Times-Union Court News 10-13-1998



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Marsha McSherry:
• Brent Leroy Conley, 27, and Kyra Sedon Witmer, 23, both of Railside Drive, Syracuse.
• Phillip B. Strieby, 68, and Sharon R. Zipay, 65, both of North Schenkel Drive, Milford.
• Brandon Wayne Hepler, 27, and Kellie Jo Zile, 27, both of South Woodland Hills Drive, Warsaw.
• Michael Eugene Pettie, 27, and Samantha Ranae Hewitt, 23, both of East Rock-A-Bye Lane, Cromwell.
• Adam Ray Sheets, 24, East Wooster Road, Pierceton, and Barbara Janette Bennett 30, Brubaker Street, Warsaw.
• Steven DeWayne Poe, 19, South West Channel Road, Warsaw, and Andrea Lynne Semonis, 18, East 19 B Road Tippecanoe.
• Dan A. Middleton, 35, and Julie A. Hoffman, 36, both of East Pierceton Road, Warsaw.
• Scott C. Sandlin, 27, and Angela Lynn Martin, 24, both of West CR 100S, Warsaw.
• Michael Lee Lambert, 25, and Renee Dawn Simons, 23, both of Norris Town, Pa.
• Jeffrey Douglas Bradley, 31, and Angela Christine Coyle, 21, both of East CR 250S, Pierceton.
• Albert Marion Himes Jr., 21, and Angela Kay Ammerman, 26, both of North CR 800W, Warsaw.
• Phillip Coburn Bottorff, 24, LaGrange, Ky., and Jennifer Ann Sibray, 22, South Bouse Drive, Silver Lake.
• Carl Jerome Selders, 31, and Ranell Shea Stensel, 25, both of Old Road 30W, Warsaw.
• Jason Scott Long, 22, and Rachel Renee Bolen, 19, both of East Wooster Road, Pierceton.
• Gary A. Zimmerman, 56, East Seventh Street, North Manchester, and Zoyla Henderson, 40, Westwood Road, Winona Lake.
• Christopher D. Cotton, 30, and Tammy L. Brown, 34, both of East Backwater Road, North Webster.
• Walter William Utter, 34, and Sabrina Ann Matteson, 26, both of Warsaw.
• Lance Jeremy Whitmyer, 23, and Laura Lee Belcher, 22, both of West CR 250S, 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:
• Financial Services of Whitley County Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Sandra Shepherd Helblig, $2,044.43; Judy L. Hawkins, $1,101.04; Michael W. Swick, $1,188.95; Steven M. Vetor, $2,776.34; Travis A. Hogle, $1,460.77; Amanda Ulrey, $2,764.24; Linda J. Sawyer, $981.88; and Richard L. and Marcia McGlynn, $2,479.64.
• Helvey & Associates Inc., doing business as Joe Mater & Associates, awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Gary D. Balser, $311.53; Wayne N. and Susan K. Fretz, $2,257.64; Bryan J. and Stephanie L. Kitson, $2,852.46; Larry and Rhonda Patrick, $84.57; Edward A. and Betty J. Cochran, $1,030.45; Charlotte Bays, $1,311.27; Rhonda L. Baldridge, $2,126.33; Lisa M. Powers, $406.27; Jerry R. Smith Jr., $429.58.
• Hastings Mutual Insurance Co. vs. Irving D. Medrano. Plaintiff awarded $2,301.75.
• Darwin E. Call vs. Phyllis K. Stoner. Plaintiff awarded $1,876.82.
• Reed & Earhart awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Doreen O’Connor, $1,013.07, and Bruce Helton, $204.29.
• McKenzie Check Advance of Indiana vs. Melissa Yohe. Plaintiff awarded $245.50.
• Bettye A. Hocker vs. Travis Springer. Plaintiff awarded $1,162.80.
• Terrence G. Lamb vs. Kim and Janet Huff. Plaintiff awarded $167.67.
• Milford Stephens vs. Gary and Tammy Syndram. Plaintiff awarded $800.

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 September, sentenced to six days in jail in September and license restricted 180 days was Shawn Harris, Pierceton.
Fined $74.50 in August, sentenced to 12 days in jail and license suspended 180 days was Lisa Sharpe, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in July, sentenced to six days in jail and license restricted 180 days was Troy Glant, Warsaw.
