Judge John Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher 

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher found 34 people guilty this week in cases brought before him.

Here's what the docket looked like by day:

June 3

Barbara Graham, 54, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of traveling Left of Center. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.

Thomas Ward, 19, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days.

Kelbey Ball, 28, of Danville, was found guilty of Aggravated Menacing and Criminal Damaging. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation for the Aggravated Menacing charge and to pay a $100 fine and serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended for the Criminal Damaging charge.

Clinton Kanuckle, 24, of Danville, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and Failure to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year for the OVI charge and to pay a $50 fine for the Failure to Use Reasonable Control.

Theodore Saunders, 57, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Having Physical Control Over a Vehicle While being Under the Influence and Failure to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $1,000 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 172 days suspended, and placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program for the Physical Control charge and to pay a $50 fine for the Failure to Use Reasonable Control.

Dakota Chapman, 24, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Richard Gee, 59, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with 29 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Edgar Lucero, 20, of Columbus, was found guilty of Having Physical Control Over a Vehicle While being Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for 90 days.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio and the City of Mount Vernon in these cases.

June 4

Cheyanne Hodge, 24, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced her to pay a $15 fine.

Michael McLaughlin, 51, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Failing to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

Dylan Bales, 24, of Richmond, Indiana, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Stephanie Smith, 36, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Fishing without a License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Zachary Evans, 26, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Fishing without a License, using Improper Fishing Methods, and Illegally Taking Fish. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine for each charge.

Juan Grimaldo, 52, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of having an Open Container of Alcohol in a Public Place. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Darryl Judd, 48, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Reinstate his Operator’s License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Emily Moore, 19, of Westerville, was found guilty of Failure to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced her to pay a $135 fine.

Kyle Newton, 35, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine and serve one day in jail.

Matthew Friar, 38, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 31 days in jail.

Jared Walker, 36, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault and Theft. The Court sentenced him to serve 10 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Joshua Parker, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/ Persisting. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail.

Edwin Hall, 53, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Intimidation of a Witness. The Court sentenced him to serve 45 day in jail.

Abigail Zink, 20, of Gambier, was found guilty of Criminal Trespass. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

Levi O’Rourke, 30, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct in the Presence of EMS Personnel. The Court sentenced him to serve four days in jail.

Joyce Franks, 54, of Newark, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle without Headlights. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.

Hasaan Lowery, 33, of Columbus, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol and a Drug of Abuse. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Billy Jackson Sr., 45, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol and a Drug of Abuse. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Conway Baldridge, 24, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Stephen Frost Jr., 30, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail.

Shawn Davern, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence and Assault. He will be sentenced on July 9, 2019 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Rachel Wollangur, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. She will be sentenced on July 16, 2019.

Felicia Rhodes, 29, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. She will be sentenced following a pre-sentence investigation.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the City of Mount Vernon and the State of Ohio in the above cases.

June 5

Amanda Goodman, 33, of Frazeysburg, was found guilty of Failing to Confine her Dog. The Court sentenced her to pay court costs only.

Matthew Jarboe, 32, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Scott Llewellyn, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Bicycle with no Front or Rear Lights. The Court sentenced him to pay a $10 fine for each charge.

Jesse Nyhart, 26, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany A. Whitney represented the City of Mount Vernon and the State of Ohio in the above cases.