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The Courts

Pleas Court

New Cases

Alexis Smith, Youngstown, and Corey Dame, Youngstown, dissolution sought.

Lisa R. Williams, Columbiana, vs. Dale N. Williams II, Columbiana, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

Ditech Financial LLC vs. Sue A. Brown, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on North Madison Avenue, Salem.

County Treasurer vs Jack L. Madden, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Shadyside Avenue, East Liverpool.

HSBC Bank USA vs. Bryan Hobbs, et al., previous order canceled, case dismissed.

State of Ohio vs. Kylee J. Davis, $849 in drug-related funds forfeiture granted.

State of Ohio vs. Joseph J. Desarro, $2,769 in drug-related funds forfeiture granted.

State of Ohio vs. Christopher E. Wiggins, $2,960 in drug-related funds forfeiture granted.

State of Ohio vs. Dasjuan D. Scruggs, $6,137 in drug-related funds forfeiture granted.

State of Ohio vs. Richardo Martinez, $665 in drug-related funds forfeiture granted.

Court News

LISBON — Andrew H. Hunley, 44, Youngstown, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to possession of a fentanyl related compound, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, possession of drug abuse instruments, obstruction official business and possession of drugs. Sentencing is set for Dec. 17, when he faces up to a five years and 270 days incarceration, a $17,250 fine and a license suspension of up to five years. On Aug. 28, 2019, Hunley had a fentanyl-related compound. On Aug. 31, 2019, he allegedly attempted to interfere with his own arrest, conceal evidence, had a syringe, had buprenorphine and prevented police from doing their job by running from a traffic stop, hiding in the woods and hiding a blue bag containing drug items, which was found in some brush by K-9 Noras.

Joshua Stewart, 32, West Pershing Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. He faces up to three years in prison, a fine of $10,000 and possible five-year license suspension. Sentencing is set for Dec. 17. Stewart had methamphetamine, at least the bulk amount but less than five times the bulk amount on Feb. 7, 2019.

Taylor R. Wolfe, 24, McKee Street, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of intervention regarding a possession of cocaine conviction. Her intervention in lieu of conviction plan was dishonorably terminated and Wolfe was placed on community control. Wolfe had less than five grams of cocaine on Oct. 23, 2018.

Summer N. Bailey, 38, Darlington, Pa., pleaded no contest to permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. Sentencing was set for Dec. 17. Bailey faces up to a year in prison, a fined of $2,500 and a five-year license suspension. On Nov. 1, 2017, Bailey allowed her property to be used for trafficking offenses.

Sheldon J. Ludt, 24, Continental Drive, Salem, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. He faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine. Sentencing is set for Dec. 17. On Dec. 1, 2019, Ludt allegedly had a SMI One Visa debit card that belonged to Trisha K. Adams.

Dana Inherst, 29, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control he had been placed on for charges of domestic violence and endangering children. He remains on community control, but was sentenced to 10 days in jail for the violation. The charges were for choking, striking and kicking Cierra Whaley on Oct. 30, 2018, while she was holding a small child and another child was present.

Municipal

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Christopher W. Merriman, 20, Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of breaking and entering. On July 11, Merriman is accused of breaking into a recently deceased man’s trailer on James Drive to take guitars and firearms.

A Sept. 14 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Ross A. Chaplow, 38, West Park Avenue, Columbiana, charged with assault of a peace officer, criminal damaging and public indecency. On Sept. 6, Chaplow allegedly shoved Andy R. Entrikin while attempting to start a physical altercation at the home, shattered windows at Entrikin’s state Route 558, Leetonia, home and damaged the fenders of Entrikin’s truck using a battery powered saw. Additionally, Chaplow allegedly exposed himself to Charles Mallory and other vehicle’s driving by. Finally, when deputies arrived, Chaplow reportedly picked up a softball sized piece of asphalt of the ground, throwing it at Detective Sgt. Caleb Wycoff, who side-stepped it leading to it striking Wycoff’s county-issued vehicle.

Stephen James Bott, 24, Boardman, was fined $1,075, had his license suspended for three years, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense, driving under suspension and speeding.

Jeffrey M. Skidmore, 40, Gromley Road, Salem, was fined $900, had his license suspended for two years, sentenced to five days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI and use of an unauthorized plate.

Darrin Martin McFarland, 23, Sleepy Hollow Road, Leetonia, was fined $705, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and speeding.

Shawn Hunter, 42, Toronto, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and a traffic control device violation.

James R. Burgess, 51, East Chestnut Street, Lisbon, was fined $725, had his license suspended for a year, sentenced to three days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and failure to control.

An Oct. 26 pretrial was set for Zachary Robert Johnson, 28, Monongahela, Pa., cited with OVI first offense, driving under OVI suspension and left of center.

An Oct. 27 pretrial was set for Dimitri S. Gregory, 26, Taylor Avenue, New Waterford, cited with OVI first offense, failure to control and a seat belt violation.

Travis Lee Clawson, 26, Newell, W.Va., was fined $755, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense, failure to display a valid sticker and a seat belt violation.

Michael E. Ingledue, 46, North Market Street, Minerva, was credited with five days served in jail, sentenced to an additional 13 days in jail and fined $725 for driving under a 12-point suspension, driving under suspension, speeding and drug paraphernalia for a straw with residue and folded paper for storing dangerous drugs.

