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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:00 PM

Seven criminal cases were heard today by three different judges: two arraignments, two probation violations, two sentencings and one time waiver:

Judge Charles Steele heard five cases:


Terry Warren Jr., 27, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to theft, a felony of the fifth degree.

He was released on a bond of $25,000 with 10 percent in cash, which he has posted.

His case was set for pretrial on April 2.

Nathan Braun, 31, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to possession of drugs, felony of the fifth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and pretrial was set for April 2.

Probation violations

Ashley Burk, 25, Van Wert, admitted violating probation by associating with felons and by not reporting to probation.

She was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions, plus up to six months at WORTH Center. She was released on a surety bond until she reports to WORTH Center.

Dyllen Redding, 23, Convoy, admitted to violating his probation in two different cases by failing to provide a current address to probation and for failing to report to probation.

He was sentenced to prison for 12 months in the first case, with credit for 83 days served; and to 11 months prison in the second case, with credit for 40 days served. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively.

He was remanded to jail for transport to prison.

Time waiver

Kyle Goodwin, 25, Van Wert, signed a time waiver in open court and requested a continuance of his trial scheduled for April 10.

Judge Roger Wilson:

Michael Gregory Johnson, 55, Van Wert, was sentenced on a felony of the fifth degree charge of passing bad checks.

His sentence was: three years community control, $150 fine, two years intensive probation, 200 hours community service, 180 days jail, credit for 104 days served and 76 days suspended and ordered to pay court costs. He was also ordered to pay restitution to First Bank of Berne for all bad check fees.

An 11-month prison term was deferred.

Judge Kevin Taylor:

Larry Brincefield, 51, Delphos, was sentenced by Judge Taylor on a charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

His sentence was: one year community control, with credit for 21 days served and jail to begin on March 28; an additional 30 days jail at a later date; substance abuse assessment and treatment; and was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

A 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine were deferred pending completion of community control.


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