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Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:18 AM

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

Arraignments: All defendants entered pleas of not guilty.

Ryan Agler, 21, Van Wert, tampering with evidence, felony three; possession of drugs, felony five; and obstructing official business, felony five.

He was released on surety bond and pretrial set for Oct. 23.

Shawn Thomas, 28, Van Wert, two counts of trafficking drugs, each a felony four.

He was released on surety bond and pretrial set for Oct. 23.

Jeremy Paige, 29, Van Wert, vandalism, Felony five.

He was released on surety bond and pretrial set for Oct. 2three.

Drew Kenney, 20, Van Wert, four counts trafficking drugs, each a felony five; and possession of methamphetamine, felony five.

Kenneth Wright, 26, Van Wert, two counts burglary, felony three; having weapon under disability, felony three; attempted burglary felony four; and breaking and entering, felony five.

His bond was set at $500,000 with 10 percent cash. His pretrial was set for Wednesday.

Matthew Foehl, 28, Convoy, two counts trafficking drugs, felony five; and possession of drugs felony five. Also included was a specification that he used a 1999 Dodge Intrepid in the crimes.

He was released on surety bond and pretrial set for Oct. 23.

Jacqueline Forthman, 24, Ohio City, trafficking heroin, a felony five.

She was released on surety bond and pretrial set for Oct. 23.

Kelly Branson, 45, Van Wert, two counts trafficking drugs, each a felony five.

She was released on surety bond and pretrial set for Oct. 23.

Taylor Lautzenheiser, 21, Celina, trafficking heroin, felony four; and trafficking heroin, felony five. Also included was a specification that she used a 2003 Ford Taurus in the crime. Her bond was set at $20,000 cash.

Her pretrial was set for Wednesday.

James Partin, 40, Ohio City, two counts trafficking heroin, each a felony five; and possession of heroin, felony five.

He was released on surety bond and pretrial set for Wednesday.

Bethany Wreath, 23, Van Wert, two counts trafficking drugs, each a felony three; trafficking drugs, felony five; and trafficking counterfeit substances, felony five.

She was released on surety bond and pretrial set for Wednesday.

Changes of pleas

Lola Busch, 65, Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of trafficking drugs, each a felony four; and one count of trafficking drugs, felony three.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Nov. 20.

Jean Sweet, 38, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of trespass in a habitation, each a felony four (reduced from burglary for her plea); and one count of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Nov. 20.

Bond violation

Beth McCarthy, 44, Convoy, appeared for a bond violation for having a positive drug test. She denied the allegations and was ordered held without bond until a hearing is scheduled.

Probation violation

Dustyn Taylor, 22, Convoy, appeared for a probation violation for being arrested for criminal trespass, for associating with a known criminal and for failing to pay restitution.

He admitted the violation and was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as previous, plus 90 days jail time. An 18-month prison term was deferred.

 

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