Five arraigned in common pleas court

Five people were arraigned in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Monday morning. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

Adam M. Fisher, 22, of Ft. Recovery, was arraigned on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony. He faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum $2,500 fine, none of which are mandatory. Fisher appointed attorney David Rohr and pleaded not guilty. Fisher was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance unknown.

Robert L. Price, 43, was arraigned one count of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. He faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum $2,500 fine, none of which are mandatory. Price was appointed public defender Alex Pendl and pleaded not guilty. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance is Monday, Dec. 27.

Virgil Kayser, of Mercer County, was arraigned on one count of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, Kayser faces  12 months incarceration and a maximum $2,500 fine, none of which are not mandatory. Kayser pleaded not guilty and the court allowed him three weeks to retain a lawyer. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance is Monday, Dec. 27.

Zachary S. Gilbert, 22, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of vandalism, a fifth-degree felony. He faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum $2,500 fine, none of which are mandatory. Gilbert was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman and pleaded not guilty. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, Dec. 23.

Christian Swoveland, of Union City, Ind., was arraigned on one count of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and one count of handling a weapon while driving under the influence, both fourth-degree felonies. He faces up to 36 months incarceration and a maximum $10,000 fine, none of which are mandatory.  Swoveland was appointed public defender Randall Breadan and pleaded not guilty. He was released on his own recognizance with his next appearance on Monday, Dec. 6.

Darke County Common Pleas Court hearings are available to stream on YouTube at: https://tinyurl.com/commonpleas.

Abigail Miller / Editor

Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, crocheter, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at amiller@darkecountynow.com.

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