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Fayette Superior Court

Judge Paul Freed

Possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia: Benjamin Craighead, 5041 Egypt Hollow Road, pleaded guilty to Count I and sentenced to one year in the Fayette County Jail, suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $385 court costs; $75 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered to submit to a substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete all recommended classes and counseling; complete Thinking For A Change program. Count II dismissed.

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in defendant’s body: Alicia D. Schenkel, 46, Cambridge City, pleaded guilty to Count I and sentenced to one year in FCJ, to serve 90 days, balance suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $385.50 court costs; $75 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered 90 days suspended license. Count II dismissed.

Criminal confinement, contributing to the delinquency of a minor: Jonathan Hentz, 24, 429 West 5th St., pleaded built to both counts. Sentenced as a Class A misdemeanor on Count I to one year in FCJ, suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $1995 court costs; $75 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered to submit to a substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete all recommended treatment and counseling. Sentenced consecutively on Count II to one year in FCJ, suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $185 court costs; $75 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered to submit to evaluations and successfully complete recommended treatment and counseling.

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with .15 percent or greater blood alcohol level, operating a vehicle while intoxicated: Kenneth Russell, 49, Falmouth, pleaded guilty to Counts I and III. Sentenced on Count I to 30 months in the Indiana Department of Corrections, to serve 18 months through Community Corrections, balance suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $385.50 court cost; $125 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered two years suspended license; submit to a substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete all recommended treatment and counseling. Sentenced consecutively on Count III to 30 months at IDOC, to serve 18 months through Community Corrections. Assessed $385.50 court costs; $125 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered two years suspended license; comply with special condition of probation as in Count I. Count II dismissed.

Possession of a syringe, theft: Brandon Logan, 19, 3600 Western Ave., pleaded guilty to Count I and sentenced to 18 months in IDOC, suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $185 court costs; $125 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered to complete an alcohol and drug evaluation and successfully complete counseling and treatments. Count II dismissed.

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with .08 percent or greater BAC: Christopher B. Frank, 28, Milton, Fla., pleaded guilty to Count I and sentenced to one year in FCJ, suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $385.50 court costs; $75 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered 90 days suspended license; submit to a alcohol and drug evaluation and successfully complete all recommended treatment and counseling. Count II dismissed.

Civil Dispositions

Portfolio Recovery Association LLC v. Cynthis Walling, default judgment for plaintiff for $1,876.22

General Audit Corp. v. Rae A. Baker, default judgment for plaintiff for $1,955.25

Natco Credit Union v. Jason E. Isaacs Jr., default judgment for plaintiff for $543.97

Towne Terrace Apartments v. Mark Sherwood and Courtney Sherwood, agreed judgment for plaintiff for $1,500

SAC Finance Inc. v. Carrie Fohl, judgment for plaintiff for $4,362.93

Foreclosurers

Home Point Financial Corp. v. Joshua C. Ballinger, default judgment for the plaintiff for $91,240.85

Fifth Third Mortgage Co. v. the unknown heirs at law of Charles P. Allen, deceased, default judgment for plaintiff for $57,560.99

Fayette Circuit Court

Judge Hubert Branstetter Jr.

Marriage Dissolutions

LeeAnna Sams and Nathaniel E. Sams