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Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 AM

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

Arraignment

Kristen Heath, 25, Rockford, entered pleas of not guilty to three charges: burglary, felony three; grand theft, felony three; and failure to appear, felony four.

She was released on a surety bond as she is being held on unrelated charges in Allen County Jail.

Her pretrial was set for Wednesday.

Changes of pleas

Jami Renner, 30, Willshire, entered a plea of guilty to handling firearms while intoxicated, a misdemeanor of the first degree. This was reduced from improper handling firearms in motor vehicle, a felony four.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec 11.

Jeremy Cole, 22, Wren, entered a plea of guilty to complicity to breaking and entering, a felony five. A second charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec 11.

Joshua Cole, 24, Wren, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of burglary, each a felony three; and one count of breaking and entering, a felony five. Five other charges were dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec 11.

Beth McCarthy, 44, Convoy, entered a guilty plea to a charge of attempted forgery, a misdemeanor of the first degree, reduced from forgery, a felony five.

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

Nicollette Collins, 23, Oakwood, entered a guilty plea to possession of drugs, a felony five. A second count of the same charge was dismissed for her plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Nov. 27.

Catherine Wilson, 25, Lima, entered a guilty plea to two counts trafficking heroin in vicinity of a school, each a felony of the fourth degree. Two additional counts for the same charge were dismissed for her plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec 11.

Shawn Thomas, 28, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to trafficking drugs, a felony four. A second count of the same charge was dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec 11.

Probation violations

Kelsey Frye, 22, Rockford, appeared for a probation violation for failing to report to probation and for fleeing from his probation officer.

He admitted the violation and sentencing was set for Wednesday.

Christopher Lindeman, 25, Delphos, appeared for a probation violation for refusing to be transported to The WORTH Center.

He admitted the violation and was sentenced to nine months prison with credit for 28 days served.

Jeffrey Craft, 29, Van Wert, admitted violating his probation by being unsuccessfully terminated from The WORTH Center.

The case was continued for sentencing on Wednesday.

Bond violation

Jacqueline Forthman, 24, Ohio City, appeared on a bond violation for failing a drug test. She admitted to the violation and her bond was revoked and set at $20,000 cash.

Her case was set for pretrial on Wednesday.

Sentencing

Dyllen Redding, 22, Convoy, was sentenced on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

His sentence was three years community control, 30 days Electronic House Arrest, an additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, psychological assessment and treatment, three years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

An 11-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.

 

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