The following were indicted following a session of the Putnam County Grand Jury on Friday.

Desmond L. Degen, 19, Adams County Jail, Decatur, Ind.; theft of an elderly person.

Mark L. Leist, 65, Columbus Grove; felonious assault.

Kelsey R. Bradley, 24, Ottawa; burglary and theft.

March 20

Lea Werling, Pandora, was granted a divorce from Michael R. Werling, Pandora. They were married Nov. 24, 1984 in Findlay, and have no minor children.

March 24

Joe E. Bonar, 55, Oakwood, was sentenced to one year in prison for possession of drugs. The sentence was ordered to be served consecutively and he was given credit for four days served. His license was suspended for 12 months and he was fined $500. He was originally charged with illegal cultivation of marijuana, two counts possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools.

Kirt C. Brinkman, 37, Leipsic, was sentenced to one year in prison for domestic violence and 36 months for felonious assault (attempt). The sentence was ordered to be served consecutively and he was given credit for 183 days served.

Jeffrey T. Merritte, 43, Paulding, was sentenced to 180 days jail for felonious assault (attempt). He was placed on five years community control and given credit for nine days served and pay restitution of $139.55 to the victim.

March 27

Steven Jeffers, 31, Glandorf, pleaded guilty to two counts rape. He faces up to 22 years in prison and $40,000 in fines. Bond was revoked while a pre-sentence investigation is completed.

New Cases

Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas, v. James M. Picklesimer, Columbus Grove, and Jennifer L. Picklesimer, Columbus Grove; foreclosure.

Chandra J. Collier, Cloverdale, v. Rodney S. Collier, Vale, N.C.; divorce without children.

John C. Morman, Columbus Grove, and Heather L. Morman, Columbus Grove; dissolution with children.

Beth L. Kaskel-Trentman, Ottoville, v. Michael T. Trentman, Elida; dissolution without children.

Tim W. Burkepile, Continental, v. Cindy L. Burkepile, Continental; divorce without children.

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