Four arraigned in court

Four people were arraigned in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Thursday afternoon. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

Adam M. Clark, 24, of Piqua, was arraigned on one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony and one count of driving while intoxicated, a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months incarceration, a maximum fine of $6,075 and a mandatory license suspension of one year. He retained Alex Pendl as his counsel and pleaded not guilty. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Desmond M. Michael, 36, of Versailles, was arraigned on one count of domestic violence, a fourth degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $5,000, none of which is mandatory. Michael pleaded not guilty and was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman by the court. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Monday, Sept. 13.

Jeremy N. Rockwood, 44, of Versailles, was arraigned on one count of failure to provide notice of change of address, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000, none of which is mandatory. He retained Mark Wieczorek as his counsel and pleaded not guilty. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Friday, Sept. 17.

Troy D. Yeomans, 43, of Pitsburg, was arraigned on one count of possession of methamphetamines and one count of possession of tramadol, both fifth-degree felonies. If convicted he faces up to two years incarceration and a maximum fine of $5,000. Yeomans pleaded not guilty, and was given 10 days to retain counsel. He was released on his own recognizance with his next appearance on Thursday, Sept. 23.

Darke County Common Pleas hearings are available to stream live 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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