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

Jan. 28

Changes of plea

Brandon Decker, 23, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to an amended charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor 1. The court set sentencing for Feb. 22.

Joshua Lesko, 32, Ohio City, changed his plea to guilty to violating a civil protection order, a felony 5. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for March 1.

Jan. 29

Sentencing

Andrew Thomas, 39, Ohio City,domestic violence a misdemeanor 1. Sentenced to 45 days jail, credit for 5 days served.

Bond violation

Andrew Thomas, 39, Ohio City, admitted to a bond violation for failing to appear for a court hearing on cases unrelated to the sentencing above. New bond set at surety bond since he is in jail on the other case. Pretrial set for Wednesay, Feb. 10.

Wednesday

Arraignment

Charles Edwards, 49, Lima, entered a not guilty plea to domestic violence,  a felony 4. He was released on a surety bond with an order to have no contact with Carissa Edwards. Pretrial set for Feb. 24.

Time waiver

Donald O’Day, 44, Convoy, signed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare his case. Pretrial set for March 3.

Change of plea

Larry Wilson, 51, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to violation of a civil protection order, a felony 5. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for March 10. He was released on a surety bond with electronic house arrest.