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October 18, 2013
Salem News

LISBON - In Columbiana County Municipal Court, the Salem man charged with having a methamphetamine lab in his apartment was bound over to the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury Thursday. Christopher S. Neiswonger, 42, West Pershing Street, Salem, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and bond was continued at $250,000 cash or surety.

Neiswonger is charged with illegal cultivation of meth and possession of chemicals for drugs. Authorities served a search warrant at his home on Oct. 7, reportedly finding both the chemicals to make the drug and equipment which had already been used to make the drug on an earlier occasion.

A Nov. 21 pretrial was set for Neiswonger on charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest. According to court documents, he is accused of grabbing his girlfriend, Christie Schnader, by the arm and the foot and dragging her through the house and out into the driveway.

- Constance E. Adams, 23, Creek Road, New Waterford, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the grand jury on a theft of credit card charge. Court documents allege Adams, working as a clerk at Gorby's Grocery in East Palestine, failed to return a credit card to a customer and used it to make several purchases between Oct. 5 and Oct. 7. Bond was set at $5,000 personal recognizance.

- William E. Coe, state Route 45, Lisbon, was credited with nine days in jail already served with one to serve and fined $300 for aggravated menacing and passing bad checks for two checks totaling $160 written in April 2010 to Campbell's Grocery. Coe reportedly told dispatchers he would shoot any deputies who stepped onto his property on Sept. 1.

- David G. Crom, 36, Stewart Road, Salem, was fined $300, was credited with one day in jail served and required 100 hours community service for driving under suspension and persistent disorderly conduct for refusing to calm down and cooperate with police in front of his wife and children on May 20.

- Trina C. Cornett, 28, last known address Fairview Drive, Minerva, was fined $150 and credited with one day served for persistent disorderly conduct amended from domestic violence for tearing the screen from the door of her mother's home and throwing her mother by the throat against the wall of the living room on Sept. 11.

- Thomas R. Brewer, 21, West Clark Street, East Palestine, was fined $200 and had his license suspended for 180 days, for marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.

- Michael S. Rickerd, 30, Opal Drive, Wellsville, was fined $50, credited with three days served in jail and required 20 hours community service for a waterfowl violation. A citation of violating a court protection order was dismissed.

- A Nov. 18 pretrial was set for Nathaniel G. Russell, 19, New Galilee, Pa., charged with underage consumption.

- A Nov. 19 pretrial was set for Cody Burns, 23, Ridge Street, Leetonia, charged with theft for allegedly leaving Walmart in Salem without paying for two large bags of dog food, a bag of chicken wings and other unidentifiable items placed in the cart on Aug. 25. The identified items totaled $58.

- A Nov. 25 pretrial was set for Bernadette Mellinger, 43, Pine Street, Leetonia, cited with driving under suspension.



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