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

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

BOND VIOLATION

Toree Riddle, 31, Fort Wayne, admitted to violating her bond by failing to report to probation. She was re-released on a surety bond with waiver of extradition and pretrial was set for Nov. 14, 2018, at 9 a.m.

TIME WAIVER

Randy Parker, 37, Van Wert, entered a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare his case. PT set for 12/3/18 @ 9 AM.

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

ARRAIGNMENT

Kayla Lee, 31, Paulding, entered a not guilty plea to possession of cocaine, F5. She was released on surety bond with pretrial set for Nov. 14, 2018, at 9 a.m.

BOND VIOLATION

Brandon Decker 21, Van Wert, admitted to violating his bond by failing to appear for court and to report to probation. His bond was set at $10,000 and pretrial set for Oct. 31, 2018, at 8 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

JURY TRIAL

Antonio Freeling, 36, Van Wert, was found not guilty of F1 rape after a two day jury trial. The State of Ohio was represented by the Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office and the defendant by Attorney Danny Hill of Defiance, Ohio.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

ARRAIGNMENT

Jesse Blackburn, 27, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to trespass in a habitation, F4. He was released on a surety bond with an order to have no contact with the victim and not be at victim’s residence. Pretrial was set for Nov. 14, 2018, at 8 a.m.

TIME WAIVER

Douglas Lambert, 46, Ottawa, signed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare his case. Pretrial was set for Jan. 16, 2019, at 8 a.m.

Ashley Workman, 34, Lima, signed a time waiver in open court and requested additional time to prepare her case. Pretrial was set for Jan. 16, 2019, at 8 a.m.

CHANGES OF PLEAS

Brandon Decker, 21, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a prosecutor’s bill of Information charging him with aggravated assault, F4. He also changed his plea to Guilty to a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, F3. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec. 19, 2018, at 9 a.m.

Jessie Zartman, 40, Toledo, aggravated possession of drugs, F5, changed her plea to guilty, and then requested and was granted treatment in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

Houston Young, 36, Mount Airy, North Carolina, aggravated possession of drugs, F5, changed his plea to guilty, and then requested and was granted treatment in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

David Leach, 27, Delphos, changed his plea to guilty to three counts of gross sexual imposition, F3. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec. 12, 2018, at 9 a.m.

SENTENCING

Jason Boyd, 37, Van Wert, was sentenced for aggravated possession of drugs, F5. He was sentenced to 120 days jail, ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees plus costs. He was given credit for 38 days served.

Michael Malone, 33, Van Wert, was sentenced for aggravated possession of drugs, F5. He was sentenced to three years community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 200 hours community service, no alcohol or illegal drugs, random drug tests, two years intensive probation, and ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, monthly probation fee, and costs.

Dusty Waltmire, 37, Van Wert, was sentenced for possession of cocaine, F3. He was sentenced to three years community control, 60 days jail at a later date, ordered to pay all child support, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, and ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, monthly probation fee, and costs.

Dwayne Watts, 32, Ottawa, was sentenced for probation violation. He was sentenced to 180 days jail on each of two counts, consecutive, and given credit for 175 days served.

Ecco Burker, 33, Van Wert, was sentenced to two counts of forgery F5. Sentenced five years community control on each case, concurrent, up to 6 months at WORTH Center, 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, no alcohol or illegal drugs, random testing, substance abuse assessment and treatment, three years intensive probation, and ordered to pay partial appointed counsel fees, monthly probation fee, and costs.

VIOLATIONS

Kara Young, 35, Van Wert, admitted to violating her bond and treatment in lieu program by testing positive for drugs. She was ordered held in jail until 10 a.m. Nov. 1 when she will enter a treatment program in Dayton.