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Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:56 PM

Nineteen cases were heard in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday. There were 13 arraignments, 3 plea changes, 1 bond violation, and 2 sentencings.
George Tromblay, 55, Van Wert, pled not guilty to three counts:  Gross Sexual Imposition, a felony of the third degree, Rape, a felony of the first degree, and Sexual Battery, a felony of the second degree.  His bond was set at $250,000 cash and his case was set for Pretrial on July 25, 2012 at 8 a.m.
Allan Pierce, 44, Van Wert, pled not guilty to a charge of Failure to Register as Sex Offender, Felony 4, and four counts of Violation of a Civil Protection Order, each count a Felony 5.  His bond was set at $100,000 with 10 percent cash and a pretrial was scheduled for July 25 at 8 a.m.
Michael Hipsley, 27, Van Wert, pled not guilty to Possession of Drugs, a felony fifth degree.  He was released on a surety bond and his case set for Pretrial on Aug. 8, 2012 at 8 a.m.
Josh Burnett, 34, Van Wert, pled not guilty to two charges:  Felonious Assault, a felony of the Second Degree and Domestic Violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree.  Bond was not set in his case as he is currently being held on other charges.  Pretrial set for July 25 at 8 a.m.
Casey McMillen, 28, Van Wert, pled not guilty to Possession of Drugs, a felony five.  He was released on a surety bond with a pretrial scheduled for Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.
Dewey Hammons, 46, Van Wert, pled not guilty to Grand Theft, a felony of the third degree.  He was released on a surety bond with a pretrial scheduled to Aug. 1 at 8 a.m.
Shawn Thatcher, 34, Van Wert, pled not guilty to a charge of Domestic Violence, a felony of the fourth degree.  He was released on a surety bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim,  pretrial set of Aug. 1, 2012 at 8 a.m.
Robert Stoller, 29, Van Wert, pled not guilty to Possession of Cocaine, a Felony of the fifth degree.  He was released on a surety bond with a pretrial scheduled for Aug. 1 at 8 a.m.
Bobbie Spyres, 19, Van Wert, pled not guilty to Forgery a felony of the fifth degree.  She was released on a surety bond with a pretrial set for Aug. 1 at 8 a.m..
Caleb Mech, 26, Van Wert pled not guilty to a charge of Aggravated Assault, a felony of the fourth degree.  His bond was set at $500,000 with 10 percent cash and he was ordered to have no contact with his brother, the victim.  His pretrial was set for July 25 at 8 a.m.
Jesse Stemen, 23, Delphos, pled not guilty to Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  He was released on a surety bond and pretrial was set for Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.
Alexandra Whisman, 18, Van Wert, pled not guilty to Possession of Drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.  She was released on a surety bond and ordered to appear for pretrial on Aug. 8, at 8 a.m.
Rickey Harter, 55, Spencerville, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.  He was originally charged with Theft from an Elderly Person, a felony five. The court ordered a Pre-sentence Investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 8 at 9 a.m.
Nathan Carpenter, 25, Delphos, Possession of Drugs, felony of the fifth degree, changed his plea to guilty and then requested Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. The court approved his treatment plan and stayed further proceedings pending completion of that plan.
Nathaniel Diltz, 29, Delphos, changed his plea to Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Controlled Substances, a felony of the fifth degree. Two other charges were dismissed for his plea. The court ordered a Pre-sentence Investigation and set sentencing for a later date.
Allen McMillen, 29, Van Wert, appeared for a bond violation hearing.  He denied the allegations. He was ordered held in jail until a hearing date to be set. The court may consider work release or Electronic House Arrest in the future.
Nicole Wells, 34, Convoy, was sentenced on a charge of Importuning, a Felony of the Fifth Degree. She was sentenced to 3 years Community Control, 6 months in the Van Wert County Jail with credit for 11 days, an additional 30 days jail at a later date, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, psychological assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, pay attorney fees and court costs.  She had a 12 month prison sentence deferred pending completion of community control.  She was also ordered to register as a Tier 1 Sex Offender for 15 years.  She was remanded to jail immediately.
Michael Closson, 62, Delphos, was sentenced on a charge of Gross Sexual Imposition, a felony of the third degree.  He was sentenced to 5 years community control, 6 months in the Van Wert County Jail with work release, additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, psychological assessment and treatment, 3 years intensive probation, may not be in presence of any minor children unsupervised, pay court costs.  A 3 year prison sentence was deferred.  Defendant must also register as a Tier 2 sex offender for 25 years.

 

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