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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:02 PM

The following individuals appeared before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. One arraignment was held on Monday and the remained appeared Wednesday:

Monday

Arraignment

Christopher Britt, 24, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony five.

He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for April 16.

Wednesday

Bill of Information

Kaitlin Russell, 18, Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to a Prosecutor’s Bill of Information for possession of drugs, a felony five. She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and her case was stayed pending completion of her treatment.

An earlier charge of corrupting another with drugs, a felony four, was dismissed for her plea.

Arraignment

Allyson Brown, 21, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree. She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for April 2.

Change of plea

Anthony Oliver, 19, Van Wert, changed his plea in two pending cases. In the first case, he pled guilty to breaking and entering, a felony three. Three other counts of breaking and entering were dismissed for his plea.

In his second case, he pled guilty to burglary, a felony four, reduced from burglary, a felony three.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for April 30.

Probation violations

Jeremy Lindeman, 32, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by having a positive drug test.

He was re-sentenced to community control for three years under the same conditions plus 90 days jail. The court will consider suspending the jail if he enters an inpatient treatment program.

A 12-month prison term was deferred.

Beth McCarthy, 44, Convoy, admitted to violating her probation in two cases by failing to report to probation.

She was sentenced to 67 days jail in the first case and 180 days jail with credit for 29 days already served in the second case. The court ordered that the sentences will run consecutive to each other.

A nine-month prison term was deferred.

Public defender

Mary Showman, 52, Van Wert, appeared for a hearing on her eligibility for a public defender to represent her in her charge of domestic violence, a felony four.

At the hearing, the court found that she did not meet the guidelines for a public defender and that she would have to hire her own attorney.

 

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