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Thursday, February 07, 2013 2:26 PM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Muncipal Court:

Arraignments
Samuel Geckle, 44, Convoy, pled not guilty to weapons under disability, a felony of the third degree.
He was released on a surety bond and his case is set for pretrial Feb 13.

Lawrence Blakely, 63, Van Wert, pled not guilty to nine counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs, each a felony of the fifth degree; and to one count of Workers Compensation fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
He was released on a surety bond and his case is set for pretrial Feb 13.

Todd Vincent, 46, Willshire entered a not guilty plea to corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the second degree; possession of docaine, a felony of the fifth degree; and permitting drug abuse, a felony of the fifth degree.
He was released on a surety bond with a condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim and his case set for pretrial Feb 13.

Tracie Vincent, 49, Willshire entered a not guilty plea to corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the second degree; possession of docaine, a felony of the fifth degree; and permitting drug abuse, a felony of the fifth degree.
She was released on a surety bond with a condition that she have no contact with the alleged victim and her case set for pretrial Feb 13.

James Sidle, 49, Convoy, pled not guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a felony of the fourth degree.
He was released on a surety bond and his case set for pretrial Feb 13.

Robert Thompson, 29, Van Wert, entered pleas of not guilty to three counts: aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the second degree; aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the third degree; and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.
He was released on a surety bond and his case set for pretrial Feb 13.

Dominique Brown, 27, Defiance, entered not guilty pleas to aggravated burglary, a felony of the first degree and Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree.
She was released on a surety bond with a condition that she have no contact with the alleged victim and not be in Van Wert County except to meet with her probation officer.
Her case set for pretrial Feb 13.

Change of plea
Bradley Beining, 35, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of his treatment program.
Sentencings

Allen McMillen, 29, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of obstructing official business, a misdemeanor of the second degree.
He was sentenced to 60 days jail with credit for 6 days, and ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees.

Dennis Vickery, 62, Van Wert, was sentenced for two counts of trafficking marijuana, each a felony of the fifth degree.
He was sentenced, on each count, to 3 years community control, 60 days jail now, an additional 30 days jail later, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 3 years intensive probation, Driver’s License suspended 6 months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees.
A nine-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control. The sentences in the two counts are to run concurrently.

 

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