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MUNICIPAL COURT

LISBON — Dexter O. Brand, 30, Danville, Ky., was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle for allegedly having a semi-automatic pistol in the vehicle when he was stopped on state Route 11 when he had left from an East Washington Street, Lisbon, home just prior to the execution of a search warrant by the Columbiana County Drug Task Force on Feb. 23.

Jerrid Kotsch, 35, Elkton Road, Lisbon, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; obstructing official business, possession of drug abuse instrument, failure to reinstate a license and improper registration. Kotsch is accused of throwing a hypodermic needle out of the window and placing suspected drugs into his mouth to hide them during a traffic stop on Feb. 13.

Michael W. Gunn, 49, Benton Road, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of failure to verify his residence, which he is reportedly required to do every 180 days for 25 years as a Tier II sex offender following his conviction for gross sexual imposition in 2010.

Patrick Moore, 45, state Route 213, Hammondsville, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of receiving stolen property for allegedly having a stolen U-Haul truck on Feb. 19.

Jesus Juan Gonzalez, 36, Union Street, Columbiana, was fined $1,800, had his license suspended for three years, sentenced to 30 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for OVI third offense, left of center and speeding.

A March 15 pretrial was set for Paul J. Kern, 41, Wood Street, East Palestine and a March 30 pretrial was set for Irina Marie Sprankle, 23, Wood Street, East Palestine. Both are charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia after six syringes and two cut straws with residue were reportedly found inside the home on Tuesday when a search warrant was executed by East Palestine police. Kern also has a pretrial on March 15 for a permitting drug abuse charge for allegedly allowing Logan Winters and others to use his home for drug use.

March 15 preliminary hearings were set for Edward H. Sprouse II, 34, Applegate Road, Lisbon, and Christian J. Francis, 30, Midland, Pa., each charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly entering a vacant home in Sprouse’s neighborhood to take items on Wednesday.

An April 20 pretrial was set for Tonia Louann Hays, 76, Jimtown Road, East Palestine, cited with OVI first offense and failure to control.

An April 22 pretrial was set for Roger J. Fitzsimmons, 49, Edgewood Drive, Salem, cited with OVI first offense and traffic control devices.

An April 27 pretrial was set for Katherine S. Tsilimos, 37, Pompano Beach, Fla., cited with OVI first offense and marked lanes.

Rafael L. Patterson, 31, Warren, was fined $350, had his license suspended for 180 days, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for speeding and reckless operation amended from OVI first offense.

An April 26 pretrial was set for William Hebron, 28, Macklin Road, New Waterford, cited with driving under suspension, driving under FRA suspension and traffic control device violation.

An April 8 pretrial was set for Rebecca Ann Byers, 39, Elm Avenue, Salem, charged with theft and telecommunications harassment. One charge was for allegedly shoplifting about $300 in merchandise from the Walmart in Salem on Feb. 1. The other is for allegedly attempting to call and text Douglass Moffett on Feb. 11 from a spoof number after she has been told on numerous occasions to cease contact.

Nicole L. Wolford, 28, Youngstown, was credited with 16 days in jail and sentenced to another four days in jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for taking Dennis Strawser’s vehicle without permission in August.

A March 15 pretrial was set for Brandon E. Hacker, 28, Grafton, charged with assault for allegedly kneeing Jacob Martin in the butt on Sept. 7 when both were incarcerated at the county jail.

An April 12 pretrial was set for Patrick W. White, 53, New Buffalo Road, Columbiana, charged with criminal trespassing for allegedly going into a Union Street home on Oct. 12 after he had been informed by the court he needed to vacate the premises on Oct. 10.

An April 22 pretrial was set for Mariah L. Vickroy, 22, North Market Street, Lisbon, charged with theft for allegedly shoplifting $93 in merchandise from the Salem Walmart on Feb. 13.

William David Reed, 39, East Third Street, Salem, was fined $350 for driving under suspension. A failure to display a valid sticker citation was dismissed.

Bristen Z. Lavant, 25, Smithfield Street, East Liverpool, was fined $430 for a red-light violation and two counts of driving under suspension.

Tony A. Dillinger, 40, Fair Avenue, Salem, was fined $300, credited with two days served in jail and ordered 40 hours community service for driving under suspension and theft for failing to scan $123 in merchandise at the Salem Walmart on Sept. 9.

Trey Ashton Mango, 20, Gills Lane, Hanoverton, was fined $100 for speeding.

An April 29 pretrial was set for Christopher M. Barnes, 33, Calcutta Smithferry Road, East Liverpool, cited with driving under suspension and a head light violation.

Harry Ehrhart, 49, West Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was fined $150 for two counts of public intoxication. A third citation of public intoxication was dismissed.

Shalonda Seaira Foster, 27, Akron, was fined $135 for driving under suspension and speeding.

Harper Farish, 31, Steubenville Pike, Salineville, was fined $100 for failure to control.

William Robert Swagger, 26, Park Court Columbiana, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

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