Ronald McBride, 43, Bryan (right) looks to his lawyer during his sentencing on Wednesday in the Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. McBride was a ccused of throwing explosives onto a Van Wert County lawn last year. He was ordered to receive psychological treatment and may not enter the county without permission. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)
Ronald McBride, 43, Bryan (right) looks to his lawyer during his sentencing on Wednesday in the Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. McBride was a ccused of throwing explosives onto a Van Wert County lawn last year. He was ordered to receive psychological treatment and may not enter the county without permission. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)

BY ED GEBERT
Times Bulletin Editor
egebert@timesbulletin.com

VAN WERT -A Williams County man who was accused of throwing four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) onto a Van Wert County lawn was sentenced on Wednesday on four counts of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance. He was given 60 days on electronically-monitored house arrest and 30 days in jail as part of five years of community control. Ronald McBride, 43, Bryan, had already served nearly a year in jail as his case moved through the legal system.

On Sept. 12, 2012, Van Wert County Sheriff's deputies were called to an address on Zook Rd. on a report of four devices in the yard. One of the IEDs exploded. The other three were disarmed by members of the Allen County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office bomb squad and Van Wert County deputies. No one was injured.

McBride was also ordered to undergo a psychological assessment and complete a treatment program. He may not get within 1,000 feet of the victims or enter the county without permission of the probation department. McBride must also pay fees and court costs. A 12-month prison term on each charge was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Also on Wednesday in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas, a Venedocia woman was given three 12-month prison sentences to be served concurrently for three fifth-degree felony counts of harassment by an inmate. Eva Leiendecker, 27, was given 51 days credit for time already served.

In a separate case she was sentenced to three years of community control on two counts of assault, each felonies of the fourth degree, and one count of vandalism. In that case, Leiendecker had been sentenced to the WORTH Center in Lima, but she had been discharged from the program for medical reasons. She must also serve 30 days in jail, perform 100 hours of community service, pay fees and court costs and complete psychological and substance abuse assessments and treatment programs. A 12-month prison sentence on each of those three counts was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Landon Grayless, 31, Fort Wayne, was sentenced to 60 days of electronically-monitored house arrest and 30 days in jail as part of three years of community control for a fifth-degree felony charge. Grayless was picked up after it was discovered he had heroin in his system. He will also have to perform 100 hours of community service, give up his drivers license for six months, complete a substance abuse assessment and treatment program and pay court costs. A 12-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Lester Sulfridge, Jr. 54, Van Wert, was sentenced to 60 days in jail followed by up to six months at the WORTH Center as part of three years of community control for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a felony of the fourth degree. Sulfridge must also serve an additional 30-day jail term, perform 100 hours of community control, complete a substance abuse treatment program, give up his drivers license for five years and pay a mandatory fine of $1,350 along with fees and court costs. An 18-month prison sentenced was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Jason Kremer, 30, Van Wert, was placed on electronically-monitored house arrest for 90 days and given an additional 30-day jail sentence as part of three years of community control for trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Kremer was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, complete a substance abuse treatment program, give up his drivers license for six months, and pay fees and court costs. A 12-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Lacey Warren 22, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree. A second charge of possession of criminal tools was dismissed in exchange for her plea. She faces up to 12 months in prison when she is sentenced on Oct. 16.

Matthew Parr, 20, Van Wert, pleaded to guilty to one count of breaking and entering and one count of possession of criminal tools, each a felony of the fifth degree. A third charge for tampering with evidence was dismissed for his plea. Parr was found on May 30, 2013 with a pair of bolt cutters. He will be sentenced on Oct. 16.

Dyllen Redding, 22, Convoy, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree felony drug possession. Redding was arrested in February. He faces up to 12 months in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 16.

Robert Seibert, 26, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to heroin possession, a felony of the fourth degree and heroin possession, a felony of the fifth degree. The charges against Siebert stem from incidents in April and May of this year. He was granted treatment in lieu of conviction and was given one year to complete a treatment program.

Dustyn Taylor, 22, Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing. The original charge, was felony breaking and entering but was dismissed in exchange for Taylor's guilty plea. He will be sentenced on Sept. 25.

Jonathan Wells, 32, Sidney, entered a plea of guilty to obstructing official business. Wells was originally charged with tampering with evidence but that charge was dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.Well had been caught hiding a bag of pot in a car. Sentencing was set for Sept. 25.