Four appear in common pleas

Four people appeared in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday morning. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

Kevin E. Jones, 36, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted failure to comply with the order of a police officer, a fourth-degree felony. As a part of the plea, the original indictment of failure to comply with the order of a police officer, a third-degree felony, was amended. He faces up to 18 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $5,000, none of which are mandatory. He will be sentenced on Monday, Oct. 25.

Jonathan T. Hittle, 19, of Greenville, pleaded guilty via Zoom call from the Darke County Jail to one count of attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony. As a part of the plea, the original indictment of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, was amended. He faces up to three years incarceration and a maximum fine of $10,000, none of which are mandatory. He will be sentenced on Monday, Nov. 1.

Magan R. Plessinger, 34, of Greenville, appeared on a probation violation via Zoom call from the Darke County Jail for failure to complete sober living. Plessinger waived her right to counsel and admitted to the violation. At the time of the violation Plessinger was on community control sanctions for the original charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony. She was sentenced to a program at a secure treatment center and community control sanctions.

Brianna N. Wells, of Union City, Ind., appeared on one count of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to 18 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $5,000. She was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman by the court and released on her own recognizance. Her next hearing will be on Wednesday, Sept. 15 in municipal court.

Darke County Common Pleas 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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