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

Judge Martin Burchfield

Change of plea:

Ann Radel, 51, Scott, changed her plea to guilty to improper handling firearm in a motor vehicle with a specification that she used a Smith and Wesson 9 mm pistol in the commission of the crime, a felony 4. She then requested and was granted treatment in Lieu of Conviction and her case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program. Firearms were forfeited.

Janet St. John, 33, Fort Wayne, changed her plea to guilty to possession of heroin, a felony 5; and OVI, a misdemeanor 1. She then requested and was granted treatment in Lieu of Conviction on the felony heroin charge and her case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program. OVI set for sentencing on July 13.

Sentencings

Tyree Dewitt, 24, Delphos, breaking and entering, a felony 5. Sentenced to: three years community control, three days jail beginning July 1, an additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation and was ordered to pay: fine of $200, court costs, restitution of $226 to YMCA, plus partial appointed counsel fees. A nine-month prison was deferred.

Aron Lichtenberger, 37, Lima, attempted failure to register as sex offender, a felony 4. Sentenced to 11 months prison with credit for 32 days already served. He was also ordered to pay court costs. He was classified as a Tier 2 sex offender who must register with the sheriff every 180 days for 25 years.

Dustin Garrett, 32, Grover Hill, six counts of pandering sexually oriented material, each a felony 4; and two counts of pandering obscenity, a felony 4. He was sentenced to: five years community control for each count, concurrent, 30 days jail at later date, complete all programs including a psycho-sexual assessment and treatment, not use internet without permission of probation, agree to search of his computer by probation department or its designee and three years intensive probation. He was classified as a Tier 2 sex offender who must register with the sheriff every 180 days for 25 years. He was also ordered to pay court costs. An 18-month prison each county, some concurrent and some consecutive, for a total of 54 months prison, was deferred.

Tyler Pessefall, 18, Van Wert, trespass, a misdemeanor 4; and criminal damaging, a misdemeanor 2. Sentenced to two years community control on each count, concurrent, seven days jail beginning Saturday with work release, an additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, driver’s license suspended 60 days, ordered to pay restitution of $1,032 to Roger Welch, joint and several with co-defendants and also fined $208 plus court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. An additional 30 days jail for trespass and 90 days jail for criminal damaging were deferred.

Candice Huffman, 30, Van Wert, trespass in habitation, a felony 4; and attempted deception to obtain dangerous drug, a felony 5. Sentence: five years community control on each count, concurrent; up to six months at WORTH Center, 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, three years intensive probation, ordered to pay $1,000 restitution to Fran Wood, court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 12-month prison term on each count, concurrent, was deferred.

Probation violation

Aaron Deffenbaugh, 20, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by having a positive drug test. He was re-sentenced to five years community control under the same conditions, plus up to six months at the WORTH Center and 30 days jail at later date. A 12-month prison term was deferred.

Visiting Judge Timothy Campbell

Dale Wright Jr. 24, Van Wert, was found competent to stand trial following an evaluation by Court Diagnostic. The case was set for final pretrial on Nov. 7 and for jury trial Nov. 15-17.