Criminal arraignments in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas


By Ashley Bunton - abunton@aimmediamidwest.com



The following people were arraigned on criminal charges recently in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.

Brandon E. King — King, 30, of Athens, was arraigned July 24 on one charge of non-support of dependants, a felony of the fifth degree. Public defense attorney Thomas Arrington was appointed to represent King in the case. A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

Kristin N. Kovach — Kovach, 32, of Jeffersonville, was arraigned July 24 on one charge of illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, a third-degree felony. According to court records, Kovach allegedly took marijuana into the Fayette County Jail June 11. The court appointed Kathryn Hapner as defense counsel for Kovach. A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28.

Lindsay R. Campbell — Campbell, 31, of Washington C.H., was arraigned July 24 one count of child endangering, a fourth-degree felony. Campbell was appointed Tina Oesterle as defense counsel in the case and a hearing is scheduled Aug. 21.

Michael L. Stolzenburg — Stolzenburg, 31, of Washington C.H., was arraigned July 24 on two counts of theft, each a fifth degree felony. Stolzenburg was appointed Thomas Arrington as defense counsel. A hearing is scheduled in the case August 14.

Clifford D. Morris — Morris, 31, of Washington C.H., was arraigned July 17 on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and a second degree misdemeanor for possession of drug abuse instruments. The court appointed Susan Wollscheid as defense counsel for Morris.

Alex A. Blackburn — Blackburn, 24, of Washington C.H., was arraigned July 17 for one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Tina Oesterle was appointed by the court as Blackburn’s public defender.

Candice R. Bissell — Bissell, 39, of New Holland, was arraigned July 17 on one charge of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. Bissell was appointed attorney Kathryn Hapner in the case. A hearing is scheduled July 31.

Alesha D. Bennett — Bennett, 31, of Washington C.H., was arraigned July 20 for failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony, after failing to appear on drug possession charges filed against her in 2014. Court records show a warrant was filed for Bennett’s arrest in 2015 after she reportedly moved and did not provide a forwarding address. At the time of her July 20 arraignment, Bennett plead guilty to the charge of failure to appear but has not yet plead on the alleged drug possession charges.

Shaniel Carson Shapley — Shapley, 38, of Washington C.H., was arraigned July 17 on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. The court appointed Susan Wollscheid as counsel. A hearing is scheduled with the court Aug. 21.

Jeramie M. Frabott — Frabott, 38, of Port Clinton, was arraigned July 17 on an indictment charging aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. The court appointed Thomas Arrington as defense counsel for Frabott in the case. The next scheduled hearing is set for Aug. 28.

Rusty Penwell — Penwell, 29, was indicted in June by a Fayette County grand jury and arraigned July 17 on two charges of theft, each a fifth-degree felony, receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, and receiving stolen property, a first-degree misdemeanor. Susan Wollscheid was appointed as Penwell’s attorney. Penwell is scheduled to appear in court again Aug. 21.

Jeremy O. Inlow — Inlow, 39, of Washington C.H., was indicted June 16 by a Fayette County grand jury. He was released from the Fayette County Jail on his own recognizance July 5. According to court records, Inlow failed to appear for arraignment July 10 on charges of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, possession of drugs, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. A bench warrant was issued.

Donald L. Huff, Sr. — Huff, 44, of Washington C.H., was indicted in June and arraigned July 10 on charges of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. Huff was appointed public defense attorney Kathryn Hapner to represent him in the case.

Ryan T. Mercer — Mercer, 36, of Washington C.H., was indicted on one charge of aggravated possession of drugs in June and appeared for arraignment July 10. Thomas Arrington was appointed as defense counsel in the matter and an informal hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28.

Ralph A. Leaverton — Leaverton, 49, of Washington C.H., was arraigned July 10 on charges of attempted grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony, receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Tina Oesterle was appointed as counsel.

Heather Sutton — Sutton, 30, of Washington C.H., was arraigned on three charges of aggravated possession of drugs, each a felony of the fifth degree. Susan Wollscheid was appointed as counsel in the case. The next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 5.

Shawn M. Goslin — Goslin, 19, of Washington C.H., was indicted in May by a Fayette County grand jury on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, and possessing a defaced firearm, a misdemeanor of the first degree. The Washington C.H. man’s next hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28.

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By Ashley Bunton

abunton@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Ashley by calling her at (740) 313-0355 or by searching Twitter.com for @ashbunton

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