(11-26-22) This week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court.

Derick Blake (33)Willshire, changed his plea to guilty to one count of attempted grand theft, a fourth degree felony; two counts of receiving stolen property, fourth degree felonies, and one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth degree felony.

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Blake was granted intervention in lieu of conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.

Ohios intervention in lieu of conviction statute (R.C. 2951.041) allows a person to apply for treatment instead of prosecution when their criminal behavior was triggered by alcohol or drug use, mental health issues, or intellectual disabilities.