FROM THE COURTHOUSE

Real Estate

Paoli Town

  • Quitclaim- Tyler J. Batchelor and Brittany N. Batchelor to Kristopher M. Rebuck, Paoli Lot 227.

  • Transfer deed- Thomas Wayne Babbitt to Thomas Wayne Babbitt, Elaine J. Babbitt, Jenna R. Hagemier (trustee) and Kinsley R. Hagemier, Paoli Lot 195.

  • Wesley D. Barnard and Mary J. Barnard to Shawn C. McGee and Tara M. McGee, Paoli Lot 249.

  • Quitclaim- Benjamin S. Wishart to Andrew Lee, Happy Hills Subdivision Lots 2 and 4.

French Lick Town

  • Jerry L. Morgan and E. Morgan, also known as E. Marie Morgan to French Lick Springs Villas Owners Association Inc., French Lick Springs Villas Lot 44 of Block 9.

  • Transfer deed- Helen Maxine Meade, formerly known as Helen Maxine Wilson to Helen Maxine Meade, Phillip L. Wilson, Kevin L. Wilson and Patti G. Aylsworth, Rolling Hills Addition Sec 1 Lots 1-4.

  • Transfer deed- Thomas W. Babbitt, also known as Thomas Babbitt, and Elaine J. Babbitt, also known as Elaine Babbitt, to Thomas W. Babbitt, Elaine J. Babbitt and Whitney L. Abutin (transfer on death), Belview Addition Lots 5-6 and Maple Heights Lots 13-14.

  • Transfer deed- Thomas Wayne Babbitt to Thomas Wayne Babbitt and Jenna R. Hagemier (transfer on death), Disher & Enyart Highland Place Lot 22.

  • Quitclaim- Lorraine Strong to Rico Rashad Whitehead, French Lick Springs Villas Lot 12 of Block 3.

  • Melvin H. Alford and Brenda C. Alford to Phillip Wathen and Lottie Wathen, French Lick Springs Villas Lot 77 of Block 16.

  • Heather Funk to French Lick Springs Villas Owners Association Inc., French Lick Springs Villas Lot 94 of Block 19.

  • Achieva Resources Corporation Inc. to Carol Cottongim and Angela Blevins, French Lick Springs Villas Lot 19 of Block 4 and Lot 107 of Block 22.

  • Karen Kroll and Kelli Podrez to French Lick Springs Villas Owners Association Inc., French Lick Springs Villas Lot 36 of Block 8.

  • Randell L. Gregory and Brenda K. Gregory to Derek Cavaness and Beth Caveness, French Lick Springs Villas Lot 38 of Block 8 and Lot 41 of Block 9.

  • Quitclaim- Barry Jacobson and Ellen Jacobson to Tina Warren, French Lick Springs Villas Lot 107 of Block 22.

  • Quitclaim- Dorothy Moore to Christopher Strong and Rachelle Strong, French Lick Springs Villas Lot 43 of Block 9.

West Baden Springs Town

  • Hicks Properties of Indiana LLC to Ann Sabatino Pinto and Ann Sabatino Pinto Trust, West Baden Lots 5-6.

  • James E. Beatty and Eva Z. Beatty Revocable Living Trust and Betty James E. and Eva Z. Beatty Revocable Living Trust to Mary B. Purkhiser and James H. Purkhiser, Tomlinson Estates Lot 8.

  • Quitclaim- Valley Land Trust and Larry D. Kalb (trustee) to Donald F. McCormick and Janna N. McCormick, Kimball Acres Lots 9-10.

Orleans Town

  • Executor’s deed- Wanda J. Carroll (EX) and James E. Carroll (estate) to Paula Elliott, Orleans Lot 171.

  • James Shelby to Anthony Norman, Orleans Lot 269.

  • Sheriff’s deed- Josh Babcock (sheriff), Kevin Dustin Ramsey and Jennifer Lynn Ramsey to Oceanside Mortgage Company, Orleans Lots 51-52.

  • Jennifer L. Babcock to Christopher D. Lindsey and Regina Lindsey, Eastview Estates Lot 37.

