|Van Wert County Court news|
|Monday, January 13, 2014 9:00 PM|
The following individuals appeared Monday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Jeremy Paige, 30, Van Wert, was found to have violated his probation and electronic house arrest.
Paige was charged with domestic violence in Municipal Court and then found to have refused a drug test.
He was sentenced to 90 days jail with credit for 44 days already served
Change of plea
Tausha Walsh, 41, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin, each a felony of the fifth degree.
She then requested, and was granted, Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and her case was stayed for up to one year for completion of her treatment program.
Kelli Pontius, 27, Van Wert, was sentenced for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacturing of drugs, a felony of the third degree.
Her sentence was three years community control, 30 days electronic house arrest (or jail), an additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, ordered to complete all programs ordered by probation, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.
A 12-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.
Robert Keipper, 18, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree.
His sentence was three years community control, up to six months at WORTH Center, 200 hours community service, additional 30 days jail, ordered to complete all programs ordered by probation, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.
A nine-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.