The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Ryan L. Woodall, 37, Willshire, was sentenced to 36 months in prison on a charge of robbery and given a three-year sentence on a felony charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, both charges are felonies of the third degree.
Woodall was charged with robbery for the Oct. 21 incident that took place at the Willshire Drive Inn in Willshire. According to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation, Woodall came to the store, ordered a sandwich but didn’t pay for the sandwich. Woodall allegedly ordered that the employee give him money. Woodall allegedly stuck his hand in his hooded sweatshirt indicating that he had a gun and again demanded the money. Woodall never did get any money and walked off with the sandwich and fries.
Woodall had been arrested by the Van Wert Sheriff’s Department on a charge operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on Aug. 7 after they had attempted to stop him after he left the Brookside Convenience Store. Woodall was found to be under the influence of alcohol and had told deputies he had used bath salts.
Woodall had been convicted of other DUI charges in the past causing the most recent charge to be a felony of the third degree.
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