Paoli Township

  • Sheriff’s deed- Joshua Babcock (sheriff) and Earl Lee Scott Jr. to Roger David Lankford, acreage.

Southeast Township

  • Larry P. Dooley and Marcia L. Dooley to American Pasture Pork LLC, acreage.

  • Ashley Young and Cheyenne Young to Katlyn N. Miller, acreage.

  • James W. Mousty to Jesse A. Shawler, acreage.

  • Nathan D. Robertson and Eva J. Robertson to Nicholas D. Padgett, acreage.

  • Transfer deed- Mark W. Martin to Mark W. Martin and Shawn R. Elliott (transfer on death), acreage.

  • Charles M. Huff, Charles Milton Huff, Bonnie Marie Huff, Bonnie M. Huff and Timothy R. Smith to Terry Justice Couch, acreage.

Stampers Creek Township

  • Leanna Scolastico to Joshua Neal Redden, acreage.

French Lick Township

  • Transfer deed- Mitzi Lynn Gromer and Douglas Edward Gromer (deceased) to Mitzi Lynn Gromer, Jason Dale Bird (transfer on death) and Darian Jade Andry (transfer on death), acreage.

  • Kenneth W. Roberts II and Susan Roberts to Lost River Hostel LLC, acreage.

  • Transfer deed- Thomas W. Babbitt and Elaine J. Babbitt to Thomas W. Babbitt, Elaine J. Babbitt, Jenna R. Hagemier (trustee) and Kinsley R. Hagemier, acreage.

  • Transfer deed- Thomas W. Babbitt, also known as Thomas Babbitt, and Elaine J. Babbitt, also known as Elaine Babbitt, to Thomas W. Babbitt, Elaine J. Babbitt, Jenna R. Hagemier (trustee) and Hayden L. Hagemier, acreage.

  • Randall Sergent and Rebecca Sergent to Samantha Prow, acreage.

  • Terry L. Teichmer and Larry D. Teichmer (deceased) to Prime Outfitters LLC, acreage.

Jackson Township

  • Transfer deed- Thomas Wayne Babbitt, also known as Thomas W. Babbitt, and Elaine Joy Babbitt, also known as Elaine J. Babbitt, to Thomas W. Babbitt, Elaine J. Babbitt, Jenna R. Hagemier (trustee) and Ryleigh B. Hagemier, acreage.

  • Clinton Fessell to Johnathan Lee Devoy and Shana Dustin Taylor Devoy, Buffalo Ridge Subdivision Lot 8.

  • Quitclaim- Johnathan Devoy, also known as Johnathan Lee Devoy, Shana Devoy and Shana Dustin Taylor Devoy to Johnathan Lee Devoy and Shana Dustin Taylor Devoy, Buffalo Ridge Subdivision Lots 6 and 8.

  • Mark W. Lindsey and Hope E. Lindsey to Joshua Joel Brown, Lindsey’s Lake View Estates Lot 5.

Northwest Township

  • Quitclaim- Gregory V. Gromer to Rod Gromer, acreage.

Orleans Township

  • Quitclaim- Greg and Rita Noble Properties LLC to Rita Kay Noble Revocable Trust, acreage.

  • Quitclaim- James H. Apple, also known as Betty I. Apple, and Betty Patton to James H. Apple and Betty Patton, acreage.

Circuit

Civil

New Filings

  • Citizens Bank NA vs. Melissa Wheat, complaint, seeking $29,181.46.

  • First Financial Bank NA vs. Whitney Lopez and William Morgan, complaint, seeking $13,374.23.

  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union v. Sullivan Construction Inc., Megan Leigh Vanbrunt Sullivan, also known as Megan Sullivan, and Jeffrey S. Sullivan, complaint on note and to foreclose mortgage, seeking $170,656.95 and order for sheriff’s sale.

Hearings and Judgments

  • First Financial Bank NA vs. Thomas Tarr, default judgment, $37,786.40.

  • Bank of America NA vs. Clint Cowles, agreed judgment, $13,177.66.

  • Capital One Bank (USA) NA vs. Michael Stiles, dismissed.

  • US Bank National Association vs. Victoria Weddle, default judgment, $11,120.06.

