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Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:20 AM

CHANGES OF PLEA

Lester Sulfridge, Jr., 54, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a felony of the fourth degree. This was reduced from felony three for his plea. The court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 4.

Jason Kremer, 29, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He was originally charged with three counts of trafficking drugs, each a felony of the fourth degree. The court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 4.

Eva Leiendecker, 27, Venedocia, entered a plea of guilty to three counts of harassment by an inmate, each a felony of the fifth degree. Two other counts for the same charge were dismissed for her plea. The court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 4.

Austin Coyne, 20, Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to attempted breaking and entering, a misdemeanor of the first degree, reduced from breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree. The court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Aug. 14.

Landon Grayless, 30, Fort Wayne, entered a plea of guilty to possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. The court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 4.

TIME WAIVER

Paul Susralski, 48, Van Wert, signed a waiver of speedy trial in open court. His trial on multiple counts involving child pornography will be set at a later date.

SENTENCING

Katie Zimmerman, 27, Van Wert, was sentenced for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. The sentence was three years community control, 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. Nine months prison was deferred pending completion of community control.

Ricky Girod, 51, Grover Hill, was sentenced to 24 months prison (concurrent with a six-year sentence he just received in Paulding County) on a charge of illegal manufacturing of drugs, a felony of the third degree. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

Andrew Thomas, 31, Ohio City, was sentenced on a charge of attempted breaking and entering, a misdemeanor of the first degree. He was sentenced to 180 days jail with credit for two days served and ordered to pay court costs.

 

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