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VAN WERT - The following individuals appeared before Judge Martin Burchfield in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:

Oct. 22

Bond violation

Zach Germann, 32, Van Wert, denied violating his bond by failing to appear. His bond was set at $75,000 cash or commercial surety and pretrial was held Oct. 28

Oct. 23

Bond violations

James Vibbert, 23, Ohio City, admitted violating his bond by failing to appear for court and failing to report to probation. Bond reset at $5,000 cash or commercial surety. Pretrial set for Nov 4.

Rickie Welker, 38, Van Wert, admitted violating his bond by failing to appear for court and failing to report to probation. Bond reset at $5,000 cash or commercial surety. Pretrial was held Oct. 26.

Monday



Change of plea

Rickie Welker, 38, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to an amended charge of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing Dec. 2.

Bond violation



Drew Kenny, 27, Van Wert, admitted to violating his bond by failing to report. New bond set at $25,000 cash or commercial surety. Further proceedings to be set.



Wednesday



Competency hearing



Timothy Allerton, 41, Berrien Springs, Michigan, found competent to stand trial following an evaluation by Court Diagnostic Services in Toledo. Pretrial set for Nov. 11.

Sentencing

Eric Seekings, 38, Paulding, Attempted Burglary, F3. Sentenced to: 3 years community control, up to 6 months WORTH Center, 200 hours community control, 30 days jail at later date, no contact with Chelsea Ellis, 2 years intensive probation, ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, monthly probation fee, and costs.

Milo Holt Jr., 22, Van Wert, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5. Sentenced to: 3 years community control, up to 6 months WORTH Center, 200 hours community control, 30 days jail at later date, 2 years intensive probation, substance abuse and mental health assessment and treatment, ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, monthly probation fee, and costs.

Theresa Parks, 41, Van Wert, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5. Sentenced to: 3 years community control, 200 hours community control, no alcohol and no drugs without a prescription, 30 days jail at later date, substance abuse and mental health assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, monthly probation fee, and costs.

Juan Hernandez Jr., 40, Van Wert, Gross Sexual Imposition, F4. Sentenced to: 16 months prison, credit for 113 days. Tier 1 sex offender (register annually for 15 years).

Nicholas Tarbet, 25, Lima, Gross Sexual Imposition, F4. Sentenced to: 3 years community control, 2 years intensive probation, 120 days jail, credit for 88 days served, additional 30 days jail at later date, no alcohol and no drugs without a prescription, substance abuse and mental health assessment and treatment, Tier 1 sex offender (register annually for 15 years).

Arraignment

Brandon Salyer, 32, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5. He was released on a surety bond and Telephone pretrial set for Nov. 19.