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Press Release from Michael W. Kirkendall from Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

CHANGES OF PLEAS

Christopher Knuth, 34, Middle Point, changed his plea to Guilty to Failure to Provide his address as a Registered Sex Offender, F5. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 4/24/19 @ 9 am. Released on surety bond.

Timothy Lakey, 36, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to Domestic Violence, M1, reduced from F4. Sentencing set for 4/24/19 @ 9 am and defendant released on surety bond.

ARRAIGNMENT

William Wellek, 60, no permanent address, entered a not guilty plea to Tampering with Evidence, F3, and Vandalism, F5. PT set for 4/3/19@ 9 am. Surety bond on this case.

SENTENCINGS

Benjamin McIntosh, 43, Delphos, Possession of Cocaine, F5. Sentenced to: 3 years community control, 2 years intensive probation, 30 days jail at a later date, no alcohol, no drugs without a prescription, substance abuse and mental health evaluations and treatment, ordered to pay monthly probation fee, partial appointed counsel fees, plus costs.

Ryan Churchwell, 42, Van Wert, Theft M1. Sentenced to: 90 days jail, ordered to pay restitution to Advantage Car Rental of $1,972.53 and $10 to Sharon Bird, partial appointed counsel fees plus court costs.