News of Record: 7/24

Editor’s note: The date of occurrence of the cases that the following court and traffic rulings document may be six months or more prior to today’s publication. Some synopsized sentences may have already been served.


Circuit Court

Divorces granted:

• Luke Hildenbrand and Janessa Moore

Civil

• Mariner Finance LLC, Anderson, vs Maxkinleys T. Betancourt, Huntingburg, default judgment last week in favor of Mariner Finance in the amount of $2,572.78.


Criminal

• Adrian C. Drummond, 30, 404 E. 14th St., Jasper, misdemeanor domestic battery, sentenced last week to 364 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 360 days supervised probation. No-contact order issued.

• Demetrius L. Greer, 35, 4164 Pinehurst Drive, Jasper, misdemeanor harboring a non-immunized dog, ordered last week to pay fines and costs in the amount of $185.

Editor’s note: The following criminal cases involving defendants being cited directly into court were filed last week.

• Joseph E. Fransted, 301 N. Second St., Holland, misdemeanor invasion of privacy.

• Isahi Contreras, 1625 1/2 Main St., Ferdinand, misdemeanor battery.


Superior Court

Divorces granted:

• Patricia Eckert and Nicholas Eckert

Criminal

• Douglas B. Cantner, 39, 710 Shelby St., misdemeanor possession of marijuana, ordered last week to pay fine and costs in the amount of $241.

• Philip J. Poirier, 36, 1640 Sweet Gum Drive, Jasper, misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 365 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Grayson D. Zink, 23, 802 N. Washington St., Huntingburg, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, sentenced last week to 180 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 180 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Angela M. Mills, 44, 928 S. Old Huntingburg Road, Jasper, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, sentenced last week to 180 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 180 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Gary L. Gehlhausen, 63, 8800 S. Ferdinand Road Northwest, Ferdinand, misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident, case dismissed last week after completion of pretrial diversion terms.

• Devon A. Patton, 25, Indianapolis, misdemeanor driving while suspended (prior), defendant ordered last week to pay fine and court costs in the amount of $261.

• Heather N. Toomire, 30, 928 Shelby St., Huntingburg, misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility (prior), sentenced last week to 1,801 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 363 days supervised probation and 80 hours community service.

• Frede N. Cruz, 22, 1903 Medical Arts Drive, Huntingburg, sentenced last week to 180 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 180 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Quinn C. Highhouse, 20, 6357 E. 700S, Ferdinand, misdemeanor minor consuming, sentenced last week to 60 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 208 days supervised probation and 24 hours community service.

• Keith E. Souders, 63, 101 Savannah Drive, Huntingburg, misdemeanor operating while intoxicated, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center with 363 suspended. License suspension for 210 days with 30 days fully suspended, followed by 180 days of specialized driving privileges with ignition interlock.

• John W. Carroll, 27, 1300 Dewey St., Jasper, misdemeanor furnishing alcohol to a minor, sentenced last week to 180 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 180 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Ronald J. Morgan Jr., 34, Francisco, Level 6 felony theft, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center with 365 days suspended and 40 hours community service.

• Dominic A. Thomas, 19, 926 Jackson St., Jasper, misdemeanor public intoxication, sentenced last week to 180 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 365 days supervised probation and 24 hours community service.

• Courtney M. Hochgesang, 26, 6467 W. Duff Second St., Huntingburg, Level 6 felony unlawful possession of a legend (prescription) drug and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 120 days on home detention with electronic monitoring and 239 days supervised probation.

• Adreanna H. Blackwood, 23, Princeton, Level 6 felony theft, sentenced last week to 60 days in the Dubois County Security Center.

• Nicholas R. Parrott, 32, Tell City, misdemeanor distribution of an intimate image, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 365 days supervised probation. No-contact order issued and defendant shall provide testimony regarding possession and location of any intimate images of the victim.

• Willie J. Freeman, 54, 1628 W. Division St., Jasper, Level 4 felony dealing methamphetamine, sentenced last week to six years in the Indiana Department of Correction with three years suspended. Defendant placed on supervised probation for three years and sentenced to 600 days work release and 300 days on home detention with electronic monitoring.

• John R. Passen, 64, 976 W. Division Road, Jasper, misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident, sentenced last week to 180 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 365 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Leon O. Mehling, 68, 10664 S. 50W, Ferdinand, Level 5 felony operating a motor vehicle after forfeiture of license for life, sentenced last week to three years in the Indiana Department of Correction suspended to two years supervised probation and one year home detention with electronic monitoring.

• Ted E. Gramelspacher, 28, 1583 Mushroom Lane, Jasper, Level 6 felony operating while intoxicated (prior), sentenced last week to 455 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 365 days supervised probation and 88 days home detention with electronic monitoring.

• Justin M. Rembe, 29, 806 S. State Road 145, Birdseye, Level 6 felony operating a vehicle after being a habitual traffic offender, sentenced last week to 540 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 540 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Gregory R. McGowan, 56, Russell Spring, Kentucky, misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident, sentenced last week to six days in the Dubois County Security Center with a jail credit of three days making the sentence complete.

