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Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:11 AM

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

Changes of pleas

Dale Wright, Jr., 21, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty on a charge of illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone, a felony of the fifth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 21.

Paula Wilder, 58, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to a charge of endangering children, a felony of the third degree. She was originally charged with endangering children, a felony of the second degree, which was reduced for her plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for July 31.

Bond violation

Matthew Parr, 20, Van Wert, admitted to bond violation by not giving his proper address to his probation officer.

He was re-released on a surety bond with the condition that he not enter 103 Daniel St., Van Wert, for any reason.

Probation violations

Kelsey Frye, 22, Rockford, denied that he violated his probation for failing to report to probation and failing to report his address. He was ordered to be held in jail until a hearing is scheduled.

James Vinson, 43, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by leaving the state of Ohio without permission.

He was ordered to serve his suspended time of 12 months in each of three cases, concurrently.

He was given credit for 214 days served.

Desma Chesbro, 21, Van Wert, denied violating her probation by failing to attend a class as Westwood. She was ordered to be held in jail until a hearing is held.

Sentencings

Terry Warren, Jr., 26, Van Wert, was sentenced for possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

The sentence was six months in prison with credit for 36 days. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

Jerad Caldwell, 26, Van Wert, was sentenced for possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree, and for violating his probation in a prior case.

The sentence was 12 months prison in the prior case and nine months in prison in the new case to be served consecutively. He was given credit for 145 days served. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

 

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