July 29

Alberto Gutierrez, Jr., 39, Putnam County Jail, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs (cocaine), permitting drug abuse, with specification (Ford Taurus), and trafficking in drugs (marijuana) with specification ($3,740 cash). He faces up to 12 years in prison, $27,500 in fines, and 18 months to 15 years license suspension. Bond was revoked while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 3 p.m. Aug. 21. He was originally charged with three counts trafficking in drugs (marijuana), two counts trafficking in drugs (cocaine). and four counts permitting drug abuse (motor vehicle) with specification.

Desmond L. Degen, 19, Adams County Jail, Decatur, Indiana, pleaded guilty to theft of elderly person. He faces up to 12 months in prison and 2,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 1 p.m. Sept. 10.

July 30

Richard S. Schneider, 28, Fort Jennings, was sentenced to the WORTH Center for violating the terms of supervision. The violations include entering and taking Cooper wire and an air conditioner from an unoccupied structure in Van Wert County on June 18 without authorization of the owner, possessing heroin and instruments to administer heroin on June 30, and testing positive for opiates without a valid prescription. He must pay $3,900 restitution to Miller Contracting Group, Ottoville, and have only one medical care provider and one pharmacy.

Amisa Pettry, 29, Findlay, was sentenced to 10 days jail for failure to pay child support, totaling $4,575.65 as of June 30, 2014. All but one day was suspended provided he remain current in his payments and seek work.

New Cases

David Hayden, Columbus Grove, executor of the estate of Christine A. Hayden, v. Alan J. Ducey, Ottawa, and the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Lima; civil.

Regina K. Harshman, Continental, v. Terry J. Harshman, Brooksville, Florida; divorce without children.

Billy L. Tracy, Continental, and Faye Tracy, Continental, v. Janice E. Beegle, Continental; foreclosure.

Kevin Goecke, Ottawa, and Marcia Goecke, Ottawa, v. Rick J. Stechschulte, Ottawa; complaint for declaratory judgment.

Mary A. Mullett, Continental, v. Thomas E. Mullett, Wapakoneta; divorce without children.