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weapon and theft were dropped in the other case. In the first incident, in October 2017, police say Ries and another man hit and kicked a male subject and robbed him of marijuana inside a Warsaw residence. At that time, Ries said the resi dent arranged to purchase half an ounce of marijuana for $130. The resident then told Ries and another man they should jump the male subject when he arrived and steal his marijuana, which they did. While on probation for his involvement in the first inci dent, police say Ries was involved in a second incident in Syracuse involving weapons. In that incident, Ries allegedly was part of a group of four men who broke into a residence and beat a man with a baseball bat. The man who was beaten was able to retrieve a handgun and chase the intruders out of his home. The victim suffered a large laceration above his right eye, a large bruise on his back and side of his head, and abra sions on his elbow and shoul der. He was transported to Goshen Hospital for treat ment. During the incident a Remington 1100 20 gauge shotgun, Savage HMR rifle and $2,150 in cash were stolen. In court Thursday, Ries' attorney, Scott Lennox, talked about the 12 step program Ries has completed and that he would be a candidate for KCCC. Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Brad Voelz spoke about how Ries' actions were inexcusable and violent. He said Ries' actions in October 2017 helped spawn a second group of young people's retal iation that could have had enormous horrible conse quences. Voelz said the persons involved were all 16 to 18 years old, with some being sent to juvenile court while others, like Ries, were waived to adult court. While Ries was on bond for the first incident, Voelz said Ries kept using drugs and then was involved in the March 2018 incident, also drug related and that involved guns. Lennox said Ries was a child when the offensives happened and it was unfortu nate Ries "saw the light" too late. He has since worked on his own to get the help he needed. Lennox said Ries started doing drugs "super young" and it kept snow balling, but Ries has now "taken the bull by the horns" and has sought treatment. "It's a real change," Lennox assured Cates. He said Ries was asking the court to give him hope and a chance to redeem him self. The hope was that after six months of jail time, Cates would modify the sentence and let him serve his time on probation and home deten tion. He also mentioned Ries now has a 1 month old baby. "I know I made mistake after mistake. I can't take back what I did," Ries said, but he'd apologize to every one if he could. Cates told him, "You didn't make mistakes, you made choices. There's a difference. You made choices." Cates told Ries it appeared that Ries had a long standing addiction and substance abuse problem that has not been addressed. Cates reminded Ries his second offense was committed while he was still out on bond for the first offense. He was still in counseling during the sec ond offense and that didn't stop him, Cates said. Cates then accepted the plea deal and sentenced him to nine years for each of the two level 3 felony robbery charges with three years of each charge suspended. The two sentences are to be served consecutively. laces, a vehicle battery, video games and money. Total value of the items stolen was more than $6,500, according to court documents. Francis learned that on Oct. 26, 2017, Ault used his Ohio identification card to sell jewelry to Cashland. The victim identified the jewelry sold to Cashland by Ault as jewelry stolen from her home. Francis also found that on Oct. 27, Tennant used her Indiana operator's license to sell an automobile battery at Omni Source. The victim identified the battery as one stolen from her home. A warrant for Ault's arrest was issued in November 2017. Times-Union Warsaw Union Nor thern Indianian Founded 1854 Founded 1856 The Times-Union is an Independent Republican newspaper founded as the Northern Indianian by General Reub Williams on Jan. 10, 1856. It is published daily except Sunday and certain holidays at The Times Building, Indiana and Market streets by High-Key Enterprises LLC, P.O. Box 1448, (574) 267-3111. Periodical class postage paid at Post Office, Warsaw, IN., 46580 (USPS-666-680) POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Times- Union, P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN., 46581-1448. Website: timesuniononline.com E-mail addresses: news@timesuniononline.com circulation@timesuniononline.com advertising@timesunionline.com BUSINESS HOURS - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday, circulation calls only, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. S SUBSCRIPTION RATES - Effective Nov. 1, 2016. Price per single issue $1 daily, $1.50 Saturday. Motor route delivery $14 per month payable in advance. By mail in Kosciusko and adjoining counties $17 per month. This newspaper is printed on recycled paper and is recyclable. Co-Publishers Chandler M. Williams Erin L. Williams General Manager Gary Gerard Comptroller Jessica Rodriguez Adver tising Mgr. Paul Smith Composing & Spotlight Mgr. Deb Swick Prod. Director Gary Kunkle Circ. Director David Hays Spor ts Editor Dale Hubler Associate Eds. David Slone Mark Howe Dan Spalding Deb Sprong Aaron