Keil Martin (right) confers with his attorney during his arraignment hearing on Monday. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
Keil Martin (right) confers with his attorney during his arraignment hearing on Monday. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
VAN WERT — A Delphos man was ordered held on a $100,000 cash bond Monday in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. Kiel Martin, 28, Dephos was arraigned on five counts of second-degree burglary, one count of theft from an elderly person, a fifth degree felony and one misdemeanor count of theft. Martin is currently incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail on charges from incidents occuring around the same time as the events in Van Wert County.

Martin pleaded not guilty to all charges. His attorney asked to be heard on bail on another date. A pretrial hearing in his case is scheduled for June 25.

One person was arraigned in Van Wert Common Pleas Court last Friday. Paul Grandsko, 38, Middlebury Connecticut, pleaded not guilty to third-degree felony theft. Gandsko was released on bond with a pretrial hearing set for June 25.



Tuesday’s caseload was light. Lester Sulfridge, Jr., 55, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by testing positive for illegal drugs and for alcohol, and for violating another law. Sulfridge was sentenced to 18 months in prison with credit given for 198 days already served. 

Nathan Braun, 32, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He was found win possession of heroin on Sept. 3, 2013. Braun was granted treatment in lieu of conviction. He was given one year to complete a specific treatment program or face sentencing on the drug charge.

Drew Kenny, 21, Van Wert, was in court Wednesday for a probation violation. His case was continued to a later date. Kenny was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond.