Times-Union Court News 11-09-1999



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Marsha McSherry:
• David Anderson Bartley, 40, and Cynthia Lynn Whitaker, 47, Warsaw.
• Robbie A. McCleese, 33, South Ferguson Road, Warsaw, and Charlotte L. Muzyka, 44, Crystal Flash Road, North Webster.
• Loren Brian Bradley, 27, and Audry Lynn Holladay, 25, both of Henderson Drive, Warsaw.
• Thomas Wade Hurley, 31, and Julie K. Mellinger, 51, both of South Harkless Drive, Syracuse.
• Alvin E.Brent III, 36, South Ridgeview Court, Warsaw, and Shelli Enloe Redpath, 27, Lydia Drive, Warsaw.
• Danny L. Kessler, 36, Dunkirk, and Rose E. Long, 38, EMS C28F Lane, Warsaw.
• David Richard Richter, 34, and Linda L. Howard, 37, both of East Sandy Road, Warsaw.
• Earnest E. Riddle Jr., 53, West CR 700S, Claypool, and Rosalee K. Schuh, 50, Rosemont Avenue, Warsaw.
• Kent J. Kleeman, 37, and Lynn A. Bosstick, 40, both of North Teeple, Leesburg.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• Compass Receivables Management Corp. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Daniel Pruitt, $753.88; Christopher L. Robinson, $2,323.17; Clark Green, $2,192.99; Marislea Melendez, $285.51; and Trey and Jill Martens, $188.37.
• Snow & Sauerteig awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Hugh and Amanda Fuller, $1,621, and Shawn M. Bradley, $227.99.
• First Step Finance Inc. vs. Scott Estep. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Stephanie R. Skelton vs. Carrie Ousley. Plaintiff awarded $965.
• National Creditors Inc. vs. Tere P. Connors. Plaintiff awarded $205.54.
• Warsaw Place Apartments vs. Amy Rock. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Dianne L. Plummer vs. Willie McNees and Dominique Butler. Plaintiff awarded $1,038.26.
• Jessie M. Hall vs. Lonnie Burns and Kimberly Kidd. Plaintiff awarded $665.
• NEW Plumbing & Heating awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Tim Garris, $300.41; Marcus Miller, $226.36; and Cammie Whitaker, $143.75.
• McKenzie Check Advance awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Christina Eckert, $295; Jovonna Endicott, $295; and Connie Slone, $255.
• Mike and Linda Anderson vs. Keith Culbreth. Plaintiffs awarded $971.03.
• Bryon Berry awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Shane Menzie, $371.85; Robert Lee Shively, $3,000; and Ilie Travis, $1,218.27.
• Martin Financial Management vs. Jason Jon Waddle. Plaintiff awarded $1,128.23.
• Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park vs. Sean Naus. Plaintiff awarded $855.
• Glen E. Ruch vs. Brook Smith and Rodney Bates. Plaintiff awarded $829.

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 October, sentenced to six days in jail and license restricted 180 days was Raymond Washburn, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in September, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Robert Green, North Webster.
Fined $74.50 in May, sentenced to six days in jail, license suspended 90 days and ordered to attend one session of the victim’s impact panel was Carl Hooks, Syracuse.
Fined $24.50 in May, given a 60-day suspended jail sentence and license suspended 90 days was William Long, Warsaw.
Fined $99.50 in April, sentenced to 12 days in jail and license suspended 180 days was Jerry Goff, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $125.50 in court costs:
Driving While Suspended – Fined $25 in August and license suspended 90 days was Teresa Brown, Silver Lake.
The following people also paid $125 in court costs:
Illegal Possession Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $50 in September and license suspended 90 days was Jeremy Schuh, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in September and license suspended 60 days was Frank Anthony Russo, Warsaw.
Public Intoxication – Fined $50 in September was Patrick Hughie, Winona Lake.
Fined $100 in February was Alfredo Carbajal, Warsaw.
Conversion – Fined $50 in September, sentenced 20 days in jail and given one year probation was Jose Gonzalez, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in August and sentenced to 10 days in jail was Robert Decola, Pierceton.
Battery – Fined $100 in August and given a one-year jail term suspended for probation was William Phillips, North Webster.
Fined $50 in May and given a one-year jail term suspended for probation was Lydya Lloyd, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in May was Lydya Lloyd, Warsaw.
Possession Of Marijuana – Fined $75 in May, ordered to pay a $200 drug interdiction fee and license suspended 180 days was Andrew Bolinger, Winona Lake.
