Times-Union Court News 11-20-2001



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:
• Bill Appenzeller, 52, East CR 1300N, Milford, Tamara Jane Mitchell, 31, Elkhart.
• Todd Leon Hiers, 33, and Katharine Marie Lewis, 35, both of Kuder Lane, Warsaw.
• Marlen Wayne King, 29, Middlebury, and Carla Schwartz 25, West CR 575N, Etna Green.
• Herman McGuire Jr., 22, and Connie Sue Hale, 19, both of Clinic Court, Warsaw.
• Jason Austin Rowland, 23, and Michelle Anne Engle, 23, both of East CR 450N, Warsaw.
• Curtis W. Smith, 46, and Beverly D. Troyer, 50, both of East Chicago Street, Syracuse.
• Joseph Keith Todd, 61, and Susan Denise Smith, 45, both of North Turkey Creek Road, Syracuse.
• Jeffrey Thomas Webber, 33, and Jill Marie Young, 25, both of Old Road 30E, Pierceton.
Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters awarded the judgments noted against the following people: A. Jean Ashton, $270.58; Deanna I. Craig, $2,633.82; Linda L. Davis, $195.88; Erma G. England, 560.97; Rick N. Finley, $1,788.67; Tracy D. Greenfield, $147.05; Jeremy Kelly, $820.81; Floyd D. Patterson, $295.14; Verlin J. and Tonda S. Phipps, $859.52; Toni Ryall, $309.52; Lupe R. Seip, $414.03; Robert L. Shelton, $118.56; Deanna Thomas, $287.74; Melissa S. Thompson, $794.69; and Lourdes Velazquez, $240.40.
• Reed and Earnhart Attorneys, P.C., v. Brad L. Niles. Plaintiff awarded $136.45.
• Allen Mobile Home Service v. Four Seasons. Plaintiff awarded $1,050.
• Matthew Allen Richey v. Steven Vetor. Plaintiff awarded $135.
• Blackford Law Office v. Linda Tutterow. Plaintiff awarded $199.79.
• Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Kit and Elizabeth Craft, $3,000, and Dawn Blanton, $1,031.
• Robert L. Hubert v. Jeremy Bartrom. Plaintiff awarded $777.
• Bryon J. Berry awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Mary J. Martinez, $414.13; and Paul Powell, $359.38.
• Silver Lake Small Animal Clinic v. Tara and Rocky Bays. Plaintiff awarded $75.
• Elaine and Allan Albertson v. Enrique Moran and Olga Morin-Cantu. Plaintiffs awarded $350.
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 $329.50 in court costs:
Driving While Intoxicated – Fined $50 in October, sentenced to six days in jail and license restricted 180 days were Brian Cox, Syracuse, and Christopher Martin, Pierceton.
Fined $50 in October, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Amy B. Bowman, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in October and license suspended 90 days was Randall Grindle, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in September, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Tim W. Dawson, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in September, sentenced to six days in jail and license restricted 180 days were Sarah Lowe, Warsaw, and Jeremiah Laws, South Whitley.
Fined $50 in August, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Justin Rees, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in May, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended one year was Donald Prater, Warsaw.
Fined $70.50 in May, sentenced to 240 days in jail and license suspended 365 days was Erik Lemler, Warsaw.
Fined $24.50 in May, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days were David Unhoch, Claypool, and Lauren G. Bishop, Syracuse.
Fined $230 in May, sentenced to 120 days in jail and license suspended 365 days was Wayne Gronendyke, Cromwell.
Judgment (court costs only) in May against, sentenced to 66 days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Christopher Blondeel, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in April, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Alicia Scott, Warsaw.
Fined $20.50 in March, sentenced to 12 days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Jason Nolin, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in December, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was James Washburn, Claypool.
The following people also paid $129.50 in court costs:
Driving While Suspended – Fined $50 in September and license suspended 90 days was Shenobia Flowers, Winona Lake.
Fined $370.50 in September and license suspended 180 days was Eric Hoffhein, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in July and license suspended 90 days was Chad Goble, Winona Lake.
Fined $70.50 in June and license suspended 90 days was Jon R. Andrews, Warsaw.
Fined $24.50 in May and license suspended one year was Christopher Blondeel, Warsaw.
Driving Having Never Had A License – Fined $25 in August was Cesar Montes, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $129 in court costs:
Domestic Battery – Fined $371 in October was Cory J. Truex, Warsaw.
Conversion – Fined $21 in October was Larry D. Sainer, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in August was Aaron Ring, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in July was Larry D. Sainer, Warsaw.
Public Intoxication – Fined $50 in October were Linda L. Richter Howard, Warsaw; Richard E. Vining, Claypool; and Lewis M. Wagoner, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in September were Roy D. Landrum, Claypool, and Samuel J. Engle, Claypool.
Fined $50 in July was Ceasar Padilla, Winona Lake.
