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Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:04 AM

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

Arraignments

Rhonda Kline, 52, Delphos, pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, felony three; two counts of aggravated trafficking drugs, felony two; and two counts of trafficking drugs, felony five.

She was released on a surety bond until her pretrial on July 17.

Joshua Watson, 20, Delphos, was arraigned on three counts of theft, each a felony of the fifth degree.

He pleaded not guilty and he was released on a surety bond with an 11 p.m. curfew until his pretrial scheduled for July 17.

Courtney Estes, 25, Defiance, entered a plea of guilty to trespassing in a habitation, a felony of the fourth degree. A second charge, complicity to aggravated assault, was dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 7. He was released on a surety bond.

Angela Estes, 31, Defiance, entered a plea of guilty to aggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 7. She was released on surety bond.

Changes of pleas

Ricky Girod, 51, Grover Hill, changed his plea to guilty to illegal possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, a felony of the third degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for July 24.

Fredreick Helman, 34, Spencerville, changed his plea to guilty to three counts of importuning, each a felony of the second degree. Four other counts (two for importing, attempted rape and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles) were dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 7. His cash bond was continued.

Danielle Johnson, 26, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and her case was staying pending completion of the treatment program.

Sentencings

Rodney Pulfer, 31, Convoy, was sentenced on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

He was sentenced to three years community control, 180 days jail with work release, additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

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

Natasha Masters, 28, Van Wert, was sentenced on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a felony of the third degree.

She was sentenced to three years community control, 90 days electronic house arrest, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay court costs, mandatory fine of $5,000 on each count, restitution of $1,000 to the drug task force and partial appointed counsel fees.

Twelve months of prison on each count, concurrent, was deferred pending completion of community control.

Probation violation

Megan Wannemacher, 27, Van Wert, appeared for a probation violation for being terminated from the WORTH Center. She admitted the violation and was ordered to serve 11 days jail, which was the remaining part of her previous nine-month sentence.

 

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