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Press Release from Van Wert County Courts

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

TIME WAIVER

Ashley Carr, 19, Van Wert, signed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare her case. PT set for 7/24/19 @ 8 am.

Jason Allen, 45, Middle Point, signed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare her case. PT set for 8/8/19 @ 1030 am

SENTENCING

Trent Lacy, 50, Van Wert, OVI, F4, sentenced to: 3 years community control, 60 days jail beginning 6/28/19 @ 9 am. 90 additional days jail or EMHA beginning 8/26/19, work release, alcohol assessment and treatment, Driver’s License suspended 5 years from 2/81/19, Fined $2,000, monthly probation fee, costs.

Jake Byler, 56, Decatur, IN, OVI, M1, sentenced to: 1 year community control, 20 days jail beginning July 6, 2019, after 10 days may elect to go on EMHA for 36 days. Alcohol/sub abuse assessment and treatment, Driver’s Licenses suspended 2 years from 6/27/19, no jail credit, fine $525, costs and monthly probation fee.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

CHANGE OF PLEA

Eric Shaffer, 43, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty to Forgery, F5. Two other similar charges were dismissed for his plea. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 7/24/19 @ 9 am

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2019

MAGISTRATE JOSEPH QUATMAN

ARRAIGNMENT

James Dunno, 34, Paulding, entered a plea of not guilty to Grand Theft of a Firearm, F3. Bond was set at surety bond and PT set for 7/24/19 @ 8 am

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