Fined $50 in June were Timothy Howard, North Manchester, and Madonna Irwin, Tippecanoe.
Fined $50 in January was Rodney Castle, Claypool.
Hunting Gamebirds – Fined $50 in October were Joel Burner, Warsaw, and Andy J. Walter, Warsaw.
Possession Of Marijuana – Fined $100 in October, ordered to pay a $200 drug fee and license suspended 180 days was Derek W. Cochran, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in November 2000, ordered to pay a $200 drug fee and license suspended 180 days was Christopher Pruitt, North Webster.
Illegal Possession Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $50 in October were Eddie C. Sexton, Burket; Joshua Cabrera, Akron; Walter King, Warsaw.
Judgment (court costs only) in April against Aaron M. Fear, Etna Green.
Criminal Mischief – Fined $50 in September was Rusty Lee Biggs, Warsaw.
Check Deception – Fined $25 in July was Dusty Keener, Pierceton.
Fined $25 in January in each of six counts was Nicholas Miller, Syracuse.
Disorderly Conduct – Fined $100 in June was Angela S. Clouse, Syracuse.
Fined $50 in June was Joe C. Shepherd, Warsaw.
Fined $46 in June was Brian L. Clouse, Milford.
Judgment (court costs only) in June against Christopher Harding, Warsaw.
Fined $300 in May was Logan D. Lees, Syracuse.
Public Indecency – Fined $100 in May was Michael Bolar, Warsaw.
Charges were dismissed against the following people:
Check Deception – (September) Jeramy Sumpter, Warsaw; Margaret Walton, Mentone; (May) Yesenia Cruz, Milford.
Possession Of Marijuana – (August) Justin Rees, Warsaw; (June) Charles M. Sapen, Winona Lake; (March) Jason Nolin, Warsaw.
Expired Interim Plate – (July) Sarah Knight, Warsaw.
Resisting Law Enforcement – (June) Madonna Irwin, Tippecanoe.
Disorderly Conduct – (June) Shawn L. Morton, Atwood.
Driving While Suspended – (May) Shawn Webb, Akron.
Invasion Of Privacy – (May) Michael Smith, Warsaw.
Habitual Substance Offender – (May) Wayne Gronendyke, Cromwell.
Failure To Stop – (January) Andy Wolf, Larwill.
Driving While Intoxicated – (November 2000) April Higdon, Syracuse.
Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• C&W Asset Acquisition, LLC, v. John S. Irwin, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $2,177.55 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Norma Brown v. James Reinholt, EMS C6 Lane, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks judgment declaring Reinholt has no right to interfere with her right of ingress and egress from her property to EMS C6 Lane.
• Dan and Cynthia Cordill, as natural guardians of Dustin P. Cordill, v. T&T Shepherd and Todd A. Shepherd, East Main Street, Warsaw. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a May 15, 2000, auto accident at the intersection of East Main and Tamarack streets, Warsaw. Plaintiffs also seek court costs.
• Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals v. the estate of Wilma G. Gross. Plaintiff seeks that property on North CR 375E, Warsaw, cease being used as an automobile graveyard/junkyard. Plaintiff also seeks court costs and that penalties be assessed until compliance is made.
• First Select Inc. v. David N. Bunton, West Winona Avenue, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $4,087.15 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Beneficial Indiana Inc. v. Nancy S. Ladd, EMS W28 Lane, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks $3,035.93 due on contract, plus court costs.
• American Acceptance, as assignee of Providian, v. Robin Campbell, East Crow Road, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $1,640.04 due on credit card account, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• SAC Finance Inc. v. the following people for the amounts noted due on assigned account, plus attorney fees and court costs: Randy L. Bays, West Tippecanoe Street, Warsaw, $4,927.37, Paul R. and Dawn M. Jayne, $6,492.07.
• Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., formerly known as Norwest Mortgage Inc., v. Malissa R. Himes King, Oriole Lane, Warsaw, and First Union National Bank, Wilmington, Del. Plaintiff seeks $41,078.69 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
Lawson
Kirby R. and Cynthia M. Lawson, Warsaw. They were married May 16, 1981, and separated Oct. 30, 2001. There is one minor child.
Moore
Karla K. and Michael D. Moore, North Arbutus Trail, Warsaw. They were married Sept. 22, 1988, and separated Nov. 8, 2001. There are two minor children.
Annulment
Durr
Robert L. Durr, East Promontory Point Drive, Syracuse, and Marion T. Durr, Buchanan, Mich. They were married April 29, 1995, and separated Jan. 1, 2001. There are no minor children.
Superior Court I
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Beneficial Indiana Inc. v. Karen D. Bradway. Plaintiff awarded $6,447.89 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• The Centre, P.C., v. Robert M. Burke. Plaintiff awarded $5,349, plus court costs.
• Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services Inc. v. Laura Hochendoner. Plaintiff awarded $3,490.05 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed:
• Credit Bureau of South Bend v. Otis Fred Miller Jr.
