5 arraigned on charges in Common Pleas Court


By Erik Martin - emartin@advocate.com



April Herrell (left, with defense attorney Randall Breaden) pleaded not guilty to methamphetamine possession in Darke County Common Pleas Court. She was one of five who were arraigned in court Monday.


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Jacob Motley (left, with defense attorney Dave Rohrer) was arraigned in court Monday on two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE — Five people indicted by a grand jury pleaded not guilty to various charges in Darke County Common Pleas Court Monday.

April L. Herrell, 45, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of possessing methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony. She was represented in court by defense attorney Randall Breaden.

Herrell, if convicted, could face up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine. She is free on her own recognizance. Her next court date is December 4.

Steven S. Puterbaugh, 55, Union City, Ohio, is charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and two first-degree misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. Defense attorney Andrew Pratt represents Puterbaugh.

If convicted, Puterbaugh could spend up to two years in prison and pay more than $6,000 in fines. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 4. He is free on his own recognizance.

Jared A. Alig, 22, of Portland, Indiana, answered to charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, two first-degree misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, and misdemeanor charges of reckless operation and speeding. Alig is represented by defense attorney Eric Wilson.

Alig faces up to three years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine if convicted on the failure to comply charge. He faces three days to six months in jail and up to $1,075 in fines on the other charges. Free on his own recognizance, he next appears in court December 4.

Jase A. Blocher, 18, of Greenville, entered a not-guilty plea to charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor counts of failure to control, no motorcycle endorsement, reckless operation, and fictitious registration. Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein appointed Breaden to represent Blocher.

Like Alig, Blocher could spend more than three years in prison if convicted on all charges. His next court date is December 4. He is free on his own recognizance.

Jacob T. Motley, 18, of Greenville, faces one fourth-degree felony count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and a first-degree misdemeanor of the same. He is represented by defense attorney Dave Rohrer.

Motley could be sentenced to up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $6,000 if convicted on both counts. Further, he could be required to register as a sex offender. He is free on his own recognizance and will next appear in court December 11.

April Herrell (left, with defense attorney Randall Breaden) pleaded not guilty to methamphetamine possession in Darke County Common Pleas Court. She was one of five who were arraigned in court Monday.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/11/web1_Herrell-0002-PRINT-Copy.jpgApril Herrell (left, with defense attorney Randall Breaden) pleaded not guilty to methamphetamine possession in Darke County Common Pleas Court. She was one of five who were arraigned in court Monday. Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

Jacob Motley (left, with defense attorney Dave Rohrer) was arraigned in court Monday on two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/11/web1_Motley-0009-PRINT-Copy.jpgJacob Motley (left, with defense attorney Dave Rohrer) was arraigned in court Monday on two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

By Erik Martin

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