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Sex offense, robbery put two county men in jail PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 26 August 2013 10:30
Three men will be serving time behind bars after sentences handed down recently by Wood County Judge Reeve Kelsey.
John Wansitler, 51, Jerry City, pleaded guilty to two fourth-degree felony counts of gross sexual imposition stemming from events occurring in Jerry City in January of 2006. Wansitler's victim was identified as a juvenile female between the ages of 10 and 17.
He was sentenced to two consecutive 17 month terms in jail, totaling 34 months. He must also pay a $5,000 fine. He will be subject to five years of community control sanctions upon release.
Cody Swank, 20, Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty to a third-degree robbery charge stemming from an incident occurring May 15 at Wal-Mart in Bowling Green. According to court documents, during the offense, Swank attempted to either push or strike a loss prevention employee at the store.
The items stolen, including headphones, a screen protector, and a cell phone case, were valued at just over $35.
He was sentenced to a term of nine months in prison for the offense. Swank was also sentenced to a further nine months behind bars as the result of a parole violation, to be served concurrent with his other sentence.
He will be subject to community control sanctions for three years after release.
Thomas Gremling, 49, Lima, pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them, a fourth-degree felony. Both of the counts were merged at sentencing.
The offenses occurred in Rossford on Oct. 19, 2012.
As a result, Gremling was sentenced to 120 days in prison, followed by a 24 month prison sentence. According to court documents, Gremling had committed at least five equivalent offenses in previous years.
Gremling was further ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, and have his license suspended for five years. In addition, he forfeited his 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, which was seized at the time of the offense, to the Rossford Police Department.
After release, he is to be subject to three years of community control sanctions.

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