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Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:50 AM

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

James C. Irwin, 47, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with having weapons under a disability, a felony of the third degree.
Irwin had originally been indicted in December for the same charge, but re-indicted to amend the original indictment. 
Irwin’s bond of $500,000 was continued with a hearing on a motion to suppress evidence on Feb. 3. 
Jared Alan Smith, 22, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Possession of Drugs (Heroin) a felony of the fifth degree. 
Smith was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 26. 
Matthew L. Peffley, 36, Convoy, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of disseminating material harmful to juveniles, a felony of the fifth degree. 
Peffley was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 19. 
Joshua M. Minyoung, 27, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree.  
Minyoung was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 19. 
Christopher P. Adkins, 30, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with assault (law enforcement officer), a felony of the fourth degree.
He was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond on this charge but is being held in jail on charges from the Van Wert Municipal Court. 
A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 19. 
Michael W. Beach, 47, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with four counts of illegal processing of drug documents.  
Beach was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 26. 
Barbara Baker, 48, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol, a felony of the third degree.   
Baker was arrested by the Van Wert City Police Department and has had a previous convicted for felony DUI. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. March 2. 
Haley A. Burgess, 22, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of illegal processing of drug documents, a felony of the fourth degree.  
Burgess had filed a motion for Treatment in Lieu of Conviction which was granted by Judge Steele.  
Burgess will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Probation Department for a period of one year while she completes her treatment program. 
Dustyn Taylor, 19, Van Wert, was granted judicial release (early release) from prison and was ordered to complete the program at the WORTH Center in Lima.  
Taylor will be on community control for a period of three years, ordered to make restitution to the victim in the amount of $1,006.63, pay court costs, pay the affidavit of indigency fee of $25 and reimburse $250 for his court appointed attorney.

 

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