DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Court of Common Pleas saw 14 individuals with a range of charges during it’s Grand Jury arraignments Friday morning, a former auxiliary deputy, two people receiving disability, a man taken into custody to prevent killing himself, a former homeless woman, and others with drug trafficking and abuse or domestic violence charges.
Nathan A. Hoblit, 18, of Greenville, was arraigned on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He faces up to 16 years and $30,000 in fines and entered a not guilty plea. He was released on his own recognizance. His court date is planned for Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m.
Tyler Q. Drumm, 26, of West Carrolton, was arraigned for possession of LSD (a psychedelic drug), a fifth degree felony that includes a mandatory driver’s license suspension. He entered a not guilty please and a court date is set for Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. His case includes a pending motion for substance analysis, possibly with an independent lab. He faces up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.
Robert F. Hollinger, 53, of New Madison, faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine for trespassing in a habitation when a person is present. He entered a plea of not guilty and his next court appearance is set for Aug. 15 at 10:15 a.m. and he must pay the public defender’s fee of $26 by July 15.
Joseph G. Grantham, 19, of Greenville, faces up to 36 months in prison and $10,000 in fines and a sex offender registration for two counts of fourth degree felonies of alleged unlawful sexual conduct with a minor or corruption of a minor. His attorney Randall E. Breaden entered a not guilty plea and said the young man functions at a ninth grade level as a former IEP student, but is employed and owns a cell phone. The judge ordered him to not use the cell phone and to avoid contact with other under-aged girls especially on Facebook. His next court date is planned for Aug. 1 at 10:45 a.m.
Brian Wombolt, 27, of Versailles, faces up to 60 months in prison, $40,000 in fines and registering as a sex offender on four counts of alleged sexual assault charges involving a 17-year-old girl. The former Darke County auxiliary deputy was released on his own recognizance.
Joe A. Martinez, 35, of Union City, faces up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine on a indictment for a fifth degree felony of drug trafficking. His attorney, David A. Rohrer, entered a not guilty plea for Martinez and he was released on his own recognizance. His next court date is Aug. 11 at 3 p.m.
Thomas J. Applegate, 39, of Piqua, faces up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine, entering a not guilty plea for a domestic violence charge occurring on May 17. He was appointed an attorney and must pay the public defender’s fee of $26 and was released on his own recognizance. His next court date is set for Aug. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Ty E. Howell, 21, was taken into immediate custody to avoid being a harm to himself. He was indicted on possession of heroin and using a controlled substance. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 in fines and a mandatory driver’s license suspension. His community controls sanctions could be increased if found guilty on another similar charge.
Howell’s attorney, David A. Rohrer, told the judge that the young man is trying to get into the Darke County Recovery program and his mother has made a doctor’s appointment to get him help.
The judge sentenced Howell to jail where they could deal with his medical needs and evaluate him.
Carolyn Mackey, 29, of Union City, Ind., was arraigned on possession of heroin. The judge entered a not guilty plea and appointed Randall Breaden as her attorney. She must contact her attorney every 10 days, was released on her own recognizance, must continue to seek counseling and treatments, not abuse alcohol and drugs, submit to a random urine test, not violate any federal, state and local laws and ordinances, and return to court on Aug. 15 at 11 a.m.
Peter N. Cheadle, 25, of Greenville, faces up to 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines for a domestic violence charge, the second one this year. He was appointed attorney Randall Breaden and entered a not guilty plea. His next court date is Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m. and he must pay a $26 defender fee.
Janelle D. Kellenbarger, 36, of Richmond, Ind., faces up to 15 months in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500 on two counts of two counts of fourth degree drug tracking of heroin. She just saw the indictment but waived the 24-hour-rule and was released on her own recognizance. It was reported that she fought with another woman and was possibly using, according to court officials. She denied those accusations and was released on her own recognizance after testing negative to a urine test. Her next court date is set for July 25 at 10:45 a.m.
Dylan Van Wicklin, 19, of Union City, faces up to 60 days and $500 in fines and sex offender registration for gross sexual imposition, a fourth degree felony, based on allegations of sexual contact with a woman he said whom he met just once. He was appointed attorney David A. Rohrer, must contact him every 10 days, must pay the $26 defender’s fee. He was released on his own recognizance but must be processed at the Darke County Jail. His next court date is set for Aug. 11 at 4 p.m.
Robert L. Barker, 53, of Union City, faces up to $5,000 in fines and jail time for two counts of trafficking heroin. He receives disability and asked for an attorney based on hardship and the judge entered a not guilty plea and appointed David A. Rohrer as his attorney. Barker’s next court date is Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. He must pay a $26 attorney fee by July 24, meet with his attorney every 10 days, be processed at the Darke County Jail, not drink alcohol or abuse drugs, submit to a random urinalysis, and not violate any federal, state and local laws and ordinances.
Joe C. Little, V, aged 30, of Greenville, was indicted for endangering children and faces a maximum penalty of three years and a $10,000 fine. The man receives disability and lives with his girlfriend and his two children who the Department of Family Services took into custody, he said. The judge appointed Paul Wagner as his attorney and entered a plea of not guilty. Little must pay $26 in defender fees, and he was released on his own recognizance. He must contact his attorney every 10 days, and be processed at the Dark County Jail. His next court date is set for July 23 at 1:45 p.m.