Fined $49.50 in May, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 180 days was Sue Wallen, Warsaw.
Fined $49.50 in May, sentenced to 12 days in jail and license suspended 180 days was Keven Stahly,Cromwell.
Fined $24.50 in April, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Jon Miller, Syracuse.
Fined $25 in April, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days were David Creekmore, Warsaw, and Emilio Meyo, Winona Lake.
The following people also paid $125.50 in court costs:
Driving While Suspended – Fined $200 in August was Clinton Brown, Warsaw.
Driving Without A License – Fined $25 in July was Elivd Silva, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in June were Roberto Acuayhuitl, Warsaw, and Leudegario Cuamant, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $125 in court costs:
Public Intoxication – Fined $50 in September were John Hughes, Warsaw; Matthew Kroll, Warsaw; and Mickie Godsey, Syracuse.
Fined $50 in August were Ricky Hite, Warsaw; Benny Fitzpatrick, Warsaw; Andy Hamilton, Warsaw; and Ronald Drouillard, Syracuse.
Fined $50 in July was Carlos Nunez, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in May was Harry Meyer, Winona Lake.
Illegal Possession Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $50 in September and license suspended 60 days was Brian Parker, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in September were Mathew Miller, Warsaw; Chad Sherman, Pierceton; Luke Saylor, Warsaw; James Roe, Syracuse; Terri Stoebe, Warsaw; Derek Fleckenstein, Warsaw; Christopher Osbeck, Warsaw; and Courtney Carroll, Winona Lake.
Fined $50 in May was Shamra Shaw, Warsaw.
Resisting Law Enforcement – Fined $1 in September was John Hughes, Warsaw.
Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana – Fined $100 in September was Alfonso Ramos, Warsaw.
Battery – Fined $100 in August was Joey Bates, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in August was Paul Mullins, Claypool.
Fined $50 in May was Tony Meadows, Claypool.
Fined $50 in April were Jimmy Patrick, Warsaw, and Janua Riley, Milford.
Fined $75 in April was Martin Malagon, Warsaw.
Check Deception – Fined $25 on each of two counts in August was Clinton Hubler, Mentone.
Criminal Recklessness – Fined $25 in June was Cody Click, Bourbon.
Contributing To The Delinquency Of A Minor – Judgment (court costs only) in May against and sentenced to 20 days in jail was Heather Paseka, Warsaw.
Furnishing Alcohol To A Minor – Fined $100 in April was Mark McCormack, Warsaw.
Backdating Of Hunting/Fishing License – Judgment (court costs only) in January against Michael Gibson, Pierceton.
Taking Deer Without A License – Judgment (court costs only) in January against Michael Gibson, Pierceton.
Using Another’s Deer Tag – Judgment (court costs only) in January against Michael Gibson, Pierceton.
Criminal Mischief – Fined $100 in December was Jerry Lewallen, Nappanee.
The following people also paid $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $27 in September were Todd W. Raney, 26, Warsaw; Clifford M. Smith, 17, North Webster; Shari D. Lewis, 31, Winona Lake; Joshua L. Applegate, 18, Warsaw; Cash E. Jacobs, 32, North Webster; Elizabeth A. Brazis, 32, Syracuse; Rachelle D. Shelton, 23, Warsaw; and Wilma C. Johnson, 53, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in August were David L. Prater, 36, Warsaw; and Cory K. Ream, 21, Pierceton.
Fined $27 in June was Nicole M. Reith, 28, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in September was Alan S. Abrams, 40, Leesburg.
Fined $12 in September were Melissa A. Yates, 26, Warsaw; Karen D. Dickey, 22, Silver Lake; James R. Ball, 31, Cromwell; Karl M. Pozorski, 32, Warsaw; Harry J. Truman, 39, Pierceton; Martin Ramos, 33, Warsaw; Shari L. Hunt, 35, Syracuse; John D. Hughes, 39, Warsaw; Mary V. Hernandez, 24, Milford; Donna E. Morris, 55, Claypool; Richard S. Fernandes, 45, Warsaw; Miguel Roa, 17, Milford; and Donald Ousley, 39, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in July was Barbara J. Kauffman, 60, Syracuse.
Fined $12 in May was Adrianne B. Heaton, 24, Bourbon.
