Two individuals went to prison Tuesday after appearing before Judge Charles D. Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on violations of community control and a treatment program violation.
Haley J. Moser, 20, Van Wert, who had originally entered guilty pleas to two counts of possession of drugs and then was placed in an intervention program for drug rehabilitation was sent to prison for 10 months for violating the treatment program.
Moser went into a long dissertation as to how she has realized that she has a serious drug problem and how she had plans to go to school and turn her life around. Judge Steele didn’t buy into her plan that she put forth and advised her that she had an attitude problem. Judge Steele told her that he had been made aware that she had caused numerous problems at the jail and had even provided another inmate some of her prescription medication.
Judge Steele gave her credit for 73 days for which she had spent in jail on the original charges.
Jason Grunden, 30, Van Wert, was sent to prison for 12 months on a charge of violating his community control for not making court costs and restitution payments, failing to report as required and not maintain a job as was required.
Judge Steele gave Grunden credit of 41 days of time he served on the original charge.
Theodore Bleeke, 25, Van Wert, was resentenced to five years of community control and ordered held in jail for up to 12 months or until he could enter the Elvis House program in Columbus, which is a sex offender program.
Bleeke had violated the terms of his community control by having in his possession pornographic material.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Taylor asked the court to keep Bleeke in jail for the safety of the community.
Bleeke had originally been indicted on charges of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and the illegal use of minors in nudity-oriented material or performance.
Dan J. Swoveland, 56, Ohio City, was placed on one year of community control on a charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Swoveland allegedly caused or attempted to cause harm to his wife on July 14 at their home.
Judge Steele also gave Swoveland a 180-day jail sentence and a fine of $1,000 with the imposition of the jail and fine being deferred pending the successful completion of the community control program.
Dustyn James Franklin Taylor was sentenced to prison on two separate indictments charging him with two counts of possession of drugs and three counts forgery. Taylor was given a basic prison term of six months on each count to run concurrently.
In a separate indictment, Taylor was given a one year prison sentence on charges of possession of drugs and forgery, this prison term is to run consecutive to the six months sentence.
Taylor was given credit for 53 days time he had served in jail awaiting final disposition of the charges.
Taylor was ordered to make restitution to the victims in these cases.
Kody N. Detwiler, 20, Van Wert, was placed on three years of community control and ordered to spend up to six months in the WORTH Center on charges of Burglary a felony of the fourth degree.
Detwiler was ordered to spend up to 30 days in jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer, pay restitution to the victim, have a substance abuse assessment and pay all cost associated with his case.
Judge Steele also gave Detwiler a basic prison term of nine months but deferred the imposition of the prison sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program.