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VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWS PDF Print
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:01 PM

The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court Of Common Pleas:
Kareem Howard, 37, Van Wert, was re-senteced following his release from the WORTH Center. 
He was sentenced to community control with electronically monitored house arrest for 60 days and to a substance abuse assessment and treatment.
Brittany Bermudez, 21, Ottawa, changed her plea to guilty to two counts of attempted burglary, both felonies of the fourth degree. She was originally charged with two counts of burglary, felony threes.  The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and continued the case for sentencing at a future date.
Carlos Sanchez, 21, Portland, Ind., changed his plea to guilty to one count of trespass in a habitation, a felony of the fourth degree. 
He requested and was granted a diversion program.
Ryan Schaadt, 27, Van Wert, appeared for sentencing on two counts of possession of drugs, felonies of the fifth degree. 
He was sentenced to 3 years of community control, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended for six months, $1,196 was forfeited to law enforcement, pay attorney fees and court costs; nine months prison on each count, concurrent, were deferred.
Ryan Schissler, 27, Van Wert, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of possession of  drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
He received 3 years of community control, 30 days jail now, an additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse and psychological assessments and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, pay attorney fees and court costs. Eight months in prison were deferred.
Zachariah Williams, 27, Van Wert, was sentenced after pleading guilty to illegal manufacture of drugs, a felony three. 
He was sentenced to prison for 18 months with credit for 93 days and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000.
Tyler Dirham, 20, Van Wert, admitted to violating his bond by using heroin. 
He was ordered held in jail until details of a treatment program can be worked out.
Eric Hernandez, 31, Van Wert, was sentenced after pleading guilty to domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree. 
One year community control, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, psychological assessment and treatment, ordered to pay attorney fees and court costs was given.  180-days jail and $1,000 fine were deferred.
Curtis Boroff, 30, Van Wert, was granted judicial release from prison on his previous sentence for failing to pay child support. 
His sentence was modified to three years community control, up to six months in WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, find a job within 60 days of release from WORTH Center and stay current in child support, pay attorney fees and court costs. 
His 12-month prison sentence was deferred and he was ordered held in jail until his transfer to the WORTH Center.
Lonnie Gentry, 61, Ohio City, entered a plea of guilty to a Bill of Information charging him with domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. A previously pending charge of felonious assault was dismissed. 
The court accepted his plea and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Sentencing date is to be set at a later date. 
Gentry was allowed to be released to go to treatment at the VA hospital in Dayton.

 

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