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3 people get prison terms in CP Court

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor

Three people were given prison terms during a busy day Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Four people were sentenced overall, two changed their pleas to guilty, three appeared for bond violation hearings and one person was charged with violating a treatment in lieu of conviction program.

Drew Kenny, 21, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 17 months in prison on a charge of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, a felony of the fourth degree. Judge Charles D. Steele also gave Kenny credit for 123 days already served.

Chad Boyd listens as he is sentenced in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)
Chad Boyd listens as he is sentenced in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent)

Shad Boyd, 38, of Lima, was given nine months in prison on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He will report to the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office at noon on Friday, October 31, to begin his sentence.

Jeremy Lindeman, 32, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 12 months in prison after admitting he violated his community control program by testing positive for drugs and being terminated from a counseling program at Westwood Behavioral Health Center in Van Wert. Judge Steele gave Lindeman credit for 265 days already served, effectively shortening his sentence to 100 days in prison.

Also Wednesday, Joe Quevedo, 50, of Van Wert, was given three years of community control on a charge of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, which includes a 60-day jail term. Quevedo was also prohibited from contacting Stacy Young or her children as part of his sentence.

A second probation violation case and three bond violation hearings were held in Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.

In the probation violation case, Kristina Diltz, 34, of Van Wert, was resentenced to three years of community control for testing positive for opiates and refusing a drug screen at Westwood. Judge Steele ordered her held in jail until she begins a Vivitrol program in November.

Bond violation cases include the following:

Kaitlin Russell, 19, of Delphos, admitted violating her bond by failing to report to probation as ordered. She was re-released on a surety bond until her sentencing.

Darren Stutz, 25, of Van Wert, had his bond revoked and will be held in jail until all assessment are completed, after he admitted to violating his bond by not reporting as ordered. Judge Steele granted Stutz work release.

Emily Bollenbacher, 23, of Van Wert, admitted to violating her bond by consuming alcohol and being arrested for drunk driving. She was re-released on a surety bond on the condition that she not operate a motor vehicle. A pretrial conference was scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 19.

Two people changed their pleas in court on Wednesday.

Ike Lewis Jr. 29, of Detroit, Michigan, changed his plea to guilty to a charge of identity theft, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested, and was granted, treatment in lieu of conviction.

Jerry Dominique, 49, of Haviland, changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, December 10.

Ethan Mezuk, 24, of Convoy, admitted to violating his treatment in lieu of conviction program by testing positive for cocaine. Judge Steele ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. December 10.

POSTED: 10/30/14 at 5:42 am. FILED UNDER: News