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Thursday, August 05, 2010 11:15 AM

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

David L. Strayer, 34, Delphos, entered a guilty plea to a charge of assault, a felony of the fourth degree. 
Strayer allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to Patrolman Tyler Paugh of the Delphos Police Department on May 29.
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 22. 
Gerald A. Kohorst, 19, Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to breaking and entering and receiving stolen property, both felonies of the fifth degree.
According to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation, Kohorst allegedly broke into a farm building located on the Delphos-Southworth Road in June of this year. Kohorst also was in possession of a stolen debit card.   
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 22.
Todd C. Lacy, 43, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a felony count of driving while under the influence of alcohol, a felony of the fourth degree. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 29. 
Dustyn J. Taylor, 19, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a Bill of Information charging him with burglary, a felony of the third degree. 
Taylor also entered a guilty plea to another indictment charging him with two counts of possession of drugs and three counts of forgery, all felonies of the fifth degree. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and continued sentencing until Taylor is released from an inpatient rehabilitation program. 
Jimmy D. Vibbert, Van Wert, was ordered to spend 60 days in the Van Wert County Jail on a charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and will be on community control for a year. 
Judge Steele ordered Vibbert to continue his counseling program and he will be released from jail to attend counseling sessions. Vibbert also was given a six month jail sentence and fined $1,000 with the imposition of that sentence deferred pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
John R. McGinnis, Van Wert, admitted to violating his community control by testing positive for the use of heroin. 
McGinnis was resentenced to community control and ordered to spend 60 days in the Van Wert County Jail and given an additional 30 days in jail which is to be served at a time to be determined by his supervision officer.  
McGinnis asked Judge Steele if he could move from this community after release from jail. McGinnis told Judge Steele that it was too difficult to deal with his drug addiction problem when the community is infected with drugs. 
A 10-month prison sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Craig Foust, Van Wert, admitted to be in violation of his community control by testing positive for the use of drugs.  
Foust was resentenced to three years of community control and ordered to spend 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail and complete any programs recommended by his supervision officer. 
Kiel A. Martin, 23, Delphos, admitted to being in violation of his bond conditions in that he failed to show up twice for his pre-sentence investigation and then refused a drug screen at the request of the supervision officer. 
Judge Steele revoked Martin’s bond and ordered him held until sentencing, which is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 29. 
Chasity M. Deal, 20, Findlay, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of attempted complicity in trafficking of a counterfeit substance, a misdemeanor of the first degree with a specification that she used a 2002 Dodge Neon in the commission of the offense.
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Aug. 25.

 

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