Man gets seven year sentence for child endangerment
Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:01 AM
Seth Bireley prepares for his change of plea hearing Wednesday in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. Bierely pleaded guilty to four felony charges, including failure to appear. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
VAN WERT — A Van Wert man was sent to prison Wednesday for seven years on a second-degree felony charge of endangering children. Robert A. Delgado pleaded guilty to the charge on May 21. He was given credit for 22 days already served and was ordered to pay court costs.
Jeremiah Miller, 19, Ohio City, was sentenced to a maximum of six months at the WORTH Center in Lima as part of three years of community control for possession of LSD, a felony of the third degree. In addition Miller was ordered to serve 60 days in jail, perform 200 hours of community service, give up his drivers license for six months, pay fees, court costs, restitution of $280, and a mandatory fine of $5,000. An 18-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.
Chad Mcross, Jr. 19, Van Wert, was placed on community control for three years on a breaking and entering charge, a felony of the fifth degree. Mcross must also serve 30 days in jail with work release, and another 30-day jail term, perform 200 hours of community control, and pay $150 restitution, fees and court costs. A 12-month prison sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.
Seth Bireley, 25, Rockford, pleaded guilty to three counts of fifth-degree felony breaking and entering and one count of fourth-degree felony failure to appear. The breaking and entering offenses date back to October and November 2013 in Willshire, and the failure to appear is from earlier this year. Bireley is due to be sentenced on similar charges in Mercer County on July 23, and faces up to four and a half years in prison on the Van Wert County charges when he is sentenced on July 30.
Joshua Allen, 41, New Haven, Indiana, pleaded guilty to three counts of drug possession. The charges, from earlier this year, involved heroin and cocaine. Allen was granted treatment in lieu of conviction. His case was stayed until the completion of his treatment program.
Roger Hibbard, 37, Paulding, pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor attempted telecommunications harassment. Hibbard was originally charged with a fifth-degree felony count of telecommunications harassment by pleaded to the lesser charge in exchange for a guilty plea. Hibbard will be sentenced on July 23.