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2 – The Herald Thursday, September 22, 2011
For The Record
VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWSB
Vol. 142 No. 83
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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At 11:23 a.m. on Monday,Delphos police were called tothe 100 block of North ClayStreet in reference to a break-ing and entering complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thecomplainant stated that uponarriving at the residence, anunknown male came runningout of an unattached garagecarrying items from insidethe garage and jumped into asmall dark blue vehicle parkednear by.Police checked the area butwere unable to locate the sus-pect.At 11:07 a.m. on Monday,Delphos police were called tothe 200 block of West FifthStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated a subject usedthe victim’s credit card at abusiness in that area withoutauthority do to so.The case is still underinvestigation.At 8:16 p.m. on Sundaywhile on patrol in the 100block of West Sixth Street,Delphos police came intocontact with MatthewHardeman, 41, of Elida, atwhich time it was found thatHardeman was operating amotor vehicle while havinghis driving privileges sus-pended.As officers spoke withHardeman, it was found thathe was also operating a motorvehicle while impaired.Hardeman was takeninto custody and was laterreleased after being citedinto Van Wert MunicipalCourt on the charges.
Charles J.“Bud,” 97, of Delphos, Massof Christian Burial will beginat 11 a.m. Friday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church, theRev. Melvin Verhoff officiat-ing. Burial will be in the churchcemetery. Friends may call from2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. todayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome. Preferred memorials areto St. John’s Parish Foundationand Delphos Visiting Nurses.
John H., 87, of Lima, Mass of Christian Burialbegins at 11 a.m. Friday at St.Charles Borromeo CatholicChurch, the Rev. Stephen Blumofficiating. Burial will followin Gethsemani Cemetery, withmilitary rites by representativesof the U.S. Army and VFW Post1275. Friends may call from2-8 p.m. today at the Chiles-Lamen Funeral Home ShawneeChapel, where a parish wakebegins at 8 p.m. Memorials areto the church or LCC.
Frederick“Fred,” 87, of Elida, funeralservices will begin at 10:30a.m. Friday at Pike MennoniteChurch, 3995 McBride Road,Elida, Pastor Glenn Rader offi-ciating. Burial will be in thechurch cemetery. Friends maycall from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.today and one hour prior tothe services on Friday at thechurch.Preferred memorials are toMennonite Central Committeeor St. Rita’s Hospice.Arrangements are by Harterand Schier Funeral Home.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Becomingmostly cloudy. A 30 percentchance of showers. Lowsin the upper 40s. Northwestwinds around 5 mph.
: Mostly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower60s. Northwest winds around10 mph.
: Partlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers. Lows inthe mid 40s. Northwest windsaround 5 mph.
:Mostly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of showers. Highsin the lower 60s. Lows in theupper 40s.
: Partlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers. Lows inthe upper 40s.
Resident startlesburglar in garageResident reportsunauthorizedcredit card useElida man facesdriving whilesuspended, im-paired charges
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was75 degrees, low was 62. Higha year ago today was 79, lowwas 64. Record high for todayis 90, set in 2002. Record lowis 34, set in 1995.Corn: $6.77Wheat: $6.27Beans: $12.92A girl, Molly Marie, wasborn Sept. 19 at FiresideHospital in Sandusky to Keithand Jodie Recker of PortClinton.Grandparents are Steve andLisa Recker and Joe and JulieHaines.Great-grandparents areGeorge and Carol Hellmanand Pat Recker.
The following individualsappeared Wednesday beforeJudge Charles Steele in VanWert County Common PleasCourt:A 24-year-old Van Wertman will spend up to eight yearsin prison on a charge of rape, afelony of the first degree.
Jeremy R. Neeley
of VanWert had been charged with therape after an incident took placein March involving a 7-year-old girl.Neeley was originallycharge with rape with a speci-fication that would have had aprison sentence of 15 years tolife. Just a day prior to the trialbeing held, he entered a pleato a charge of rape without thespecification which resultedin the eight year prison sen-tence.Neeley was classified a Tier3 sex offender and must regis-ter with the sheriff for the restof his life upon release fromprison and must register every90 days.Judge Steele gave Neeleycredit for 173 days for timeserved in jail awaiting final dis-position of his case.
Isaac J. Gase,
29, Decatur,Ind., was given four 2-year pris-on sentences for the burglary of four homes in the southern partof Van Wert County in May2010.Gase, along with a CrystalStauffer also of Indiana, hadbroken into a number of homesin southern Van Wert Countyand northern Mercer County atwhich time they took items theysold for drug money.Stauffer was sentenced lastyear to two years in prison forher part in the burglaries.Judge Steele ordered thatthe four 2-year prison sentencesbe served concurrent to oneanother. Gase also has similarcharges in Mercer County forburglaries that took place inMercer County and had simi-lar charges in Wells County,Indiana.
