Columbiana County Municipal Court
In County Municipal Court, James R. Brorman, 37, North Market Street, Lisbon, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of assault, abusing harmful intoxicants, domestic violence and resisting arrest. Brorman is accused of striking an EMT Zachary Lawrence in the face with his elbow during a scuffle as he struggled with two police officers and Lawrence, who were there to stop him from huffing gasoline he reportedly poured onto a sock in his garage on June 15 and due to him allegedly slapping Sherry Jennings in the face and grabbing her arm.
A July 1 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Jeremy R. Fristik, 32, Park Avenue, East Palestine, charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence, endangering children, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Fristik allegedly harmed Brittany Oesch by holding a knife to her throat slamming her head into the ground and punching her in the back of the head, then reportedly used his children as a shield when it was announced a K-9 was being deployed into a home on Prospect Street, Salem. Fristik’s bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety.
A July 23 pretrial was set for Bruce A. Markall, 67, Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, charged with OVI second offense and OVI refusal with prior within 20 years.
An Aug. 22 pretrial was set for Jenna L. Bates, state Route 45, Lisbon, charged with OVI first offense and OVI breath .17+ first offense.
Kendra Ann Griffith, 23, East First Street, Minerva, was sentenced to three days in jail for theft and ordered to pay $557 days in restitution to the AEW, LLC. Between Oct. 31 and Dec. 21, 2018, while employed by the victim, Griffith signed the victim’s name to 12, $100 checks. Griffith has already paid $553 in restitution. The case was initially filed as a felony case.
Travis Rhodes, 28, Front Street, New Waterford, was credited with five days served in jail and sentenced to additional 25 days in jail for resisting arrest and two counts of theft. Rhodes fled from police in the Rite Aid parking lot in East Palestine on June 19.
Jake Robert Plunkett, 21, Pleasant Valley Court, Salem, was fined $400, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 30 hours community service for failure to control and reckless operation amended from OVI first offense.
Maila L. Thomas, Columbia Street, Leetonia, was fined $250 and credited with two days served in jail for disorderly conduct amended from assault. A second assault charge was dismissed. Thomas had been accused of striking Paul and Mary Stiffler several times on June 18 and telling Mary Stiffler, she hoped she dies.
Trevor Corbin Kalvelage, 20, Youngstown, was fined $180 for driving under suspension and speeding.
Lucretia Attoinette Gotschall, 36, Maple Street, Rogers, was fined $100 for driving under suspension.
Miranda Rai Easterbrook, 22, Poland, was fined $75 for a third-violation in a year speeding offense.
A July 2 sentencing hearing was set for Domingo V. Calel, 33, North Lundy Avenue, Salem, who pleaded guilty to domestic violence for striking Maria Ajanel in the face on Friday.
Christopher Kappas, 33, Louisville, was fined $150 for a registration violation and lighted lights required amended from speeding.
Heather M. Leaf, 42, Beechwood Avenue N.E., Alliance, was fined $150 and had her license suspended for 180 days for marijuana possession.
Lucas Keck, 24, Diagonal Road, Salem, was fined $100 for possession of marijuana.