Media Release - October 17, 2018 - Van Wert Court Activity

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

BOND VIOLATIONS

Johnny Bowersock, 54, Van Wert, admitted violating his bond by consuming alcohol. His bond was set at $25,000 cash or commercial surety and case continued until his pretrial that was set on Wednesday at his arraignment.

Milo Holt, Jr., 20, Van Wert, Admitted to violating his bond and his treatment in lieu program. His treatment in lieu program was terminated and he was set for sentencing on 11/21/18 @ 9 am. His new bond was set at $10,000 cash or commercial surety.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018

ARRAIGNMENTS (all entered not guilty pleas)

Christopher Stemen, 34, Van Wert, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, F4, and Failure to Register as Sex Offender, F4. Bond set at $10,000 cash or commercial surety in the theft case and a surety bond in the registration case. PT 10/31/18 @ 8 am

Benjamin Holmes, 33, Bronson, MI, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, Possession of Heroin, F5, Receiving Stolen Property, F5. Released on a surety bond with a waiver of Extradition, PT set for 11/7/18 @ 8 am

Anthony Bonifas, 20, Delphos, Domestic Violence, F4, Resisting Arrest M2. Released on surety bond with condition of reporting twice a week. PT 11/14/18 @ 8 am

Alisha Elder, 39, Columbus, OH, Forgery F5, Theft M1. Released on surety bond with a no contact order with the victim. PT 11/14/18 @ 8 am.

BOND VIOLATION

Adam Fuerst, 25, Van Wert, admitted to violating his bond and his Treatment in Lieu program by consuming intoxicants. His bond was set at $25,000 cash or commercial surety with Sentencing set for 11/21/18 at 9 am

PROBATION VIOLATIONS

Charles Thompson, 26, Paulding, admitted violating his probation by failing to report to probation. Sentenced to 120 days jail with credit for 3 days served.

Dravone Wannemacher, 25, Delphos, admitted to violating his probation by failing to report and failing to complete treatment. He was sentenced to 2 years of community control from today, under same conditions plus: 60 days jail immediately with an additional 30 days jail at a later date.

SENTENCING

Jacob Thomas, 26, Ohio City, sentenced to 180 days jail for probation violation with credit for 180 days served.

CHANGES OF PLEAS

Steven Replogle, 28, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a Prosecutor’s Bill of Information charging him with Criminal Damaging, M2. He was then sentenced to: 1 year community control 90 days jail, all suspended, ordered to pay $680 restitution to Van Wert County Hospital, plus costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

Tony Brown, 61, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F4 and a specification that he used a Ford truck in the commission of the crime. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 11/21/18 @ 9 am.

Daniel Craig, Domestic Violence, M1, reduced from F3, The Court set sentencing for 11/21/18 @ 9 am

Jason Gilbert, 38, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty to Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F3. He also admitted to violating his bond by failing a drug screen. His bond was set at $20,000 cash or commercial surety. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 11/21/18 @ 9 am.

Jacob Cowan, 22, Scott, Changed his plea to guilty to Inducing Panic, F5. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 11/21/18 @ 10:30 am.

TIME WAIVER

Teresa Huff. 56, Van Wert, signed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare her case. PT set for 12/12/18 @ 8 am

Brian Ferryman, 37, Tiline, KY, signed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare his case. PT set for 10/31/18 @ 8 am