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Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:07 PM

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

Ryan L. Woodall, 37, Willshire, was sentenced to 36 months in prison on a charge of robbery and given a three-year sentence on a felony charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, both charges are felonies of the third degree. 
Woodall was charged with robbery for the Oct. 21 incident that took place at the Willshire Drive Inn in Willshire. According to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation, Woodall came to the store, ordered a sandwich but didn’t pay for the sandwich. Woodall allegedly ordered that the employee give him money. Woodall allegedly stuck his hand in his hooded sweatshirt indicating that he had a gun and again demanded the money. Woodall never did get any money and walked off with the sandwich and fries. 
Woodall had been arrested by the Van Wert Sheriff’s Department on a charge operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on Aug. 7 after they had attempted to stop him after he left the Brookside Convenience Store. Woodall was found to be under the influence of alcohol and had told deputies he had used bath salts. 
Woodall had been convicted of other DUI charges in the past causing the most recent charge to be a felony of the third degree.


Judge Steele ordered the sentences to be served concurrently to one another and also ordered that Woodall’s drivers license be suspended for life. 
Sean Smith, 26, Van Wert, was sentenced to a 36-month prison sentence on a charge endangering children, a felony of the third degree. 
According to an investigation by the Van Wert City Police Department and the Van Wert County Jobs and Family Services Children Services Agency, the Van Wert EMS was dispatched to the Smith home after a 3-year-old boy was reported not to be breathing. The EMS transported the child to the Van Wert County Hospital, the child had began breathing but other physical injuries were found. A further investigation revealed that the other children in the family were malnourished and found to have bruises. 
Judge Steele found that Smith was not amenable to community control and sentenced him to a basic prison term of thirty-six months. Smith was given credit for 82 days which he had served in jail awaiting final disposition of his case. 
Jeremy R. Neeley, 24, Van Wert, was sentenced to six year prison sentence on a charge of sexual battery, a felony of the second degree. 
Neeley was charged after an investigation was conducted by the Van Wert City Police Department and the Children Services Agency. According to the investigation, Neeley had been involved in sexual contact with the seven year old female who resided in Van Wert. 
Judge Steele found that Neeley was a Teir Three sex offender and he will be required to register with the Sheriff every 90 days for life. 
Neeley was given credit for 264 days jail he has already served awaiting final disposition of his case. 
Michelle Densel, 33, Van Wert, 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 Jan. 25. 
Nicholas Bendele, 29, Van Wert, was sentenced to basic prison term of six months on a charge of misuse of credit cards, a felony of the fifth degree. 
Judge Steele ordered that the six-month sentence be served concurrently with a prison sentence that Bendele is presently serving. 
Christopher Adkins, 31, Van Wert, was sentenced to serve a 180-day jail sentence of a violation of his community control sanctions for being charged with Domestic Violence and testing positive for the use of marijuana.  
Adkins was resentenced to three years of community control. 
Bridgette Channel, 42, Van Wert, was given one year of community control on a charge of theft, a misdemeanor of the fifth degree, and was ordered to make restitution to the victim in the amount of $99.05.
Channel was ordered to spend 30 days in jail at a time to be determined by her supervision officer, pay all costs associated with her case and to perform 200 hours of community service.  
A 180-day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine were given to her with the imposition of the sentence deferred pending the successful completion of the community control program. 
Cory Maynard, 33, Van Wert, was ordered to spend a 180 day jail sentence on a charge of receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor of the first degree.   
Judge Steele ordered that Maynard make restitution of $999.99 to the victim. 
Maynard received credit for 56 days jail time he has served awaiting final disposition of his case. 
Skyler D. Leugers, 20, Celina, admitted to violation of the terms of his community control when he was in violation of the EMHA (electronic monitored house arrest program). 
Judge Steele resentenced Leugers to three years of community control with the additional condition that he spend up to six months at the WORTH Center in Lima. Judge Steele ordered all other previous terms were to apply to his sentence.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:35 AM
 

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