Van Wert man sentenced
Thursday, May 01, 2014 12:00 AM
Anthony Oliver appears in court in this March 2014 file photo. Oliver was sentenced to three years of community control Wednesday on charges of breaking and entering and burglary. (TB File Photo)
VAN WERT — A 19-year-old Van Wert man who sentenced to spend up to six months at the WORTH Center in Lima as part of three years of community control. Anthony Oliver was sentenced on Wednesday on two separate cases. In one case, the charge was fifth-degree felony breaking and entering while the other carried a charge of fourth-degree felony attempted burglary. The concurrent sentences for the cases means Oliver will serve time at the WORTH Center, and 30 days of jail, complete 200 hours of community service, and pay fees and court costs. Prison sentences of 12 months in the breaking and entering case and 15 months in the attempted burglary case were deferred pending the successful completion of community control.
Also on Wednesday, Ryan Schaadt, 29, Van Wert admitted to violating his bond by not reporting to his probation officer. Common Pleas Court Judge Charles D. Steele then ordered that Schaadt be held on a $10,000 cash bond.
Two persons were arraigned Wednesday morning. Robert Spooner, 37, Ft. Wayne is charged with three counts of breaking and entering, each a felony of the fifth degree, and one count of safecracking, a felony of the fourth degree. He pleaded not guilty to all charges A pretrial hearing was set for May 7 and he was sent back to the state of Indiana where he is currently in prison.
Also arraigned was Chad M. Cross, 19, Van Wert, who pleaded not guilty to fifth-degree felony breaking and entering and a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. A pretrial hearing is set for May 7.
Savannah Williams, 27, Mendon, pleaded guilty to attempted complicity to burglary, a felony of the third degree. She had originally been charged with a second degree felony count of complicity to burglary. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for May 21.
Dennis Gallaspie, 65, Lima, entered a guilty plea to trafficking in marijuana, a fifth-degree felony as well as using a 2006 Honda Civic and $214 cash in the commission of the crime. Gallaspie faces up to 12 months in prison and forfeiture of the vehicle at his sentencing on May 21.
Tyler Mohr, 19, Van Wert pleaded guilty to third-degree felony grand theft. Mohr will be sentenced on May 21.
Ethan Mezuk, 23, Convoy, pleaded guilty to heroin possession. Mezuk was granted treatment in lieu of conviction and will have one year to complete a counseling program.