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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:21 AM

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

Sentencings

Megan Fischbach, 23, Delphos was sentenced for attempted unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Her sentence was one year community control, 30 days jail at a later date, substance abuse and psychological assessments and treatment, 50 hours community service, pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine were deferred.

Robert K. Stoller, 30, Van Wert, possession of drugs, felony five, was sentenced to three years community control, 30 days Electronic House Arrest, 30 days jail at a later date, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A nine-month prison term was deferred.

Alisha Stemen, 21, Van Wert, possession of heroin, felony five, was sentenced to three years community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 60 days Electronic House Arrest (or jail), 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, turn in a list of prescription drugs to probation, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A nine-month prison term was deferred.

He will remain in jail until EMHA established.

Kevin Clay, 28, Van Wert, was sentenced on two different cases. In the first case for possession of drugs, felony 5, he appeared for a probation violation. He admitted the violation and was sentenced to nine months in prison, with credit for 130 days already served. The second case was for sentencing for two counts of breaking and entering, each a felony five. He was sentenced to 11 months in prison for each count to be served concurrently but consecutive to the nine months in the first case. He was also ordered to pay restitution to several victims: Elmco Engineering ($5,775), Uptown Laundry ($520), Van Wert Glass ($1,504), First Friends Church ($195) plus court costs.

He was remanded to jail for transfer to prison.

Probation violation

Jeremy Rollins, 36, Van Wert, admitted to probation violations for failing to get permission from probation to move, failure to report to probation and failure to complete counseling. He was sentenced to serve his previously deferred prison sentence of 9 months. With credit for 193 days served.

Arraignment/change of plea

Michael Whisman, 22, Van Wert, appeared on two different cases. He changed his plea to guilty trafficking drugs, felony 5. He was then arraigned on two new charges, trafficking drugs, felony 4 and possession of drugs, felony 5. He entered guilty pleas to both new counts. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for June 11. His surety bond was then revoked and bond set at $20,000 cash in each case after he attempted to use another’s urine for a drug test.

 

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