An 18-year-old Ottawa man was indicted by the Putnam County Grand Jury following a report of a series of armed robberies in Leipsic during the early hours of July 27.

Isaiah A. Oliver was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery with specification, theft and possession of criminal tools. According to a press release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s office, at 2:50 a.m. July 27, the office received a report of an armed robbery that occurred in Leipsic. The victim reported that the suspect held a handgun on them and took their cash and cell phone. While officers were gathering information from the victim, another officer advised that there were two other victims that also reported being robbed at gunpoint by the same suspect. The two also reported their cell phones were taken during the robbery. While doing an immediate search of the area for the suspect, officers were able to locate the victims’ cell phones.

Sheriff detectives presented a photo lineup that included Oliver and the victims were able to identify him as a suspect. Oliver was found in Findlay and arrested July 29 on a warrant of aggravated robbery.

Others indicted July 31 include:

Charlie D. Egnor, Jr., 44, Oakwood; trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine).

Brooke E. Peck, 24, Leipsic; possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Nathan B. Huff, 22, Middletown; trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine) and aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine).

Tyler L. Lee, 22, Lima; possession of a Fentanyl-related compound.

Miguel A. Nunez, 38, Cloverdale; possession of drugs (oxycodone).

Dylan M. Palmer, 18, Ottawa; failure to give notice of residence address change.

Amy S. Philquist, 21, Defiance; aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine).

Megan N. Miner, 24, Lima; grand theft.

Danny LV Ruiz, 44, Leipsic; domestic violence.

Rogelio L. Pardo, 38, Ottawa; domestic violence.

Amanda E. Quintero, 39, Leipsic; two counts complicity.

James C. Berger, 29, West Leipsic; three counts receiving stolen property.

Daniel P. Mefferd, 19, Paulding; unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Jonathan D. Costuma, 33, Ottawa; domestic violence, felonious assault and aggravated menacing.

July 29

Brian O. Rippetoe, 40, Continental, was sentenced to 180 days jail for trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine). He was given credit for nine days served and placed on five years community control. He may complete the WORTH Center in lieu of jail. He must pay $160 restitution to the MAN unit, obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

July 30

Jordan M. Nieto, 22, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to complicity (failure to comply) and theft. He faces up to 36 months in prison and six months in jail and $11,000 in fines. He also pleaded guilty to improper handling of firearm in a motor vehicle. He faces up to 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a presentence investigation is conducted. Sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 29 at 8 a.m.

Nieto was arrested along with Thomas D. Miles, 19, Jenera, and Mike Pardo III, 22, Leipsic, after robbing a Leipsic restaurant last May. According to a Leipsic Police Department press release, a subject entered the Mi Familia Restaurant, 131 E. Main St., Leipsic, at approximately 7:30 p.m. May 21. The subject, who removed the cash drawer from the cash register, was chased by the manager, but was able to drive away. Leipsic Police Officer Scott Harshman intercepted the car on Road 5, at which time the trio sped away, leading law enforcement in a pursuit exceeding 100 miles per hour. The pursuit ended when, jostled by repeated bumps, the airbags in the suspects’ vehicle deployed and the car crashed in a Henry County field. Harshman and personnel from the Putnam and Henry county sheriff offices took the three men into custody and transported them to the Putnam County Jail.

Miles pleaded guilty to failure to comply and will be sentenced 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Pardo, charged with two counts complicity, has a pre-trial scheduled for Aug. 15.

July 31

Chelsea R. Bibler, Continental, and Zachary C. Bibler, Cloverdale, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married Nov. 11, 2017 in Ohio and have one child.

US Bank National Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, was granted a foreclosure against Lynette M. Ordaz, Continental, in the amount of $40,739.72, plus interest and costs.

Aug. 2

Jacquelyn N. Hiegel, 37, 1430 Road 7A, Leipsic, was sentenced to 11 months in jail for possession of drugs (heroin) and 180 days jail for possession of drugs (methamphetamines). The sentence was ordered to be served consecutive. She was given credit for 272 days served and placed on five years community control. She must obtain and maintain employment, and complete all counseling and treatment recommended.

Adam E. Alafa, 46, 45 Vine St., Apt. 1, Leipsic, was sentenced to 90 days jail for domestic violence. He was given credit for 47 days served.

Der’rayaunce T. McDaniel, 19, 886 Circle Drive, Defiance, was sentenced to 180 days jail for improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle. He was fined $1,000 which both the jail and fine was suspended. A charge of speeding was dismissed.

New Cases

Mary A. Rickerd, Grover Hill, v. Progressive Stamping, Inc., Ottoville, and Stephanie B. McCloud, administrator of Bureau of Workers Compensation, Columbus; workers compensation.

Randall E. Roof, Pandora, v. Jennifer Roof, Pandora; divorce without children.

Bank of New York Mellon, Mount Laurel, N.J., v. James D. Young, Belmore, and Nancy P. Young, Belmore; foreclosure ($11,353.31).

Elizabeth Wilcoxon, West Liberty, v. William J. Romes, Kalida, and Kerri A. Romes, Kalida; foreclosure ($294,467.21).