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Media Release from Michael W. Kirkendall from Van Wert County Courts

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

CHANGE OF PLEA

Travis Gaskill, 29, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty to Having Weapons Under Disability, F3. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for May 30, 2019 @ 2 pm.

ARRAIGNMENT

Eric Gibson, 31, Delphos, entered a plea of not guilty to Trafficking Heroin, F4, 2 counts of Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F3, and Possession of Drugs, M1. He was released on a surety bond with a waiver of extradition and PT set for 5/10/19 @ 9 am.

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

CHANGE OF PLEA

Candice Huffman, 33, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a Prosecutor’s Bill of Information charging her with Trespass in a Habitation, F4, and Theft of Drugs, F4, before her jury trial was to begin today. The Court ordered a Pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 5/22/19 @ 9 am.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

CHANGE OF PLEA

Corey Wright, 19, Kalamazoo, MI, changed his plea to guilty to Possession of Marijuana, F5, He was then sentenced to: 13 days jail, credit for 13 days served. Ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

VIOLATIONS

Andrew Taylor, 33, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by failing to report for drug screens, failing to report to probation and failing to complete his required assessments. He was sentenced to 120 days jail with credit for 39 days served. Court will consider treatment after 60 days served from today.

SENTENCINGS

Michael Imler, 39, Ohio City, Endangering Children, M1, sentenced to: 2 years community service, 1 year intensive probation, 90 days jail suspended, $1,000 fine suspended, 30 days jail at later date, 50 hours community service, ordered to pay monthly probation fee, costs, and partial appointed counsel fees.

Kasey Schisler, 30, Van Wert, Possession of Drugs, F5. Sentenced to: 90 days jail with credit for 8 days served. Ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

Sean Ramos, 25, Van Wert, Domestic Violence, M1, Attempted Tampering with Evidence, F4, Theft M1. Sentenced to: Tampering: 17 months prison, DV: 180 days jail, Theft, 180 days jail. All concurrent, credit on each case for 102 day served. Court costs.

JUDICIAL RELEASE HEARING

David Kreig, 26, Van Wert, was granted Judicial Release from prison and placed him on 3 years community control, up to 6 months WORTH Center, 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours comm service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, ordered to pay costs and monthly probation fee.