VAN WERT — A 28-year-old Delphos man pleaded guilty this week in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas to second-degree felony burglary. Kiel Martin entered guilty pleas to three counts and two charges of fifth-degree felony theft were dismissed in exchange for the pleas. Martin faces a maximum of 24 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 8.

Also this week, Aaron Joseph, 26, Van Wert, was placed on community control for three years and sentenced to 180 days in jail and another 60 days in jail on a fourth-degree felony charge of aggravated trafficking of drugs. Joseph must also perform 200 hours of community service, give up his drivers license for six months and pay $175 restitution, plus court costs. A nine-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Josh Kessler, 25 Hamilton, Indiana was sentenced to 30 days in jail as part of one year of community control for misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Kessler must also perform 200 hours of community service and pay a fine of $750 plus court costs. A 90-day jail sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.



Also, an Elyria, Ohio man requested and received a continuance for his trial which was set for September. Toth is charged with fourth-degree felony grand theft.

Wayne Toth, 51, Elyria, Ohio, signed a time waiver in Court and requested a continuance of his trial set for next month. His request was granted.