Judge's gavel and scales of Justice

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found 13 people guilty after court trials, arraignments and hearings were conducted this week at the Mount Municipal Court, according to the city law director's office.

JUNE 2

Robert Hubbard, 35, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

Robert Snow, 55, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Failure to follow a Traffic Control Signal. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine on the first charge and a $25.00 fine on the second charge.

Assistant Director of Law, Justin Mackin, represented the City of Mount Vernon in these cases.

JUNE 1

Brian Sekavec, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

Larry Wolford, 63, of Howard, was found guilty of Illegally Distributing Cigarettes. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Nathan Parke, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Fictitious Plates and No Child Restraint System. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine for the No Plates charge and a $25 fine for the Child Restraint charge.

Chazz Jarvis, 18, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Brian Gorley-Sevits, 19, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Rodney Sapp, 32, of Bellville, was found guilty of Having Physical Control of a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 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.

Alain Barrau, 55, of Mount Vernon, 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 hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Kevin Toney, 42, of Gahanna, 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 hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Robert Hines, 56, of Mount Vernon, 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 hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Angela Baldwin, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension. The Court sentenced her to serve five days in jail.

Ashley Beardsley, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. She will be sentenced on June 29, following a pre-sentence investigation.

Assistant Director of Law, Justin Mackin, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Parke case and the State of Ohio in the Sekavec and Wolford cases.

Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the State of Ohio in the Jarvis and Gorley-Sevits cases.

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

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