Robert Ericson, 51, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to felonious assault, a felony of the first degree; and assault on peace officer, a felony of the fourth degree. His bond was set at $500,000 cash and a pretrial was set for 8 a.m. Dec. 11.
Nathaniel Diltz, 30, Delphos, denied violating his probation by failing a drug test and failing to complete counseling. He was ordered held without bond until a hearing to be scheduled.
Work Release Violations
Jeremy Baer, 30, Van Wert, appeared for a violation of work release by not directly returning to jail after work. Defendant admits violation and his work release was terminated.
Jesse Stemen, 24, Van Wert, appeared for a violation of work release by not directly returning to jail after work. After a hearing, violation was found and work release was terminated.
Korey Briggs, 28, Fort Jennings, entered a guilty plea to trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Jan. 15.
Jean Sweet, 38, Van Wert, was sentenced on two counts of trespass in a habitation, each a felony of the fourth degree; and one count of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. She was sentenced to three years community control, up to six months in WORTH center, an additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, ordered not to enter Rural King, have no contact with Sherry Ramsey, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay restitution of $49 to Rural King, pay costs and pay partial appointed attorney fees. Prison of 12 months for each count of the trespass in habitation and 180 days for theft, concurrent, was all deferred pending completion of community control.
Michael Carter, Jr. 30, Dayton, was sentenced after previously having admitted to violating his probation. He was sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as previous, plus WORTH Center. Nine-month prison was deferred.
Stephanie Fannon, 25, Van Wert, was sentenced for trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and possession of drugs, also a felony of the fifth degree. She was sentenced to 12 months prison on each count, concurrent, with credit for 82 days already served.