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The Courts

Common Pleas

New Cases

John Leihgeber, East Palestine, vs. Autumn and Mark Knight, custody sought.

Kayla Marie Ice, Newell, W.Va., vs. Eric David Rogers II, East Palestine, child support sought.

Aubrey E. Soker, East Palestine, vs. Zachary J. Soker, Girard, divorce sought.

Docket Entries

The Money Source Inc. vs. Ollie Stevenson, et al., property on Winona Road, Salem, sold to the plaintiff for $113,740.

Dwain H. Bentz vs. MAC Trailer Manufacturing Inc. et al., case settled and dismissed.

County Treasurer vs. Kristine K. Egli, et al., sheriff’s sale results canceled, deposit ordered returned, case dismissed.

Municipal Court

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Aaron M. Freet, 39, Youngstown, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, having weapons while under a disability, improperly discharging a firearm, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Freet is accused of firing a weapon from a 2001 Dodge Caravan he was riding in as a passenger, while it was being pursued by Perry Township police on July 1 and then forcibly resisting efforts to take him into custody after the vehicle crashed.

Ryan A. McCauley, 40, Lincoln Avenue, Wellsville, was fined $250 for driving under suspension and speeding. A July 15 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for McCauley charged with assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony; and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and obstructing official business for allegedly running from Wellsville police on July 1, first by riding his bicycle through yards and then by ditching the bike and running on foot before he was caught. He reportedly continued to resist officer placing him into a police cruiser, kicking a door into Patrolman John Shaughnessy. Bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety.

A July 15 preliminary hearing was set for Tara Jovan Clemons, 45, Youngstown, charged with promoting prostitution – transport across state lines for sex for hire. Clemons allegedly drove Tiffany Bolen to East Palestine in exchange for $100 on Thursday, when she was there to have sexual activity in exchange for $500.

Howard P. Sweitzer, 48, Oil City, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury on charges of compelling prostitution, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, importuning and possession of criminal tools for allegedly soliciting a sexual act with a 15-year-old girl in exchange for $150, driving to East Palestine where he parked a semitruck and walked to the meeting location on June 30.

A July 19 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Steven C. Rice, 44, Vienna, charged with tampering with evidence, engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools for allegedly offering an undercover agent $100 for sexual activities with a woman, walking to the home to meet her and then deleting the messages that set up the meeting from his phone while officers were present.

Charles L. Schell, 43, Youngstown, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, importuning and possession of criminal tools for allegedly using his phone to solicit sex from someone he believed to be a 15-year-old girl and driving to Salem to meet her on June 29.

Matthew P. Soldo, 41, West Pershing Street, Salem, was credited with seven days in jail, sentenced to 23 additional days in jail, fined $1,760, had his license suspended for two years for OVI first offense, driving under suspension, failure to control, a seat belt violation, a passenger seat belt violation, two counts of drug abuse instruments and two counts of drug paraphernalia.

A July 19 pretrial was set for Dylan L. Vance, 43, Carrollton, charged with OVI third offense, OVI refusal with prior within 20 years, driving under OVI suspension, assured clear distance and a seat belt violation.

Daniel A. Kaiser, 25, East Sixth Street, Salem, was sentenced to 13 days in jail, fined $1,730, required 60 hours community service and had his license suspended for two years for OVI second offense, driving under OVI suspension and marked lanes.

Russell Carnes, 66, U.S. Route 30, Lisbon, 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 failure to control and physical control amended from OVI first offense.

Ashley L. Davis, 33, Pennsylvania Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $1,175, had her 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 control and driving under suspension.

A Sept. 16 pretrial was set for Jeremy Jay Corbett, 51, Deerfield, charged with engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools. On June 14, Corbett allegedly responded to an advertisement to engage in sexual activities with a woman in exchange for $70.

Bailey S. Riddle, 19, Firestone Avenue, Columbiana, was fined $250 and required 50 hours community service for carrying a concealed weapon for having a loaded Sig Sauer 320 in his glovebox on June 29.

