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Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:18 PM

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

Arraignments

Jeffrey Neal, 49, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to felonious assault, a felony two. He was released on a surety bond and his case set for pretrial on May 21.

Robert Fishbein, 50, of Southeastern Correctional Facility, Lancaster, had his arraignment on eight counts of violation of a civil protection order continued until today.

Chad Neal, 27, Bluffton, entered a not guilty plea to felonious assault, a felony two. He was released on a surety bond and his case set for pretrial on May 21.

Forest Gordon, 49, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to two counts of complicity in falsification to obtain a concealed carry permit, each a felony of the fourth degree. He was released on a surety bond and his case set for pretrial Wednesday.

Dain Stauffer, 36, Cairo, entered a not guilty plea to two counts of falsification to obtain a concealed carry permit, each a felony of the fourth degree. He was released on a surety bond and his case set for pretrial Wednesday.

Joshua Allen, 41, New Haven, Indiana, entered a not guilty plea to three counts of possession of drugs, each a felony fifth degree. He was released on a surety bond with a waiver of extradition with a pretrial set for May 21.

Allyson Brown, 21, Van Wert, entered not guilty plea to a charge of possession of drugs, a felony five; and to a specification that she used a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer in the commission of the crime. Her bond was set at $5,000 cash or Electronic House Arrest. Her case was set for pretrial Wednesday.

Andrew Taylor, 28, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to possession of drugs, felony five. He was released on a surety bond and his case set for pretrial Wednesday.

Kyle Goodwin, 25, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to trafficking drugs, a felony five; two counts of trafficking counterfeit controlled substance, both felony five; complicity to trafficking counterfeit controlled substance, a felony five; and trafficking drugs, a felony four.

He was ordered to be held on the same bond as in his pending cases before the court and set for pretrial Wednesday.

Kari Hatfield, 24, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to trafficking counterfeit controlled substances, felony five; and complicity to trafficking counterfeit controlled substances, felony four. She was released on bond and her case set for pretrial on Wednesday.

Jason Zamora, 36, Antwerp, entered not guilty pleas to two counts of trafficking heroin, both felony four; and one count of trafficking counterfeit controlled substance, a felony four. His bond was set at $10,000 cash and his case was set for pretrial on Wednesday.

Jai Martin, 41, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to trafficking heroin, felony five. He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Wednesday.

Steven Parsons Jr., 35, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony five; and possession of controlled substance, also a felony five. He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set May 21.

Shane Harter, 33, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to burglary, a felony two. He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set May 21.

Change of plea

Todd Wheeler, 43, Elida, changed his plea to guilty to theft, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested, and was granted, Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the counseling program.

Treatment in lieu violation

Jacquelyn Forthman, 25, Ohio City, appeared for a violation of her treatment program. She denied the allegations and the matter will be set for further hearing.

Sentencings

Roger Hibbard, 37, Paulding, was sentenced for domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

He was sentenced to one year of community control, 90 days jail, 200 hours community service, ordered to have no contact with the victim and ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

One hundred and eighty days jail and $1,000 fine were deferred pending completion of community control.

Robert Ericson, 52, Van Wert was sentenced on charges of aggravated assault, felony three; and assault, felony four. He was sentenced to three years community control, on each charge, concurrent, ordered to complete the Veteran’s Administration inpatient treatment program and all follow-up, 30 days jail at a later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay cost and partial appointed counsel fees.

A 12-month prison term on each count was deferred. He was ordered held in jail until he begins the VA program.

David Leaser, 37, Van Wert, was sentenced for possession of heroin, felony five; and for using a 1994 Chevy S-10 pickup in the commission of the crime.

His sentence was: three years community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees. The S-10 pickup was forfeited to the sheriff’s office.

A nine-month prison term was deferred.

Ryan Miller, 24, Van Wert, was sentenced in two separate cases. The first case was for two counts of theft, each a felony five; and one count of theft by deception, also a felony five. The second case was for aggravated possession of drugs, also a felony five.

He was sentenced to: three years community control, up to six months at The WORTH Center, additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and ordered to pay restitution to US Bank of $1,590, court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. His bond was continued until he enters The WORTH Center.

A nine-month prison term for each charge, concurrent, was deferred.

Judicial Release hearing

Jordan Vickery, 30, Middle Point, was granted Judicial Release from prison. His sentence was modified to three years community control, up to six months at WORTH Center, 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation and ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

The balance of his 12-month prison sentence was deferred. He was ordered held in jail until he enters WORTH Center.

 

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