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Thursday, November 08, 2012 12:50 PM

Times Bulletin editor

VAN WERT — Two persons charged in connection with the armed robbery at Klosterman’s Pizza Oct. 24 entered pleas in Van Wert County Court of Common Plea Wednesday morning. Kyle Caldwell, 33, Van Wert, was ordered held on a $100,000 cash bond. He pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery, a felony of the first degree. Meanwhile, Chelsea Caldwell, 23, Van Wert entered a not guilty plea to complicity in aggravated robbery, also a felony of the first degree.

According to Van Wert Police, Kyle Caldwell entered Klosterman’s with a bandana covering the lower part of his face while brandishing a handgun. He pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded the money from the cash register. He allegedly then reached into the cash drawer, snatched the money and ran off on foot. Kyle Caldwell was scheduled for a pretrial hearing on Nov. 14. Chelsea Caldwell will attend a Nov. 21 pretrial hearing. Each faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

A total of 16 persons were arraigned on drug charges Wednesday morning stemming from a series of investigations by Van Wert Police. The 16 are facing 30 separate charges.

Ashley Gentry, 30, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree felony trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felony trafficking in heroin, and fifth-degree felony possession of heroin. Included was a specification that Gentry used a 1995 Chevy Blazer and $510 cash in the commission of the offenses. Gentry was released on bond and a pretrial was set for Nov. 21.

Audrey Houser, 33, Van Wert entered not guilty pleas to third-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs, fourth-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs, and fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs. Houser was released on bond and ordered to attend a pretrial hearing on Nov. 14.

Vicki Young, 58, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to second-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs, fourth-degree felony trafficking in heroin, and fifth-degree felony possession of heroin. Young was released on bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for Nov. 21.

Tyler Torrey, 20, Convoy, entered not guilty pleas to fourth-degree felony drug trafficking, fifth-degree felony drug trafficking and fifth-degree felony marijuana trafficking. Included was a specification that Torrey used a 1998 Honda Civic in the commission of the offenses. Torrey was released on bond and was ordered to attend a pretrial conference on Nov. 14.

Scott Spry, 35, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to third-degree felony drug trafficking, third-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs, and fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs. Spry was released on bond. A pretrial hearing in the case was scheduled for Nov. 14.

Nicole Raines, 32, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to two drug trafficking counts, each a felony of the fourth degree. Raines was released on bond. A Nov. 21 pretrial hearing was set in the case.

Desma Chesbro, 20, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.

Chesbro was released on bond and ordered to have no unsupervised contact with the alleged victim in the case. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Nov. 14.
Ronald Cobb, 22, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the third degree. Cobb was released on bond with the condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. A pretrial hearing was set Nov. 14.

Ashley Burk, 24, Van Wert, entered a not guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Burk was released on bond and ordered to attend a pretrial hearing on Nov. 14.

Mack Johnson Jr. 18, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Johnson was released on bond. A pretrial hearing was set for Nov. 21.

A Paulding man entered a not guilty plea to fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs. Matthew Southerland, 30, was released on bond with a pretrial hearing set for Nov. 14.

Dennis Vickery, 61, Van Wert, entered two not guilty pleas to two counts of trafficking marijuana, each a felony of the fifth degree. Vickery was released on bond. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Nov. 21.

Joel Crawford, 24, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to a fifth-degree charge of heroin possession. Crawford was released on bond and will appear Nov. 21 for a pretrial hearing.

Zachary Baker, 25, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to two fifth-degree felony drug possession counts. Baker was released on bond with a pretrial set for Nov. 21.
Christopher Day, 39, Van Wert, was arraigned on two fifth-degree felony charges. Day pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs. Day was released on bond. A pretrial hearing was set for Nov. 21.

Bradley Beining, 34, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Beining was released on bond and was ordered to attend a pretrial hearing on Nov. 21.

Also arraigned on Wednesday was James Sylvia, 46, Van Wert. Sylvia pleaded not guilty to two fourth-degree felony counts of domestic violence. He was released on bond and will attend a Nov. 14 pretrial hearing.

A 29-year-old Van Wert man was given a six-month jail sentence on a fourth-degree felony count of attempted theft. Michael Reichert must also pay $200, serve an additional 30 days in jail, perform 200 hours of community service, pay fees and court costs, and complete a substance abuse treatment plan as part of three years of community control. An 18-month prison sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Jason Pescosolido, 27, Van Wert, was placed on community control for three years and sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating of a civil protection order, felony of the fifth degree. Pescosolido must also complete a psychological assessment and treatment at a Veterans Administration facility as well as perform 200 hours of community service and pay fees and court costs. A nine-month prison sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Jeffrey Craft, 28, Van Wert, was placed on community control for three years for fifth-degree felony non-support of dependents. Craft is more than $11,000 behind in his child support. As part of the community control, Craft must serve 30 days on electronically-monitored house arrest, perform 200 hours of community service, maintain employment and support payments, pay fees and court costs, and serve an additional 30 days in jail. An 11-month prison sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Kristina Diltz, 32, Van Wert, admitted to not completing her community service requirement of her community control. Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Steele re sentenced Diltz to three years community control under the same conditions set out previously. A nine-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Stefan Dirham, 20, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Dirham requested and was granted treatment in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the counseling.

Cody Bigham, 28, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the third degree and to a reduced charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, also a felony of the third degree. Bigham faces up to six years in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 19.

Lester Sulfridge III, 25, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor abusing harmful intoxicants. Sulfridge will be sentenced on Nov. 21.

Also appearing on Wednesday was Ronald McBride, 42, Bryan, who waived his right to a speedy trial. A pretrial hearing was tentatively set for Nov. 29.

 

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