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Press Release from Mike Kirkendall from Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

SENTENCING

Lester Sulfridge, Jr. 60, Van Wert, OVI, F3, (8th offense lifetime) Sentenced to: 36 months prison, credit for 39 days served, OL suspended for life, court costs.

ARRAIGNMENT

Corey Wright, 19, Kalamazoo, MI, entered a not guilty plea to Possession of Marijuana, F5. The defendant was released on a surety bond with a waiver of extradition and PT set for 4/24/19 @ 8 am.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

ARRAIGNMENTS (All entered NOT GUILTY Pleas)

Johnathan Coyne, 31, Van Wert, Assault F4, Obstructing Official Business, F5, Resisting Arrest M1. His bond was set at $10,000 cash or commercial surety and PT set for 4/25/19 @ 8 am

Daniel Huber, 39, Van Wert, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, released on surety bond with PT on 5/1/19 @ 8 am

Keri Koesters, 32, Van Wert, Trafficking Heroin, F5 (3 counts) Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F4 (2 counts). She was released on surety bond with PT set for 5/1/19 @ 8 am

Randy Michaelson, Jr., 30, Van Wert, Vandalism, F5. Released on surety bond with PT set for 5/1/19 @ 88 am

Sonny Boy Raines, III, 29, Van Wert, Retaliation, F3 (2 counts) His bond was set at $100,000 cash or commercial surety and PT set for 4/25/19 @ 8 am

Carolyn Searles, 58, Rockford, Tampering with Records, F3 (8 counts), Complicity in Identity Fraud, F3, Obstructing Justice, F5, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, F1. She was released on a surety bond with a waiver of extradition, with PT set for 4/25/19 @ 8am

Tommy Searles, 56, Rockford, Identity Fraud F3 (2 counts), Weapons Under Disability, F3, Deception to obtain Dangerous Drugs F4, Engaging in Pattern of Corrupt Activity F1 (2 counts), and Tampering with Records, F3 (9 counts). His bond was set at $100,000 cash or commercial surety and PT set for 4/25/19 @ 8 am.

Dana Treesh, 36, Latty, Illegal Use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits, F5. Released on surety bond with PT on 5/1/19 @ 8 am.

Ernest Vasconcellos, 50, Van Wert, Domestic Violence, F3, He was released on a surety bond with a PT set for 5/1/19 @ 8 am

Crystal Wills, 38, Delphos, Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F3 (2 counts), Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F2. She was released on surety bond with PT set for 5/1/19 @ 8 am

James Yates, 33, Van Wert, Rape, F1 (2 counts), Sexual Battery F2, Gross Sexual Imposition F3 (4 counts), Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a minor, F3. His bond was set at $500,000 cash or commercial surety and PT set for 4/24/19 @ 8 am

SENTENCINGS

Timothy Lakey, 36, Bluffton IN, Domestic Violence M1. Sentenced to: 41 days jail, credit for 41 days served, fined $250, 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: 3 years community control from today, 2 years intensive probation, report to probation twice a week with random drug screens, 30 days jail with credit for 7 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 4/24/19 @ 9 am

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.