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Press Release from the Van Wert County Courts:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

ARRAIGNMENTS

Faith Sevitz, 39, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, Possession of Heroin, F5, and Possession of a Fentanyl related Compound, F5. She was released on a surety bond with PT set for 12/11/19 @ 10 am.

Nathan Dunn, 37, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F3, Possession of a Fentanyl related Compound, F5, Complicity in Trafficking, F3, Permitting Drug Abuse, F5 and Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5. He was released on a surety bond with PT set for 12/11/19 @ 10 am.

BOND VIOLATION

Colby Black, 35, Ohio City, admitted to violating his bond by failing to report to jail as ordered to serve his sentence. He was ordered to jail to serve his 120 days sentence with credit for 30 days already served.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

CHANGE OF PLEA

Caleb Geise, 27, Delphos, changed his plea to Guilty to Trespass in a Habitation, F4. Related charges were dismissed for his plea. He then requested, and was granted, intervention in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

CHANGES OF PLEA

Charles Jenkins, 42, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F3 and Possession of Heroin, F5. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 1/22/20 @ 9 am

Amanda LaBounty, 36, Payne, changed her plea to guilty to 2 counts of Falsification, M1. The Court set sentencing for 12/18/19 @ 9 am.

Candelario Jimmie Benavidez, 67, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to Illegal Use of Minor in Nudity Oriented Performance, F5. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 1/22/20 @ 9 am

SENTENCINGS

Chad Harter, 41, Willshire, Felonious Assault F2, 3 to 4 ½ years Prison, credit 194 days served. Costs

Dillon Nihiser, 23, Van Wert, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, and Theft F5, sentenced to 180 days on each charge, consecutive, with credit for 58 days

Calvin Placke, 25, Convoy, Trafficking Marijuana F5, Possession of Hashish, F5. Sentenced to 3 years community control, 30 days jail beginning Jan 4, work release, substance abuse assessment and treatment, additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, 2 years intensive probation, forfeit $1993 used in the crime, pay partial appointed counsel fees, costs, and monthly probation fee.

Ashley Carr, 19, Van Wert, Aggravated Trafficking Drugs, F2, sentenced to: 3 to 4 ½ years Prison, credit 199 days served.

Possession of Fentanyl related compound, F5. Sentenced to: 12 months prison with credit for 24 days served. Concurrent. Costs

Jay Yoh, 60, Van Wert, Improper Handling Firearm in Motor Vehicle, F4 and OVI, M1. Sentenced to: 3 years community control, 10 days jail beginning 12/3/19, substance abuse and assessment, License suspended 1 year from 8/1/19, 9 mm pistol forfeited to VWPD, ordered to pay fine $525, monthly probation fee, partial appointed counsel fees, and costs.

ARRAIGNMENT

Justin Reiley, 37, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to: Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, Possession of Heroin, F5, and Possession of Fentanyl related compound, F5. He was released on a surety bond with PT set for 12/17 @ 11 am.

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