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Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:00 AM

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

Arraignments

Jonathan Wells, 32, Sidney, pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree.

He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday.

Andrew Miller, 27, Fort Jennings, pleaded not guilty to aggravated burglary, a felony of the first degree; and robbery, a felony of the second degree.

His bond was set at $100,000 cash and a pretrial was set for Aug. 21.

Trey Eberle, 28, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Wednesday.

Changes of pleas

Stephanie Semer, 26, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to attempted burglary, a felony of the fourth degree. This was reduced from burglary, a felony of the third degree, for her plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Sept. 11.

Drake Hitchcock, 30, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to possession of drugs, felony of the fifth degree.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Sept. 11.

Sentencings

Courtney Estes, 25, Defiance, was sentenced for trespass in a habitation, a felony of the fourth degree.

His sentence was: two years community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 100 hours community service and one year intensive probation. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $500, court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

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

Angela Estes, 31, Defiance, was sentenced for aggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree.

Her sentence was: two years community control, 30 days electronic house arrest, 100 hours community service, one year intensive probation and she was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

A six-month prison sentence was deferred.

Patrick Sweeten, 56, Van Wert, was sentenced for assault on police officer, a felony of the fourth degree.

He was sentenced to 15 months prison with credit for 93 days already served.

Probation violations

Christopher Lindeman, 25, Delphos, admitted to violating his probation by failing to report to probation and by failing to complete counseling.

He was ordered to serve 180 days in jail and pay the $1,000 fine that was previously deferred. He received credit for 56 days already served.

Beth McCarthy, 44, Convoy, admitted to violating her probation by failing to report to probation and by failing to complete counseling.

She was resentenced to three years community control with the additional condition of 30 days in jail. Her nine-month prison sentence was deferred.

 

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