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Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:48 PM

VAN WERT — A 20-year-old Van Wert man admitted to his part in trying to sneak drugs into jail. Tyler Kast pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a reduced charge of attempted complicity to the illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified government facility, a felony of the fourth degree.

Kast was arrested on March 29 for his actions. Also charged in the incident is 21-year-old Ruth Ann Napier Caldwell, who pleaded not guilty to a similar charge on April 10.
At his sentencing on May 29, Kast faces up to 18 months in prison.

Also appearing in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday was Nathan A. Frost who pleaded guilty to fifth-degree felony non-support of dependents.

Frost was accepted into the Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Diversions Program.
Nathan Wappelhorst was sentenced to six months in jail as part of three years of community control. Wappelhorst had already pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony drug possession charge.

At the hearing, Wappelhorst and his attorney each shared that group counseling was not effective for him, but that he really got a lot out of individual counseling.

Wappelhorst was also sentenced to complete a substance abuse treatment plan, remain current on child support payments, perform 100 hours of community service, give up his drivers license for six months, complete another 30 day jail term and pay fees and court costs. A 12-month prison sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

A Defiance man admitted to vandalism by breaking a door window at the Van Wert County Jail was sentenced on Wednesday. Tom Waxler, 36, claimed to be trying to get someone’s attention inside the Sheriff’s Office. He did admit to being intoxicated at the time.

Waxler was placed on three years of community control which includes a 60-day jail term and a 30-day jail term, 100 hours of community service, a substance abuse treatment program, $456.04 in restitution and other fees and court costs. A 12-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Desma Chesbro, 21, Van Wert, was sentenced to 30 days of electronically-monitored house arrest as part of three years of community control. Chesbro had pleaded guilty to fourth-degree felony corrupting another with drugs. The Oct. 3 incident involved a 17-year-0ld.

Chesbro was also ordered to serve 30 days in jail, perform 100 hours of community service, give up her drivers license for six months and pay fees and court costs. She must also complete a substance abuse treatment program. A nine-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

 

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