will be taxed to the defendants.
• Kristeen K. England v. Shawn L. and Dawn E. Morton and Homecoming Financial. Plaintiff awarded $9,544 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Cecelia Keiser v. Sonya and Dan Riffle. Plaintiff awarded agreed judgment of $15,000, plus interest.
• Unifund CCR Partners, as assignee of Providian National Bank, v. Nancy S. Ladd. Plaintiff awarded $1,996.71 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., as nominee for Bankers Trust Co., v. Patrick R. and Judith E. Fuller and Kenneth and Amy Haack. Plaintiff awarded $103,193.56 by default, plus interest, court costs, costs incurred and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Dismissal
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Bankers Trust Co. of California v. Kyle J. and Angel M. Gilbertson and Alliance Funding.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Tammy and Dan Serafini. Sept. 26.
• Anthony Smith and Melissa M. (former name Virgil restored). Sept. 26.
• Chris and Nicole Helfrich. Sept. 26.
• Sylvia M. and Gary T. Castle Sr. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $91 per week in child support. Sept. 26.
• Kelly A. and James R. Ducheteau. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $77.65 per week in child support. Sept. 26.
• Matthew Hetler and Jessica Rene (former name Dowling restored). Sept. 27.
• Oshie T. Waddell and Tracy L. (former name Current restored). Sept. 27.
• Tracy (former name Truex restored) and Nicholas Jones. Sept. 27.
• William G. and Lynn E. Leslie. Sept. 30.
• Christie and Jeffrey Schumaker. Sept. 30.
Other Action
• Kristine Losey v. Keith Fleet Losey. This case is referred to mediation, with Michael W. Reed presiding.
• Rex Alan Sellers’ request for a restricted driver’s license is granted.

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 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.
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.
• Abigail Arnold, 10508 S. Lotz Lane, Silver Lake. Chapter 7. Assets: $875. Debts: $26,690.
• Barry Bays and Tabbetha Bays, also known as Tabbetha Ousley, 8280 U.S. 30E #55, Pierceton. Chapter 7. Assets: $3,205. Debts: $38,083.
• Arthur and Marie Carlile, 1117 Monroe St., Rochester. Chapter 13. Assets: $68,550. Debts: $53,232.
• Vickie Escobar, formerly known as Vickie Holloway, 2602 N. Lakeview Drive, Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $38,170. Debts: $63,576.
• Joseph Harter Sr., 9553 Ind. 14E, Akron. Chapter 7. Assets: $1,890. Debts: $25,062.
• Eric Lindsey, 8410 Sumac Lane, North Webster. Chapter 7. Assets: $2,146. Debts: $8,533.
• Jon Lukens and Belinda Lukens, also known as Belinda Justice, 1225 E. Wellington Drive, Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $234,025. Debts: $195,512.
• David Melching, doing business as D.A. Melching & Associates Inc., as Carpet Express LLP, as Classique Carpet & Tile and as D.A. Tops, 10 EMS T6 Lane, Leesburg. Chapter 7. Assets: $54,014. Debts: $3,908,571.
• Karen Treesh, 3295 Old Colony Road, Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $88,935. Debts: $100,408.

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