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

Jan. 24

Change of plea

Scott McDonley, 34, Celina, changed his plea to guilty to theft, a felony 5, amended from felony 4. He was then sentenced to: 180 days jail from today, concurrent with current Auglaize County prison sentence and was ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

Jan. 25

Change of plea

Adam Blatteau, 38, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to theft, a felony 5, and then requested Treatment in Lieu of Conviction on that case. He also changed his plea to Guilty to telecommunication harassment, a misdemeanor 1. On the harassment case, he was sentenced to 45 days jail with credit for 45 days served and was ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, plus costs. The theft case was continued until March 26 for hearing on his treatment request.


Bond violation

Benjamin McIntosh, 43, Delphos, admitted to violating his bond by not reporting to probation. New bond set at $10,000 cash or commercial surety and pretrial set for Feb. 13.