Snyder arraigned on forgery charges


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A Greenville woman faces forgery charges regarding college entry paperwork, and Quincy man involved in a string for counterfeiting cases got his day in court recently as part of several cases involving arraignments, change of plea cases and final sentencing were ruled on recently in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Tammy R. Snyder, 46, 47 Nottingham Way, Greenville, pleaded not guilty to two counts of forgery, both fifth-degree felonies during her arraignment.

Snyder is accused of forging the signature of Dr. Randall Orem to obtain financial aid from Liberty University. She was released on her own recognizance by Judge James Stevenson.

Mark Anthony Michael Jr., 231 Jefferson St., Quincy, was placed on five years of community control when sentenced on a charge of attempted forgery, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was also ordered to successfully complete drug and alcohol counseling, was fined $200 and assessed court costs.

Michael was involved in counterfeiting activities in Shelby County linked to Robert Barga of Sidney, who was recently sentenced to prison.

In other cases:

• Harold J. Engley III, 33, 1135 Park Ave, Troy, plead guilty to an amended charge of domestic violence, a third-degree felony. Court records indicate he assaulted his wife, and has a previous conviction in Miami County. He will be sentenced on Jan. 5.

• Dwayne Valentine, 38, 2202 Broadway Ave., plead guilty to an amended charge of attempted tampering with evidence, a fifth-degree felony. He will be sentenced on Jan. 16.

• Stephen E. Cheek, 46, at large, plead guilty to the amended charge of attempted grand theft auto, a fifth-degree felony. He remains incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail. He will be sentenced on Jan. 16.

• Lela Jones, 43, 1148 Hamilton Court, received five years community control on a charge of burglary, a third-degree felony. She must also successfully complete drug and alcohol counseling, was fined $200 and assessed court costs.

She was found guilty of breaking into a residence at 1113 Hilltop Ave.

• Gregory Cloninger, 60, at large, was placed on five years community control on one count of attempted failure to provide a change of address, a fourth-degree felony. He was also assessed the court costs.

• Megan E. Myers, 24, 13844 Sharp Road, received five years community control on one charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. She was ordered to successfully complete drug and alcohol counseling, was fined $300 and assessed court costs.

• Michael Henry Cotterman, 46, incarcerated, plead guilty to an amended charge of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. His sentencing is set for Dec. 12.

• Maria Del-Milagro Figueroa, 33, incarcerated, plead guilty to an amended charge of attempted receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. She was found guilty of receiving a 2017 Dodge Charger that was stolen. She will be sentenced on Jan. 5.

• Mitchell R. Regula, 43, 9101 Tawawa-Maplewood Road, plead guilty to an amended charge of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, for assaulting his wife. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 10.

• Jerry J. Smith, 56, Tipp City, plead guilty to the amended charge of petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was found guilty of taking 946 pounds of copper wiring from Area Energy and Electric of Sidney. He will be sentenced on Jan. 10.

• Bradley Ellis, 23, Sidney, was sentenced to 30 days in the Shelby County Jail as part of the work release program on charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and aggravated menacing, a first-degree felony.

He was also placed on five years of community control, ordered to successfully complete counseling for anger and rage, and drug and alcohol abuse, and assessed the court costs. The court also ordered Sidney Police destroy a firearm confiscated during the arrest.

• Ryan Parrett, 28, 1220 Morris Ave., plead guilty to an amended charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He will be sentenced on Jan. 10.

• Joshua S. Centers, 28, 4104 Paulus Road, received five years of community control and assessed court costs. He was also ordered to attended counseling at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center in Lima.

By Jim Painter

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

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