Brandon S. Hershey,
23,Van Wert, was placed on threeyears of community control ona charge of possession of drugs,a felony of the fifth degree.Hershey was ordered tospend six months in the VanWert County Jail and was givencredit towards his sentence for61 days he had already servedawaiting final disposition of hiscase. Judge Steele ordered thatHershey spend an additional 30days in jail at a time to be deter-mined by his supervision offi-cer. Hershey is to be responsi-ble for all costs associated withhis case. Judge Steele also gaveHershey a basic prison term of nine months but deferred theimposition of the prison sen-tence pending the successfulcompletion of the communitycontrol program.
Alisha L. Elder,
32 VanWert, was sentenced to spend12 months in prison on a chargeof theft from an elderly, persona felony of the fifth degree.According to a Van WertPolice Department investigation,Elder reportedly stole $1791.62from her grandmother. Thegrandmother had reported thather personal checks had beentaken and were used. Prior tosentencing Elder, Judge Steelenoted that Elder had an exten-sive criminal record dating backto 1994.Elder was ordered to makerestitution to her grandmotherafter release from prison.
Eddy P. Blossom,
25,Willshire, was placed on threeyears of community control ona charge of driving while underthe influence of alcohol, a felo-ny of the fourth degree.Blossom was arrestedby the Van Wert City PoliceDepartment in April of this yearat which time it was determinedthat Blossom had previous con-victions for driving while underthe influence.Judge Steele orderedBlossom’s drivers license sus-pended for a period of fiveyears and gave him a manda-tory fine of $1,350. Blossomalso was ordered to make par-tial restitution of $250 for hiscourt appointed attorney, paya $25 affidavit of indigencyfee, and court costs. Blossomwas ordered to spend up tosix months at the WORTHCenter. Judge Steele alsogave Blossom a nine-monthbasic prison term but deferredthe imposition of the prisonsentence pending the success-ful completion of the commu-nity control program.
Steven G. Ramsey,
25,Butler, Penn., was placed onthree years of community con-trol on four counts of forgery, afelony of the fifth degree.Ramsey allegedly was pass-ing fake $20 bills at the OldFashion Farmers event held atthe fairgrounds in July of thisyear, according to a Van WertCity Police Department inves-tigation.Judge Steele ordered Ramseyto spend six months in the VanWert County Jail and gave himcredit for 83 days he has servedin jail awaiting final disposi-tion of his case. Ramsey wasalso given a 12-month prisonsentence on each count to beserved concurrently with theimposition of the prison sen-tence deferred pending the suc-cessful completion of the com-munity control program.
Change of plea hearingsAmanda Buzard,
26, Scott,plea of guilty to possession of heroin, granted intervention inlieu of conviction.Buzard will be involved ina treatment/rehabilitation pro-gram for up to one year.
Robert J. Olszewski,
43,Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to endangering children,a felony of the third degree; andcultivating marijuana, a felonyof the fourth degree.Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation andscheduled sentencing for 9 a.m.Nov. 2.
27, VanWert, entered a plea of guiltyto possession of heroin, a felo-ny of the fifth degree, grantedintervention in lieu of convic-tion. Garrett will be involved ina treatment/rehabilitation pro-gram for up to one year.
26,Delphos, entered a guilty pleato a charge of burglary, a felonyof the third degree.Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation andscheduled sentencing for 9 a.m.Nov. 2.
Probation violation hear-ings
Stacy Young, 34, Van Wert,admitted to violation of theterms of her community controlprogram by using bath salts.Young admitted that she hasan addiction problem.Judge Steele ordered Youngto spend up to six months at theWORTH Center in Lima.
Kelly G. Matthieu, 45,Kenton, entered a not guiltyplea to a charge of driving whileunder the influence of alcohol, afelony of the third degree.Matthieu was released ona $5,000 unsecured personalsurety bond with a pretrial yetto be scheduled.
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gave Davis an unusual opportunityto prove his innocence in a lowercourt last year. While the nation’stop court didn’t hear the case, theydid set a tough standard for Davisto exonerate himself, ruling that hisattorneys must “clearly establish”Davis’ innocence — a higher barto meet than prosecutors havingto prove guilt. After the hearing, alower court judge ruled in prosecu-tors’ favor, and the justices didn’ttake up the case.Members of Davis’ family whowitnessed the execution left with-out talking to reporters.Davis was convicted in 1991 of killing MacPhail, who was work-ing as a security guard at the time.MacPhail rushed to the aid of ahomeless man who prosecutorssaid Davis was bashing with ahandgun after asking him for abeer. Prosecutors said Davis hada smirk on his face as he shot theofficer to death in a Burger Kingparking lot in Savannah.No gun was ever found, butprosecutors say shell casings werelinked to an earlier shooting forwhich Davis was convicted.Witnesses placed Davis at thecrime scene and identified him asthe shooter, but several of themhave recanted their accounts andsome jurors have said they’vechanged their minds about his guilt.Others have claimed a man whowas with Davis that night has toldpeople he actually shot the officer.