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Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:50 AM

VAN WERT — A Delphos man is prison-bound after sentencing on a felony burglary charge.
Johnny Ray Foust, 49, was given an 18-month prison sentence for entering the attached garage of a residence on W. Fourth St. in Delphos and taking alcoholic beverages. Foust was identified through DNA testing from the 2010 incident.
Foust was placed on electronically-monitored house arrest after his arraignment in March in order to take care of his ailing mother.
Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles D. Steele gave Foust credit for 76 days already served in custody and ordered Foust to be kept locally until his mother’s condition could be investigated.
The following individuals also appeared Wednesday:  
Joshua M. Minyoung, 27, Van Wert, was given a one year basic prison term on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree. 
Minyoung was arrested after a traffic stop by a trooper of the Ohio State Highway Patrol on U.S. Rt. 30 on Dec. 10. The trooper discovered a large quantity of Dilaudid in the vehicle. 
In addition to the prison term, Judge Steele imposed a mandatory $5,000 fine.  
Mark L. Brown, 45, Convoy, was given a basic six month prison term on a charge of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. 
According to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation, Brown allegedly physically assaulted a brother who was residing in the Brown residence at the time.   
Brown had just recently been released from prison in Indiana and was on parole at the time. The Indiana authorities revoked his parole and spent 10 months in prison for the latest incident with his brother.
Judge Steele gave Brown credit for 79 days that he had served in jail awaiting final disposition of his case. 
Alyssa C. Bebout, 23, Van Wert, was placed on three years of community control on a charge of trafficking in drugs and ordered that her motor vehicle be forfeited to the Van Wert City Police Department. 
Bebout was arrested as the result of an undercover operation conducted by the Van Wert City Police Department in September 2010, at which time Bebout delivered heroin to a subject who sold the heroin to an undercover agent. Bebout used her 1996 Chevrolet in the commission of the crime which resulted in the forfeiture of the vehicle.
Bebout has recently went through a drug rehabilitation program and was ordered to complete any follow counseling as required.   
Judge Steele gave Bebout a basic nine-month prison sentence but deferred the imposition of the sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. Bebout was ordered to pay all costs of the case. 
Samantha J. Lacy, 19, Van Wert, was sentenced to three years of community control and ordered to spend up to six months at the WORTH Center in Lima on a charge of theft of drugs a felony of the fourth degree. 
According to a Van Wert City Police Department investigation, Lacy took prescription pills from a residence while she was visiting with the resident in April 2010. 
Lacy was ordered to pay all costs associated with her case, had her drivers license suspended and must complete a substance abuse assessment along with any recommended rehabilitation programs. 
Judge Steele gave Lacy a basic prison term of nine months but deferred the imposition of the sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program.   
Eric D. Bowers, 25, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of heroin and had filed a motion for treatment in lieu which was granted by Judge Steele.
Bower will be under the supervision of the Adult Probation Department for a period of one year and will be responsible for all costs of the rehabilitation program. 
Scott Chesbro, 29, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. July 20.
Michael Coombs Jr., 28, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of illegal use of supplemental nutritional program benefits (food stamps).  
A pre-sentence investigation was ordered with sentencing scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 10. 
Matthew C. Foehl entered a guilty plea to a charge of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.  
Foehl had filed a motion for treatment in lieu of conviction which was granted by Judge Steele. Foehl will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department for a period of one year and will be responsible for all costs of his rehabilitation program.  
Rory J. Bigelow, 28, Ohio City, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.  
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for  9 a.m. July 27. 
Randal D. Keller, 51, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree.  
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Aug. 10.
Taren Decamp, 31, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of passing bad checks, a felony of the fifth degree, and was placed in the Prosecutor’s Diversion Program. 
Decamp is to make payment of $1,500 to a local car dealership. If the payment is made, the charges will be dropped.

 

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