The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Man gets prison for probation violation

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor

Nicholas Bendele and attorney Kelly Rauch listen to information from prosecutors during a probation violation hearing Thursday morning. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

A Van Wert man was sent to prison after admitting he violated the terms of his community control program during a hearing on Thursday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court.

Nicholas E. Bendele, 28, was sentenced to a net prison term of two years, but had more than a year taken off that for time already served. Judge Charles D. Steele imposed sentences from a criminal case dating back to 2009, giving Bendele a 12-month prison sentence on a charge of misuse of credit cards and a two-year prison term on one count of possession of heroin. Bendele also had three other cases from 2009 pending on charges of possession of heroin and 12-month sentences were imposed on those as well.

The judge ordered all of the sentences to run concurrently (at the same time) and gave Bendele credit for 417 days already served in jail.

Bendele had admitted to the probation violation related to his arrest in Montgomery County for possession of heroin. Charges are pending on that offense.

Several other people were sentenced Thursday on a variety of charges. Those sentenced include the following:

Kody N. Detwiler, 21, of Van Wert, was sentenced to a basic prison term of nine months after he admitted to violating his community control program. Detwiler was arrested by Van Wert police officers for operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) and receiving stolen property. Judge Steele gave Detwiler credit for 167 days already served in jail.

Curtis Boroff, 29, of Dayton, was sentenced to 180 days in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility on a charge of nonsupport of dependents, a first-degree misdemeanor, and was also placed on three years of community control in connection with the charge.

Robert Pollock, 35, of Van Wert, was found to have violated his community control program by using heroin and failing to report to his probation officer. Judge Steele resentenced Pollock to three years of community control and also ordered him to serve 53 days in jail and complete a substance abuse assessment and any programs recommended.

James T. Vinson, 41, of Van Wert, was placed on three years of community control on two counts of breaking and entering and one count of theft. Vinson, Zachary Miller and Ford Wilson allegedly broke into several structures, including a building at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds and one at a local park belonging to The Van Wert County Foundation. He was also ordered to pay restitution as follows: $3,825 to Amber Schuerman, $1,195 to The Van Wert County Foundation, $250 to the Fair Board and $100 to Craig Lehman. Vinson was also ordered to spend 180 days on electronically monitored house arrest.

Also Thursday, Johnny Ray Foust, 49, of Delphos, had his bond revoked and was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond after he was arrested by Delphos police for being intoxicated. Foust has a pretrial conference scheduled for next week.

Kori A. Glossett, 19, of Van Wert, pleaded guilty to forgery, a fifth-degree felony offense, on Thursday. Judge Steele ordered a presentence investigation in the case and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 8.

POSTED: 04/29/11 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: News