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Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:16 AM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: 

Andrew Stocklin, 25, Delphos, was placed on three years of community control for his part in what was the large theft of copper wire being used in a railroad signalization project in Delphos in August. Stocklin had been indicted on a charge of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree. 
A Delphos Police Department investigation revealed copper wire with a value of $2,296 was taken from a site in the 2000 block of South Canal Street in August. The copper wiring was being used by the Railworks Signals & Communications Company that was upgrading the crossing signals in Delphos.  
Police later found that the copper wiring was sold at the Century Trading Post in Van Wert. The investigation led to the arrest of Andrew Stocklin and his brother Jeff Stocklin, who is presently spending a prison term for his part in the incident. 
Andrew Stocklin was ordered to spend 60 days on electronic monitored house arrest and then spend another 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer. He must perform 200 hours of community service, pay one half of the restitution and will be under intensive supervision for a two year period.  Stocklin must pay court costs, $250 as partial reimbursement for his court appointed attorney and $25 for the affidavit of indigency fee.
Judge Steele also gave Stocklin a basic prison term of nine months but deferred the imposition of the prison term pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Cheryl M. Mortemore, 30, Napoleon, was placed on two years of community control on charges of complicity to commit identity fraud and complicity to forgery, both felonies of the fifth degree. 
Mortemore along with a brother-in-law had came to Van Wert where they allegedly obtained false identification information from the Deputy Registrar and then allegedly forged a check belonging to her husband that was in prison at the time. 
Judge Steele ordered that Mortemore spend 20 days on electronic monitored house arrest, 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail at a time to be determined by her supervision officer. Mortemore must perform 200 hours of community service, pay $250 as partial reimbursement for her court appointed attorney, $25 affidavit of indigency fee and court costs. 
Judge Steele gave Mortemore two basic prison terms of eight months that would run concurrently with one another but deferred the imposition of the prison sentences pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Chad K. Rowe, 26, Eldia, was placed on three years of community control, and ordered to spend 180 days in the Van Wert County Jail with work release privileges on charges of burglary, a felony of the fourth degree; and breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree.   
Rowe was also ordered to spend an additional 30 days in jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer, pay court costs and perform 200 hours of community service. 
Rowe had been indicted for incidents that took place at a former girl friend’s parents home in Middle Point in July 2010, at which time cash and other items were taken. 
Judge Steele also gave Rowe a basic prison term of 12 months but deferred the imposition of the sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Kelcey L. Frye, 21, Rockford, appeared for sentencing but asked to withdraw his guilty plea and to obtain new counsel. 
Judge Steele granted the request and will set a hearing date on the motion to withdraw his guilty plea.
Van Wert County Prosecuting Attorney asked Judge Steele to set a quick hearing and that Frye be made to appear with new counsel as Frye allegedly had been postponing the sentencing other times with the excuse he was hiring new counsel. 
Michael J. Missler, 21, Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to Burglary a felony of the second degree and breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree for two incidents that took place in November 2009.  
Missler had just recently been released from prison in Indiana and extradited to Ohio. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. March 2. 
Jason R. Wilson, 31, Toledo, entered a guilty plea to a charge of violating a Civil Protection order. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. March 2.
Amanda G. Stuckey, 20, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of complicity to commit breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree.  
Stuckey then asked that she be permitted to seek treatment in lieu of conviction.  
The motion of treatment was granted with Stuckey placed under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department for a period not to exceed one year during the treatment program.

 

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