MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Robert E. Burge, 55, last known address South Union Avenue, Salem, was bound over on two charges of obstructing official business. One charge was for allegedly hiding in room of a North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, home on Dec. 31 when he was asked to peacefully surrender on a warrant. K-9 Simon was used to locate him inside the home. The other charge was for fleeing into the woods from police on Dec. 15.

Melissa L. Mills, 35, Jackson Avenue, Salem, was bound over on a burglary charge for allegedly being inside a Grant Street, Perry Township, home on Dec. 11 when the homeowner’s son, Terence Hite came to his mother’s home for a lunch break from work.

Robert E. Chester, 48, East Wilson Street, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on a burglary charge for allegedly breaking into the Bethel Drive, Salem, home of Elizabeth A. Chappell while she was sleeping in her bedroom on Jan. 2.

Marquise Wilkins, 28, Youngstown, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. He was alleged to have had a plastic bag containing a white powder substance and was on video surveillance asking his passenger if she shoved the evidence up inside her body cavity on Jan. 3. He was fined $130 for a seat belt violation and two counts of speeding.

A Jan. 17 pretrial was set for Eric M. Francis, 38, Duquesne Street, Columbiana, charged with domestic violence for allegedly spanking and striking a 13-year-old family member in the face after discovering the teen involved in a sexual act with a 14-year-old.

A sentencing hearing was set on Jan. 17 for Craig A. Baker, 36, no known address, who pleaded no contest to criminal damaging and criminal trespass for breaking out a window at his brother’s home on Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, and climbing inside because he said he was cold.

Amber Lea D. Nguyen, 34, Grant Street, Lisbon, was credited with nine days served in jail, sentenced to an additional 16 days in jail, required 60 hours community service and fined $1,150 for driving under OVI suspension, OVI, speeding, driving under FRA suspension, failure to reinstate a license, driving under suspension and a tail lights violation.

Kolton J. Smith, 21, Benton Road, Salem, was fined $250 for persistent disorderly conduct amended from domestic violence for assaulting his girlfriend, Charity Todd, on Dec. 13. Todd, 18, Benton Road, Salem, was fined $250 for persistent disorderly conduct for striking her boyfriend, Smith, on Dec. 13, leaving him with scratches and a black eye.

A March 12 pretrial was set for Phillip D. Goerig, 27, Long Crossings Road, Leetonia, charged with OVI second offense, OVI refusal first offense and speeding.

Kristen K. Englert, 47, Oak Street, Salem, was fined $150, credited with a day in jail and required 40 hours community service for obstructing official business for telling police she did not know who was driving her vehicle on Oct. 28 when she was standing next to the vehicle, intoxicated, after the vehicle struck a pole.

Katti L. Landsberger, 26, Hawkins Road, New Waterford, was fined $500 and required 60 hours community service for three counts of driving under suspension and an invalid sticker citation.

Cornelius O. Beckwith II, 37, Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, was credited with eight days served in jail, sentenced to 12 additional days in jail, fined $200 and required 20 hours community service for assault and theft. Beckwith assaulted Brittany Cunningham and took her cell phone without her permission on Dec. 1.

Nicholas J. Guy, 29, Park Court, Columbiana, was fined $300 for driving under suspension and marijuana possession.

Brian Byo, 48, Struthers, was fined $100 for driving under suspension.

Thomas R. McLaughlin, 44, Midland, Pa., was fined $150 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Amanda L. Payne, 18, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, was fined $50 for no license and illegal use of a license plate.

Daniel J. Bell, 42, East Third Street, Salem, was fined $250 for persistent disorderly conduct amended from violating a temporary protection order for texting Stephanie Bell’s cell phone in May.

Danny Lee Mercer, 44, Chester Avenue, Wellsville, was sentenced to two days in jail, required 15 hours community service and fined $150 for disorderly conduct.

An obstructing official business charge against Ashley E. Bergman, 32, Orchard Knoll Drive, Hanoverton, was dismissed, but she was fined $150 for expired license plate. The obstructing official business was for allegedly lying to police by claiming she got her license plate renewed just prior to being stopped on Dec. 28, when in fact she renewed it after the traffic stop on Dec. 29. The license plate expired on Oct. 14.

William Szakas, 24, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, was fined $200, credited with a day in jail and required 30 hours community service for aggravated menacing for causing Sydie Bennett to believe he would harm her and their three children on Sept. 27.

Robert L. Pistella, 52, Turtle Creek, Pa., was fined $100 for an equipment violation amended from speeding.

Dean A. Masters, 24, West Pershing Street, Salem, had a driving under suspension citation dismissed and was ordered to pay costs only for lighted lights required.

Levon R. Witmer, 35, state Route 558, Leetonia, was fined $75 for failure to stop at a railroad crossing.

William G. Wildman, 44, Washington Street, Salem, was fined $50 for open container.

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