Fined $7 in September was Royce Conner, 57, Pierceton.
Driving Without Proof Of Insurance – Fined $50 in September was Armando M. Ruiz, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in August was Ruby Bailey, 54, Warsaw.
False Registration – Fined $7 in September was Armando M. Ruiz, 20, Warsaw.
Passing Violation – Fined $7 in September was Shane L. Miller, 16, Tippecanoe.
Learner’s Permit Violation – Fined $7 in September was Orlando Garza 23, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Stop/Yield Sign – Fined $7 in September were Ryan D. Schlotterback, 17, Warsaw, and David J. McLean, 38, Warsaw.
No Motorcycle Endorsement – Fined $17 in September was Jacob E. Furbee, 22, Leesburg.
Operating A Mo-Ped Without A Helmet – Fined $7 in August was Billie J. Oglesbee, 15, North Webster.
Fined $7 in June was Shaun R. Jones, 17, Syracuse.
No Registration – Fined $7 in August was Seth W. Rife, 24, Warsaw.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in August was Rodney J. Lutes, 24, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in June was Ryan D. Kunish, 17, Warsaw.
Improper Taillights – Fined $7 in June was Ryan D. Kunish, 17, Warsaw.
Unsafe Start From Park – Fined $7 in March was Jonathan P. Fussle, 20, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75 in court costs:
Possession Of Paraphernalia – Fined $100 in August was Jason A. McKinney, 27, Atwood.
Failure To Display Excise Decal – Fined $7 in May was Dave Dick, 44, Winona Lake.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in September were Jewel D. Thomas, 65, Warsaw; Robert H. Wipert, 55, Leesburg; Daniel A. Dolbee, 17, Warsaw; Peter M. Demorest, 23, Warsaw; and Richard L. Clutter, 24, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in August was Valerie J. Jeffery, 19, North Webster.
Charges were dismissed against the following people:
Public Intoxication – (August) Benny Fitzpatrick, Warsaw; (May) Shamra Shaw, Warsaw.
Conversion – (May) Heather Paseka, Warsaw.
Leaving The Scene Of A Accident – (May) Heather Paseka, Warsaw.
Resisting Law Enforcement – (May) Tony Meadows, Claypool.
Battery – (May) Jeff Warren, Warsaw; Sterling Templeton, Leesburg; (October 1997) Debbie Pearson, Warsaw.
Driving While Suspended – (April) Lorita Mason, Warsaw.

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 – (September) Eric J. Thompson, 26, Warsaw; Patricia A. Warren, 50, North Manchester; Millard P. Plumlee, 38, Winona Lake; Connie M. Hackworth, 26, Warsaw; (May) Dennis W. Boggs, 20, Warsaw.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Mike and Pamela Toth vs. Howard Johnson, doing business as Hoosier 500 Computers Inc. Plaintiff seeks $2,557 in each of two counts for breach of agreement and false representation, plus punitive damages, attorney fees, interest, treble damages and court costs.
• North Webster United Methodist Church vs. Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals. Plaintiff seeks reversal of an Aug. 11 decision to deny a variance request.
• Professional Account Services vs. Peggy L. Stivers, Pierceton, and Melvin L. Stivers, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $4,235.95 due on assigned account, plus $1,405.05 in collection fees and court costs.
• Credit Acceptance Corp. vs. Kevin E. Freed, North Etna Street, Etna Green. Plaintiff seeks $1,299.05 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Martin Financial Management Inc. vs. the following people for the amounts noted due on assigned accounts, plus interest and court costs: James P. Tolson and Kathy L. King, North CR 175E, Warsaw, $8,206.78; Beverly J. Martin, Crystal Flash Road, North Webster, $5,665.13; and Matthew Wayne Mosier, Fox Farm Road, Warsaw, $5,118.86.
• Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals vs. Rex and Diane R. Hogan, East Clark Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks that the Hogans be ordered to cease and desist using real estate on East CR 100S, Pierceton, in violation of zoning ordinances and to take the necessary steps to come into compliance. Plaintiff also seeks court costs and that monetary penalties be assess until compliance is made.
