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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:06 PM

The following individuals appeared before Judge Charles Steele Wednesday in Van Wert County Court Of Common Pleas:
Phillip Cross, 23, Delphos was sentenced to 12 months in prison on a charge of drug trafficking, a felony of the fifth degree.
He received credit for 32 days spent in jail awaiting disposition of the case.
Keri Hines, 29, Delphos, changed her plea to guilty on two counts of trafficking drugs, both felonies of the fifth degree. She then requested Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. That was granted by the court and further proceedings were staying pending completion of the treatment program.
Jeffrey Garwood, 49, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty on two counts of trafficking drugs, both felonies of the fourth degree. A third charge of trafficking was dismissed by the state for his pleas. 
Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 1.
Corey Robinson, 33, Van Wert, changed his plea to an amended charge of attempted weapons under disability, a felony of the fourth degree.
Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 1.
Tina Means, 44, Cincinnati, changed her plea to an amended charge of attempted forgery, a misdemeanor of the first degree.  
Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 1.
Steven Parsons Jr. 33, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to one count of theft, felony five and one count of forgery, also a felony five. Both counts also contained a specification that he used a Jeep Cherokee vehicle in the commission of the offenses. 
Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 1.
Christopher Longstreth, 37, Paulding, appeared on a Bill of Information filed by the Prosecutor’s Office charging him with Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  He entered a plea of guilty and then requested Treatment in Lieu of Conviction.  That was granted by the court and further proceedings were staying pending completion of the treatment program.
Stephanie Farmer, 31, Van Wert, appeared for a probation violation. She admitted that she was terminated early from the WORTH center program. The court resentenced her to three years of community control including 60 days of electronic house arrest, 30 days jail, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years prison was deferred.
John McGinnis, 30, Convoy, denied violating the terms of his work release from jail. 
The matter will be set for further hearing June 25.
Kyle Caldwell, 32, Van Wert admitted to a probation violation for consuming alcohol while on electronic house arrest. 
He was resentenced to 3 years of community control with the additional condition that he must serve 90 days in jail with work release.
An 18-month prison sentence was deferred.
Sam Whisman appeared for a bond violation for failing to appear at his pretrial hearing. He was ordered released on a surety bond with electronic house arrest. 
His pretrial will be rescheduled.
Christopher N. Blue, 29, Van Wert, appeared on a Bill of Information filed by the prosecutor’s office charging him with possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  He entered a plea of guilty and then requested Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. That was granted by the court and further proceedings were staying pending completion of the treatment program.

 

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