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals v. Mitchell A. and Vicki Scott.
• Swartz Brothers Construction Inc. v. James E. and Margo Heubi.
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Midland Finance Co. v. Ramiro Rodriguez.
Other Action
• Kevin and Allison Robie v. Dave Snyder, et al. This case is referred to mediation, with Richard A. Green as mediator.
Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Audrey and Mike Kausal, EMS D18A1 Lane, Syracuse, v. Imogene Criswell, EMS D24 Lane, Syracuse, and United Farm Bureau Insurance, Indianapolis. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a March 15, 2000, auto accident on the Woodland Plaza access road at Commerce Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiffs also seek available underinsured motorist benefits and court costs and request a trial by jury.
• Kosciusko County Health Department v. Marvin and Mavis Whitehead, North CR 850W, Pierceton, and Wayland Lockheart, EMS W27 Lane, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks that fines be assessed until compliance is made with the county’s trash ordinance, plus court costs and attorney fees.
• ABN AMRO Mortgage Group v. Ronnie Lee and Melinda K. Tharp, North Memorial Parkway, Cromwell. Plaintiff seeks $66,935.61 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.
• Fifth Third Bank, as successor in interest to Home Equity of America Inc., v. Michael D. Wooten and Fifth Third Bank, as successor in interest to Old Kent Bank. Plaintiff seeks $122,792.52 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.
• Pauline Daugharty v. Christopher and Danelle Solina, North Henry Street, Milford. Plaintiff seeks $5,779.58 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, costs incurred and court costs.
• Paul Phillabaum and Living Quarters Inc. v. Mark Phillabaum. Plaintiff seeks $461,808.14 due on promissory note from Mark Phillabaum to Paul Phillabaum and $16,425.30 due on promissory note from Mark Phillabaum to Living Quarters Inc. Plaintiff also seeks interest, $500 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Kosciusko County Health Department v. Alden Stuckman, East Hammond Road, Syracuse, and Linda and Albert Arispe, North Blacks Court South, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks that fines be assessed until compliance is made with the county’s trash ordinance, plus court costs and attorney fees.
• Homier Distributing Co. Inc. v. Donald Hawkins, doing business as Tool & Knife Store, South Edgewater, Silver Lake. Plaintiff seeks $8,383.62 due on account, plus interest and court cots.
• OSI Portfolio Services Inc. v. Leticia Lopez-Pence, North CR 175E, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $5,781.65 due on account, plus interest and court costs.
Name Change
• Paul and Mary Green, the guardians of Jonalynn Danyelle Murphy, seek to change the girl’s name to Ciara Johnalynn Danyelle Murphy Green.
Marriage Dissolutions
Bennington
Lisa A. and Lewis X. Bennington, Maye Street, Warsaw. They were married Sept. 29, 1984, and separated Oct. 31, 2001. There are five minor children.
DeBoard
Brenda and Gerald DeBoard, North Main Street, Syracuse. They were married May 6, 1989, and separated Nov. 1, 2001. There are two minor children.
Potts
Paula A. and David W. Potts, North Arbutus Trail, Warsaw. They were married Dec. 2, 1994, and separated Nov. 5, 2001. There are three minor children.
Skinner
Lonna Skinner, East Lantern Road, Warsaw, and Skip A. Skinner, EMS B61 Lane, Warsaw. They were married July 31, 1997, and separated Nov. 6, 2001. There is one minor child.
Tricker
Don R. Tricker, EMS B1 Lane, Leesburg, and Julia M. Tricker, Kokomo. They were married April 24, 1999, and separated March 2, 2001. There are no minor children.
Zumbrun
Kimberly and Jeffrey L. Zumbrun, East CR 1050N, Syracuse. They were married Aug. 15, 1981, and separated Nov. 2, 2001. There are four minor children.
Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Paul Phillabaum and Living Quarters Inc. v. Mark Phillabaum. Plaintiff Phillabaum awarded $462,308.14 from Mark Phillabaum, and Living Quarters Inc. awarded $16,525.30 from Mark Phillabaum, with judgment to be satisfied out of the goods, chattel, lands, tenements and leviable property of the defendant. Court costs taxed to defendant.
• First Horizon Loan Corp., doing business as MNC Mortgage, v. Betty J. Sult. Plaintiff awarded $101,521.46 by default, plus interest, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Manufacturers & Traders Trust Co. v. Gerald E. and Phyllis E. Stayer, et al. Plaintiff awarded $75,035.29 by default, plus interest, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• First Union National Bank v. Russell E. and Mary Jo England, et al. Plaintiff awarded $54,012.73 by default, plus interest, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed with prejudice:
• Kosciusko County Health Department v. Ron and Jeanelle Stuckman.
Marriage Dissolution
The following dissolution was finalized on the date indicated:
• Sandra J. (former name Dawalt restored) and John T. Geberin. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $125 per week in child support. Nov. 9.

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