|Pizza robber pleads guilty, sent to prison|
|Written by Ed Gebert|
|Thursday, March 07, 2013 1:43 PM|
VAN WERT — The Van Wert man charged with holding up Klosterman’s Pizza in Van Wert on Oct. 24 pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of robbery, a felony of the third degree, Wednesday morning. Kyle Caldwell admitted to the crime and was immediately sentenced to the maximum 36 months in prison followed by 663 days of post-release control by Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles D. Steele. The post-release control time was still in effect after his last prison sentence.
Also in court Wednesday, Sam Geckle, 44, Convoy pleaded guilty to fourth-degree felony attempted having weapons under disability, a reduced charge. Geckle faces up to 18 months in prison at his April 17 sentencing hearing.
Nicholas Devecchio, 27, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a pair of fifth-degree felony heroin trafficking charges. The charges were reduced from fourth-degree felony counts. At that point Devecchio requested and was granted treatment in lieu of conviction. The charges could be dismissed after Devecchio completes a treatment program.
Jesse Stemen, 24, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Stemen faces up to 12 months in prison at his sentencing on April 17.
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