Common Pleas Reports for 2-12

Michael Lewis, 30, Caldwell Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to burglary from an incident that occurred Dec. 21, 2012. Lewis was charged after he entered a home on South Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, home while a 17-year-old was upstairs and began yelling about the home being his grandmother’s.

During Monday’s court hearing, Lewis’ attorney, Doug King, noted the home did at one time belong to his grandmother and Lewis was having some psychological issues at the time of the break-in, but those are currently under control. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for March 10.

Thomas E. Holman, 33, Hammond School Road, Wellsville, was sentenced to four years intensive probation for possession of drugs for having cocaine concealed in a plastic bag in his hand during a traffic stop on March 20, 2013. His license was suspended for six months.

Jordan A. Flaker, 23, Lake Boulevard, Sebring, pleaded guilty to theft for assisting Derrick Bruce, in stealing TV sets, an RCA home theater system, a flame helmet and a can opener from the Salem Walmart between April 5 and April 18, 2013. The items were valued at $2,782. She faces up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Sentencing for Flaker is set for April 21. Bruce previously pleaded guilty to a theft charge in January and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 13.

Kareem J. Dowell, 25, Warren, was sentenced to 12 months in prison after he stipulated to violating his probation for a previous receiving stolen property conviction. Dowell will be allowed to serve the sentence concurrently with one he is currently serving in Trumbull County where he was sentenced to nine months for two counts of possession of heroin. In this county the receiving stolen property charge stemmed from Dowell driving a vehicle on May 11, 2011, which was reported stolen by its owner, Walter Gregory.

New Cases

Megan Georgia Jean Kurpely, East Liverpool, vs. Daniel Andrew Kurpely, Highlandtown, divorce sought.

Columbiana County Treasurer vs. Scott and Susan Bush, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Glenwood Avenue, East Palestine.

JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. Lester and Camilla Hill, et al., foreclosure sought for East Liverpool Family Practice Ltd. and property on St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, for more than $548,369 plus interest alleged debt owed.

Columbiana County Treasurer vs. Dennis and Cassandra Lowe, et al., foreclosures sought for alleged delinquent taxes for properties on Wells Avenue and Center Street, Wellsville.

Frieda L. Bennett vs. Brian D. Bennett, appeal sought of decision in divorce case by plaintiff, Frieda Bennett.

Docket Entries

Central Mortgage Co. vs. Robert C. Johnson, et al., foreclosure ordered for Black Road, Lisbon.

Huntington National Bank vs. Babette C. Welsh, et al., case dismissed.

City of East Palestine vs. Frank Yonker III and J. Prine-Yonker, defendants ordered to pay plaintiff $4,454 plus interest.

Samuel L. Newbold, Hammondsville, vs. Tamara S. Newbold, Lisbon, divorce granted.

Cherie A. Jenkins-Barcey, Salem, and Joseph R. Barcey, Salem, dissolution granted.

U.S. Bank vs. Justin M. Smith, foreclosure ordered for property.

Robert D. Arrowsmith, Campbell, vs. Clint and Judith Williams, East Liverpool, defendants’ interest in property on Minerva Street, East Liverpool, terminated.

Northern Hancock Bank and Trust Co. vs. Jennifer McComas, et al., foreclosure ordered for properties on Sugar Street, Grant Street, Sophia Street and Garner Avenue, East Liverpool.

Home Savings and Loan vs. Karen J. Wiley, et al., foreclosure ordered for property on Ephriam Street, East Liverpool.