Dissolutions of Marriage

  • Amy Schwartz and Henry Schwartz.

  • Eustace Francis and Tanya McTier.

Probate

New Estates

  • James Earl Kendall. Laura L. Kendall, executrix and personal representative.

  • Suzie Ann Beaty. David Scott Beatty, personal representative.

  • Michael Keith Coots. Sean N. Coots, personal representative.

  • Leah Jane Baker. Chad J. Hall, executor.

  • Magdalene Johnson. Priscilla Smith Rose, executrix.

Trusts Ended

  • Marie King. Bradley J. Swihart, personal representative.

  • Mary Margaret McCoy. Mark E. McCoy, executor.

  • Ann L. Hackney. David R. Hackney, executor.

  • Elizabeth Ann Kemple. Aaron Kemple and Charity Minton, co-executors.

Criminal

  • Damien Lee Young, attempted murder. Dismissed. Ct. 2 aggravated battery. Defendant enters plea of guilty pursuant to plea agreement. Sentenced to 10 years at Indiana Department of Correction, four years suspended with credit for 499 days previously served. Fined $436 due within 90 days of release from incarceration; $200/30 probation user fee; four years formal probation; to follow all rules and instructions; no contact with victim.

  • Casandra Geneva Wright, possession of a narcotic drug - between 10-28 grams of schedule I or II narcotic drug. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Court incorporates the finding of indigency and John-Paul Isom is appointed. Pretrial conference set for Oct. 25 and jury trial for March 8, 2022. Court sets bond in the sum of $200,000 cash.

  • Matthew Lynn Hudson, unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent felon. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Court incorporates the finding of indigency and Nicholas Siler is appointed. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 5, 2022. Court sets bond in the sum of 15 days hold then $200,000 cash.

  • Claude E. Kee, dealing in methamphetamine – between 5-10 grams with enhancing. Ct. 2 maintaining a common nuisance – controlled substances. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Defendant requests pauper counsel and after due inquiry Nicholas Siler is appointed. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 4. Court sets bond in the sum of $250,000 cash.

  • Roxanna B. Walters, dealing in methamphetamine – between 5-10 grams with enhancing. Ct. 2 maintaining a common nuisance – controlled substances. Initial hearing held. Defendant notifies the court hiring private counsel. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 4. Court sets bond in the sum of $250,000 cash.

  • Blake Dillon Eldridge, possession of methamphetamine. Defendant enters plea of guilty pursuant to plea agreement. Sentenced to two years at Orange County Jail with credit for 290 days previously served. Fined $386 due within 90 days of release from incarceration; $1,250 restitution. Ct. 2 operating a vehicle after being habitual traffic offender. Ct. 3 auto theft – theft of entire automobile. Ct. 4 resisting law enforcement – defendant uses a vehicle. Ct. 5 possession of marijuana. Dismissed. Ct. 6 unlawful possession of a syringe. Sentenced to two years at Orange County Jail with credit for 290 days previously served. To run concurrent. Ct. 7 habitual offender. Dismissed.

  • Jade R. Glenn, dealing in methamphetamine. Ct. 2 possession of methamphetamine. Defendant enters plea of guilty pursuant to plea agreement. Sentenced to two years 180 days at Orange County Jail, 632 days suspended with credit for 278 days previously served. Fined $386, due within 90 days of release from incarceration; $200/30 probation user fee; 632 days formal probation; to follow all rules and instructions as directed by Orange County Probation Department.

  • Isaiah Snelling, burglary of a dwelling. Pretrial diversion agreement filed.

  • Tyler James Moore, dealing in a narcotic drug – manufacture/deliver/finance-10 or more grams. Ct. 2 possession of narcotic drug. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Defendant notifies the court hiring private counsel. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 5, 2022. Court sets bond in the sum of $250,000 cash. Attorney status check Oct. 21.

  • Yazmen Lana Young, possession of a narcotic drug between 10-28 grams of schedule I or II narcotic drug. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Defendant requests pauper counsel and after due inquiry John-Paul Isom appointed. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 5, 2022. Court sets bond in the sum of $250,000 cash.

