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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:00 PM

Sentencings

Justin Diltz, 59, Delphos, was sentenced to 15 months prison on each of two counts of trafficking heroin, each a felony of the fourth degree.

The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently and he was given credit for four days jail already served.

Drew Kenny, 20, Van Wert, was sentenced on possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and trafficking drugs, also a felony of the fifth degree.

His sentence was three years community control concurrently, up to six months at The WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, three years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay restitution $460 to law enforcement, pay court costs and pay partial appointed counsel fees.

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

He was remanded to jail for transfer to The WORTH Center.

Arraignments

James Yoder, 19, Dalton, entered a not guilty plea to failure to stop after an accident, a felony of the fifth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Dec. 11.

Jeremy Paige, 29, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a bill of information filed by the prosecutor’s office charging him with criminal damaging, a misdemeanor of the second degree. A previous charge of vandalism was dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec. 11. He was released on a surety bond.

Probation violation

Colt Morris, 26, Lima, admitted to violating his probation by leaving the Alvis House program without permission, having a positive drug test and by associating with a prohibited person.

He was sentenced to prison for 42 months with credit for 347 days already served.

Plea changes

Robert Keipper, 18, Van Wert, was changed his plea to guilty on two counts of breaking and entering, each a felony of the fifth degree. Two counts of burglary were dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Jan. 8. His surety bond was continued.

Kelli Pontius, 26, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a felony of the third degree. A charge of illegal manufacture of drugs was dismissed for her plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Jan 8. Her surety bond was continued.

 

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