DEFIANCE — The Defiance County prosecuting attorney reported three individuals were recently sentenced in Defiance County Common Pleas Court.

Keith A. West, 42, of Neapolis, was sentenced on one count of burglary, a felony of the second degree, and vandalism, a felony of the fourth degree, to a total of four years at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC). He was further ordered to pay costs and received credit for 160 days jail already served.

It was reported, on Sept. 30, West trespassed in a residence belonging to another on Bowman Road in Defiance and caused more than $7,500 in damages to the residence while there.

Gregory M. Doster, 32, of Defiance was sentenced on one count of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree, and one count of endangering children, a misdemeanor of the first degree, to 12 months at ODRC, to be served consecutively with a term imposed in another case. He was further ordered to pay costs and received credit for nine days jail already served.

Doster also entered guilty pleas to counts of violating a protection order, a felony of the third degree, and menacing by stalking, a felony of the fourth degree, and was sentenced to a total of 42 months at ODRC. He was further ordered to pay costs and received credit for 64 days jail already served.

It was reported, on Oct. 14, while at a residence on Aspen Terrace Drive in Defiance, Doster caused physical harm to a family or household member while in the presence of children. Then, from March 24-27, it was reported Doster violated the terms of an active protection order by repeatedly contacting the protected party in the order, and threatening harm to said individual.

Steven A. Kroeckel, 41, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, entered guilty pleas to one count of having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree, a count of aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree, and to the specification for forfeiture of a weapon, and was sentenced to a total of 54 months at ODRC.

Kroeckel was further ordered to pay costs and forfeit a seized shotgun to the state. He was found indigent and mandatory fines were waived and he received credit for 46 days jail already served.

It was reported, on April 11, during a traffic stop near Williams Street in Defiance, Kroeckel was found in possession of a firearm, which he is prohibited from possessing due to a prior conviction for a felony offense of violence, and more than 6 grams of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug.

(Information courtesy of the office of the Defiance County prosecuting attorney.)

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