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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 9:40 PM

Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas saw four plea changes, a time waiver, one probation violation and one sentencing Wednesday.

PLEA CHANGES

Jesse Blackburn, 22, Delphos, entered a guilty plea to trafficking heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. This was reduced from trafficking heroin, a felony of the fourth degree. The defendant then requested and was granted treatment in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment.

Jordan Vickery, 30, Middle Point, entered a plea of guilty to 20 counts of identity fraud, each a felony of the fifth degree. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Feb. 12, 2014. His bond was continued.

James Yoder, 19, Dalton, entered a plea of no contest to a charge of failure to stop after an accident, a misdemeanor of the first degree. This was reduced from failure to stop after an accident, a felony of the fifth degree. He was found guilty on his no contest plea and the court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Jan. 8, 2014.

James Partin, 40, Ohio City, entered guilty pleas to two counts of trafficking heroin, each a felony of the fifth degree and one count of possession of heroin, also a felony of the fifth degree. The defendant then requested and was granted treatment in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment.

TIME WAIVER

Savannah Williams, 27, Mendon, signed a waiver of speedy trial in open court today and requested a continuance of her trial for complicity to burglary set for Jan. 13.

PROBATION VIOLATION

Rodney Walker, 42, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by engaging in criminal conduct and by consuming alcohol. He was resentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as before with the additional condition that he serve 60 days in jail. Nine months prison was deferred.

SENTENCING

Shawn Thomas, 28, Van Wert, was sentenced after his plea to trafficking drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. His sentence was three years community control, 60 days electronic house arrest or jail, additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, complete all programs directed by probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. Fifteen months prison was deferred pending completion of community control.

Jean Sweet, 38, Van Wert, was resentenced on two counts of trespass in a habitation, each a felony of the fourth degree, and one count of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Her sentence was three years community control with 30 days jail at a later date, additional 30 days electronic house arrest from today, 200 hours community service, not to enter any Rural King store, pay restitution to Rural King of $330.50, pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. Twelve months prison on each of counts one and two and 180 days jail on count three are all deferred.

 

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