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

April 5

Sentencing

Lester Sulfridge Jr. 60, Van Wert, OVI, a felony 3, (8th offense lifetime). Sentenced to: 36 months prison, credit for 39 days served, operator's license suspended for life, court costs.

Arraignment

Corey Wright, 19, Kalamazoo, Michigan, entered a not guilty plea to possession of marijuana, a felony 5. The defendant was released on a surety bond with a waiver of extradition and pretrial set for April 24.

Wednesday

Arraignments (All entered not guilty pleas)

Johnathan Coyne, 31, Van Wert, assault, felony 4; obstructing official business, a felony 5; and resisting arrest, misdemeanor 1. His bond was set at $10,000 cash or commercial surety and pretrial set for April 25.

Daniel Huber, 39, Van Wert,aggravated possession of drugs, a felony 5. Released on surety bond with pretrial set for May 1.

Keri Koesters, 32, Van Wert, trafficking heroin, felony 5 (three counts); and aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 4 (two counts). She was released on surety bond with pretrial set for May 1.

Randy Michaelson Jr., 30, Van Wert, vandalism, a felony 5. Released on surety bond with pretrial set for May 1.

Sonny Boy Raines III, 29, Van Wert, retaliation, felony 3 (two counts). His bond was set at $100,000 cash or commercial surety and pretrial set for April 25.

Carolyn Searles, 58, Rockford, tampering with records, a felony 3 (eight counts); complicity in identity fraud, a felony 3; obstructing justice, a felony 5; and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a felony 1. She was released on a surety bond with a waiver of extradition, with pretrial set for April 25.

Tommy Searles, 56, Rockford, identity fraud, a felony 3 (two counts); weapons under disability, felony 3; deception to obtain dangerous drugs, felony 4; engaging in pattern of corrupt activity, felony 1 (two counts); and tampering with records, a felony 3 (nine counts). His bond was set at $100,000 cash or commercial surety and pretrial set for April 25.

Dana Treesh, 36, Latty, illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits, a felony 5. Released on surety bond with pretrial set for May 1.

Ernest Vasconcellos, 50, Van Wert, domestic violence, felony 3. He was released on a surety bond with pretrial set for May 1.

Crystal Wills, 38, Delphos, aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 3 (two counts); aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 2. She was released on surety bond with pretrial set for May 1.

James Yates, 33, Van Wert, rape, a felony 1 (2 counts), sexual battery, a felony 2; gross sexual imposition, a felony 3 (4 counts); and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony 3. His bond was set at $500,000 cash or commercial surety and pretrial set for April 24.

Sentencings

Timothy Lakey, 36, Bluffton Indian, domestic violence, a misdemeanor 1. Sentenced to: 41 days jail, credit for 41 days served, fined $250 and ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

Violations

Bryan Lynch, 27, Paulding, admitted to violating his probation by failing to report to probation. Sentenced to: three years community control from today, two years intensive probation, report to probation twice a week with random drug screens, 30 days jail with credit for seven days served.

Andrew Taylor, 33, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by failing a drug test, failing to report to probation, and failing to complete his treatment. Sentencing set for April 24.

Samantha Lacy, 27, Van Wert, admitted to violating her bond by signing herself out of the WORTH Center. Sentenced to: 180 days jail, credit for 37 days served.