  • David B. Guthrie, dealing in methamphetamine – 10 or more grams. Ct. 2 possession of methamphetamine – between 10-28 grams of methamphetamine. Ct. 3 operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substances or its metabolite in person’s body. Ct. 4 possession of marijuana. Ct. 5 possession of a controlled substance – possession of a schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Defendant requests pauper counsel and after due inquiry Nicholas Siler appointed. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 5, 2022. Court sets bond in the sum of $250,000 cash.

  • Donald Eugene Simpson, possession of child pornography with an aggravating factor. Defendant enters plea of guilty pursuant to plea agreement. Sentenced to six years at Indiana Department of Correction with credit for 576 days previously served. Fined $186 due within 90 days of release from incarceration.

  • Gary Max Wells II, burglary. Ct. 2 theft with a prior conviction. Ct. 3 conversion. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Defendant requests pauper counsel and after due inquiry Patrick Smith is appointed. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 5, 2022. Court sets bond in the sum of $250,000 cash.

  • Jessie Jo Abbott, burglary. Ct. 2 theft. Ct. 3 conversion. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Defendant requests pauper counsel and after due inquiry Brock Dawson is appointed. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 5, 2022. Court sets bond in the sum of $200,000 cash.

  • Jonathan O. Huff, possession of methamphetamine – possession of less than five grams. Ct. 2 operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Initial hearing held. Plea of not guilty entered. Defendant notifies the court hiring private counsel. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 5, 2022. Court sets bond in the sum of $200,000 cash. Court to follow up on attorney status.

  • Daniel James Emmons, child molesting where defendant is at least 21 years of age. Ct. 2 child molesting where defendant is at least 21 years of age. Ct. 3 child molesting – fondling or touching with child under 14. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty. Defendant requests pauper counsel after due inquiry Patrick Smith appointed. Pretrial conference set for Nov. 22 and jury trial for April 5, 2022.

Orange Superior

Civil

New Filings

  • LVNV Funding LLC vs. Robert Morgan, complaint, seeking $877.15; vs. Mindy Babbitt, also known as Mindy A. Groff, complaint, seeking $3,047.01; Thomas Jones, complaint, seeking $1,540.33.

  • Crown Asset Management LLC vs. Tammy L. Tolbert, complaint, seeking $1,075.35; vs. Crystal Jifkins, complaint, seeking $888.75.

  • Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Amanda J. White, also known as, Amanda Couch, complaint, seeking $2,244.65; Seth C. Anderson, complaint, seeking $1,273.56; vs. Vicki Pogue, complaint, seeking $3,379.49.

  • First Portfolio Ventures I LLC vs. Nick Mitchell, complaint, seeking $4,502.02.

  • Cascade Capital LLC vs. Greg E. Bowles, complaint, seeking $3,634.48.

  • Cavalry SPV I LLC vs. David Burns, complaint, seeking $3,798.03.

Small Claims

  • Hoosier Accounts Service vs. Scott A. Kunkel; vs. Brandon H. Hammond; vs. Trai Xavier Kendall; vs. Larry Watkins Jr.; vs. Robert J. Lintz; Ryan W. Hill; Michael C. Davenport; vs. David J. Johnson; vs. Mary Johnson.

  • S.R. Mechanical LLC vs. Wayne Wethington; vs. Beverly Mahan.

  • Norman Torres vs. Joseph Butler.

  • Richard Wellman vs. Mindy Dunn Hayden.

  • Patoka Propane LLC vs. Jeremy Harkness; vs. Tracy Snyder and Deborah Bradley; vs. Aymber Meade; vs. Sharon Holland; vs. Kory Dunn.

  • French Lick & West Baden R.E. Prop Mgmt. vs. Matthew Mitchner.

  • Bonnie Lawrence vs. Leslie Simpson.

  • Loyd Raymer vs. Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Town of Orleans vs. Kristy Land.

Criminal

July 20

  • Jamie Dean Gregory, battery against a public safety official. Ct. 2 resisting law enforcement. Ct. 3 public intoxication – breach of peace. Ct. 4 disorderly conduct – engages in fighting or tumultuous conduct. Ct. 5 habitual offender. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and requests appointment of pauper counsel. After due inquiry Brad Swihart appointed. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 14.

