LISBON - In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Michael T. Joy, 25, East Sixth Street, Salem, pleaded innocent to OVI and failure to control following an incident that occurred in Salem on May 26. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for July 2.
In other court action, Brock D. Menough, 27, West Pershing Street, Salem, pleaded innocent to failure to control and having weapons despite a felony conviction. Menough reportedly wrecked his vehicle on Logtown Road in Center Township at 11:45 p.m. May 23, and steel knuckles and nunchucks were found in the vehicle. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for June 6.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for June 27 in the case of Hallie J. Whitman, 43, Summers Road, East Rochester, who pleaded innocent to OVI. Whitman was reportedly found sitting in her stopped vehicle with the motor running on Westville Lake Road in Knox Township at 3:08 a.m. May 26.
Kelsey M. Pike, 21, of Canton, was fined $250 after found guilty of allowing Justin R. Abernathy to drive her vehicle knowing his license was suspended. Abernathy was stopped while driving Pike's SUV on U.S. Route 30 in Madison Township at 3:34 a.m. May 27.
A pretrial hearing was scheduled for June 24 in the case of Dustin D. Seaver, 22, of Clinton, who pleaded innocent to OVI and driving with a broken windshield following a traffic stop in Wellsville at 8:31 p.m. May 25.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for June 25 in the case of Jonathan E. Peterson, 19, Cameron Road, Wellsville, who pleaded innocent to driving under suspension and failure to control. He was cited while driving on Cameron Road at 4:10 p.m. May 24.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for June 27 in the case of Ryan J. Papic, 32, Elberon Avenue, Salem, who pleaded innocent to two counts of receiving stolen property. Papic is accused of having a Kindle Fire and Nintendo DS Lite stolen from a Columbiana home in April or May and then pawned at Cashland in Columbiana.
Aaron L. Penny, 21, Stookesberry Road, Lisbon, was sentenced to six months in jail, fined $250 and ordered to make restitution after being found guilty of aggravated menacing and criminal damaging. Penny went to a Madison Township home last September and took a baseball bat to a Hummer belonging to Kriss Hissam, breaking the windshield and rear window vent and leaving dents elsewhere. The bat almost struck Alissa Hissam and Skylar Jones, who were sitting in the vehicle at the time. A restitution review hearing is scheduled for June 27, at which time the jail sentence will likely be suspended.
Amber J. Goodman, 31, Vine Street, Salem, was fined $150 and given credit for two days spent in jail after being found guilty of disorderly conduct, which was reduced from domestic violence as part of a plea deal with the county prosecutor's office. Goodman reportedly struck her husband in the head with a bottle of Rolling Rock beer during an argument on May 17. She is was also ordered to continue attending anger management classes.
Matthew A. Bays, 25, East Perry Street, Salem, was fined $150 after being found guilty of disorderly conduct, while a second charge of resisting arrest was dismissed by the prosecutor's office. Bays was accused of refusing to calm down and then shoving and grabbing a Salem police officer who tried to arrest him after being called to the scene of a domestic dispute on March 30.
Britney A. Dermotta, 26, South Union Avenue, Salem, was fined $100 and given credit for three days spent in jail after being found guilty of disorderly conduct, which was reduced from domestic violence by the prosecutor's office. Dermotta reportedly shoved her boyfriend and then knocked him into a wall after slamming a door on him.