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Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:26 PM

Ten individuals were arraigned Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: 
Robert Fishbein, 48, Lima, entered a plea of not guilty to 23 counts of telecommunications harassment, two counts were misdemeanors and 21 counts were felonies of the fifth degree.   
Fishbein was indicted for the times he had made telephone calls to a former employee of his at the I&K Distributors in Delphos. Judge Steele gave as part of his original bond conditions that Fishbein have no contact with the victim by any means. Fishbein had his bond revoked and at a later bond hearing was ordered to post a $200,000 cash bond and that he could make no phone calls even for business without another person making and supervising the phone call.   
Fishbein appeared on the newest indictments and shortly after court arraignments was observed in the lobby of the court using a cell phone making phone calls. He was ordered to be arrested for violating his conditions of bond, he was arrested later at his place of employment in Delphos by Delphos Police.  
Fishbein is currently being held in the Van Wert County Jail until a bond hearing is held  which is expected to take place early next week. 
Colt Morris, 24, Lima, and Ashley Woten, 24, Lima, were arraigned on charges of robbery and complicity to commit robbery for the Oct. 31 robbery of the Pac N Sac on North Washington Street in Van Wert.   
Morris allegedly went into the convenience store with a mask covering his face indicating that he had a weapon in his pocket and ordered the clerk to hand over cash, which she did. Morris was caught on video while inside the store. 
The following morning two other convenience stores in Allen County were attempted to be robbed, with a similar description and video photos that matched those of the robbery in Van Wert.
Morris was later identified and arrested by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department on the incidents taking place in Allentown and Spencerville in Allen County.
Other arraignments
Jennifer Burk, 21, Van Wert, charge of trespassing in place of habitation, a felony of the fourth degree, plea of not guilty, ordered held until she has a place of residence at which time she can be released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. 
Pretrial hearing to be held on Nov. 23. 
Ryan Woodall, 37, Willshire, not guilty to a charge of robbery, a felony of the third degree. 
Woodall allegedly robbed a restaurant in Willshire according to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation. 
Woodall is being held in jail on a $150,000 cash bond with a 10-percent privilege, with a pretrial hearing to be held on Nov. 23. 
Dominic Eddins, 32, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to two counts of Burglary, ordered held on a $150,000 cash bond with a ten percent privilege. Pretrial hearing scheduled for Nov. 23. 
Cory L. Maynard, 33, Groverhill, not guilty to one count of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree; ordered held on a $50,000 cash bond with a 10-percent privilege, pretrial Nov. 23. 
Dylien A. Redding, 20, Convoy, not guilty plea to one count of theft, a felony of the fifth degree; released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond; pretrial hearing scheduled for Nov. 23.
Erik R. Lehmkuhle, 33, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with seven counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and four counts of gross sexual imposition after an investigation conducted by the Van Wert City Police Department into reported incidents to the police department.  
Lehmkuhle was ordered held on a $500,000 cash bond. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 23. 
Bridget Channell, 42, Van Wert, not guilty to one count of theft, a felony of the fifth degree.  
Channel was released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for Nov. 23.
Garrett Dienstberger, 26, Delphos, was sentenced to serve two years in prison on a charge of burglary, a felony of the third degree. 
According to a Delphos Police Department investigation, Dienstberger entered a West Fifth Street home in Delphos, where he took a cross-bow belonging to a relative. Judge Steele found him not to be amenable to community control and sentenced him to serve the prison sentence. Dienstberger was given credit for 35 days which he has served awaiting final disposition of his case. 
Donald C. Sharp, 52, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to burglary, a felony of the fifth degree. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for Jan. 4. 
Jeffrey T. Stocklin, 30, Delphos, entered a plea to burglary, a felony of the third degree. 
Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for Jan. 4. 
Luke Reinhart, 32, Van Wert, appeared for a hearing on judicial release. He had originally been sentenced to spend up to eight years in prison on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. 
Reinhart had caused the Sept. 3, 2005, deaths of Kristin and Jade Amweg of Decatur, Ind., according to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation.  Allegedly Reinhart disregarded a stop sign at Dull Robbinson Road and Wren-Landeck Road. 
Reihnart’s first trial was overturned by the Court of Appeals and just prior to the second trial starting Reinhart entered a negotiated plea to the two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. The negotiations made was that the State of Ohio would not object to judicial release after five years, this was also agreed to by the family of the victims.   
Reinhart was released Wednesday after the hearing and will be on five years of community control under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department, three of the five years will be under intensive supervision. 
Judge Steele ordered that Reinhart undergo a substance abuse assessment and complete any programs ordered, pay court costs, and perform 200 hours of community service.

 

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