Judge John Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher 

MOUNT VERNON -- Judge John Thatcher found 11 people guilty after hearings and trials in Mount Vernon Municipal Municipal Court this week.

Cases were:

-- Zebadiah Parker, 38 of Howard, was found guilty of Criminal Damaging. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine and to serve seven days in jail.

-- Corey Harder, 28 of Groveport, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend a 72-hour driving intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days for the OVI charge. He was sentenced to pay a $200 fine and serve 10 days in jail for Failing to Stop After an Accident.

-- Ashley Ungurean, 26 of Coshocton, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine and to serve three days in jail.

-- Kenneth Smaltz, 36 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Criminal Damaging. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation.

-- Bruce Lanham, 60 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. He will be sentenced on May 3, 2021.

-- Jarrett Tharp, 19 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Unlawful Sexual Contact with a Minor and Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles. He will be sentenced on May 17, 2021 following a pre-sentence investigation.

-- Nicholas Hamilton, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced him to three days in jail.

-- Brittany McGinnis, 26 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The Court sentenced her to pay a $50 fine.

-- Andrew Jacob, 33 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Domestic Violence and Assault. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended for the Domestic Violence charge and 180 days in jail, with all time suspended for the Assault charge. He was placed on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, complete the Court’s Hands Down program, and complete Merit Court.

-- Michelle Garrad, 50 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Having Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse. The Court sentenced her to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, placed her on two years of community control with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

-- Thomas Glick, 28 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Domestic Violence on February 26, 2021. Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 140 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.

-- Connie Spittle, 35 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft by Deception. The Court ordered a per-sentence investigation with sentencing to be set at a later date.

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