VAN WERT —The following individuals appeared before Judge Martin Burchfield in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:

Thursday, May 30

Change of plea

Trent Lacy, 50, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to OVI, his sixth offense in 20 years, a felony 4. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for June 27.

Sentencing

Travis Gaskill, 29, Van Wert, weapon under disability, a felony 3. Sentenced to: three years community control, two years intensive probation, 30 days jail at later date, random drug screens, sub abuse and mental health assessment and treatment and was ordered to pay monthly probation fee, plus court costs.

Tuesday, June 4

Changes of pleas

Tommy Searles, 56, Rockford, changed his plea to guilty to several counts: identity fraud, a felony 3; weapons under disability, a felony 3; engaging in pattern of corrupt activity, a felony 1; and four counts of tampering with records, a felony 3. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for July 12.

Carolyn Searles, 59, Rockford, changed her plea to guilty to engaging in pattern corrupt activity, a felony 1; two counts of tampering with records, a felony 3; and complicity in identity fraud, a felony 3. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for July 12

Jesse Blackburn, 27, Delphos, changed his plea to guilty to trafficking heroin, a felony 4. He was then sentenced to: 15 months prison, consecutive to an Allen County sentence that he is currently serving.

Kyle Anderson, 19, Willshire, changed his plea to guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony 4; two counts of illegal use of minor in nudity oriented performance, each a felony 5; importuning, a felony 5; and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a misdemeanor 1. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for July 10.

Bond

Colby Black, 35, Ohio City, admitted to violating his bond by failing to appear to his weekly electronic house arrest checkup. The court granted his request to be released from jail to go back EMHA on effective Monday.

Adam Partin, 26, Van Wert, was granted a request for a change in his bond to allow for medical treatment. His bond was modified to electronic house arrest effective Monday.

Wednesday, June 5

Changes of pleas

James Yates, 33, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to sexual battery, a felony 2; sexual battery, a felony 3; unlawful sexual conduct with minor, a felony 3; and three counts of gross sexual imposition, each a felony 3. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for July 24.

Adam Blatteau, 38, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to theft, a felony 5. He was then granted Intervention in Lieu of Conviction and the case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

Michelle Sutton, 39, Willshire, changed her plea to guilty to theft, a misdemeanor 1. She was sentenced to one year community control, 90 days jail, all suspended, additional 30 days jail at later date, 52 hours community service and was ordered to pay monthly probation fee, restitution of $6784, and costs.

Time waivers: The following persons signed time waivers in open court and requested additional time to prepare their cases:

David Seibert, 26, Van Wert, Pretrial set for July 10.

Anthony Oliver, 24, Van Wert, Pretrial set for June 26.

Andrew Taylor, 33, Van Wert, Pretrial set for July 10.

Violations

Brandi Runyon, 28, Van Wert, admitted to violating her probation and her judicial release by failing to complete treatment at Serenity Haven. Sentenced to 17 months prison for each assault charge, concurrent, with credit for 90 days served.

David Krieg, 26, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation and his judicial release by failing to complete the WORTH Center program. Sentenced to 16 months prison, credit for 111 days served.

Sentencing

Tyler Dunn, 28, Van Wert, aggravated possession of drugs, a felony 5; and possession of drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor 1. Sentenced to three years community control, 200 hours community service, 30 days jail at later date, substance abuse and mental health assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation and was ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, monthly probation fee and costs.

Philip Raines Sr., 30, Van Wert, two counts of corrupting another with drugs, a felony 4. Sentenced to 17 months prison on each count, concurrent, and ordered to pay costs.