Fined $25 in December and license suspended 180 days was Kim Hackworth, Rochester.
Shooting Deer Decoy – Fined $25 in December and ordered to pay a $100 decoy replacement fee was Ricky Hackworth, Warsaw.
Hunting Without Consent – Judgment (court costs only) in December against Ricky Hackworth, Warsaw.
Criminal Mischief – Fined $25 in December was Billy Crum, Silver Lake.
Failure To Stop After A Property Damage Accident – Fined $100 in October 1998 was Lance Whitmyer, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $50 in May was Samuel L. Beachy, 27, Nappanee.
Fined $27 in October were Scott M. Robinson, 27, Warsaw; Matthew B. Lowman, 16, Warsaw; Brandon L. Frantz, 17, Silver Lake; Shane A. Jefferson, 18, Pierceton; Elizabeth A. Moore, 18, Warsaw; Dan R. Wiseley, 44, Nappanee; and Annette S. Gage, 35, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in September were Joshua A. Stutzman, 21, Winona Lake; Derek Findley, 16, Warsaw; and Mason E. Holloway, 19, Mentone.
Fined $27 in August were Nathan P. Turner, 17, Warsaw; and Jerry D. Ervin, 48, Cromwell.
Fined $27 in May was Daniel B. Robbins, 20, Cromwell.
Fined $12 in October were Shawn A. Bozarth, 16, Warsaw; Bill Compton, 31, Etna Green; Jared S. Hathaway, 21, Warsaw; and Alejandro M. Gonzalez, 18, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in September were David E. Porter, 22, Winona Lake; Timothy J. Bradley, 42, Warsaw; Gray L. Parker, 43, Syracuse; Linbeth Doggendorf, 26, Warsaw; Sheila M. Steinbacher, 29, Cromwell; Michelle L. Taylor, 18, Nappanee; and Thomas N. Townsend, 38, Pierceton.
Fined $12 in August was Chet A. Goodman, 27, Syracuse.
Fined $12 in July was Daniel B. Robbins, 20, Cromwell.
Fined $12 in June was Steven M. Moran, 40, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in October were Lawrence W. Manuel, 17, Pierceton; Harlan W. Steffen, 65, Syracuse; and Jose Arroyo, 22, Akron.
No License In Possession – Fined $7 in October was Clara A. Gorman, 46, Warsaw.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in October were Jennifer J. Bender, 29, Warsaw; Luis A. Ortega, 37, Warsaw; and Michael F. Wilson, 17, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in September were Timothy Myers, 38, Warsaw, and Rocky Burke, 33, Rochester.
Fined $7 in July was Chris J. Neer, 38, Mentone.
Expired Plate – Fined $7 in October was Eric S. Norman, 29, Claypool.
Fined $7 in September were Nichole Rose, 28, Warsaw; Michael L. McDowell, 34, Warsaw; and Rocky Burke, 33, Rochester.
Fined $7 in April was Nicole L. Blade, 30, Milford.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in October were Mitchell D. Wagoner, 36, Leesburg, and Julieben M. Patel, 21, Sidney.
Fined $7 in September were Larry F. Anglin, 56, Warsaw, and Marek Jarski, 44, Warsaw.
No Motorcycle Endorsement – Fined $17 in September was Shawn C. Bartley, 18, Claypool.
Disregarding A Stop/Yield Sign – Fined $7 in June was Johnathan R.V. Heckaman, 18, North Webster.
Unsafe Start From Park – Fined $7 in May was Chad E. Olson, 18, Milford.
Improperly Passing School Bus – Fined $1 in April was Richard W. Haflich, 42, Syracuse.
Improper Taillights – Fined $7 in February was Brett A. Robbins, 18, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75 in court costs:
Off-Road Vehicle Violation – Fined $7 in October were Marc J. Felke, 24, Claypool, and William D. Shafer, 27, Claypool.
Possession Of Paraphernalia – Judgment (court costs only) in September against Dawn Allen, Pierceton.
Possession Of Tobacco By A Minor Under Age 18 – Fined $50 in August was Nathan P. Turner, 17, Warsaw.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in October were Wesley H. Snyder, 17, Pierceton.
Fined $20 in September were Nick A. Williamson, 16, Warsaw, and Maria D. Gomez, 28, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in August was Nathan P. Turner, 17, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in January was Joshua R. Keel, 18, South Whitley.
