Perry County Probate/Juvenile Court

Judge Luann Cooperrider

Juvenile Court

Judge Cooperrider organized the Perry County Free Legal Clinic on Sept. 7. She has coordinated the clinic since 2008. Volunteer lawyers were Valerie Wiggins from New Lexington, Tom Walser from Thornville and Chuck Gordon and Sherry Barker from Legal Aid. Five individuals were helped in two divorces, one grandparent custody case, one contract dispute case and one child support question case.

Two Children Services cases were heard. Three children were placed in the temporary custody of Children Services; one child was placed with a grandparent, and one child was placed with an aunt. Four cases were due to drugs and one case was due to abuse. All parents were ordered into drug and alcohol treatment. They must successfully complete all treatment and all orders of the court, including counseling and parenting programs. Counseling was also ordered for the children and the caregivers.

• An 18-year-old girl from Thornville was charged with a probation violation for failing a drug test and failing to check in for probation rules. She was ordered to pay court costs, placed in 10 days detention and afterwards into residential treatment.

• A 17-year-old boy from New Lexington was charged with failure to control, his second moving violation. He was ordered to pay court costs, his driver’s license was suspended for 90 days, and he was ordered to complete a remedial driving program.

• A 14-year-old girl from Somerset was charged with theft. She was fined $50 plus court costs and ordered to pay $59 in restitution to Walmart, write a letter of apology and send it, with a copy to the court within three days, and complete a theft program.

• A 17-year-old boy from New Lexington was charged with underage consumption. He was fined $150 plus court costs, his driver’s license was suspended until age 18, he was placed in the Youth and Family Services program for counseling, he was ordered to complete the Choices program, and he was placed on probation.

• A 16-year-old girl from Junction City was charged with unruliness. She was ordered to pay court costs, attend counseling for anger relief, placed at the Alpha School, and placed on probation.

• A 15-year-old boy from Corning was charged with disorderly conduct. He was ordered to pay court costs, perform 25 hours of community service by Oct. 1, and attend family counseling and an anger program. His caregivers were offered programming to help with managing custody.

Juvenile Court week of Aug. 23

Judge Cooperrider signed a search warrant for law enforcement, concerning alleged illegal drug activity.

Judge Cooperrider heard five Children Services cases this week. Four children were placed with relatives and one child was placed in the temporary custody of Children Services. All parents were ordered to participate in drug and alcohol treatment and mental health counseling. The children and caregivers were also ordered to receive counseling.

• A 16-year-old boy from Roseville was charged with persistent disorderly conduct. He was ordered to pay court costs and his driver’s license was suspended until all costs are paid and orders completed. He was ordered to undergo an assessment at Perry Behavioral Health Choices and to complete the Choices program, and he was placed on intensive probation with random drug testing. A no-contact order was issued.

• A 17-year-old girl from Crooksville was charged with assault. She was ordered to pay court costs, her driver’s license was suspended until she completes counseling for anger management, she was placed in detention for five days, and she was placed on probation.

• A 16-year-old boy from New Lexington was charged with underage consumption. He was fined $150 plus court costs, his driver’s license was suspended until age 18, he was ordered to complete the Choices program, he was placed on probation with random drug testing, and he was placed in the Youth and Family Services program.

• A 14-year-old boy from Somerset was charged with unruliness. He was ordered to pay court costs, perform 20 hours of community service, and attend counseling for anger management, and he was placed at the Alpha School and placed on probation.

• A 16-year-old girl from Thornville was charged with theft. She was fined $50 plus court costs and ordered to pay restitution of $15 to the owner of the property, her driver’s license was suspended until all costs are paid and programs completed, and she was ordered to write and send a letter of apology to the victim with a copy to the court within three days, and to complete a theft program.

• A 16-year-old girl from Junction City was charged with unruliness. She was ordered to pay court costs and attend counseling at Allwell, grief counseling was ordered for her family, and she was placed at t he Alpha School and placed on probation.

Probate Court

Judge Cooperrider heard two guardianship request cases and one wrongful death settlement, and performed one wedding ceremony.

Marriage applications

• Jerry Allen Cox, Thornville, and Jean Elizabeth Sayre, Reynoldsburg

• Tiffany Amber Roberts, Mount Perry, and Kristofer William Stanton, Mount Perry

• Jordan Robert Coffman, New Lexington, and Cassidy Mashell Adams, New Lexington

• Justin Jeffrey Terry, Thornville, and Molly Marie Roush, Thornville

• Craig William Davisson, Junction City, and Kacy Allen Stewart, New Lexington

• Gavin M. Underwood, New Lexington, and Jennifer Nicole Wilson, New Lexington

• Ryan Jeffrey Vance, Glenford, and Emily J. Lones, Somerset

• Joshua Edward Lee, Junction City, and Amber Nicole Heavener, Crooksville

• Cheyenne Nicole Danison, Somerset, and Joshua Michael Wright, Heath

• Denae Justine Forgrave, Shawnee, and Drew Michael Brown, Shawnee

Estates filed

• Joseph D. King, Junction City

• Wayne E. Frash, Crooksville

• Barbara Mullins, Somerset

• Jewell Edna Beach, Junction City

• James E. Downs, Glouster

• Lacy C. Boggess, Sr., New Lexington

• Joan E. Zuber, Columbus

• Carnellis K. Chapman, Somerset

General

Judge Cooperrider participated in the Judicial Conference Probate Law and Procedure Committee meeting. New forms were approved regarding name change and birth certificate laws. Judge Cooperrider serves on the committee.

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