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VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWS PDF Print
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 12:27 PM

Fourteen criminal case hearings were held Tuesday before Judge Charles D. Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Cases consisted of an arraignment, eight sentencings, three probation violations and two change-of-plea hearings.
Arraignment
Darlene Hendershoot, 37, of Flint, Mich., pled guilty to an amended charge of attempted possession of drugs, a misdemeanor of the first degree. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for 22 days already served, and ordered to pay court costs.
Sentencings
Taylor G. Saum, 22, from Delphos, and Andrew J. Lumpkins, 24, of Spencerville, were both sentenced on misdemeanor theft charges. Both received one year of community control and ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $364.
Greg Glander, 29, of Van Wert, was sentenced for attempted possession of drugs, a misdemeanor of the first degree. He received one year of community control, substance abuse assessment and court costs. He received a deferred sentence of 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine.
Cyle Black, 25, of Van Wert, was sentenced on two counts of drug trafficking, each a felony of the fifth degree. Due to his previous felony record, he was sentenced to nine months in prison on each count to be served consecutively, plus court costs. He was remanded to the sheriff for transportation to prison.
Timothy Adam Wollet, 31, of Van Wert, appeared for sentencing on a felony five count of trafficking heroin. After hearing from the defendant about his situation, Judge Steele continued the case for additional review.
Zachary Springer, age 20, of Van Wert, was sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts of trafficking heroin. He received three year of community control, up to 6 months in the WORTH center, substance abuse assessment, had his driver’s license suspended for 6 months, and court costs.
Alonzo Munoz, 19, of Van Wert, was sentenced after pleading guilty to domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. He was sentenced to three years of community control, up to 6 months in the WORTH Center, ordered to have no contact with the victim, pay attorney fees and court costs. Twelve months prison was suspended. Defendant was released on bond until his admission to the WORTH Center
Forrest Houseworth III, 28, of Van Wert Was sentenced for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, a felony of the fourth degree.  He received three years community control, 30 days electronic house arrest and court costs.

Probation violations
Lauren Rupert, 20 or Rockford, appeared for a violation of her Treatment in Lieu program.
She and her family have made arrangements for her to go to an 18 month treatment program, so Judge Steele postponed the hearing to see whether she completes that program.
Andrew Stocklin, 27, of Delphos, admitted to violating four conditions of his probation. 
He was re-sentenced to three years of community control, 50 days in jail and had the nine-month prison sentence was deferred.
Ryan King, 26 of Van Wert, admitted to violating four provisions of his community control. He was re-sentenced to three years of community control, up to six months in the WORTH center, and had one year of prison deferred.

Changes of pleas
Kyle W. Caldwell, 32, of Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to an amended charge of trespassing in a habitation, a felony of the fourth degree. 
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for May 16.
Ryan Schaadt, 27, of Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to two drug possession charges. Both charges are fifth-degree felonies. 
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for May 16.  Defendant was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond after admitting to violating his bond.

 

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