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Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:00 PM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:

Arraignments

Joshua Kessler, 25, Hamilton, Ind., entered a not guilty plea to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, a felony of the fourth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and ordered to appear for a pretrial on April 30.

Tyler Mohr, 19, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to grand theft, a felony of the third degree.

His bond was set at $50,000, with 10-percent cash and his case was set for pretrial on Wednesday.

Matthew Southerland, 31, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and ordered to appear for a pretrial on April 30.

Ryan Schaadt, 29, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to possession of heroin, felony of the fourth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and ordered to appear for a pretrial on April 30.

Raymond Washington, 32, Lima, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of violating a civil protection order, a felony of the fifth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and ordered to appear for a pretrial on April 30. He was also ordered to have no contact with any person named in the civil protection order as a part of his bond.

Plea changes

Roger Hibbard, 37, Paulding, changed his plea to guilty to a reduced charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree. He was previously charged with domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree.

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

Timothy Schlatman, 32, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of possession of drugs, each a felony five. He then requested and was granted treatment in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the counseling.

Terry Warren Jr., 27, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to theft, a felony of the fifth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for May 21. His bond was revoked until he qualifies for electronic house arrest due to a recent failed drug test.

Probation violation

Dale Wright Jr., 22, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation in two prior cases by being unsuccessfully terminated from The WORTH Center.

He was sentenced to prison for nine months in each case, consecutive to one another, and given credit for 62 days in one case and 111 days in the second case.

Sentencing

Alisha Stemen, 22, Van Wert, appeared for sentencing, having previously been found to be in violation of her community control.

She was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions plus 58 days jail. A nine-month prison term was deferred.

 

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