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MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher found 11 people guilty and sentenced three others after arraignments and hearings were this week at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

FEB. 22

Judge John Thatcher found four guilty after hearings were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Feb. 22.

Barbara Graham, 56, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Having Physical Control Over a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced her to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed her on two years of community control with the following condition: comply with drug and alcohol treatment recommendations.

Jeffrey Sherbahn, 64, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced him to serve 60 days in jail, with 50 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable and complete 15 hours of community service for the Criminal Mischief charge, and to serve 10 days in jail for the Criminal Trespassing charge.

Ralph Staffey, 45, of Senecaville, was found guilty of Illegally Harvesting Ginseng. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 165 days suspended, and placed him on five years of probation with the following condition: no digging or harvesting of ginseng roots.

Kevin Thompson, 53, of Gambier, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of community control with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

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

FEB. 23

Brice Berger, 20, of Bellville, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Speeding. 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: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for one year for the OVI charge and to pay a $35 fine for the Speeding charge.

Misty Hogan, 32, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid License. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

Andrew Martin, 19, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine.

Elizabeth Delano, 39, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine and serve five days in jail.

Jessica Cunningham, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct with Persisting Behavior. The Court sentenced her to serve 10 days in jail and ordered that she complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Christopher Dietz, 24, of Sandusky, 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.

Damian Johnson, 19, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Telecommunications Harassment on Dec. 22. Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation.

Michael Kupiec, 30, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Endangering Children and Disorderly Conduct on Feb. 9. Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Michelle Stires, 45, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Theft on Jan. 12. Today she was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and was placed on two years of probation with the following condition: that she pay $550 in restitution to and not trespass at the Rural King in Mount Vernon.

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

FEB. 24

Sidney Cornell, 44, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with 25 days suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable and to complete 10 hours of community service.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio in this case.

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