Van Wert woman arraigned on five felonies
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:01 AM
Ruth Napier-Caldwell is brought into court to answer to five felony charges, four of those are for burglary. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
VAN WERT — Nine persons were arraigned Tuesday morning in Van Wert Court of Common Pleas on various charges, including two persons facing both vandalism and burglary charges. Ruth Ann Napier-Caldwell, 22, Van Wert pleaded not guilty to one fifth-degree felony count of vandalism, and four counts of second-degree felony burglary. Judge Charles D. Steele ordered that Napier-Caldwell be held on a $5,000 cash bond and set a pretrial hearing for July 23. Napier-Caldwell faces up to 33 years in prison if convicted on all counts. Adam Hector, 26, Ottawa, pleaded not guilty to one count each of vandalism and burglary. Hector was released on bond and was ordered to have to no contact with the alleged victim in the case and to honor an 8 p.m. curfew. Hector’s pretrial hearing will be July 30.
A Van Wert man accused of injecting drugs into someone else pleaded not guilty to corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the second degree. Drew Kenny, 21, was released on bond, was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and was given an 8 p.m. curfew.
Tristan Moore, 28, Payne, entered not guilty pleas to two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, each a felony of the third degree, three counts of attempted aggravated vehicular assault, each a felony of the fourth degree, and one count of misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while impaired. Moore was released on bond with a pretrial hearing set for July 30.
Elmico Crisp, 38, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to fifth-degree felony trafficking drugs, and fifth-degree felony trafficking a counterfeit controlled substance. Crisp was ordered held on a $5,000 cash bond, and a pretrial hearing was set for July 23.
Jason Eddins, 37, Van Wert, entered pleas of not guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree, to trafficking a counterfeit controlled substance, also a felony of the fifth degree, and trafficking drugs in the vicinity of a school, a felony of the fourth degree. Eddins was released on bond and a pretrial trial hearing was scheduled for July 30.
Lee Hummer, 26, Delphos, pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree. Hummer was released on bond and a July 30 pretrial hearing was scheduled.
Rhonda Risley, 45, Convoy, entered a not guilty plea to fifth-degree felony possession of drugs. Risley was released on bond and was ordered to attend a July 30 pretrial hearing.
Donna Cole, 45, Wren pleaded not guilty to obstructing justice, a felony of the fifth degree. Cole was released on bond, and a pretrial hearing was set for July 30.