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VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWS PDF Print
Thursday, July 12, 2012 11:44 AM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas:
Nathan Carpenter, 25, Delphos, was arraigned on an indictment for possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a surety bond until his pretrial scheduled for July 18.
Garrett Dienstberger, 27, Delphos, was granted Judicial Release from prison. He was then sentenced to 3 years community control, 30 days jail, up to 6 months The WORTH Center, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, his 12 month prison sentence was deferred pending completion of this community control and he was remanded to jail until transferred to WORTH.
Alonzo Munoz, 19, Van Wert, was in court to answer to a Probation Violation for being terminated from the WORTH Center program. He admitted to the violation.  He was resentenced to 3 years community control with 30 days in jail.  He was given credit for 6 days served and was ordered returned to the WORTH Center after that 30 days to complete the program.
Tom L. Karnehm Jr., 56, Van Wert, was sentenced following his plea to 2 counts of drug trafficking, both felonies of the fourth degree. He was sentenced to 3 years of community control, up to six months at the WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, Driver’ License was suspended six months, ordered to pay attorney fees and court costs, 12 months prison on each count, concurrent, was deferred for community control.
David Langenkamp, 22, Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, felony five, and requested treatment in lieu of conviction. The court granted his request and stayed further proceeding until his treatment is completed.
Jerad Caldwell, 25, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to trafficking drugs, felony five. A second charge of possession of drugs, also a felony five, was dismissed for his plea.  The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set the case for sentencing on August 8.
Kelly Matthieu, 46, Kenton, was granted Judicial Release from prison. He was then sentenced to 5 years community control, 30 days jail, up to 6 months in the WORTH Center, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 3 years intensive probation, may not operate any motor vehicle during his community control period, must pay attorney fees and court costs, his 18 month prison sentence was deferred pending completion of this community control and he was remanded to jail until transferred to WORTH.

 

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