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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:22 PM

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VAN WERT - Sentences for four cases highlighted an otherwise light session in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.

Ruth Ann Napier-Caldwell, 21, of Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of attempted conveyance of illegal drugs onto the grounds of a government facility, a felony of the fourth degree. Judge Charles D. Steele sentenced her to three years of community control, 180 days in jail to be served consecutively to the sentence she is currently serving, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours of community service, completion of a substance abuse assessment and treatment, psychological assessment and treatment, to take all medications as prescribed and two years of intensive probation. In addition, she was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed-counsel fees. As a result, 17 months in prison was deferred pending her completion of community control.

Tyler Kast, 21, of Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of complicity to attempted conveyance of illegal drugs onto the grounds of a government facility, a felony of the fourth degree. Judge Steele sentenced Kast to three years community control, 90 days in jail, with an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, a substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years of intensive probation, and was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed-counsel fees. A nine-month prison sentence was deferred pending completion of community control.

Stephanie Farmer, 32, of Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Farmer was sentenced to nine months in prison with credit for one day served. The Court further found this offense was committed while she was on community control for a previous offense and imposed the previous sentence of one year on count one and two years on count two, to be served concurrently with each other but consecutively to the new charge. She received credit for 273 days served on the old charges. In addition, her driver’s license was suspended for one year and she was ordered to pay court costs.

Jonathan Maxwell, 26, of Oakwood, was sentenced for possession of dangerous ordnance, a fifth degree felony. Maxwell was sentenced to three years community control and up to six months in the WORTH Center, 30 days in jail, 100 hours of community service, a substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, and ordered to pay court costs and partial-appointed counsel fees. Eleven months of prison service was deferred pending completion of community control.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Robert Seibert, 26, Van Wert, pled not guilty to a charges of possession of heroin, felony four and possession of heroin, felony five. He was released on a surety bond and pre-trial set for 8 a.m. June 26.

Ricky Girod, 51, Grover Hill, pled not guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs, felony three. His bond was set at $80,000 cash and pretrial was set for 8 a.m. June 26.

Lester Sulfridge Jr., 54, Van Wert, pled not guilty to two counts of driving under the influence, each a felony three. He was released on a surety bond with a condition to not operate any motor vehicle and pre-trial set for 8 a.m. June 26.

CHANGE OF PLEA

Jerad Caldwell, 26, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to possession of drugs, felony of the fifth degree. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. July 17.

SENTENCINGS:

PROBATION VIOLATION

Cyle Black, 27, Van Wert, appeared for a probation violation for failing to report an arrest to probation and for failing to report to probation. He admitted the violations and was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as before plus 30 days jail. Nine months prison was deferred pending completion of community control.

JUDICIAL RELEASE HEARING

Ryan Woodall, 39, Willshire, was granted judicial release from prison having been previously sentenced for robbery and driving under the influence. He was placed on three years community control, up to six months in WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, three-year intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees, three years prison was deferred pending completion of community control.

 

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