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Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:52 AM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Ronald Dillingham, 34, Lima, was arraigned on a two count indictment charging him with trafficking in crack cocaine, one count was a felony of the third degree and the other count a felony of the fourth degree. 
Dillingham was arrested after he allegedly sold crack cocaine two separate times to an undercover agent during a Van Wert City Police Department drug investigation. 
Dillingham is presently being held on charges in Allen County. Upon release from the Allen County charges, he will be released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond.  A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. March 30. 
Richard Foley, 80, Convoy, was called to change his plea to guilty to a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the fourth degree. 
Foley was originally indicted on three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, which were felonies of the third degree.
During the dialogue with Judge Steele, Foley continued to maintain that he wasn’t guilty but was pleading guilty to get this over with. 
Judge Steele, after hearing continuous assertions from Foley about not being guilty, finally continued the case and for a jury trial. 
The alleged incidents took place from a period of February 2010 through September 2010. 
Andrew Taylor, 25, Elida, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of forgery, a felony of the fifth degree.
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. May 4. 
Cody Dolt, 21, Van Wert, was sent to prison after admitting he violated the conditions of his community control program by being terminated from the WORTH Center. 
Dolt originally had been indicted on multiple counts of breaking and entering. 
Dolt was ordered to spend three nine-month prison sentences to run concurrently with each other. Dolt was given credit for 111 days that he has already served awaiting final disposition of the original charges. 
Ashley Burk, 22, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.   
Burk after pleading guilty to the charge asked for treatment in lieu of conviction; Judge Steele granted the motion for treatment. 
Burk will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department for a period of one year while she completes the treatment program. 
Klarisa A. Mendoza, 23, Van Wert, was sentenced to three years of community control on charges of violation of a civil protection order and one count of possession of drugs. 
Mendoza will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department while she is attending an inpatient treatment facility. 
Mendoza was ordered to pay court costs, the cost of her treatment program and her affidavit fee for her court appointed attorney. 
Judge Steele gave Mendoza two nine-month prison sentences to run concurrently on the charges but deferred the imposition of the prison terms pending her successful completion of the community control program. 
Megan Wannemacher, 25, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
Wannnemacher allegedly sold heroin in October 2010 to an undercover agent working for the Van Wert City Police Department. 
Judge  Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation  and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. May 4. 
Stacey Young, 34, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. 
Young allegedly sold heroin to an undercover agent working for the Van Wert City Police Department in November 2010. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. May 4. 
Virginia Schrader, 21, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.   
Schrader allegedly sold or offered to sell morphine to an undercover agent working for the Van Wert City Police Department in November 2010.
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. May 4. 
Amber Baker, 21, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fifth degree with the specification that she used a Chevrolet Malibu vehicle in the commission of the drug offense. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. May 11.
Zach Baker, 24, Van Wert, entered a  plea of guilty to three counts of trafficking in drugs, all felony counts of the fifth degree. 
Baker allegedly sold drugs to an undercover agent working for the Van Wert City Police Department in May 2010. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. May 11. 
Joel Crawford, 22, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of burglary, a felony of the third degree. 
Crawford was involved with other individuals in entering a Van Wert home where an individual was allegedly assaulted. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. May 11.

 

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