Three arraigned in common pleas court

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

Andrew J. F. Barnes, 33, of Greenville, was arraigned on two counts of importuning, both third-degree felonies. If convicted, Barnes faces a mandatory sex offender registration, up to 10 years incarceration and a maximum fine of $20,000. He was appointed public defender Randall Breaden and pleaded not guilty. Barnes was released on his own recognizance, with his next hearing on Thursday, Nov. 18.

Amber Elzey, 33, of Ridgeville, Ind., was arraigned on four counts of theft of drugs, all fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of tampering with drugs, both third-degree felonies. If convicted, she faces up to 12 years incarceration and a maximum fine of $40,000. Elzey retained David Rohrer as counsel and pleaded not guilty. She was released on her own recognizance, with her next hearing on Friday, Nov. 19.

Brianna N. Wells, of Union City, Ind., was arraigned on one count of improperly handling 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. Wells was appointed public defender Nicole Pohlman and pleaded not guilty. She was released on her own recognizance, with her next hearing on Thursday, 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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