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Thursday, September 05, 2013 12:00 AM

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

Changes of pleas

Lacey Warren, 22, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree. A second charge for possession of criminal tools was dismissed for her plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Oct. 16.

Matthew Parr, 20, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to breaking and entering and to possession of criminal tools, each a felony of the fifth degree. A third charge for tampering with evidence was dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Oct. 16.

Jonathan Wells, 32, Sidney, entered a plea of guilty to a prosecutor’s bill of Information charging him with obstruction of official business, a misdemeanor of the second degree. His previous charge of tampering with evidence was dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Sept. 25.

Dyllen Redding, 22, Convoy, changed his plea to guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Oct. 16.

Robert Seibert, 26, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to possession of heroin, a felony of the fourth degree; and possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. Further proceedings were stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

Dustyn Taylor, 22, Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to a reduced charge of criminal trespass, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. This was reduced from breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Sept. 25.

Sentencings

Ronald McBride, 43, Bryan, was sentenced on four counts of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance, each a felony of the fifth degree.

He was sentenced to five years community control, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, psychological assessment and treatment, 60 days electronic house arrest, no contact with victims and not be within 1,000 feet of the victims, not enter Van Wert County without permission of the probation department, three years intensive probation and ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

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

Lester Sulfridge Jr., 54, Van Wert, was sentenced for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a felony of the fourth degree.

His sentence was three years community control, 60 days jail and then up to six months in WORTH Center, additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, operator’s license suspended five years and ordered to pay a mandatory fine of $1,350, court costs and partial appointed attorney fees.

An 18-month prison term was deferred.

Jason Kremer, 30, Van Wert, was sentenced for trafficking drugs, a felony of the 5th degree.

His sentence was three years community control, 90 days electronic house arrest, additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, operator’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

A 12-month prison term was deferred.

Eva Leiendecker, 27, Venedocia, was sentenced on three counts of harassment by an inmate, each a felony of the fifth degree.

She was sentenced to 12 months prison in each count, concurrent with credit for 51 days already served.

She was then re-sentenced on another case involving two counts of assault (felony 4) and one count of vandalism after she was medically discharged from the WORTH Center on these charges.

On this case, she was sentenced to three years community control on each count, concurrent, 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse and psychological assessments and treatments, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay costs and partial appointed attorney fees.

A 12-month prison term on each counts was deferred.

Landon Grayless, 31, Fort Wayne, was sentenced for possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

She was given three years community control, 60 days electronic house arrest, additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, Operator’s License suspended 6 months and ordered to pay court costs.

A 12-month prison term was deferred.

 

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