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Thursday, November 15, 2012 2:40 PM

Nine persons appeared before Judge Charles Steele Wednesday in Common Pleas Court. Six persons changed their pleas to guilty and three persons were sentenced.
Change of pleas

Ralph Moorman, 41, Convoy, entered a plea of guilty on a Prosecutor’s Bill of Information filed by Assistant County Prosecutor Eva Yarger.  The Bill of Information contained two charges of rape, each a felony of the first degree.

The court accepted his pleas and ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec. 19.

Previous pending charges against him were dismissed for his plea to this Bill of Information.

Taylor Agler, 20, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to two charges of trafficking drugs, each a felony of the fifth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and will set sentencing in about six weeks.

Ashley Burk, 24, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and will set sentencing in about six weeks.

Christopher Blue, 33, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty on a Prosecutor’s Bill of Information filed by County Prosecutor Charles Kennedy III. The Bill of Information charged the defendant with possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and will set sentencing in about six weeks.

Kari Johnson, 29, Ottawa, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of theft of drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and further proceedings were stayed pending the completion of her treatment program.

Theodore King, 27, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of

Conviction and further proceedings were stayed pending the completion of her treatment program.
Sentencings

Carl Buckner, 67, Ohio City, was sentenced on a charge of attempted cultivation of marijuana, a felony of the third degree.

He received three years community control, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, one year intensive probation, Driver’s

License suspended six months and to pay court costs.

A 12-month prison sentence was deferred pending completion of community control.

David Sheets, 41, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of gross sexual imposition, a felony of the fourth degree.

His sentence was three years community control, 90 days jail with work release, an additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, psychological assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and partial attorney fees.

A 15-month prison sentence was deferred pending completion of community control.

Calvin Placke, 18, Middle Point, was sentenced on two counts of breaking and entering, each a felony of the fifth degree.

He was sentenced to three years community control, 30 days jail after graduation or leaving school, additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and partial attorney fees. He was also ordered to pay restitution to four victims.

A nine-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.

 

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