Judge John Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher 

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found 13 people guilty after hearings and trials recently in Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

-- Matthew Endsley, 34 of Howard, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct with Persisting Behavior. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete the Court’s Hands Down Program.

-- Tracy Jones, 53 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced her to pay a $50 fine.

-- Gunther Loesel, 24 of Gahanna, was found guilty of Failing to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $10 fine.

-- Blade Weible, 24 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under 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.

-- Ashley Ferrell, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Obey a Traffic Control Device. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.

-- John Thomas, 53 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

-- Herschel Smith, 43 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct with Persisting Behavior. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following condition: complete the Court’s Hands Down program.

-- Dylan Jackson, 27 of Howard, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

-- Jakob Tardiff, 28 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 conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program and complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

-- Christopher Watkins, 54 of Marengo, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, suspended his operator’s license for 180 days, and was ordered to pay $2,250.00 in restitution.

-- Anthony Henry, 40 of Utica, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI/ALS Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine and serve three days in jail.

-- Pablo Rosero, DOB unknown, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid Operator’s License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

-- Michael Kupiec, 30 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Endangering Children and Disorderly Conduct with Persisting Behavior. He will be sentenced on Feb. 23.

-- Dana Smith, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence on Dec. 29, 2020. He was recently sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable and complete Anger Management courses.

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

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