Court case takes a turn


GREENVILLE — A sentencing case took a turn in Darke County Common Pleas Courts Friday with Judge Jonathan P. Hein presiding.

Stoney D. Dynes, 55, of Greenville, was to receive sentencing for domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony. However, before proceedings could begin, Judge Hein informed Dynes of two additional indictments handed down by the grand jury – aggravated trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies.

Dynes faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine on each of the new indictments.

Defense Attorney Randall E. Breaden asked for a continued own recognizance bond, stating the sheriff’s department would more than likely not want to incur Dynes’ medical costs citing health issues and several necessary medications.

The Dynes’ case took a turn when his daughter, Sara M. Dynes, 34, of Greenville, present in court, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. She was then brought before Judge Hein on two indictments for trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies. She faces up to 18 months in prison with a $5,000 fine on each. She was released on her own recognizance with a status conference slated for Aug. 19.

Stoney Dynes was released on his own recognizance with his next appearance slated for Aug. 22.

Also appearing in court before Judge Hein on Friday:

• Romona M. Miller, 48, of Portland, Ind., for sentencing on possession, a fifth-degree felony. She was given community control sanctions up to 60 months with court costs and $150 in restitution.

• Joseph W. Braun, 49, of Greenville, gave a change of plea for a charge of possession, a fifth-degree felony. He faces a maximum 12 months incarceration, $2500 fine, and up to three years post-prison supervision. He gave a guilty plea with a sentencing date slated for Sept. 9.

• Jason R. Yohey, 38, of Bradford, was sentenced for aggravated vehicular assault, a second-degree felony, and driving under the influence, a first-degree misdemeanor. He received community control sanctions up to 60 months, and six months electronically monitored house arrest with potential modification, a $2000 fine, restitution of $1825, court costs, and 100 hours community service.

• Alicia-Marie K. Wiedmaier, 32, gave an appearance before Judge Hein via video from the Darke County jail for a fugitive of justice hearing. She waived her rights, agreeing to extradition to Oklahoma.

Due to a conflict of interests, James F. Stevenson, a judge on the Shelby County Court of Common Pleas in Sidney, presided over a change of plea from Ronda M. Hanes, 46, of Greenville, on one count theft, a fifth-degree felony, and four counts petty theft, all first-degree misdemeanors.

Hanes faces up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine on the first count with a maximum of 180 days in prison and $1000 fine on each misdemeanor count. She gave a guilty plea to all charges with a sentencing date slated for Sept. 6.
Shelby judge presides over a change of plea

By Bethany J. Royer-DeLong

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