VAN WERT — Jesse Hodgson, 31, of Delphos appeared in Van Wert Common Plea’s Court for sentencing this morning. Hodgson had changed his plea’s to “guilty” last month to two separate burglary investigations that occurred in Delphos in August 2017.

Hodgson had been indicted in 2017 after his arrest on Aug. 4, 2017, after he was fleeing a home burglary in the 1000 block of West Second Street in Delphos just before 8 a.m. that morning. Hodgson was taken into custody that morning after he was located a short distance from the scene by Delphos Police. Hodgson was later found incompetent to stand trial and was ordered to seek mental health treatment in Toledo.

He was then released from the mental health authorities in July 2017 and returned to Van Wert County Jail to answer to the burglary charge. Hodgson was then indicted for a second burglary charge that Delphos City Police investigated on the morning of Aug. 3, 2017. A home in the 600 block of Leonard Avenue in Delphos had been entered through an unlocked door. Family members were awakened by the intruder and he had fled the scene on foot.

There was no injuries in either burglary case.

A stipulated sentence regarding these burglary cases had been reached by the prosecution and defense in regards to this case.

Judge Burchfield sentenced Hodgson as follows: 18 months in prison for the felony 4 burglary of the West Second Street home. He given credit for 503 days for his time incarcerated. He also recevied four years for the feloby 2 burglary on Leonard Avenue. He given credit for 139 days incarcerated on this charge.

Hodgson will not be able to possess a firearm and upon his release from prison, and he will have three years of supervised releasefrom the Ohio Adult Parole Authority. He was remanded back into custody, awaiting transport to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for the remainder of his sentence to be carried out.