Trinity J. Snyder enters a guilty plea in a plea agreement in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday. Snyder faces up to 18 months in prison and a six-month jail term when he is sentenced on July 30. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
Trinity J. Snyder enters a guilty plea in a plea agreement in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday. Snyder faces up to 18 months in prison and a six-month jail term when he is sentenced on July 30. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
VAN WERT — A Van Wert man pleaded guilty to attempted abduction during a change-of-plea hearing Wednesday. Trinity J. Snyder, 33, Van Wert pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to fourth-degree felony attempted abduction and misdemeanor domestic violence. He had originally been charged with third-degree felony abduction in connection with a May 27 incident. Snyder will be sentenced on July 30.

Also Wednesday, Justin L. Snyder, 34, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to fourth-degree felony assault on a peace officer. Justin Snyder faces up to 18 months in prison at his July 30 sentencing hearing.

A Hamilton, Indiana man, Joshua Kessler, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted carrying a concealed weapon, a felony of the fifth degree. The charge was reduced from a fourth-degree charge of carrying a concealed weapon, a felony of the fourth degree. Kessler faces up to 12 months in prison when he is sentenced on July 30.

Joshua Sargent, 32, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree felony domestic violence. In a plea arrangement, a second count of the same offense was dismissed in exchange for the guilty plea. Sentencing for Sargent is scheduled for July 16.



Etta Huffine, 37, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to attempted deception to obtain dangerous drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Huffine was granted treatment in lieu of conviction, and was grated a stay in her case pending completion of her treatment program.

Kyle Goodwin, 25, Van Wert, was sentenced spent up to six months in the WORTH Center as a part of three years of community control, on a fifth-degree felony theft charge, a fourth-degree felony drug possession charge, and a fifth-degree felony charge of complicity to trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances. Goodwin also must perform 200 hours of community service, give up his drivers license for six months, and pay fees and court costs. Three 12-month prison terms to be served concurrently were deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Drew Kenny, 21, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by associating with known felons and by failing to report to probation since April. Kenny was re-sentenced to three years community control and 76 days in jail. A nine-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Tausha Walsh, 41, Van Wert, admitted to violating her treatment in lieu of conviction agreement by not notifying her probation officer about her arrest for being in possession of bath salts. Walsh will be sentenced July 30. She was released on bond until that hearing.

On Tuesday, Joshua Rager, 29, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by being unsuccessfully terminated from the WORTH Center. Rager was sentenced to a nine-month prison term with credit given for 211 days already served.

Also on Tuesday, Jordan Vickery, 30, Middle Point, denied violating his probation. He is accused of being unsuccessfully terminated from the WORTH Center. Vickery’s case will be scheduled for a future date. He was ordered held without bond.

A 22-year-old Van Wert man was given judicial released after serving approximately eight month in prison on a theft charge. Bywaters had been accused of stealing and pawning a wedding ring. He was placed on three years of community control with 30 days in jail, 200 hours of community service, and payment of all restitution and court costs. A 12-month prison sentenced was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

The case against Paul Grandsko, 38, Middlebury, Connecticut was continued until an August 18, 2014 pretrial hearing. Frandsko entered a time waiver in court Wednesday.