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Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:09 AM

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

Arraignment

Demetrius Carter, 28, Fort Wayne, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was set for Sept. 4.

Changes of pleas

Amber Baker, 23, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty on two counts of possession of drugs, each a felony of the fifth degree. She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and her case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

Ryan Miller, 23, Van Wert, changed his pleas to four of six charges against him. He pleaded to two counts of theft, each a felony of the fifth degree; theft by deception, felony of the fifth degree; and aggravated possession of drugs, felony of the fifth degree. Two counts of receiving stolen property, each felonies of the fifth degree, were dismissed for his plea. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

Joshua Rager, 28, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to aggravated 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 program.

Sentencings

Rhonda Kline, 52, Delphos, was sentenced on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a felony of the third degree; and one count of trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. She received three years community control, 60 days electronic house arrest or jail, an additional 30 days jail at later date, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and ordered to pay restitution of $665 to the Task Force, court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. Her vehicle was also forfeited to the task force.

A 12-month prison term on each count, concurrent, was deferred pending completion of community control.

Matthew Peffley, 39, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the second degree. He was sentenced to six years prison and ordered to register as a Tier II sex offender (register every 180 days for 25 years). He was also ordered to pay court costs.

Michael Supko, 22, Lemoyne, Penn., was sentenced for possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He was sentenced to three years community control, 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, three years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. A 12-month prison term was deferred and he will be transferred to Pennsylvania for a parole violation.

 

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