Scales of Justice

MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher found 14 people guilty this week after trials were held in his courtroom.

May 4

Antonio Grubb, 25, of Cambridge, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle without a Valid Operator’s License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

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

May 5

MOUNT VERNON –Judge John Thatcher found seven guilty after arraignments and hearings were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on May 5, 2020.

Bruce Moore, 28, of Grove City, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Fictitious Plates and Failing to Display a Front License Plate. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Louis Kunkle, 23, of Danville, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

Ethan Silliman, 21, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Failing to Wear a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $30 fine for Not Wearing a Seatbelt.

J,asmine Handy, 30, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced her to pay a $15 fine.

Walter Hogue, 62, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Fictitious Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Howard Slagle, 50, of Newark, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced him to serve 32 days in jail.

Connie O’Dell, 64, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced her to pay a $1,000 fine, serve 365 days in jail, with 305 days suspended, placed her on five years of community control, and suspended her operator’s license for three years.

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

May 4

Andruw Carl, 23, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced him to serve 45 days in jail.

Michael Price, 62, of Cumberland, was found guilty of Illegally Harvesting Ginseng. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 120 days suspended, and placed him on five years of probation with the provision that he is barred from digging medicinal roots during the term of his probation.

Tyler Wood, 31, of Howard, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with 27 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 90 days.

Steven Overbey, 51, of Gambier, 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 within 60 days, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

David McDonald, 22, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, 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 within 60 days, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Haley Culler, 25, of Butler, was found guilty of Having Physical Control Over aa Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced her to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed her on one year of community control with the following conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended her operator’s license for one year.

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

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