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Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:41 PM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas:

Arraignment
Nicholas Devecchio, 27, Van Wert, was arraigned on two counts of trafficking heroin, each a felony of the fourth degree. 
He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was set for Dec. 19.
Change of plea

Megan Lippincott, 32, Middle Point, entered a plea of guilty to an amended charge of attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a misdemeanor of the first degree.  The original charge was aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  
The court then sentenced her to one year of community control, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. A $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail were deferred pending completion of community control.
Sentencing

Adam Stripe, 35, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of trafficking drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. 
His sentence is 3 years community control, 30 days jail with work release, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended 6 months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. Twelve months prison was deferred pending completion of community control.

Jessica Thompson, 26, Van Wert, was sentenced on a felony five charge of trafficking drugs. 
Her sentence was six months in prison with credit for 3 days already served.

Lisa Hundley, 32, Middle Point, was sentenced to six years in prison following her no contest plea to aggravated vehicular homicide, a felony of the first degree.

Sam Whisman, 20, Van Wert, was sentenced for a charge of trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. 
His sentence was 3 years community control, 30 days jail, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended for 6 months, ordered to pay court costs and the $25 indigency fee. A 9-month prison term was deferred.

Kyle Bourelle, 29, Celina, was sentenced to 9 months in prison for abusing harmful intoxicants, a felony of the fifth degree. This sentence was ordered to run concurrently with a similar sentence from Mercer County.
Bond violation

Zachary Brooks, 19, Van Wert, appeared for violating his surety bond by failing to report to probation as ordered.   
He was re-released on the same conditions after agreeing to follow the conditions.
Probation violations

Ryan King, 26, Van Wert,  appeared for a probation violation for failing to report to probation as ordered.
He admitted the violation and was ordered to serve one year in prison with credit for 227 days.

Justin Taylor, 27, Van Wert, appeared for a probation violation for failing to report to probation as ordered and for failing to complete counseling. 
He was sentenced to prison for 9 months with credit for 157 days served.
Judicial release hearing

Chris Lane, 49, Delphos requested judicial early release from prison. He was originally sentenced on Aug. 22 to 12 months prison for trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.  
The court granted his request for Judicial Release and modified his sentence as follows: 3 years community control, up to 6 months at WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. His 12-month prison sentence was deferred.

 

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