The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

Five sentenced in Common Pleas Court

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor

Five people who were sentenced on a variety of charges were among the 11 people who appeared in the past week for criminal hearings in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court.

Jeremy Whitaker, 38, of Delphos, was sentenced to 13 months in prison on a charge of assault, a felony of the fourth degree. Judge Martin D. Burchfield also gave Whitaker credit for 88 days already served.

Reanne Jordan, 19, of Ohio City, was given 151 days in jail, with credit for 61 days already served, on a charge of obstructing justice, a felony of the fifth degree.

Eric Bowers, 31, of Va Wert, was sentenced to 162 days in jail on a first-degree misdemeanor charge of assault. Judge Burchfield also gave Bowers credit for 64 days already served.

Chelsea Bok, 27, of Van Wert, was given five years of community control, including up to six months in the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation (WORTH) Center in Lima, on a charge of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a felony of the third degree. She was also ordered to undergo a substance abuse assessment and any treatment recommended, obtain a General Educational Development (GED) certification, and provide 200 hours of community service.

Nicholas Hunter, 36, of Convoy, was given two years of community control on a charge of violation of a civil protection order, a misdemeanor of the first degree. He was also ordered to serve 180 days in jail, although 120 days of that sentence were suspended and he was given credit for 17 days already served. He must also comply with child support orders.

Dwayne Watts, 31, of Ottawa, admitted to violating his bond and treatment in lieu of conviction program by failing a drug test. A presentence investigation was ordered on Watts and sentenced scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 25.

Two other people appeared Wednesday on charges they violated their probations.

Tyree DeWitt, 26, of Delphos, admitted to violating his probation by being convicted in Van Wert Municipal Court of a criminal violation. He was sentenced to three years of community control, including up to six months in the WORTH Center.

Megan Gillette, 27, of Van Wert, admitted to violating her probation by failing to report to probation, failure to complete drug court, and substance abuse counseling. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail on a charge of telecommunications fraud, with the entire sentence suspended, three years of community service on a charge of identification fraud, a felony of the fifth degree, with the addition of 90 days in jail, undergoing mental health and substance abuse assessments and any treatment recommended, and a drug court assessment.

Dravone Wannemacher, 24, of Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of domestic violence, a felony of the fifth degree, during an arraignment hearing held last Thursday. He was released on a personal surety bond, with the added stipulation that he have no contact with the alleged victim in the case, and stay away from 516 N. Canal St. in Delphos. A pretrial conference was scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 18.

Johnny Bowersock, 53, of Van Wert, change his plea to guilty to an amended charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree (reduced from a felony of the fourth degree). Judge Burchfield set sentencing for 9 a.m. April 18 and continued a cash bond in the case.

Jurode Jordan, 31, of Dayton, waived his constitutional right to a speedy trial, and then requested, and was granted, additional time to prepare his case. A pretrial conference was scheduled for Wednesday, May 2.

POSTED: 03/29/18 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News