McKrell Photographer Gary Nieter DIGEST Friday, December 14, 2018 Warsaw, Indiana TIMES-UNION 2A Lottery Home Continued From Page 1A Sentence Continued From Page 1A new treatment facility. County attorney Chad Miner will file the petition with IDEM, and at some point in the next six months that state agency will hold anoth er hearing. Opponents, pri marily in the Chapman Lake area, plan to present IDEM officials with a petition filled with verified signatures of homeowners opposed to the sewer district. They would need 51 percent, or 1,012 signatures, to succeed. In another matter, council members learned the county got a $6 million TRAX grant from Indiana Department of Transportation to extend CR 1300N from Old 15 to Ind. 15 on the north side of Milford. The project will include a bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, and rerouting North Main Street on the west side of the tracks. County Highway Supervisor Scott Tilden said engineering could begin next year, with right of way acqui sition starting in 2020 and construction in 2022. Tilden also got council approval to seek a grant for a bridge replacement project on CR 200S over Walnut Creek. If the grant is received, preliminary engineering work could begin as early as 2019, with ground breaking expected in 2024. The council also discussed the purchase of a building to house the county coroner's office. Coroner Tony Ciriello said right now, the county can store a body in a refriger ated facility at a local hospi tal, but only for eight hours and on a space available basis. Having a separate office would allow Ciriello and his staff to get toxicology and other tests done in a more timely manner, and handle its affairs "with dignity and respect," he said. Council member Doug Heinisch said he would have liked to seen more cost esti mates for renovations before approving such a measure. Administrator Marsha McSherry assured Heinisch such estimates had been completed before making an offer on the property the county is eyeing. The address of the property is a closely guarded secret, to keep the price from going up. In other business, the council: Authorized Judge David Cates to seek a grant for a second year of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Approved extradition expenses for the sherriff's department totaling $6,514.66 and the transfer of $4,000 of Department of Natural Resources grant money. Permitted the prosecu tor's office to transfer $7,200 from one account to another. This will cover the expenses of a retiring employee's unused benefits and the cost of training a replacement. Allowed the transfer of $10,000 into an office equip ment account for community corrections. The department is adding a pair of officers. Heard a new abatement request from Lake City Heat Treating Corp. for about $5 million in new equipment. It was the first step in the abatement process. Ratified a year end transfer resolution that will ensure all county accounts end the year "in the black." Signed an interlocal agreement with Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitor's Bureau that will permit the county auditor to serve as the controller for the group. Approved appointments to several county boards. The council also said its farewells to outgoing sheriff Rocky Goshert and retiring council member Tom Anglin. Anglin had stepped down in 2012 but returned in October 2015 to fill out the term of Jim Moyer, who joined the county surveyor's office. Anglin served on the county council for a total of 41 years. Council Continued From Page 1A was sleeping in the car, he woke her up to tell her she needed to pick up her child at school. She became enraged and attempted to jump from the vehicle while it was mov ing. After the victim stopped Sweet from jumping out, she started hitting him on the head. Metzger saw a video taken by the victim. It showed Sweet hitting the victim on the head. The victim had blood and a small cut on the right side of his head. A child was in the vehicle while Sweet was hitting the victim. A no contact order was entered Thursday. Sweet's initial hearing was scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 7. Video Continued From Page 1A made a mistake and was sorry. A video of the confronta tion showed Hurley grabbing the victim by the throat in a violent manner, court docu ments state. The video also showed Hurley holding the victim on the ground with his forearm across his throat. A no contact order was entered Thursday. Hurley has been released on his own recognizance. His initial hearing is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Dec. 27. Teen Continued From Page 1A Hale told officers he threw the victim on the bed and began choking her with both hands until she began mak ing gagging noises. When Hale realized she couldn't breathe, he released his hands from her neck, court documents state. Two children were in the residence. A witness told officers she remained with the children in the back bedroom during most of the altercation. When things became extremely loud, the witness entered the room and attempted to stop the fight. As she entered the room, she saw the victim slapping and hitting Hale. Officers saw a cut under Hale's left eye, which he said was from playing with the children, court documents state. An initial hearing for Hale is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Dec. 27. Faces Continued From Page 1A need some assistance with Christmas. Every school in Kosciusko County is contact ed, and homeschooled chil dren are included. The fami lies fill out a form to partici pate. Heaton estimated they'd be helping at least 160 chil dren this year, up about 25 from 2017. "We do half clothing, half toys. They have an undis closed amount that we do for each child, and we just try to help them in times of need," he said. After shopping, the stu dents got their picture taken with Santa and grab a cookie. "It's a good way to end the night," Heaton said. Generous donations and fundraisers Lodge 149 does throughout the year help pay for the event. Heaton said Shop With A Cop has been going on at least 10 years. 