VAN WERT – The following individuals were seen in the Van Wert Court of Common Please by Judge Martin Burchfield:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019

CHANGE OF PLEA

Devin Siano, 27, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, F5. He then requested and was granted intervention in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

The following individuals were seen in the Van Wert Court of Common Please by visiting Judge David Cheney:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019

CHANGE OF PLEA

Danny Felger, Jr., 56, Ohio City, changed his plea to guilty to an amended charge of attempted retaliation, F4. He was released on a surety bond with an order to have no contact with Judge Jill Straley or the Municipal Court and not be on State Route 118. The Court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for Feb. 2, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

The following individuals were seen in the Van Wert Court of Common Please by Judge Martin Burchfield:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2019

CHANGES OF PLEAS

Jered Panning, 21, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking of drugs, F4. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Jan. 28, 2020, at 9 a.m.

Trei Geiser, 23, Huntertown, Indiana, changed his plea to guilty to theft, F5. The defendant was then sentenced to 60 days jail, credit for 59 days, ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, costs and restitution of $4,096 to Walmart. The defendant is to be transferred to Defiance County for warrants there.

SENTENCINGS

Stephen Davies, 39, Van Wert, sentencing continued to Jan. 8, 2020, at 9 a.m. due to illness of the defendant’s attorney.

Amanda LaBounty, 36, Payne, was sentenced on two counts of falsification, M1. She was sentenced to nine days jail on each, concurrent, and was given credit for nine days served. She was also ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, and costs.

VIOLATIONS

Charles Miller, 64, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by failing to report to probation and failing to complete treatment assessment. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, credit for 68 days served. He was also ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, costs, and his prior restitution order.