VAN WERT — The following individuals appeared in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:

Feb. 21

Magistrate Joseph Quatman

Arraignments

Bobby Panning Jr., 22, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony 5. Defendant was released on a surety bond with pretrial today.

Tyler Dunn, 28, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony 5; and possession of drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor 1. Defendant was released on a surety bond with pretrial today.

Monday

Judge Martin Burchfield

Changes of pleas

Michael Imler, 39, Ohio City, changed his plea to guilty to endangering children, a misdemeanor 1, Sentencing set for April 24.

Curtis Englehart, 28, Payne, changed his plea to guilty to aggravated trafficking drugs, f3. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for April 10.

Wednesday

Judge Martin Burchfield

Arraignment

Ryan Miller, 29, Lima, entered a not guilty plea to burglary, a felony 2; and theft, a felony 5. He was released on a surety bond. Pretrial set April 3.

Violations

Nowelle Finger, 27, Van Wert, admitted to violating her probation by possessing drugs. She was then sentenced to four years prison with credit 250 days served and ordered to pay court costs.

Jeffrey Craft, 34, Van Wert, admitted violating his bond by failing to appear for court hearings. Bond set at $10,000 cash or commercial surety and pretrial set for march 6.

Devin Walsh, 19 Ohio City, admitted to violating his bond and had sentencing set for April 3.

Time waiver

Kyle Goodwin, 30, Van Wert, signed a time waiver in open court and requested more time to prepare. Pretrial set for April 3.

Sentencings

Kevin Davies, 296, Van Wert, was sentenced for tampering with evidence, a felony 3. Sentenced to 18 months prison with credit for 132 days served and ordered to pay court costs.

Bailey Parker, 20, Van Wert, was sentenced for aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 3; and conspiracy, a felony 3. Sentenced to 18 months prison on each count, concurrent, with credit for 153 days served and ordered to pay court costs.

Robert Thompson, 35, Van Wert, 2 counts of Aggravated possession of drugs, a felony 5. Sentenced to three years community control, 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service,e substance abuse assessment and treatment, drug court evaluation, two years intensive probation and was ordered to pay costs, monthly probation fee and partial appointed counsel fees.

Bradley Sheets, 37, Convoy, sentenced for burglary, a felony 2; aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 3; receiving stolen property, a felony 4. He was sentenced to 24 months prison on the drug charge, four years prison on the burglary, 17 months prison for receiving, concurrent, with credit for 175 days served and ordered to pay court costs.

Ronald Doner II, 40, Van Wert, trafficking heroin, a felony 4; and aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 4. Sentenced to 13 months prison each count, concurrent, credit for six days served and ordered to pay court costs.

Amy Hart, 31, Van Wert, Aggravated possession of drugs, a felony 5. She was sentenced to five years community control, up to six months at the WORTH Center, 200 hours community service, 30 days jail at later date, substance abuse and mental health assessments and treatment, three years intensive probation and was ordered to pay costs, monthly probation fee and partial appointed counsel fees. Remanded to jail until transfer to WORTH.

Change of plea

Lester Sulfridge Jr., 60, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to OVI, a felony 3. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for April 3. His bond was changed to $10,000 cash or commercial surety.

Virginia Schrader, 29, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 3; aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 4; and permitting drug abuse, a felony 5, with specification that she used a PT Cruiser in the commission of the crime. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for April 4.

Sean Ramos, 25, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to domestic violence, a misdemeanor 1; tampering with evidence, a felony 4; and theft, misdemeanor 1. He then requested and was granted Intervention in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

Judicial Release hearing

Amber Baker, 29, Van Wert, was granted judicial release after serving a portion of her prison sentence for attempted illegal conveyance of drugs into the jail and aggravated possession of drugs. She was placed on community control for five years, 200 hours community service, stay in jail until assessed for treatment, two years intensive probation and was ordered to pay costs, partial appointed counsel fees and monthly probation fee.