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Thursday, May 10, 2012 1:31 PM

The following individuals appeared before Judge Charles Steele on Wednesday in Van Wert County Court Of Common Pleas:
Arraignments
Samuel Whisman, 20, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to two counts of trafficking drugs, felonies of the fifth degree. 
He was released on a surety bond and will appear for a pretrial May 23.
Allen McMillen, 28, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft, a felony 4. 
His bond was set at $25,000 cash and his pretrial was set for May 23.
Emily Leasure, 23, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to a charge of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree. 
She was released on a surety bond. Her pretrial is May 23.
Michael Speakman, 20, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft, a felony five. 
He was released on a surety bond with an order to have no contact with the victim in the case. His pretrial will be May 23.
Shane Chestnut, 35, Defiance, was arraigned on a charge of violation of a civil protection order, a felony of the fifth degree. He pleaded not guilty.
His bond was set at $10,000 cash with a no contact order. Pretrial is May 23.
Anthony Pavlides, 30, Van Wert, two counts of trafficking drugs. He pled not guilty and was released on a surety bond.  Pretrial is May 23, 2012 at 8 am
Nathaniel Diltz, 28, Delphos, was arraigned on one count of trafficking drugs, a felony fifth degree; and one count of trafficking counterfeit substances, also a felony five.  He was released on a surety bond and has a pretrial May 21.
Pleas
Nicole Wells, 34, of Convoy, changed her plea to a charge of importuning, a felony of the fifth degree. The second count of the indictment, unlawful sexual contact with a minor, a felony three, was dismissed for her plea. 
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set the case for sentencing on June 27. Her previous bond was continued until sentencing.
Mindy Kremer, 28, Van Wert, was in court for a probation violation for testing positive for heroin. 
She admitted the violation and was sentenced to serve her original sentence of two years prison. She received credit for 550 days already served.
Michael Clossen, 62, Delphos, pleaded guilty to a charge of gross sexual imposition, a felony of the third degree. A second count for the same charge was dismissed for his plea.
Clossen’s bond was continued until sentencing which was set for June 27. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
Nicholas Spencer, 20, of Hicksville, pleaded guilty to attempted trespass in a habitation, a felony five. He then petitioned for treatment in lieu of convictim, which was granted by the court. 
The case was then stayed until treatment completed.
Kasey Schisler, 23, Van Wert, denied allegations that he had violated his bond. The case was set for hearing today. 
He was ordered held in jail until the hearing with work release, if he qualifies
Joshua Lane, 25, Van Wert, was in court for sentencing on a felony five trafficking in drugs charge. 
The case was continued until a future date, to be announced, for more investigation.
Kyle Barnes, 24, Van Wert, was sentenced on two counts of trafficking marijuana, both felonies of the fifth degree. He was sentenced to three years of community control, 60 days jail, an additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended 6 months, pay attorney fees and court costs and received 9 months in prison on each count, concurrent, deferred.
Jessica Thompson, 26, Van Wert, was sentenced for her part in a theft and falsification, both felonies of the fifth degree. 
She received 3 years community control on each charge, concurrent, 30 days jail, 60 days on electronic house arrest, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation. Restitution, joint and several with co-defendant, of $1978.99, attorney fees and court costs; nine months prison on each charge, concurrent were deferred.
Dennis McGinnis, 28, Lima, denied violating his probation. A hearing will be set.
Phillip Cross, 23, Delphos, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in drugs felony five. A second count of the same charge was dismissed for his plea.
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for June 27.
Steven Diltz, 27, Delphos, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. His sentencing was set for June 13. 
He is held in jail but may be released on electronically monitored house arrest if he qualifies and makes payments.
Rita Jones, 42, Lima, was charged with violating her probation by not paying child support. 
She admitted to the violation and was re-sentenced to 3 years community control with 60 days in jail starting today.
Christopher Blue, 33, Van Wert, was brought before the court for a bond violation for not reporting to his probation officer. 
He admitted the violation. He was again released on bond with an explanation that he must strictly comply with all probation rules.

 

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