August 26, 2015


TO: Local Media

FROM: Mike Kirkendall, Court Reporter

RE: Court activity

JUDGE KEVIN TAYLOR

SENTENCING

Nicholas Comment, 26, Decatur, IN, was sentenced for Trespass in Habitation, F4, He was sentenced to : 18 months prison, credit 14 days served, Ordered to pay restitution to Ohio Attorney General Office plus court costs.

CHANGE OF PLEA

Kareem Howard, 40, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty to Trafficking Cocaine, F5. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for October 7, 2015 @ 9 am

JUDGE MARTIN BURCHFIELD

CHANGE OF PLEA

Justin Watkins, 31, changed his plea to Attempted Having a Weapon Under Disability, F4 (reduced by prosecutor from Weapon Under Disability, F3). The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for September 23, 2015 @ 9 am.

Leonard Acquaviva, 53, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty to Theft (M1) reduced by the prosecutor from Theft (F5). Two other similar counts were dismissed for his plea. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for September 23, 2015 @ 9 am.

Zach Craig, 36, Van Wert, changed his plea to Guilty to Possession of Cocaine, F5., and a specification that he used a 1998 Oldsmobile minivan in the commission of the offense. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for September 23, 2015 @ 9 am.

BILL OF INFORMATION

Fernando Juarez, 37, Toledo, entered a plea of guilty to a Bill of Information charging him with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, F4. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for September 23, 2015 @ 9 am.

Carl Gheen, Sr, 68, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a Bill of Information charging him with Attempted Sexual Imposition, M4. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for September 23, 2015 @ 9 am.

TIME WAIVER

John Swanner, 64, Winslow, Arkansas, signed a waiver of speedy trial rights. Pretrial to be set.


HEARING

Frederick Blessing, 20, Van Wert, appeared for a hearing clarifying his maximum sentence for Rape as 25 to life since the victim is less than 12 years old. Defendantís request for a surety bond was rejected by the Court.

SENTENCING

Hector Leal, 44, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of Operating a Vehicle under the Influence, F4. Sentence: 24 months prison. Driverís License suspended for life. Ordered to pay fine of $1350.00 plus court costs.

Clark Roberts, 36, Van Wert, was sentenced for Gross Sexual Imposition, F4. Sentence: Prison 15 months. Also ordered to pay costs. Also found to be a Tier 1 Sex offender and must register annually for 15 years

Carl Elston, 36, Van Wert, Domestic Violence, M1, sentence: 3 years community control, 30 days jail beginning 8/28/15 @ 6 am. Additional 30 days jail at later date, work release, 100 hours community service, ordered to contact child support agencies in Defiance and Williams Counties and to enter into payment agreements with those agencies. Ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees.

Joshua Carroll, 27, Van Wert, Domestic Violence, M1, Sentence: Due to the defendantsí refusal to accept probation, 120 days jail, $500 fine.

Ryan Shields, 29, Van Wert, Failure to Register as Sex Offender, F4, Sentence: 5 years community control, 90 days jail with work release, additional 60 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, 3 years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. 15 months prison deferred.
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