Jan. 21

Assistant Ohio Attorney General Micah R. Ault began his duties in a matter under investigation for alleged criminal violations of law against a former law enforcement officer within the county. Putnam County Common Pleas Judge Keith Schierloh granted the request for the appointment which was brought in a petition by Putnam County Prosecutor Gary L. Lammers. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost chose Ault as the special prosecuting attorney for Putnam County, Ault will have the authority to conduct all aspects of criminal prosecution regarding the matter including investigative activities, grand jury proceedings, all court proceedings and all acts necessary including appellate work to further any prosecution of these matters through the Putnam County Court and any Court of Appeals. This order continues until Ault submits his final report or until further order of this court.

Jan. 24

Thomas D. Miles, 20, Jenera, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating the terms of supervision. The violations included being discharged unsuccessfully from the WORTH Center. He was given credit for 248 days served. He was originally convicted of failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer.

Jan. 27

Jacob Carillo, 24, Leipsic, was referred to the SEARCH program or other in-patient treatment facility for substance abuse for violating the terms of supervision. The violations included failing to report to his supervising officer, changing his place of residence without permission and failing to attend counseling sessions at Pathways Counseling Center. He was placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment as recommended. He must pay restitution of $42. He was originally convicted of complicity to theft.

John J. Evans, 45, Columbus, was sentenced to 70 days in jail for contempt in failing to pay child support. He was previously found in contempt on May 9, 2018 where he was found to be $36,810 in arrears in child support payments. He failed to make an appearance during a Sept. 6, 2018 hearing so a bench warrant was issued. Evans was given credit for 27 days served.

Todd J. Rode, 20, 20914 Road 20S, Fort Jennings, was given a revocation of his treatment in lieu of conviction. He will be sentenced on the violations at 11 a.m. Feb. 24. He was originally convicted of aggravated possession of drugs.

Jan. 29

A pre-trial was conducted regarding the case of Kenneth T. Richey, 55, Columbus, charged with two counts retaliation and violating a protection order. All proceedings will now be handled by Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Dale Crawford. Greg Meyers of the Ohio Public Defender’s office was appointed to represent Richey and a jury trial scheduled for Feb. 24 was vacated.

Trista C. Bullinger, Van Wert, was granted a divorce from Matthew R. Bullinger, Fort Jennings. They were married Oct. 12, 2013 in Delphos and have no children.

New Cases

Elizabeth C. Snively, Ottawa, v. Daniel Snively, Ottawa; divorce with children.

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

Danielle M. Pier, Continental, v. Tobin N. Pier, Ottawa; divorce with children.

SMS JDC, LP, Phoenix, Ariz., v. Teddy R. McCoy, Kalida; civil foreign judgment ($30,090.03).

James V. Newell, Leipsic and Judith L. Newell, Leipsic; dissolution of marriage without children.