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Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:39 PM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Arraignments

William Crutchfield, 40, Van Wert, pled not guilty to having weapons under disability, a felony of the third degree. His case will be set for pretrial after an evaluation is completed for another pending case. He is being held on a cash bond in the other case and the same bond was set in this case.

Dallas Fortner, 18, Mendon, pled not guilty to two charges: burglary, felony second degree; and theft, a felony of the third degree. 
His bond was set at $50,000 cash and a pretrial was set for Wednesday.

Joel Crawford, 24, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of theft from an elderly person, a felony of the fifth degree. 
He was released on a surety bond and his case set for pretrial on March 6.

Beth McCarthy, 43, Convoy, pled not guilty to possession of heroin, a felony of the fourth degree; and possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. 
She was released on a surety bond and pretrial was set for Wednesday.
Tiffany Wolford, 22, Van Wert, was arraigned and pled guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for March 6.

Changes of pleas
Daniel Myrick, 23, Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of trafficking marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction.  
All further proceedings were stayed pending completion of the treatment program.
Brittnie Garwood, 24, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to two counts of trafficking drugs, both felonies of the fifth degree. Three other similar charges were dismissed for her plea to these two. 
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for March 6.

Casey McMillen, 28, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to possession of drugs,  a felony of the fifth degree.  The Court ordered a Pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Jan. 23.

Violations
Ryan Schaadt, 28, Van Wert, appeared on a probation violation for associating with known felon, testing positive for controlled substance, failing to report to probation, failing to pay court costs, and failing to complete his assessment and treatment. He admitted the violations and was sentenced to nine months in prison with credit for 143 days already served.

Stephanie Farmer, 31, Van Wert, appeared for a bond violation for failing to report to probation and failing to provide an address where she was living.  A violation was found by the court and she was ordered re-released on her surety bond until her pretrial scheduled for next Wednesday.

Patricia Bigham, 29, Van Wert, appeared for a bond violation for not reporting to probation. She was found in violation and re-released on surety bond until a pretrial Jan. 16.

Sentencing
Kenneth Michael Imler, 33, Ohio City, was sentenced for violating a civil protection order, a felony of the fifth degree.  
He received three years community control, 100 hours community service, anger management assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, abide by all Juvenile Court orders concerning visitation, pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A nine-month prison sentence was deferred pending completion of community control.

Time waiver
Kyle Caldwell, 33, Van Wert, waived time and was granted a continuance of a jury trial scheduled for today. Continuance was granted. This case involves an alleged armed robbery at Klosterman Pizza in Van Wert.

 

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