Seven arraigned in common pleas court

GREENVILLE— Seven people were arraigned in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Friday morning. Magistrate Georgeann Huber presided.

William H. Watts, 21, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to three years incarceration and a maximum fee of up to $10,000, none of which are mandatory. Watts retained attorney Alex Pendl, and pleaded not guilty. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, July 14.

Ethan T. Albert, 55, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of burglary, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to three years incarceration and a maximum fee of up to $10,000, none of which are mandatory. Albert retained attorney Alex Pendl, and pleaded not guilty. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, July 14.

Brent D. Hawes, of Columbus, was arraigned on count one of theft, a fifth-degree felony, count two of misuse of credit cards, a fifth-degree felony and receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to three years incarceration and a maximum fee of up to $7,500, none of which are mandatory. He was appointed public defender David Rohrer, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Monday, June 27.

Eric Ridgway, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fee of up to $2,500, none of which are mandatory. He was appointed public defender Randall Breadan, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, July 14.

Adam J. Uchyn, 39, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fee of up to $2,500, none of which are mandatory. Uchyn was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Monday, July 11.

Zachary W. Lawrence, 28, of Union City, was arraigned on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fee of up to $2,500, none of which are mandatory. Lawrence was appointed public defender Alex Pendl, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, July 14.

Amanda G. Ruby, 33, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fee of up to $2,500, none of which are mandatory. Ruby was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman, and a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf. She was released on her own recognizance, with her next appearance on Monday, July 11.

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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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