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Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:28 PM

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

Arraignments
Megan Fischbach, 22, Delphos, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a felony of the fifth degree.
She entered a plea of not guilty. She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday.

Ruth Ann Napier Caldwell, 21, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified government facility, a felony of the third degree.
She entered a plea of not guilty. She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday.
She also appeared for a probation violation for having a positive drug test. She admitted the violation and was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as before plus 137 days in jail. A nine-months prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.

Tyler Kast, 20, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of complicity to illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified government facility, a felony three offense.
His case was set for pretrial on April 24.

Zach Young, 26, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
He entered a plea of not guilty. He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday.
Amber Wollet, 32, Ohio City, was arraigned on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. She entered a plea of not guilty and was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday.

Jacqueline Davis, 21, Delphos, was arraigned on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for April 24.

Pamela Collins, 44, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of Assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree. She entered a plea of not guilty.
She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for April 24.

Tracy Hartman, 38, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of child endangering, a felony of the second degree.
He entered a plea of not guilty and was released on a surety bond with an order to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. Matter was set for a pretrial on April 24.

Andrew Thomas, 31, Ohio City, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree.
He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for April 24.

Violations
Nicholas Wheeler, 27, Ohio City, appeared for a probation violation for being terminated from the WORTH Center. He denied the violation and a hearing will be set.
Robert Stoller, 30, Van Wert, appeared for a violation of his Treatment in Lieu of Conviction plan. He admitted the violation.
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and will set sentencing at a later date.

CHANGES OF PLEAS
April Franklin, 31, Bryan, changed her plea to guilty to trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, a felony of the fifth degree. She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. Her case was stayed pending completion of the counseling.

Kip Hartman, 50, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of trafficking drugs, each a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. His case was stayed pending completion of the counseling.

Dustin Hasch, 24 Paulding, entered a plea of guilty to nonsupport of dependents, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted admission to the Prosecutor’s Office diversion program. His case was stayed pending completion of the program

Sentencings
Kenneth Myers III, 21, Van Wert was sentenced on a charge of theft, a felony of the fifth degree.
He received three years Community Control, up to 6 months at WORTH Center, additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay restitution to Van Wert Federal Bank of $1,555, court costs and partial appointed attorney fees.
A nine-months prison term was deferred pending successful completion of Community Control. He was ordered held in jail until transferred to the WORTH Center.

Jeremy Kent, 29, Delphos, was sentenced on a charge of assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
His sentence was one year community control, 30 days jail, 50 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, ordered to pay court costs and restitution to the victim in the amount of $400 by May 15.
A 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine are deferred pending completion of Community Control.

 

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