• Carmel Financial Corp. vs. Sean Dice, Clinic Court, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $1,312.73 due on agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Sears, Roebuck & Co. vs. Jerry Dawalt, North Williamson Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $4,210.46 due on credit card account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Judith Haynes vs. Jackie Wallace, Roy Street, Winona Lake; Marta Hopkins, Warsaw; and Robert Wulliman, Chestnut Street, Winona Lake. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount for alleged fraud, breach of contract and negligence in real estate sale, plus an amount to repair defects in home, treble damages, attorney fees and court costs.
• Daniel W. Lees vs. James Martin, Orange Street, Cromwell. Plaintiff seeks $4,796.51 due on lease, plus court costs.
• Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals vs. Michael L. and Sherlene K. Clevenger, EMS B7 Lane, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks that the Clevengers be ordered to cease and desist using their real estate in violation of zoning ordinances by storing unlicensed buses or other vehicles there, plus court costs and that monetary penalties be assessed until compliance is made.
• National City Bank vs. Dawn M. Webb, West Corlys Lane, Silver Lake. Plaintiff seeks $18,336.17 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• United Consumer Financial Services vs. Melvin E. and Gia Mossner, East CR 250S, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $1,943.10 due on agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
Marriage Dissolutions
Clapp
William D. Clapp, Lexington, Ohio, and Jacqueline Clapp, Williams Street, Milford. They were married April 8, 1989, and separated Aug. 15, 1998. There are two minor children.
Goble
Larry Goble, Warsaw, and Sheree G. Livingston Goble, Macon, Ga. They were married July 29, 1998, and separated Sept. 29, 1998. There are no minor children.
Green
Clinton E. Green, Kosciusko County, and Natalie J. Green, Wooster Road, Winona Lake. They were married Oct. 31, 1992, and separated Sept. 17, 1998. There are three minor children.
Hoyle
John W. Hoyle, Kosciusko County, and Jacqueline L. Hoyle, South High Street, Warsaw. They were married March 5, 1993, and separated Oct. 5, 1998. There are two minor children.
Smyth
Chad Smyth, Warren, and Joella Smyth, Ivywood Drive, Warsaw. They were married Dec. 23, 1984, and separated Sept. 13, 1998. There are three minor children.

Superior Court I
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Martin Financial Management Inc.. vs. Irene A. Black. Plaintiff awarded $3,625.83, plus interest, $1,018 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Carolyn and Timothy Stump vs. Intex Recreation Corp. After a two-day jury trial, the Stumps are awarded nothing from Intex. Court costs taxed to plaintiffs.
• NBD Bank/NA vs. Joseph Z. and Antoinette Fiorentino-Holt. Plaintiff awarded $20,330.10 by default, plus interest, court costs and possession of manufactured home, with private sale to satisfy judgment.
• Credit Acceptance Corp. awarded the amounts noted by default, plus court costs, from the following people: Rebecca M. Patrick, $1,234.67, and Laura Jewell, $6,655.25.
• Heritage Acceptance Corp. vs. Brandie Heckman. Plaintiff awarded $6,678.93 by default, plus court costs.
• Montgomery Ward Credit Corp. vs. Robert Schwartz. Plaintiff awarded $2,057.42 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Sears, Roebuck & Co. vs. Adam E. Steele. Plaintiff awarded 946.93, plus interest and court costs.
• Carolyn Hartman vs. Leonard Sexton. Plaintiff awarded $58,184.89 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• First Card/FCC National Bank vs. Pedro and Silvia Cervantes. Plaintiff awarded $5,667.61 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Martin Financial Management Inc. vs. Michael W. Nordman. Plaintiff awarded $3,549.52 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Lake City Bank vs. Peggy Hartsough. Plaintiff awarded $3,504.50, plus court costs.
• Helvey & Associates Inc., formerly known as Joe Mater & Associates, vs. Clarence D. and Deborah M.Hall. Plaintiff awarded $7,372.25 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Credit Acceptance Corp. vs. Robert Cassidy. Plaintiff awarded $5,600.19 by default, plus court costs.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Tim and Kim Gibson, Larwill, vs. Sagamore Insurance Co., Indianapolis. Plaintiffs seek applicable medical payment limits available for a claim filed after a March 30, 1998, auto accident on CR 750S; a declaration of rights under policy; interest; and court costs. Plaintiffs request a trial by jury.
• Nationsbank of Delaware/NA vs. Clarence L. and Vicki Jones, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $1,084.30 due on account, plus interest, $250 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Farmers State Bank of Mentone vs. Carl Schuster, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $31,984.78 due on promissory notes, plus interest, possession of collateral and court costs.