• Steven J. Alles, 36, 1471 Altmeyer Road, Jasper, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 365 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Jerry L. Byers, 79, Gentryville, misdemeanor driving while suspended, defendant entered into a pretrial diversion program last week.

• Charles L. Cole, 51, 1340 Jackson St., Jasper, Level 6 felony operating while intoxicated (prior), sentenced last week to 550 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 120 days work release and 400 days home detention with electronic monitoring.

• Griffin M. Williams, 26, Rockport, misdemeanor theft, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 347 days supervised probation transferred to Spencer County and 40 hours community service.

• Jena M. Hammonds, 34, 4060 Wilhelm Strasse, Jasper, Level 5 felony possession of a narcotic drug and dealing marijuana and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia, sentenced last week to four years in the Indiana Department of Correction suspended to four years supervised probation and 100 hours community service.

• Raymond W. Proffitt, 33, Evansville, misdemeanor operating while intoxicated, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 363 days supervised probation and 40 hours community service.

• Prisco Andrade Mora, 53, Robards, Kentucky, misdemeanor operating while intoxicated and driving while having never been licensed, sentenced last week to 365 days in the Dubois County Security Center suspended to 359 days unsupervised probation and 80 hours community service.


Editor’s note: The following criminal cases involving defendants being cited directly into court were filed last week.

• Courtney J. Burress, 811 N. Shelby St., Huntingburg, Level 6 felony unlawful possession of a syringe.

• Zachary T. Johnston, 4438 E. State Road 164, Jasper, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

• Amanda M. Jones, 1407 Dewey St., Jasper, Level 5 felony possession of a narcotic drug and possession of methamphetamine and Level 6 felony unlawful possession or use of a legend (prescription) drug and possession of a controlled substance.

• Kyle W. Head, 464 W. Haysville Road, Jasper, misdemeanor driving while suspended (prior) and operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility (prior).

• Spencer C. Somers, 2200 N. Mill St., Jasper, misdemeanor driving while having never been licensed (prior) and possession of paraphernalia (prior).

• Brandy Cline-Jones, Mauckport, misdemeanor driving while suspended (prior).

• Heather L. West, French Lick, Level 6 felony theft (prior).

• Duhamel Melendez Moreno, 502 Village Court, Jasper, misdemeanor theft (two counts).

• William M. Ronk, 115 E. 17th St., Huntingburg, misdemeanor driving while suspended (prior).


Small claims

• Messmer Mechanical Inc., Jasper, vs Todd Flinn, Winslow, default judgment last week in favor of Messmer in the amount of $127.85 representing judgment and court costs.

• Rent-A-Center, Jasper, vs Ashley Roth, Huntingburg, default judgment last week in favor of Rent-A-Center in the amount of $1,446.32.

• Hoosier Accounts Service, Evansville, vs Thomas J. Burch, Huntingburg, default judgment last week in favor of Hoosier Accounts in the amount of $6,000.

Civil

• Indiana Department of Transportation vs Ronald Parido, French Lick, default judgment last week in favor of INDOT in the amount of $968.17 plus costs.

• Portfolio Recovery Associates, Vernon Hills, Illinois, vs Marie Lucente, Huntingburg, default judgment last week in favor of Portfolio in the amount of $9,531.27 plus court costs.

• Service Financial Co., Louisville, Kentucky, vs Felipe Flores, Holland, default judgment last week in favor of Service Financial in the amount of $8,845.59 plus interest.

• LVNV Funding LLC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, vs Jason Blair, Jasper, default judgment last week in favor of LVNV in the amount of $984 plus interest.


Citations

• Fined $141 and costs for speeding: John A. Wallace, 17, Jasper; Kierra J. Montgomery-Finney, 26, Oakland City; Ross E. Gentry, 31, Newburgh; Robert A. Richards, 33, Murphysboro, Illinois; Megan J. Kaeck, 33, Huntingburg; James R. Denton, 34, Evansville; Jonathon O. Matheney, 22, Terre Haute.

• Fined $141 and costs for driving while suspended: Abraham L. Fong Enriquez, 30, Louisville, Kentucky; Jacquelyn Sala, 56, Jasper.

• Fined $141 and costs for learner’s permit violation: Denver S. Wright, 16, Huntingburg.

• Fined $141 and costs for expired plates: Jeffrey R. Siebert, 34, Jasper.

• Fined $141 and costs for furnishing alcohol to a minor: Josie L. Sturgeon, 50, and Jon R. Sturgeon, 49, both of Jasper.

• Fined $138 and costs for fishing without a license: Bradley Mayo, 54, Huntingburg.

• Fined $141 and costs for disregarding a lighted signal: Dakota W. Rock, 24, Tell City.


Traffic cases — entered pretrial diversion program last week with $192.50 fee:

• Speeding — Lyndley M. Snider, 32, and David L. Wolford, 46, both of French Lick; Faye A. Schneider, 53, Huntingburg; Richard E. Ross-Dear, 24, Evansville; Jordan C. Hitz, 19, Santa Claus.




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