Six arraigned in Common Pleas Court

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

Sarah M. Vance, 35, of Arcanum, was arraigned on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to two and a half years incarceration and a maximum fine of $7,500, none of which is mandatory. She retained Randall Breaden as counsel and pleaded not guilty. Vance was released on her own recognizance with her pretrial hearing set for Thursday, Oct. 21.

Josh W. Lewis, 35, of Union City, Ind., was arraigned on one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to two and a half years incarceration and a maximum fine of $7,500. He was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman and pleaded not guilty. Lewis was released on his own recognizance with his pretrial hearing set for Thursday, Oct. 28.

Anthony M. Tuggle, 36, of Versailles, was arraigned on one count of aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 12 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $2,500. He was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman and pleaded not guilty. Tuggle was released on his own recognizance with his pretrial hearing set for Thursday, Oct. 28.

Jacob D. Monnin, 25, of Versailles, was arraigned on one count of possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces 12 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $2,500. He pleaded not guilty, and the court allowed him two weeks to retain a lawyer. He was released on his own recognizance with his pretrial hearing set for Friday, Oct. 29.

Jodee J. Burns, 25, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, she faces 12 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $2,500. She was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman, and pleaded not guilty. Burns was released on her own recognizance with her pretrial hearing set for Thursday, Oct. 28.

Alex J. Neargarder, 25, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of possession of fentanyl, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces 12 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $2,500. He was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman and pleaded not guilty. Neargarder was released on his own recognizance with his pretrial hearing set for Thursday, Oct. 28.

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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