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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:00 PM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday morning in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:

Sentencings

Jeremy Detwiler, 22, Delphos, was sentenced for trafficking heroin, a felony of the fourth degree.

His sentence was: three years community control, up to six months at WORTH Center after his Putnam County prison sentence, an additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and he was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees

A 12-month prison term was deferred.

Amber Baker, 24, Van Wert, was sentenced for possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

Her sentence was: three years community control, complete all recommended treatment, including inpatient, an additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and she was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

An 11-month prison term was deferred.

Shane Carroll, 23, Convoy, was sentenced for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the fourth degree.

His sentence was: three years community control, 90 days jail with work release, an additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, complete psycho-sexual assessment and treatment, no contact with the victim, two years intensive probation and he was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

An 18-month prison term was deferred.

Zach Brinkman, 25, Middle Point, was sentenced for possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

His sentence was: three years community control, up to six months at WORTH Center, additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, driver’s license suspended six months, two years intensive probation and he was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

A 12-month prison term was deferred.

Arraignments

Dirk Russell, 34, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the second degree.

His bond was set at $10,000 cash and pretrial scheduled for Wednesday.

Brandon Turner, 28, Sidney, pleaded not guilty to trafficking drugs, a felony of the fourth degree; and possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree.

His bond was set at $10,000 cash and pretrial scheduled for Wednesday.

Ethan Mezuk, 23, Convoy, pleaded not guilty to possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was set for March 26.

Roger Hibbard, 37, Paulding, pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and pretrial is set for March 26.

Anthony Oliver, 19, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to burglary, felony of the thrid degree.

No bond was set in his case as he is being held for a bond violation in an unrelated case and pretrial is set for Wednesday.

Kari Hatfield, 24, Van Wert, entered pleas of not guilty to burglary, a felony of the second degree; and breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree.

Her bond was set at $10,000 with 10-percent cash to be transferred from Municipal Court.

Pretrial is set for March 26.

Kyle Goodwin, 25, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.

His bond was set at $10,000 cash and a pretrial set for Wednesday.

Sean Sprouse, 34, Paulding, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.

He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was set for March 26.

Mary Showman, 52, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree.

She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was set for March 26.

Etta Huffine, 36, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to attempted deception to obtain dangerous drug, a felony of the fifth degree.

She was released on a surety bond, and a pretrial was set for March 26.

Change of plea/competency hearing

Harley Maroney, 18, Ohio City, appeared for a competency hearing and was found to be competent to stand trial. He then decided to change his plea to two counts of gross sexual imposition, each a felony of the third degree. A third charge of rape, a felony of the first degree, was dismissed for his plea.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for April 30.

Time waiver

Trent Webster, 49, Van Wert, in open court, signed a waiver of speedy trial and asked for a postponement of his trial.

Probation violation

Christopher Day, 41, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by using drugs. He was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as before, plus 74 days jail.

A six-month prison term was deferred.

 

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