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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:19 PM

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

Changes of pleas

Matthew Foehl, 28, Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to trafficking drugs, with a specification that he used a Dodge Intrepid car in the commission of the crime; and to possession of drugs, both counts are felonies of the fifth degree. Another charge of trafficking drugs was dismissed for his plea.

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

Kristin Heath, 25, Rockford, entered pleas of guilty to attempted burglary, felony four; and attempted grand theft, also felony four. These charges were reduced from burglary and grand theft, each a felony three. Another charge of failure to appear, felony four, was dismissed for her plea.

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

Tyler Levos, 28, Paulding, entered a plea of guilty to attempted illegal assembly of drugs, a felony four. This was reduced from illegal assembly of drugs, felony three. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

Sentencings

Peter Lockett, 58, Dunbar, W.Va., was sentenced for possession of cocaine, a felony of the fifth degree.

His sentence is three years Community Control, 30 days jail with credit for 30 days served, additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A nine-month prison term was deferred.

Ashley McKee, 30, Van Wert, was sentenced for trafficking drugs, felony five; and possession of drugs, also felony five. Her sentence is five years community control, up to six months in The WORTH Center, an additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 12-month prison term was deferred.

McKee was ordered to be turned over to Florida authorities to answer to charges there before she begins at The WORTH Center for treatment.

Andrew Miller, 27, Fort Jennings, was sentenced on a charge of aggravated robbery, a felony of the second degree.

He was sentenced to four years prison with credit for 103 days already served. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

Jeffrey Craft, 29, Van Wert, appeared for sentencing having previously been found to have violated his probation. He was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as before, plus 330 days jail with work release. He was given credit for 127 days already served.

Kelsey Frye, 22, Rockford, appeared for sentencing, having previously been found to have violated his probation. He was sentenced to prison for two years with credit for 321 days already served.

Violations

Michael Carter Jr. 30, Dayton, admitted to several violations of his probation, including having a new conviction for a crime, failing to report that arrest to probation, failing to maintain employment, failing to pay court costs or complete community service. He was released on a surety bond until his sentencing date.

Amber Somerton, 20, Van Wert, appeared in court for a violation of her Treatment in Lieu of conviction program. She was released on a surety bond until a hearing to be scheduled.

 

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