The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court Of Common Pleas:
Kelly McKenzie, 48, of Van Wert was sentenced to 18 months in prison on each of three counts of trafficking drugs and counterfeit substances. Judge Charles Steele ordered that the sentences be served consecutively to each other for a total of Four and one-half years. She was given credit for 85 days already served.
Robin Hamilton, 45, of Delphos was arraigned and pled not guilty to a charge of passing bad checks, a misdemeanor of the first degree. She was released on a surety bond and had a pretrial scheduled for Wednesday.
McCauley Potts Swann, 20, of Defiance was arraigned on a felony five charge of vandalism. He pled not guilty and was released on a $5,000 surety bond. Pretrial scheduled for Wednesday.
Tyler Dirham, 19, of Van Wert, was arraigned by Judge Steele on a count indictment for possession of marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree. He pled not guilty and was released on a surety bond with a pretrial scheduled for Wednesday.
Cody Stout, 21, entered a plea of guilty to a felony five charge of possession of drugs. He requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. The court then stayed all further proceedings pending completion of his treatment program.
Seth May, 19, of Van Wert, Entered a plea of guilty to a felony four charge of grand theft. He requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. The court then stayed all further proceedings pending completion of his treatment program.
Moses Wilder, 29, Van Wert entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. He had previously been charged with Felony Three Domestic Violence. The Court ordered a Pre-Sentence Investigation and set the matter for sentencing on June 13.
The court ordered that Wilder may be released on electronic house arrest if he can make the necessary arrangements.
Lyle Diltz, 44, of Delphos, was in court for a probation violation hearing. He admitted to violations for possession of drugs and for failing to report to probation. He was re-sentenced to three years of community control with an additional 90 days in jail from Wednesday.
Dale Wright Jr, 19, of Van Wert, was sentenced for attempted grand theft, a felony of the fifth degree. Judge Steele sentenced him to three years of community control, 30 days in jail with credit for 12 days already served. He was also ordered to complete community service, have a psychological assessment, and serve two years of intensive probation. Nine months prison was deferred and he was ordered to report to jail on Tuesday.
Andrew Snyder, 18, of Rockford, was sentenced on a misdemeanor theft charge. He received 1 year community control, 30 days in jail, community service, Restitution of $1,000 to WalMart, pay appointed counsel fees, and court costs. 180 days jail and $1,000 fine were deferred.
Timothy A. Wollet, 30, of Van Wert was sentenced for trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. He received 3 years of community control, 180 days in jail with credit for 82 days served, community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment 3 years intensive probation, his driver’s license was suspended for 6 months, pay attorney fees and court costs. A 12-month prison sentence was deferred
Delbert Drew, 21, of Van Wert was in court for a competency hearing. Defendant has questioned his competency to stand trial and assist his attorney in his defense. After reviewing the report from Court Diagnostic in Toledo, the Court found that Drew is competent to stand trial and set a pretrial for next week.
Ruth A. Napier, 19, was in court for a competency hearing. Defendant has questioned his competency to stand trial and assist his attorney in his defense.
After reviewing the report from Court Diagnostic in Toledo, the Court found Napier is competent to stand trial and set a pretrial for Wednesday.
Kareem Howard, 35, Van Wert, was granted Judicial Release after a hearing Wednesday. His 18-month prison sentence was modified to place him on three years community control, up to six months in the WORTH Center, 30 days jail, community service, psychological assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, no firearms, pay attorney fees and court costs.
He was remanded to jail until his transfer to the WORTH Center.