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Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:49 PM

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

Changes of plea
Nathan Wapplehorst, 31, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. A second count for the same offense was dismissed for his plea.

Ashley Gentry, 30, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin, each a felony of the fifth degree. She also admitted to using a 1995 Chevy Blazer and $510 cash in committing the crimes. A third charge of trafficking heroin, a felony of the fourth degree, was dismissed for her plea.
She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. The vehicle and money were forfeited to the State of Ohio.
Donald Oday, 36, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to trafficking marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction.

Matthew Brown, 51, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the first degree with a specification that he used a 2001 Oldsmobile car in the commission of the crime. A second count for the same charge was dismissed for his plea.
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for April 17.

Probation violations
Tiffany Wolford, 22, Van Wert, was in court for a probation violation for refusing to go to the WORTH Center for treatment. She admitted to the violation and then told the court that she had reconsidered and would now like to attend the WORTH Center program.
The court granted that request and re-sentenced her to Community Control, including WORTH Center.

Stacy Young, 36, Van Wert appeared for a probation violation for testing positive for morphine. She admitted to the violation and was re-sentenced to 3 years community control with 24 days jail beginning immediately.

Sentencing
Patricia Bigham, 29, Van Wert, was sentenced for 4 count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a felony 3.
Her sentence was 3 years Community Control for each charge, concurrent, 90 days Electronic Monitored House Arrest, additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, Driver’s License suspended 6 months, ordered to pay court costs, restitution of $854 to West Central Ohio Crime Task Force, partial appointed attorney fees.
A 12-month prison term on each count, concurrent, was deferred pending completion of community control.

Betsy Bollenbacher, 39, Rockford, was sentenced for grand theft, a felony of the fourth degree.
She was sentenced to 5 years community control, 60 days electronic monitored house arrest, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, psychological assessment and treatment, 3 years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and restitution of $10,583.20 to Westwood Car Wash.
A 12-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.

Bronson Pate, 31, Van Wert, was sentenced for trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
His sentence was 3 years community control, 90 days Electronic Monitored House Arrest, an additional 30 days jail, 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 restitution of $50 to Van Wert Police Department.
A 12-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.

Audrey Houser, 34, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.
Her sentence was 3 years community control, 30 days electronic monitored house arrest, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 1 years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended 6 months, ordered to pay court costs and restitution of $120 to Van Wert Police Department.
A 9-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.

Eva Leiendecker, 26, Venedocia, was sentenced on 2 counts of assault, each of a felony four; and vandalism, a felony five.
Her sentence was 3 years community control, up to 6 months in WORTH Center, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and restitution of $759.83 to Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department.
A 12-month prison term each count, concurrent, was deferred pending completion of community control.

 

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