VAN WERT – The following cases were seen in the Court of Common Pleas by Judge Martin Burchfield:

MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2018

BOND VIOLATION

Tony Brown, 61, was denied violating his bond by possessing drugs and paraphernalia. He bond was set at $100,000 cash or commercial surety. A hearing is to be announced.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2018

BILL OF INFORMATION

Destiney Ramos, 22, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a prosecutor’s bill of information charging her with theft, F5. The previous charge of theft, F3, will be dismissed for her plea. The Court set her bond at $20,000 cash or commercial surety, ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec. 20, 2018, at 9 a.m.

PROBATION VIOLATION

Dustin Cooper, 34, Van Wert, admitting violating his probation by having a positive drug test. He was re-sentenced to 5 years community control, under the same conditions, plus: 30 days jail at a later date and drug treatment evaluations.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2018

BOND VIOLATION

Danny Mullins, 61, Van Wert, admitted to violating his bond by failing a drug test. His bond was re-set at surety bond with drug testing and twice a week reporting. A pretrial was set for Dec. 12, 2018.

CHANGE OF PLEA

Dustin Stuckey, 32, Middle Point, entered a plea of guilty to a prosecutor’s bill of information charging him with possession of heroin, F5. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Jan. 9, 2019, at 9 a.m. His bond was modified to surety bond with twice a week reporting and drug testing.

Peter Simpson, 27, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to misuse of a credit card, M1. He was then sentenced to one year community control, 10 days jail at later date, and 50 hours community service, and he was ordered to pay restitution of $78, monthly probation fee, partial appointed counsel fees, and costs.

Jared Shaffer, 19, 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.