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Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:01 AM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: 
Christopher Adkins, 31, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to assault, a felony of the fourth degree.  
Adkins was accused of assaulting Office James Haggerty of the Van Wert City Police
Department on December 2nd, 2010.   
Adkins filed a motion for treatment in lieu of conviction which was granted by the court. Adkins will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department for a period not to exceed one year while he completes his rehabilitation program
Nathaniel Thomas, 32, Van Wert, was placed on one year of community control on a charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree. 
Thomas was ordered to spend 60 days in the Van Wert County Jail and then an additional 30 days of jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer. 
Thomas was ordered to complete an anger management program, pay court costs and complete 100 hours of community service.   
Judge Steele also gave Thomas a 180 day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine but deferred the imposition of the sentence if Thomas successfully completes the community control program. 
Andrew Hammons, 23, Van Wert, was sentenced to a basic prison term of nine months on a charge of possession of heroin after Judge Steele found Hammons not to be amenable to community control. 
Hammons was arrested in September during a traffic stop conducted by the Van Wert City Police Department. During the traffic stop, they found Hammons to be in possession of heroin. 
Chad Diltz, 34, Delphos, admitted to a bond violation and had his personal surety bond revoked. 
Diltz was ordered held without bond pending his sentencing hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. May 11. 
Diltz had violated his bond by not reporting as required as part of his bond stipulations.   
Ford P. Wilson,  27, Van Wert, was sentenced to serve a 12-month prison sentence on a charge of breaking and entering; another 12-month prison sentence on another charge of breaking and entering; and a one-year prison sentence on a charge of theft. All three sentences are to run concurrently with one another.  
Judge Steele also sentenced Wilson a basic prison term of 12 months on a previous breaking and entering charge which will be served consecutive with the other charges.   
Judge Steele found that Wilson had a lengthy criminal record and was not amenable to community control. 
Bronson E. Pate, 29, Convoy, was sentenced to a basic prison term of 12 months on a violation of his community control. 
According to the Van Wert Adult Probation Department, Pate tested positive for the use of marijuana and heroin. Pate admitted to the use of the marijuana but denied that he had used heroin.  
Judge Steele gave Pate credit for 78 days he had served in jail awaiting the final disposition of the case. 
Ryan M. King, 25, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of trafficking in heroin, a felony of the third degree. 
King allegedly sold heroin to an undercover agent working for the Van Wert City Police Department. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. June 8. 
Tyann N. Montalvo, 22, Celina, had her personal surety bond revoked and was ordered held without bond pending her sentencing scheduled May 18. 
Montalvo was out on bond after her and Chad R. Bellis were found with a mobile meth lab in a semi truck by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in February of this year. Montalvo was recently arrested by the Celina Police Department along with two others operating a mobile meth lab in Celina and is presently being held in the Mercer County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond.


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