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Thursday, June 09, 2011 10:20 AM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Arraignments
Clinton D. Ingledue, 48, Fort Jennings, having weapons while under disability, felony of the third degree, not guilty plea, released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond, pretrial hearing 8 a.m. June 13.
Michael Coombs Jr., 27, Van Wert, illegal use of nutrition benefits, felony of the fourth degree, not guilty plea, released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond, pretrial hearing 8 a.m. June 29. 
Amanda Buzard, 27, Van Wert, possession of heroin felony, of the fifth degree, not guilty plea, released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond, pretrial hearing 8 a.m. Monday.
William E. Shinnaberry, 19, Van Wert, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, fourth degree felony, not guilty plea, released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond, no contact with victim, pretrial hearing scheduled 8 a.m. June 29. 
Jose A. Sanchez, 33, Van Wert, domestic violence, fourth degree felony, released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with condition of no contact with the victim, pretrial hearing scheduled 8 a.m. Monday. 
Scott B. Chesbro, 29, Van Wert, domestic violence, fourth degree felony, released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond, pretrial hearing scheduled 8 a.m. June.
April Diltz, 32, Van Wert, two counts of possession of drugs, felony of the fourth degree, released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond, pretrial hearing scheduled 8 a.m. July 5. 
Waiver of right to a speedy trial
Allan Pierce, 43, Van Wert, waived his right to a speedy trial.
A pre-trial hearing to be scheduled within 30 days. 
Change of plea hearings
Eric Byer, 26, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of attempted falsification of information to purchase firearm a misdemeanor of the first degree.   
According to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation, Byer attempted to provide false information to obtain a firearm on Jan. 22. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. July 13.
Theresa M. Wood, 39, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor of the first degree.  
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation with sentencing scheduled for 9 a.m. July 13.
Victoria Roberts, 39, Middle Point, entered a plea to perjury a felony of the third degree. 
Roberts originally had been indicted on the perjury charge and a charge of intimidation of a victim, Robert entered the plea to perjury through a plea negotiations. 
Assistant Prosecutor Eva J. Yarger claimed the offenses took place during a period from Dec. 3, 2010, and Jan. 28.
Robert’s husband was at that time charged with under indictment for a child molestation case. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. July 13. 
Eddy P. Blosson, 25, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to driving while under the influence, a felony of the fourth degree. 
According to records, Blossom had three previous DUI convictions within the last six years. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. July 13. 
Lauren Rupert, 19, Sidney, entered a guilty plea to a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. 
Rupert had filed a motion for treatment in lieu of conviction, which was granted. 
Rupert will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department while she participates in a rehabilitation program. 
Spencer Stein, 20, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. 
Stein had filed a motion for treatment in lieu of conviction, which was granted. 
Stein will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department while he complete his rehabilitation program. 
Tiffany L. Alltop, 31, Bellvue, entered a plea of guilty to identity fraud, a felony of the fifth degree; and deception to obtain dangerous drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  
Alltop filed a motion for treatment in lieu of conviction, which was granted.
Alltop will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department during her rehabilitation program. 
Sentencing hearings
Kori A. Glossette, 19, Van Wert, was placed on three years of community control on a charge of forgery, a felony of the fifth degree. 
According to a Van Wert City Police Department investigation, Glossette forged a check belong to a Rebecca Harlan and then attempted to cash the check. 
Glossette will have to spend 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer, complete 200 hours of community service and be under intensive supervision. Judge Steele ordered that Glossette make partial reimbursement of $250 for his court appointed attorney, pay $25 for the affidavit of indigency fee and pay court costs.
Glossette was also given an eight month prison sentence with the imposition of the sentence deferred pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Christie L. Kerner, 34, Fort Jennings, was placed on three years of community control on a charge of passing bad checks, a felony of the fifth degree. 
According to a Delphos Police Department investigation, Kerner allegedly wrote a check to Ulm’s Trailer Court in Delphos for the amount of $1,100, which was for lot rent and a security deposit. The check was returned to Ulm’s for insufficient funds. 
Kerner is presently involved in a drug rehabilitation program and was ordered to continue that treatment program as part of her community control. 
Kerner was ordered to pay all costs associated with her case as well as to make restitution to Ulm’s Mobile Homes for the amount of $1,100 by June 8, 2012. 
Judge Steele gave Kerner a nine-month prison sentence but deferred the imposition of the prison sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Jeremy G. Baer, 27, Antwerp was placed on three years of community control on a charge of theft, a felony of the fifth degree.  
According to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation, Baer, while employed at Elmonte Plastics during a period from August to October 2010, took aluminum molds which were sold for scrap metal.
Judge Steele ordered that Baer spend 90 days on electronic monitored house arrest and then another 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer.  
Baer told Judge Steele he had been involved in drugs and is presently involved in a daily rehabilitation program. 
Baer was ordered to pay all costs associated with his case along with restitution in the amount of $4,999 to Elmonte Plastics.   
Judge Steele gave Baer a 12-month prison sentence but deferred the imposition of the prison sentence pending the successful completion of community control. 
Ryan M. King, 25, Scott, was placed on three years of community control for charge of trafficking in drugs. 
According to a Van Wert City Police Department investigation, King allegedly sold Fentanyl to an undercover agent working for the police department during May 2010. 
Judge Steele ordered that King immediately spend 90 days in the Van Wert County Jail and then spend an additional 30 days in jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer. King was also ordered to undergo a substance abuse assessment and complete any rehabilitation program recommended.   
King must pay all costs associated with his case, pay mandatory fine of $5,000 and $95.00 restitution to the Van Wert City Police Department for money used to purchase the drugs.  
Judge Steele gave King a basic prison term of one year but deferred the imposition of the prison term pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Brandon Barnes, 29, Van Wert, was placed on three years of community control on a charge of trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. 
According to a Van Wert City Police Department investigation, Barnes allegedly sold heroin to an undercover agent working for the police department in October 2010. 
Barnes was sentenced to spend up to six months at the WORTH Center in Lima and then spend an additional 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer. 
Barnes was ordered to pay all costs associated with his case and had his driver’s license suspended for six months. 
Judge Steele gave Barnes a nine-month prison sentence but deferred the imposition of the prison sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program.

 

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