• Jack L. Hyden vs. Kevin Wright, West Kingfisher Drive, Mentone. Plaintiff seeks expenses incurred by breach of real estate contract, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• Bankamerica Housing Services Inc. vs. Janet Collins, Meadowview Drive, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $21,130.95 due on contract, plus possession of property, attorney fees, expenses incurred and court costs.
• Associates Financial Services Co. of Indiana Inc. vs. David M. and Sandra Adams, East Main Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $35,360.55 due on agreement, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• NationsBanc Mortgage Corp. of New York, assignee of The Homestead Mortgage Co., doing business as Peoples Mortgage Co., vs. Kerry D. Myers, Anderson, and unknown occupants of 204 Herendeen St., Silver Lake. Plaintiff seeks $51,021.01 due on promissory note, plus interest, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., as subrogee of David Wilson, vs. Steve Noble and Mary Ceballos, Milford. Plaintiff seeks $2,457.65 as paid to insured claimant, Wilson, after a Jan. 1, 1998, auto accident near Camp Mack Road, Milford. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
• United Recovery Services Inc. vs. the following people for the amounts noted due on accounts, plus court costs: James W. and Kathy Poe, East Columbia Street, Pierceton, $6,643.63, and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Moody, West CR 100N, Warsaw, $5,129.25.
• Garyl Hall vs. Pugh Shows Inc., Lancaster, Ohio. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injury and damage resulting from a July 8, 1997, fall on a ride made wet by rain during the Kosciusko County Fair. Plaintiff also seeks court costs and requests a trial by jury.
• Paige Schwinnen vs. Kelli Zach, South Bend, and Thomas Hartman, Cassopolis, Mich. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting March 16, 1997, when Schwinnen’s arm was allegedly rolled up in the power window of Zach’s vehicle and trapped before Zach reportedly accelerated down North Buffalo Street, Warsaw, dragging Schwinnen for more than a city block before the vehicle was stopped by police. Plaintiff also seeks court costs and requests a trial by jury.
Name Changes
• Beth Ann Porter, Winona Lake, seeks to change her name to Andrea Marie Austin.
• Mechelle L. Alldaffer seeks to change the name of her minor son, Mark J. Crist, to Mark J. Alldaffer.
Marriage Dissolutions
Christner
Heather Christner, West CR 500N, Warsaw, and Jeffrey A. Christner, Gable Drive, Warsaw. They were married May 7, 1988, and separated Aug. 26, 1998. There are two minor children.
Goble
Lesa Kay Goble, South Buffalo Street, Warsaw, and Garland John Goble, West Lake Street, Warsaw. They were married June 22, 1996, and separated Sept. 9, 1998. There are no minor children.
Meyer
Tim and Sirena M. Meyer, Liberty Mills. They were married June 17, 1995, and separated Sept. 20, 1998. There are no minor children.
Ross
Vickie R. Ross, South Courtland Park Drive, Silver Lake, and James W. Ross, address unknown. They were married Dec. 18, 1991, and separated Sept. 18, 1998. There is one minor child.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaint
• Midwest Collection Service Inc. vs. Refuzio M. Ramirez. Plaintiff awarded $1,063.97 by default, plus court costs.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Citibank (South Dakota)/NA vs. Susannah E. Showalter. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
• Michelle L. and Michael Gray vs. Mark S. Leinbach. Court costs taxed to plaintiffs.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Teresa L. (former name Naish restored) and Leonard Wood. Oct. 2.
• Yvonne (former name Bradley restored) and Keith D. Davison. Oct. 2.
• Debra and David Kotkovetz. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $181 per week in child support. Oct. 5.
• Roberta Dawn (former name Hall restored) and Ronald Eugene Blanton. Father awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Mother ordered to pay $55 per week in child support. Oct. 5.
• Alisa K. (former name Miller restored) and Jon D. Burnworth. Father awarded custody of couple’s five minor children. No child support ordered at this time. Oct. 5.
• Shellie L. and Timothy J. Leighton. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $60 per week in child support. Oct. 5.
• Penny (former name Masterson restored) and George Ousley. Mother awarded custody of couple’s three minor children. No child support ordered at this time. Oct. 6.
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