Judge John Thatcher on the bench

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher.

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found 20 defendants guilty after arraignments and hearings in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court this week.

June 24

Karraghan Peters, 18 of Howard, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to pay court costs.

Zane Smith, 26 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Obstructing Official Business. The Court sentenced him to serve two days in jail.

Harry Smith, 54 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 174 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Alex Shoemaker, 34 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of one count of Attempted Assault, Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine, serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

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

June 25

Shannon Russell, 34 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced her to pay a $30 fine.

Anthony Klein, 24 of Danville, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

Chase Gallagher, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Joseph Eagan, 34 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Operating a Vehicle without Required Headlights. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine on the DUS and $25 on the Operating a Vehicle without Required Headlights charge.

Christopher Trice, 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments and one count of Obstructing Official Business. The Court sentenced him to serve 52 days in jail concurrently for all charges.

Charles H. Capuano III, 37 of Martinsburg, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail with credit for time served.

Gary McCloy, 56 of Gambier, was found guilty of Telecommunication Harassment and Menacing. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 suspended, and placed him on 2 years of probation for the Telecommunication Harassment charge and to serve 10 days in jail with credit for time served for the Menacing charge.

Christopher Cole, 30 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail.

Steven D. Miller Jr., 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Failure to Comply with an Order of a Police Officer. The Court sentenced him to serve 3 days in jail concurrently for both charges and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days for Failing to Comply.

Scott C. Cosner, 34 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of 3 counts of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine and serve 30 days in jail for each count.

Shon J. Mosby, 42 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Making a False Alarm/Crime Report. The Court sentenced him to credit for jail time served.

Anthony J. Shuley, 43 of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Dustin T. House, 23 of Warsaw, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Daren Bush, 22, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief and Criminal Damaging/Endangering and he will be sentenced on August 6th, 2019 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 26

Debora Nelson, 32 of Brinkhaven, was found guilty of Wrongful Entrustment of a Vehicle. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine.

James Johnson, 29 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio in the above cases.