Nine individuals appeared before judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Plase Court Wednesday:
Two Van Wert men who admitted to stealing from an elderly Van Wert County woman were sentenced Wednesday. John V. Snavely and Michael A. Wooten were each placed on three years of community control for fifth-degree felony theft from an elderly person.
According to testimony, the pair agreed to do some repair work in the woman’s home while she was hospitalized, but never performed the work. Snavely and Wooten will have to make $301 in restitution by June 1. Each man was given a 30-day jail term, along with another 30-day term to be scheduled later, 200 hours of community service and fees and court costs.
Snavely received a six-month prison sentence that was deferred pending the successful completion of community control. Wooten’s deferred prison sentence is for 12 months.
A Marion woman who was involved in a home invasion robbery and assault more than four years ago was back in court on Wednesday. Elizabeth Wyatt was part of a group who committed the robbery at the home of an elderly Wren man. She knocked on the man’s door on the evening of Dec. 18, 2007, asking to use the phone. When she was let in, two male accomplices stormed in also. One beat the victim with brass knuckles while Wyatt and the other man ransacked the house, taking $1,700 worth of cash and property.
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