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MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher issued rulings on the following cases in his courtroom this week:

SEPT. 23

David Ralf, 63, of Aylmer, Ontario, Canada, was found guilty of Improperly Backing a Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine.

Brandon Ewing, 31, of Shelby, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $30 fine for Not Wearing a Seatbelt.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the State of Ohio in the Ralf case. Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio in the Ewing case.

SEPT. 22

Tyron Rine II, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $50 fine for the Possession charge.

Wayne Kirk, 59, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $30 fine for Not Wearing a Seatbelt.

Jesse Ervin, 29, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Operating a Vehicle without a License Plate. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $15 fine for not having a license plate.

Thomas Carpenter, 29, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Operating a Vehicle without Two Headlights. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $15 fine for the headlights charge.

Brittny Strunk, 25, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and placed her on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Cole Hoeflich, 28, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension. The Court sentenced him to server 10 days in jail.

Alexander Marti, 20, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve a total of seven days in jail.

On Aug. 11, 2020, Kimberly Carpenter was found guilty of Endangering Children.

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: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

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

SEPT. 21

Daniel Brown, 22, of Mansfield, 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 with the following conditions: complete 25 hours of community service and pay restitution as ordered.

Lance Roberts, 30, of Bellville, 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 170 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.

David Judson, 25, of Howard, was found guilty of Failing to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Alton Todd, 36, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and three counts of Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, placed him on three 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. For the remaining charges, he was sentenced to serve 180 days, with 150 days suspended, was placed on three years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable and complete 20 hours of community service, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days concurrently.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the City of Mount Vernon and

the State of Ohio in these cases.

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