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

Monday

Change of plea

Elisha Secrist, 22, Van Wert, changed his plea to no contest to cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor 1, as amended by the prosecutor. Sentencing set for Aug. 24. Released on surety bond with electronic house arrest with alco-sensor, further assessments/treatment with Westwood and no contact with victims.

Johnathan Slusher, 36, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to domestic violence a felony 4. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 26.

Cody McGinnis, 36, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to failure to provide change of address, a felony 4. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 26.

Wednesday

Changes of pleas

Michael Hipsley, 35, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to tampering with coin machines, a misdemeanor 1. Sentencing set for Aug. 14.

Arraignment

Travis Dudgeon, 40, Wapakoneta, entered a not guilty plea to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony 5. He was released on surety bond with telephone pretrial set for Aug. 11.

Probation violation

Keli Pontius, 33, Van Wert, admitted violating her probation by failing a drug test. The Court set the matter for sentencing Aug. 14