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P.J. Hanley will take over the duties offi cially, but will be out of the country when the council meets in January. The council usually reorganizes during the first meeting in a new year, but the agenda addition to elect a president was moved to Tuesday's meeting when all three members would be present. The council voted unanimously at the meeting to give all town employees a 2 per cent salary increase. Last year, the increase was 3 percent, but Hanley explained that health insurance costs have risen 14 per cent and they are only able to offer the 2 percent increase. Hanley said the town has been paying all of the insurance premiums for employees, but that employees will be responsible for a very small percentage of the premiums in 2019. A revised trash ordinance with Republic Services will mean a small monthly increase for household trash pickup. According to Kim Berger, clerk treasurer, the fee will go from $14.60 per month to $14.82. The council issued a reminder for town residents to register with at the clerk's office if they want to be a part of the Christmas decorating contest. Those want ing to compete will need to have their light ing on by 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Berger said they will continue to sign up any residents within the town limits until the contest date. Judging the contest will be Tony Wagner, along with several members of his family and friends. For many years, the late Mark Wagner and several family members, including his grandchildren, had judged the annual event. The council asked the Wagner family to continue the tradition of judging. The council approved a lease of 74 acres for farming with Chad Nifong. The new lease will be in effect until Jan. 31, 2021. Robin Racolta spoke briefly to the coun cil concerning planters that are being pro posed for the downtown area. According to Racolta, the planters are financed by local businesses. At this time, there is consideration of increasing the size of the planters and purchasing about half of the number of those used through the spring, summer and fall seasons in 2018. The council agreed to provide winter stor age for the planters. Those wanting to participate or having questions are asked to contact Racolta at Robin's Nest at 342 0300. The council had an informal discussion concerning the equipment from companies that lease space on the town's tower. It was noted that the Bourbon signage can no longer be seen and that the companies involved could rearrange their equipment P.J. Hanley Becomes President Of Bourbon Town Council BY CAROL ANDERS TIMES-UNION Correspondent Michael Cohen Claims Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Were Wrong WASHINGTON (AP) - Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's long time personal lawyer said today that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was con cerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election." He says Trump knew the payments were wrong. Michael Cohen - who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life - said he "gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty." Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired today on "Good Morning America." Cohen said that "of course" Trump knew it was wrong to make the hush money payments, but he did not provide any specific evidence or detail in the interview. Federal law requires that any payments made "for the purposes of influencing" an election must be reported in campaign finance disclosures. Speaking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Cohen appeared shaken over the series of events that swiftly took him from Trump's "fixer" to a man facing three years in prison. "I am done with the lying," Cohen said. "I am done being loyal to President Trump." He added: "I will not be the villain of this story." Cohen was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in federal prison after pleaded guilty to several charges, including campaign finance violations and lying to Congress. Prosecutors have said Trump directed Cohen to arrange the payments to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal in the run up to the 2016 campaign. The decisions to pay off Daniels, who alleged she had sex with a married Trump in 2006, dur ing the run up to the 2016 election was made soon after an old "Access Hollywood" tape sur faced, in which Trump was heard talking about groping and trying to have sex with women, Cohen said.

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