  • Jennifer L. Giles, battery. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and requests appointment of pauper counsel. After due inquiry Amber Shaw appointed. Pretrial conference set for Aug. 25.

July 21

  • Jordan Thomas Karnes, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old. Ct. 2 domestic battery. Pretrial diversion agreement filed.

  • Kurt Emerson Sugarman, possession of methamphetamine. Dismissed. Ct. 2 possession of a narcotic drug. Defendant enters plea of guilty pursuant to plea agreement. Sentenced to 365 days at Orange County Jail, 355 days suspended with credit for 10 days previously served. Fined $786 to be taken out of bond; 521 days formal probation. Ct. 3 possession of marijuana. Dismissed.

July 22

  • Elijah D. Flick, minor consuming alcohol. Dismissed

  • Gunner Z. Purkhiser, minor consuming alcohol. Dismissed.

July 23

  • Jennifer L. Giles, battery. Dismissed.

  • Taila Maria Gray, possession of methamphetamine. Ct. 2 possession of paraphernalia. Ct. 3 possession of marijuana. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty. Defendant released on own recognizance. Court takes matter of appointment of pauper counsel under advisement. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 22.

  • Michael Eugene King, operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty. Defendant released on own recognizance. Court takes mater of appointment of pauper counsel under advisement. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 22.

July 26

  • Dennis D. Baker, possession of methamphetamine. Ct. 2 possession of marijuana. Dismissed.

  • Joshua Wayne Arnold, operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to .08 percent or more with a prior conviction. Initial hearing waived. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 29.

  • Kaulen L. Turner, minor consuming alcohol. Initial hearing waived. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 29.

  • Sterling J. Dickey, driving while suspended with a prior conviction. Initial hearing waived. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 8.

  • Malaki Jack Rumsey, driving while suspended with a prior conviction. Initial hearing waived. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 29.

  • Joshua Lee Day, criminal mischief. Ct. 2 intimidation – threaten in retaliation for a prior lawful act. Ct. 3 disorderly conduct – unreasonable noise. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty. Defendant released on own recognizance and to hire own attorney. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 29.

  • Timothy S. Fortner, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and incorporates finding of indigency and appoints Justin Mills as pauper counsel. Pretrial conference set for Aug. 11.

  • Rashan Lee Wilson, domestic battery. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty. Defendant released on own recognizance and to hire own attorney. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 29.

July 28

  • Charles Edward Sieg, operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in person’s body. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty. Defendant to hire own counsel and notify the court if he is unable to. Defendant released on own recognizance. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 29.

July 30

  • Lance N. Scherschel, criminal reckless committed with a deadly weapon. Ct. 2 domestic battery. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and requests appointment of pauper counsel. After due inquiry Amber Shaw appointed. Defendant released on own recognizance with condition of no contact with victim. Pretrial conference set for Aug. 25.

  • Bobbie J. Turner, theft with a prior conviction. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and requests appointment of pauper counsel. After due inquiry Paul Matthew Blanton appointed. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 29.

  • Carrie V. Wisman, possession of methamphetamine. Ct. 2 unlawful possession of a syringe. Ct. 3 possession of a narcotic drug. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and requests appointment of pauper counsel. After due inquiry Justin Mills appointed. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 8.

  • Keith C. Wiseman, possession of methamphetamine. Ct. 2 unlawful possession of a syringe. Ct. 3 possession of a narcotic drug. Ct. 4 resisting law enforcement. Ct. 5 habitual offender. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and requests appointment of pauper counsel. After due inquiry Bradley Swihart appointed. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 14.

  • Joshua A. Taylor, operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 percent or more. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and requests appointment of pauper counsel. After due inquiry Amber Shaw appointed. Defendant released on own recognizance. Pretrial conference set for Oct. 20.

  • Jacob Clay Mattingly, invasion of privacy – violates protective order. Initial hearing held. Defendant enters plea of not guilty and requests appointment of pauper counsel. After due inquiry Brad Swihart appointed. Defendant released on own recognizance. Pretrial conference set for Sept. 28.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Mail: FROM THE COURTHOUSE for Nov. 1, 2021