July 29, 2015

 

 

TO:                  Local Media

 

FROM:           Mike Kirkendall, Court Reporter

 

RE:                 Court activity 

 

 6 criminal cases heard today by Judge Martin Burchfield and 1 by Judge Kevin Taylor.

 

JUDGE BURCHFIELD

 

ARRAIGNMENT

 

Faith Busbey, 33, Lima, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Possession of Heroin, Felony 5.  She was released on a surety bond with pretrial scheduled for 8/5/15 @ 8 am

 

CHANGES OF PLEA

 

Carl Elston, 36, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty to Domestic Violence, Misdemeanor 1 (reduced from Felony 4).  The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 9/9/15 @ 9 am

 

Ryan Shields, 29, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty on a charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, F4.  The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 9/9/15 @ 9 am

 

VIOLATIONS

 

Drew Kenny, 22, Van Wert,  admitted to violating his probation by failing to take a drug test when requested.  Pretrial was scheduled for 8/5/15 @ 8 am

 

Jeremy Busbey, 35, Lima, admitted to violating his probation by failing to report to probation after being released from jail.  He was released on a surety bond and ordered to report to probation immediately and to appear for a pretrial on 8/5/15 @ 8 am

 

POLYGRAPH STIPULATION/TIME WAIVER

 

Brett Fortney, 29, Van Wert, in open court entered into a Stipulation for a Polygraph Examination and also a Time Waiver.  The case will be set for a status conference in two months.

 

 

 

 

JUDGE TAYLOR

 

PROBATION VIOLATION

 

Shane Harter, 35, Delphos,  admitted to violating his probation by not reporting to probation, but denied a second violation for not maintaining his job.   The Court continued the matter for further hearing to gather more information on the job situation.

 

 
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