A Nov. 3 pretrial was set for Cathy Pappas, 46, Riverside Avenue, Wellsville, charged with assault for allegedly hitting Kenneth Gordan III in the side of the face on July 31.

An Oct. 20 pretrial was set for Adam I. Hoce, 26, West Perry Street, Salem, cited with driving under a 12-point suspension.

Michael J. Jarrett II, 34, Homewood Avenue, Salem, was credited with a day in jail, sentenced to two days in jail, fined $300, had his license suspended for six months and required 70 hours community service for failure to control and failure to stop after an accident. On Feb. 2, Jarrett left an establishment in the 500 block of South Broadway, Salem, lost control entering the roadway and struck tree and guardrail before fleeing. An obstructing official business citation against Jarrett was dismissed.

Alik Nicholas Bradford, 23, Main Street, Wellsville, was fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for assault for striking Jaymin K. Jackson several times in the head at the Rich Oil gas station in Wellsville on March 28.

Rosanna M. Colon, 18, U.S. Route 62, Salem, was fined $250, credited with a day in jail and required 30 hours community service for underage consumption.

James M. Phipps, 45, Grant Street, Irondale, was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $250 and had his license suspended for six months for driving under OVI suspension.

A Sept. 17 pretrial was set for Gloria E. Lykens, 30, Columbia Street, Salem, cited with two counts of obstructing official business and one count each of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and failure to display a valid sticker. Lykens purse reportedly contained a small amount of a white substance and gave a Perry Township police officer a false name and date of birth during a traffic stop on Feb. 1. She allegedly gave another false name when Salem police approached her behind the Flying Pig Saloon early Thursday.

Logan S. Daugherty, 25, Butcher Road, Leetonia, was credited with five days served in jail, sentenced to an additional 15 days in jail and fined $250 for drug abuse instruments for having a syringe loaded with methamphetamine and a spoon in his backpack on Sept. 4.

Christopher S. Neiswonger, 49, New Garden Avenue, Salem, was credited with two days in jail, sentenced to an additional three days in jail and fined $150 for drug paraphernalia for having a straw with white powder inside it and a capsule containing crushed white powder on Tuesday.

A Sept. 28 pretrial was set for John V. Little, 69, Failer Road, East Palestine, cited with criminal trespassing for allegedly entering Anthony Hupp’s property, which was posted as private property, without permission on Aug. 12.

An Oct. 5 pretrial was set for Jessica Lynn Lasater, 33, Cunningham Road, Salem, cited with driving under suspension and traffic control device.

An Oct. 19 pretrial was set for Kayla M. Marcum, North Madison Avenue, Salem, cited with driving under suspension.

Rachel L. Post, 35, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, was fined $150 for wrongful entrustment.

George W. Petties III, 36, Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, was fined $150 for possession of marijuana.

An Oct. 27 pretrial was set for Leeanne M. Varner, 50, Desellem Road, Lisbon, cited with failure to yield at an intersection.

An Oct. 20 pretrial was set for Corey M. McWhorter, 31, Frola Motel, Lisbon, cited with no license.

Justin M. Lamp, 42, Foundry Hill Road, Summitville, was found guilty of criminal trespassing during a jury trial on Wednesday. Lamp was credited with seven days served and sentenced to an additional 23 days in jail. Lamp had gone into the garage of a Fife Coal Road, Wellsville home on June 21.

Hancock grand jury

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The following were indicted during the September term of the Hancock County grand jury:

Chad Anderson, of Weirton, grand larceny and two counts of conspiracy.

Eric Davidson, of Weirton, grand larceny and two counts of fraudulent use of access device.

Robert Allison, of Weirton, possession of stolen property.

Michael Buffo, of Weirton, unlawful assault.

Shawn Owings, of Weirton, possession with intent to deliver.

Gloria Sosack, of Riverview Street in East Liverpool, perjury and conspiracy to commit perjury.

Katie Ann Smith, of Weirton, two counts of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

Michael Burton, of New Cumberland, four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Denise Burkett, of Smithville, Ohio, DUI with bodily injury and five counts of attempted malicious assault.

Robert Buckley, of Newell, delivery of cocaine.

Brian Chipps, of Weirton, obtaining money by false pretenses.

Myka O’Connor, of Weirton, entry of a building other than a dwelling and conspiracy.

James Wilson, of New Cumberland, distributing and exhibiting of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit content.

Tyler Mogyoros, of Weirton, driving while revoked, DUI and breaking and entering.

Robert Boyer, of Burgettstown, Pa., failure to appear.

Melissa Wilson, of Steubenville, shoplifting.

Jonaka Wallace, of Steubenville, drug delivery resulting in death and delivery of cocaine.

Brian Mozingo, of Weirton, wanton endangerment involving firearm and destruction of property.

Delleon Brand, of Weirton, wanton endangerment involving firearm.

Trestian Mixter, of Newell, strangulation and domestic battery.

Regis McGarrity, unknown address, sexual assault first degree; sexual abuse of a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust to a child.

Tyler Monhollen, of McConnelsville, DUI and lane violation.

Lindsey Siudak, of Follansbee, failure to appear and shoplifting.

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