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Thursday, August 01, 2013 12:11 AM

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

Violations

Kristina Diltz, 33, Van Wert, admitted to violating her probation by not reporting an arrest in Allen County and by not reporting in to probation.

The court continued the hearing until after the Allen County case is resolved.

Jeffrey Craft, 29, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by not paying child support and by not reporting to probation.

He was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as before, plus up to six months at The WORTH Center.

Jeremy Baer, 30, Van Wert, denied several allegations of probation violations that were lodged against him.

A hearing will be set to consider the matters.

Amber Baker, 23, Van Wert, admitted to violating her bond by testing positive for heroin and THC.

Her bond was revoked and the court will set the matter for further hearing.

Sentencings

Thomas Hathaway, 29, Grand Rapids, Mich., was sentenced on a charge of breaking and entering, felony of the fifth degree. His sentence was: three years community control to begin after he is released from prison in Michigan, 30 days jail, 100 hours of community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, psychological assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and restitution to Family Video in the amount of $9,531.85 and partial appointed attorney fees. A 12-month prison sentence was deferred.

He was ordered returned to Michigan to serve the balance of his sentence there.

Paula Wilder, 58, Van Wert, was sentenced for endangering children, a felony of the third degree. Her sentence was: 36 months prison plus court costs. This sentence is consecutive to a prison sentence from Paulding County that she is currently serving.

Plea changes

Joshua Watson, 21, Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. Two other theft charges were dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 28.

Matthew Peffley, 38, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the second degree. Two other counts of the same charge were dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 28.

Drew Kenny, 20, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

He then requested and was granted, Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment.

Tracy Vincent, 50, Willshire, changed her plea to no contest to three charges: attempted to corrupt another with drugs, felony 3; possession of cocaine, felony 5; and permitting drug abuse, felony 5.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 23.

 

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