Wednesday preliminary hearings

Three defendants entered guilty pleas while one was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse.

The following defendants entered guilty pleas:

¯ Jacob C. Kessing, Warren, to possession of marijuana. A count of possession of drug paraphernalia was withdrawn.

¯ Samantha K. Kitchen, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia. A count of possession of a controlled substance was withdrawn.

¯ Joshua L. Ristau, Pittsburgh, to marijuana – small amount personal use and disregard traffic lane. A count of turning movements and required signals was withdrawn.

Gene D. Sonney, Spring Creek, was held for court on charges of DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving – first offense, DUI: High rate of alcohol – first offense, disregard traffic lane and careless driving.