Samantha L. Crawford, 34, West Main Street, Salineville, was credited with 12 days served in jail for obstructing official business for refusing to give a deputy her name and age when they found her walking, intoxicated and barefoot on Old Irondale Road, Wellsville, on June 27.

Michael J. Spencer, 33, Haessly Road, Hanoverton, was credited with 10 days in jail, sentenced to an additional 20 days in jail and fined $250 for obstructing official business amended from tampering with evidence for grabbing a plate a licking all the suspected drugs off when deputies and EMS were at his home where he had been found unresponsive on the floor from an apparent overdose.

Nicholas W. Smith, 22, West Main Street, Salineville, was credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional four days in jail, fined $250 and required 30 hours community service for endangering children for allowing a 4-year-old to walk unsupervised along the street in Salineville, while he was watching both the 4-year-old and a 1-year-old while under the influence of marijuana and unaware the child had left the house. A second charge of endangering children was dismissed.

David J. Welch, 42, Stocking Street, Washingtonville, was credited with two days in jail, sentenced to an additional three days in jail and fined $200 for furnishing false information and obstructing official business for giving Washingtonville police the false name of John Reese on Monday.

Braxton N. Feezle, 23, Beaver Falls, Pa., was credited with a day in jail, sentenced to an additional two days in jail, fined $350 and required 40 hours community service for theft for failing to scan $267 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on May 16.

Alisa A. Ubain, 50, Jennings Avenue, Salem, was fined $350 for theft for failing to scan $94 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Dec. 19.

A Sept. 21 pretrial was set for Keith N. Richards, 28, Ashtabula, charged with telecommunications harassment for allegedly calling and leaving messages for Shirley Brown in May even after he had been told to stop on April 30.

A Sept. 14 pretrial was set for Tiffany D. Bolen, 39, Caldwell Avenue, Alliance, charged with possession of drug abuse instruments for allegedly having hypodermic syringes inside her purse when she was driven to a meeting place where she allegedly had been hired to engage in sexual activities for money.

David A. Hostetter, 59, state Route 170, East Palestine, was fined $250 and credited with two days in jail for aggravated menacing for calling his cousin’s wife obscenities and threatening to kill her in front of her 1-year-old child on May 21.

Jeremiah A. Thomas, 46, Homeworth Road, Homeworth, was fined $150 for failure to control. A failure to stop after an accident citation was dismissed.

An Aug. 3 sentencing hearing was set for Mariah R. Beaver, 30, Lang Street, East Liverpool, who pleaded guilty to illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and falsification. In her blue Family Recovery bag, Beaver was found to have used baggies, three with suspected illegal drugs still in them and a black scale on Monday in Wellsville. Beaver also gave three different police officers a false name of Tori Fitch of East Liverpool.

EL Municipal

EAST LIVERPOOL –In East Liverpool Municipal Court Thursday, a pretrial was set Aug. 5 for Ryan L. Pritt, of Lisbon Street, for assault and violating a protection order.

Brandon A. Green of Echo Dell Road, was set Aug. 17 for a revocation hearing.

James E. Hanlon, of Ohio Avenue, was set Aug. 12 for a status hearing on charges of storage and junk and littering (two counts).

Devonta S. Oates, of Palissey Street,was set Aug. 19 for a status hearing and Aug. 25 for a bench trial on a domestic violence charge.

Alexis N. Harrison, of West Sixth Street, was set July 15 for a pretrial on petty theft and probable cause violations.

Joshua T. Boyle, of East Eighth Street, was set Aug. 19 for second pretrial on carrying a concealed weapon.

Malinda Hall, of Henry Avenue, was set July 12 for a pretrial on a failure to file an income tax return charge.

Eric M. Hebb, of Market Street, was sentenced to $300 plus costs on two counts of passing bad checks.

Brenston T. Thompkins, of Commerce Street in Wellsville, was sentenced to a 90-day imposed jail sentence on a probation violation.

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