Charges were dismissed against the following people:
Resisting Law Enforcement – (October) Daniel Robbins, Cromwell.
Conversion – (June) Saundra Greeley, Warsaw.
Battery – (May) Shane Bradley, Warsaw.
Check Deception – (March) Chris Skaggs, Warsaw (two counts); Molly Vance, Silver Lake.
Resisting Law Enforcement – (February) Alfredo Carbajal, Warsaw.
Driving While Intoxicated – (January) Paul Mullins, Mentone.
Possession Of Marijuana – (December) Ricky Hackworth, 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 – (October) Teresa K. Clingaman, 37, Warsaw; Christine L. Swartzentruber, 28, Winona Lake; Judith A. Frisinger, 54, Warsaw; (September) Vararee D. Swain, 42, Warsaw.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• United Recovery Services vs. Madeline P. Nine, Anchorage Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $4,067.24 due on assigned accounts, plus court costs.
• McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home Inc. vs. G. Darlene Jenks, South Country Club Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $4,183.78 due on contract, plus court costs.
• Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Matt S. Dausman, East CR 550N, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $3,916.61 due on agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Daniel Goller vs. Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals. Plaintiff seeks reversal of a Sept. 15, 1999, decision denying a requested variance.
• Associates Financial Service Inc. vs. Onekham D. Sourivong, North CR 700E, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $1,872.37 due on agreement, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Kevin D. Frantz, North CR 400E, Warsaw, vs. Charles L. and Gene Marshall, Kosciusko County. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a June 25, 1999, accident at the Marshalls’ home, where Frantz was struck in the head by a falling beam.
• Nationsbanc Mortgage Corp. vs. Karl S. Barker, Etna Green; Janet Barker, West CR 125N, Etna Green; and TMS Mortgage Inc., doing business as The Money Store, Indianapolis. Plaintiff seeks $42,215.79 due on promissory note, plus interest; court costs; costs incurred; and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Dave and Ann Coubert vs. Rocket TV & Appliance Inc. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for incidental and consequential damages for defective goods, plus recovery of purchase price.
• Beneficial Indiana Inc. vs. Michael A. Privett, South Packerton Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks amount due on contract, plus court costs.
• Irwin Mortgage Corp. vs. Troy A. and Mary Ann Musick, South Jackson Street, Nappanee, and Emergent Mortgage Corp., doing business as Homegold, Greenville, S.C. Plaintiff seeks $44,822.18 due on promissory note, plus interest; $1,750 in attorney fees; court costs; costs incurred; and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Marriage Dissolutions
Cooper
Laurie Cooper, North West Street, Milford, and Edwin A. Cooper, Eaton. They were married May 12, 1995, and separated Nov. 30, 1998. There are two minor children.
Doss
Raymond E. Doss, Kosciusko County, and Tina Doss, East CR 1250N, Milford. They were married Oct. 5, 1969, and separated in April 1997. There are no minor children.
Kintzel
Douglas J. Kintzel, West CR 400N, Etna Green, and Susan J. Kintzel, Old Road 30W, Etna Green. They were married May 16, 1970, and separated Sept. 17, 1999. There are no minor children.
Ortiz
Arnol Joel Ortiz, East Syracuse Street, Milford, and Ruby Ortiz, East North Street, Milford. They were married Jan. 9, 1996, and separated June 10, 1997. 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
• Byrider Finance Inc. vs. James L. and Hattie K. Ludwig. Plaintiff awarded $4,174.45 by default,plus court costs.
• Monogram Credit Card Bank of Georgia vs. Summer L. Scott. Plaintiff awarded $2,405 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• United Farm Family Insurance, as subrogee of Todd M. Flowers, vs. Tisha S. Bame. Plaintiff awarded $6,589.22 by default, plus court costs.
Dismissal
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services vs. Gwen Stevens.
Marriage Dissolution
The following dissolution was finalized on the dates indicated:
• Rachel M. (former name Villareal restored) and Gerry S. Hicks. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $75 per week in child support. Nov. 1.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Hoosier RV Transport Inc. vs. Paul R. Gilson, East Wade Lane, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks an amount sufficient to reimburse HRVT for attorney fees and other expenses incurred in connection with a claim from Trail-Lite, an order requiring Gilson to indemnify HRVT for the payment made in response to the claim, court costs and attorney fees. Plaintiff also requests a trial by jury.
