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Thursday, June 28, 2012 1:31 PM

The following individuals appeared before Judge Charles Steele Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
After a one and a half day jury trial, Kasey Schisler, 23, of Van Wert was found guilty of complicity to trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fourth degree. He was also found to have committed this offense in the vicinity of a school. This involved helping another individual sell heroin in the area of Washington School in Van Wert. He was found not guilty of a second count for trafficking in heroin. He was ordered held on bond until his sentencing set for Aug. 8.
In other unrelated cases:
Sam Whisman, 20, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. 
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 8. A second count of trafficking was dismissed for his plea.
Hamilton Martinez, age 51, Phillipsburg, changed his plea to guilty to theft of a credit card, a felony five. A second charge of theft from an elderly person was dismissed for his plea. 
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 8.
Moses Wilder, 29, Van Wert was sentenced following his plea to a charge of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree.
He was sentenced to three years of community control with up to six months at the WORTH Center, an additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse and psychological assessments and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, pay attorney fees and court costs. He was released on a surety bond until WORTH Center but ordered to have no contact with his victim. He had a 12-month prison sentence deferred pending completion of community control.
Britney Mitchell, 19, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to possession of drugs, a felony five. 
She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. Further proceedings were stayed pending completion of the treatment program.
Orman Goings II, 26, of Latty, changed his plea to guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense in 6 years making it a felony of the fourth degree. 
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 8.
Defendant was ordered held without bond because he had a one car accident after consuming alcohol while out on bond from this case.
Brittany Bermudez, 21, Arcadia, was sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted burglary, a felony of the fourth degree. 
She received 3 years community control, 30 days jail with credit for 15 days served. This time will be served concurrently with a similar sentence from Putnam County, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, no unsupervised contact with Logan Weis, must live with her father, 2 years intensive probation, pay attorney fees and court costs, 9 months prison deferred pending completion of community control.
Rodney Walker, 40, Van Wert, was sentenced after his plea to attempted trespassing in a habitation, a felony of the fifth degree. He was sentenced to 3 years community control, 30 days jail with credit for time served, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, pay attorney fees and court costs, 9 months prison deferred pending completion of community control.

 

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