The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

4 cases heard in Common Pleas Court

Van Wert independent

The docket was light in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, with two sentencings, a change of plea and a time waiver the only hearings held yesterday.

Aaron Joseph, 26, of Van Wert, was sentenced to three years of community control, to include 180 days in jail, on a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree.

Court artwork 12-2013 copyJoseph’s driver’s license was also suspended for six months and he was ordered to pay restitution to the Van Wert Police Department totaling $175.

Josh Kessler, 25, of Hamilton, Indiana, was given one year of community control on a charge of attempted carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor of the second degree. He was also fined $750 as part of sentence.

Also Wednesday, Kiel Martin, 28, of Delphos, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on each of three counts of burglary, all felonies of the second degree. Two other burglary counts and two theft charges were dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea.

A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 8.

Wayne Toth, 51, of Elyria, waived his Constitutional right to a speedy trial and his request for a continuance of his trial, which was originally set for September, was granted.

POSTED: 08/28/14 at 5:21 am. FILED UNDER: News