• Kim Edmonds vs. Thurston Blackburn, East CR 1250N, Milford. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from an Oct. 27, 1997, auto accident on Ind.a 15. Plaintiff also seeks court costs and requests a trial by jury.
• Contimortgage Corp. vs. Debbie L. Marsillett, North Prairie Street, Warsaw; United Recovery Services, Fort Wayne; and Martin Financial Management, Mariner Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $21,329.02 due on promissory note, plus interest; court costs; costs incurred; and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Pacesetter Financial Services Inc. vs. Chad and Bobbi Pettigrew, East Benton Street, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks amount due on contract, plus court costs.
• Financial Services of Whitley County Inc. vs. Connie Long, North CR 700E, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks amount due on assigned account, plus court costs.
• Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union vs. Benjamin F. England Jr., East CR 700S, Pierceton, and First Federal Savings Bank of Rochester. Plaintiff seeks $54,101.68 due on promissory note, plus interest; court costs; and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Contimortgage Corp. vs. Sherwood Harrison, East Market Street, Warsaw; Jones Hardware Inc.; city of Warsaw; state of Indiana Department of Revenue; and Tranex Credit Corp., Indianapolis. Plaintiff seeks $33,991.44 due on promissory note, plus interest; court costs; costs incurred; and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Bayer Federal Credit Union, formerly known as Miles Federal Credit Union, vs. Cendant Mortgage Corp., Indianapolis, and Barbara and Alfonso Gomez, North Westerner Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $20,111.02 due on promissory note, plus interest; court costs; attorney fees; costs incurred; and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Marriage Dissolutions
Bowling
Rose M. and Sam A. Bowling, Ind. 13N, Pierceton. They were married Sept. 13, 1974, and separated Oct. 15, 1999. There are no minor children.
Conley
Steven and Lisa Conley, Walnut Creek Boulevard, Warsaw. They were married Dec. 17, 1994, and separated Oct. 25, 1999. There are no minor children.
Lamb
Stephanie Lamb, South Union Street, Warsaw, and Randolph Lamb, Administration Boulevard, Winona Lake. They were married Oct. 12, 1995, and separated in April 1996. There is one minor child.
Nunez/Centeno
Isabel Nunez, Wooster Road, Winona Lake, and Arturo Centeno, North Columbia Street, Warsaw. They were married Jan. 18, 1999, and separated Sept. 16, 1999. There is one minor child.
Tackitt
Charlene Tackitt, East King Arthur Trail, Cromwell, and Robert Tackitt, Old Ind. 15, Warsaw. They were married June 14, 1979, and separated Oct. 19, 1999. There is one minor child.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• American General Finance vs. Sean S. Naus. Plaintiff awarded $2,780.70 by default, plus court costs.
• NCO Financial Systems Inc., formerly known as Compass Receivables Management Corp., vs. Chassity L. Smith. Plaintiff awarded $4,776.66 by default, plus court costs.
• First Federal Savings Bank vs. Douglas A. and Kay F. Cowdin and JVS Financial Group Inc. Plaintiff awarded $91,453.10, plus interest; court costs; costs incurred; and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Associates Financial Services Co. of Indiana Inc. vs. Otis J. Boggs Jr. and Randy and Karen Lee Roberts. Plaintiff awarded $71,761.62 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.
• Key Bank vs. Tommy Lee Wadkins. Plaintiff awarded $3,153.53 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed:
• Steven D. and Kimberly S. Barton vs. Gregory L. and Jeannine L. Moyer.
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Karen Smith vs. Supervalu Inc., doing business as Augsburger’s. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
• Vicky M. and Frank Rose vs. Duane W. Kreier.
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. vs. Troy Smith, et al.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Roger Dale and Teresa Ann Bays. Oct. 27.
• Christi and James Lashbrook. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $200 per week in child support. Oct. 29.
• Juan Carvajal and Axa (former name Tronocoso restored). Father awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Mother ordered to pay $62 per week in child support. Oct. 29.
• Sue A. and Larry L. Coffel. Nov. 1.
• Mildred L. and James C. England. Nov. 3.

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.
• Marcia Blackburn, 1014 Monroe, Rochester. Chapter 13. Assets: $80,660. Debts: $76,517.
• Michael Combs, 2102 East St., North Manchester, and Lori Combs, also known as Lori Davidson, 301 N. Fellowship Drive #40, North Manchester. Chapter 7. Assets: $3,984. Debts: $42,647.
• Pamela Furbee, 2571 E. CR 225S, Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $181,015. Debts: $397,966.
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