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Thursday, April 19, 2012 1:19 PM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas:
Arraignments:
Kenneth Michael Imler, 32, Van Wert, was arraigned on one count of intimidation of a witness, a felony of the third degree; and one count of telecommunications harassment, a misdemeanor of the first degree. 
He entered pleas of not guilty to both charges and he was set for a pretrial on April 25. His bond was set at $5,000 with 10 percent cash, along with a $5,000 surety bond. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victims in the case.
Brittany Bermudez, 21, Arcadia, was arraigned on two counts of burglary, both felonies of the third degree. 
She pled not guilty to both and had her bond set at $25,000 cash and $5,000 surety. Her case was set for pretrial on April 25.
Orman E. Goings II, 26, Latty, was arraigned on a felony four charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. 
He pled not guilty and was set for pretrial March 25. His bond was continued, including electronic monitoring.
Cody Stout, 21, Van Wert was arraigned on possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. 
His case was continued until April 25 for a plea. Bond was set at $5,000 surety.
Antrae J. Pinn, 27, Lima, was arraigned on two counts of having a weapon under disability, both charges are third-degree felonies. 
He pled not guilty and had his bond set at $25,000 cash plus $5,000 surety. This case was set for pretrial on April 25.
Carlos Navarro Sanchez, 21, of Portland, Ind., was arraigned for trespass in a habitation, a felony of the fourth degree. 
He entered a plea of not guilty and was released on a surety bond with an order to have no contact with the victim in the case. 
Pretrial is set for May 16.
Justine Jerome, 26, Convoy, was arraigned on a felony four charge of domestic violence. 
She pled not guilty and was set for pretrial on April 25. Her bond was set at $15,000 with 10 percent cash plus a surety bond of $5,000. She was also ordered to have no contact with her mother, the victim in the case.
Eric Hernandez, 31, Van Wert, was arraigned on a felony four charge of domestic violence. 
He pled not guilty and was released on a surety bond of $5,000 with an order to have no contact with the victim. The case was set for pretrial on April 25.
David Langenkamp, 22, Convoy, pled not guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
He pled not guilty and was released on a $5,000 surety bond with a pretrial date of May 16.
Tom L. Karnehm Jr. 56, Van Wert, was arraigned on two counts of trafficking in marijuana, both felonies of the fourth degree. 
He was released on a surety bond after pleading not guilty and had a pretrial set for May 16.
Lonnie Gentry, 64, Ohio City, was arraigned on a second-degree felony charge of felonious assault. 
He was ordered held in jail until a $100,000 cash bond is posted. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim in the case. 
Pretrial set for April 25.
Lester Sulfridge III.,  24, Van Wert, was arraigned on a felony five charge of abusing harmful intoxicants. 
After a not guilty plea, he was released on a $5,000 surety bond. His pretrial is set for May 16.
Brandon Baldwin, 19, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. 
The indictment also contained a specification that he used $690 cash in the commission of the crime. 
His case was set for pretrial on May 16 and he was released on a $5,000 surety bond
Rodney Walker, 40, Van Wert, was charged with trespass in a habitation, a felony fourth degree. 
He was released on a $5,000 surety bond after pleading not guilty and was set for pretrial on May 16. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim
Moses Wilder, 29, Van Wert, was arraigned on a felony three charge of domestic violence.
He pled not guilty and saw his bond set at $50,000 cash plus a $5,000 surety. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim and set for pretrial on April 25.
Logan Weis, 21, Ottawa, was ordered held on a $25,000 cash bond plus $5,000 surety after pleading not guilty to burglary, a felony of the third degree. 
Pretrial was set for April 25.
Britney Mitchell, 19, Van Wert, pled not guilty to possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony and was released on a $5,000 surety bond. 
Her case was set for pretrial on May 9.

Other criminal cases:
Chad Neuman, 27, Delphos, pled guilty to trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for May 23.
Three other charges against him for dismissed for his plea. His bond was amended to $10,000 with 10 percent cash.
Jeffrey Wills, age 30, changed his plea to guilty on a charge of non support of dependents and had his case continued for entry into the prosecutor’s diversion program.
Colt Morris, 24, was sentenced after his earlier plea to robbery, a felony three.
He was sentenced to three years community control, up to six months in WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, restitution of $226 jointly and severally with co-defendant and court costs. He had a 42-month prison sentence suspended pending completion of community control
Jose Sanchez, 32, Van Wert, was brought before the court for a probation violation.
He admitted the violation and was placed back on community control again for an additional 12 months.
Ashley Woten, 24, Lima, admitted to a probation violation for changing her address without notifying probation. 
She was ordered held in jail until transfer to the WORTH Center.
Kristina Diltz, 27, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to selling a Schedule II controlled substance.  
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for May 23.
She was then ordered held in jail for a bond violation for testing positive for drugs while out on bond.
Elmico Crisp, 35, Van Wert was sentenced on one count of possession of drugs and one count of trafficking in cocaine, both charges are felonies of the fifth degree.  Crisp was sentenced to 12-month prison on each charge to be served consecutively. He was given credit for 111 days already served.

 

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