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Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:07 PM

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

Tuesday
Arraignment
Kevin Clay, 27, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a Bill of Information charging him with two counts of breaking and entering, both felonies of the fifth degree. This involved business properties at Van Wert Glass and Elmco Engineering. Bond was set at $10,000 cash and sentencing set for March 30.

Sentencing
Kim Mileto, 55, Van Wert, filed a motion to withdraw her guilty plea to attempted forgery, a misdemeanor of the first degree. That motion was denied by the court.
The court then sentenced her on the charge. Her sentence was 1 year community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 50 hours community service, pay restitution to Cashland $1,036 by Aug. 14, pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. A jail term of 180 days and $1,000 fine were deferred pending completion of community control

Probation violations
Rodney Walker, 41, Van Wert admitted to a probation violation for consuming alcoholic beverages.
He was re-sentenced to 3 years community control with 60 days jail with work release. A nine-month prison term was deferred.
Jessica Thompson, 27, Van Wert, admitted to a probation violation for being at a prohibited place, using heroin and being out past curfew.
She was re-sentenced to 3 years community control, up to 6 months at the WORTH Center; nine months prison in one case and six months prison in her second case were all deferred.

Wednesday
Arraignment
Michael Brown, 20, Defiance, entered a not guilty plea to aggravated burglary, a felony of the first degree; and felonious assault, a felony of the second degree.
He was ordered held on a $100,000 cash bond and a pretrial set for Tuesday.

Jeremy Kent, 29, Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of assault, based on a Bill of Information filed by the Prosecutor’s Office. He had previously been charged with harassment by bodily substances, a felony of the third degree.
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for March 6. He was released on a surety bond with a order to have no contact with the victim.
Pleas

Tanya Turner, 32, Payne, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. This was reduced from theft, a felony of the fifth degree.
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for March 6.

Michael Coombs Jr. 29, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of trafficking marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree. Two other trafficking charges were dismissed for his plea.
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for April 3.

Zachary Brinkman, 24, Middle Point, changed his plea to guilty to possession of heroin, 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 his treatment program.
Sentencings

Nicole Raines, 32, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of trafficking drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.
She received 3 years community control, 30 days electronic house arrest or jail, additional 30 days jail at later date, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended 6 months, the vehicle used in the crime was ordered forfeited to the Van Wert Police Department, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. A nine-month prison term was deferred.

Dewey Hammons, 46, Fort Jennings, was sentenced for theft, a felony of the fifth degree.
His sentence was 3 years community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 100 hours community service, 2 years intensive probation, ordered to pay restitution and court costs. A six-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.
Probation violation

William Shinnaberry, 20, Van Wert, admitted to a probation violation for being terminated from the WORTH Center. He was sentenced to serve his previously suspended prison sentence of 12 months, with credit for 208 days already served.

 

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