Four arraigned in common pleas court

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Photo by Gaylen Blosser

GREENVILLE—Four people were arraigned in Darke County Common Pleas Court on Thursday morning. Magistrate Georganne E. Huber presided.

Gregory J. Bowling, 40, of Greenville was arraigned via video call from the Darke County Jail on count one of aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony, possession of fentanyl, a fourth-degree felony and possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces a mandatory two years incarceration, with a maximum 14 and a half years incarceration, and a minimum fine of $7,500, with a maximum fine of $17,500. The court entered a not guilty plea on his behalf, and appointed him public defender Alex Pendl. He was released on his own recognizance, and placed on house arrest. His next appearance is set for Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.

Christopher L. Brown, 22, of Ansonia, was arraigned on one count of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he faces a mandatory three years incarceration with a maximum 16 and a half years incarceration, and a maximum fine of $20,000, which is not mandatory. He retained attorney Randall Breadan, who entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next appearance on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023.

Stacy L. Mariano, of Versailles, was arraigned on count one of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony, possession of fentanyl, a fifth-degree felony and driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, she faces up to four and half years incarceration and a maximum fine of up to $13,500. The court entered a not guilty plea on her behalf, and appointed her public defender Nicole Pohlman. She was released on her own recognizance with her next appearance on Friday, Jan 6, 2023.

Maria Barton, of Greenville, was arraigned on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, third-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to 36 months incarceration and a maximum fine of up to $10,000. The court entered a not guilty plea on her behalf, and appointed her public defender David Rohrer. She was released on her own recognizance, with her next appearance on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.

Stream all Darke County Common Pleas Court hearings on YouTube at https://tinyurl.com/commonpleas.