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The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

David L. Freeman, East Liverpool, vs. Calcutta Giant Eagle, et al., $25,000 plus interest sought for alleged injuries following a fall in the store on May 22, 2019.

Docket Entries

JPMorgan Chase Bank vs John C. Brown, et al., claims dismissed.

Wells Fargo Bank vs. Diana M. King, et al., property on East Seventh Street, Salem, sold to Ruby Land LLC for $45,581.

Carole Stanley vs. the City Hospital Association, et al., case settled pending approval by the Industrial Commission and dismissed.

Billie J. Higgins, East Liverpool, and Charles W. Higgins, East Liverpool, dissolution granted.

Court News

LISBON — Raymond L. Edwards, 37, state Route 518, Lisbon, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, endangering children and criminal damaging. Sentencing is set for Sept. 27. He faces up to 43 months in prison and a $11,000. On Jan. 2, 2020, Edwards fled from police with a child in the vehicle and entered the property of Orin Holdings.

Derek R. Westover, 34, Fairmont Road, Elkton, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Sentencing is set for Oct. 1. He faces up to four years in prison, a $2,500 fine and a five-year license suspension. On May 11, 2019, Westover had cocaine and attempted to hide evidence from authorities on Sept. 10, 2019.

Grand Jury

LISBON — Christopher Aaron Shiflett, 32, Cunningham Road, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging him with aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs, both a fifth-degree felony. On April 29, Shiflett allegedly had both methamphetamines and buprenorphine.

Ricardo Gonzalez Jr., 31, Bye Road, East Palestine, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of a deadly weapon while under detention, a second-degree felony. On March 19, Gonzalez allegedly had a homemade razor knife.

Jeffrey Dean Meredith, 50, Smithfield Street, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment charging him with forgery, a fourth-degree felony; tampering with records, a third-degree felony; improper use of a certificate of title, an unclassified felony; and three counts of tampering with records, two fourth-degree felonies and one third-degree felony. On Feb. 19, Meredith allegedly forged the title of a 2018 Jeep Renegade, tampering with the title of the vehicle.

Amanda Brooke Hines, 34, Grant Street, Salem, was served a secret indictment charging her with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, for her alleged actions on Feb. 11.

Municipal

LISBON — In County Municipal Court, Tammy L. Johnson, 53, McGavern Road, Salineville, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of tampering with evidence, illegal drug paraphernalia and obstructing justice for allegedly smoking a white substance packed into a glass pipe, refusing to wind down the window for Perry Township police checking on her while she was parked along the edge of the road. She reportedly also hid the pipe down her pants before police managed to force open the passenger door.

A May 27 pretrial was set for Brandon M. Byers, 18th Street, Wellsville, charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to the back porch with gasoline of the house with his mother and brother inside of it on Saturday.

A June 21 pretrial was set for Marcus Zane Reed, 18, Nittany Drive, Summitville, cited with OVI first offense, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and a turn signal violation.

Johnathan Easterday, 31, Ravine Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $350 for assault for striking Ronald Harper, another inmate at the county jail, in the face multiple times on May 8.

Graig A. Bartlett II, 33, Purinton Avenue, East Liverpool, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for a probation violation and a domestic violence charge for grabbing Ambeer Moody’s arm, slamming her to the ground an putting his knee in her back on Jan. 20.

A June 28 pretrial was set for Brianna M. Smith, 18, East Seventh Street, Salem, charged with domestic violence for allegedly punched her boyfriend Robert Vaughn in the face while he was walking away with her ring on Feb. 7.

Freddie G. Elkins Jr., 49, East Patterson Street, Alliance, was fined $600 for driving under suspension, unauthorized plates, possession of marijuana and a lights violation.

Courtney N. Todd, 31, Granite Avenue, Salem, was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for theft and criminal trespassing for returning to the Salem Walmart when she has been ordered not to in the past and then failing to pay for $121 in merchandise on March 15.

Brian K. Mills Jr., 36, Bears Den Drive, Leetonia, was credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an addition 14 days in jail, fined $250 and required 40 hours community service for possession of a drug abuse instrument for several hypodermic needles found in the proximity of Mills.

Bryan Joel Vazquez Robles, 26, Boardman, was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $300 and required 40 hours community service for driving under suspension.

A July 12 pretrial was set for Henry Wylie, 52, Youngstown, cited with driving under suspension and speeding.

Clinton M. Tolson, 18, Fifth Street, Beloit, was fined $30 for a turn signals violation. An open container citation was dismissed.

Ashley M. Messenger, 31, Cunningham Road, Salem, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Brittany K. Dunlap, 32, West School Street, East Rochester, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

Joseph Alan Pedro, 55, Maplewood Drive, Columbiana, was fined $250 for driving under suspension.

Travis B. Ferguson, 10th Street Extension, Wellsville, was fined $150 for speeding.

Ayoub Osman Gamareldin Abdalla, 37, Akron, was fined $100 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

A driving under suspension citation against Cody T. Campbell, 27, Lexington Avenue, Salem, was dismissed.

ELO Muni

Aleana M. Kilcullen, of Clark Avenue in Wellsville, was sentenced to $220 plus costs on charges of no operator’s license and speeding.

Chad E. Elko, of Midland, Pa., was sentenced to $700 plus costs, 360 days in jail (suspended) and 60 community service sanction hours on charges of theft, abusing harmful intoxicants, possession of marijuana and intoxication. A review hearing is set at 1 p.m. Sept. 10.

David G. Gasior, of Walnut Street, was sentenced to $100 plus costs, 30 days in jail (one imposed) on a charge of disorderly conduct while intoxicated. A review hearing is set at 1 p.m. Sept. 10.

Daniel A. Cunningham, of East Eighth Street, waived his preliminary hearing on a breaking and entering charge.

Christian N. Jackson, of Beechwood Street, was sentenced to 60 days in jail for probation violation.

Cody A. Oiler, of Thompson Avenue, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 30 days in jail (two days imposed) and 40 community service sanction hours on amended charge of disorderly conduct, reduced from domestic violence.

Olivia J. Rayl-Oiler, of Ohio Avenue, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 30 days in jail (two days imposed) and 40 community service sanction hours on amended charge of disorderly conduct, reduced from domestic violence.

Tina A. Vaughn, of Old Route 344 in Leetonia, was sentenced to $350 plus costs, 90 days in jail (suspended) and 40 community service sanction hours on charges of theft and criminal trespass.

Caralee L. Blystone, of Wilbert Avenue, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 60 days in jail (suspended) and 40 community service sanction hours on a theft charge.

Cameron R. Miller, of Daisy Alley, was sentenced to $650 plus costs, 180 days in jail (five days imposed) and 60 community service sanction hours on charges of no operator’s license, unauthorized vehicle, driving upon sidewalk and failure to comply. A review hearing has been set for 1 p.m. Sept. 10.

Amanda R. Ogle, of Gipner Avenue, was sentenced to $250 plus costs, 90 days in jail and 40 community service sanction hours on a theft charge.

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