Judge John Thatcher on the bench

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher.

MOUNT VERNON – On Feb. 4, Judge John Thatcher sentenced Michael Griffith to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Griffith, 23, of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Telecommunications Harassment on Nov. 9, 2020.

Thatcher found eight guilty after hearings were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Feb. 1:

Clinton Harstine, 36, of Newark, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to serve five days in jail, stayed until a review hearing on the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable and complete 10 hours of community service.

Maggie Wheeler, 42, of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct Persisting. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed her on one year with the following conditions: complete 10 hours of community service and complete Anger management classes.

Edwin Harry, 69, of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Ronald Keen, 39 of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

William Miller, 32, of Frazeysburg was found guilty of Violating a Protection Order. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete 10 hours of community service.

Cameron Montgomery, 22, of Newark 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.

Harold Carter, 57, 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 174 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.

Anthony Hart, 19, of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failing to Display a License Plate. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine for the Reckless Operation charge and a $75 fine for the No Plate charge. Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the City of Mount Vernon and the State of Ohio in these cases.

Feb. 2

Robert Hubbard, 34, of Centerburg was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Timothy Hoy, 62, of Centerburg was found guilty of Failing to Reinstate his Operator’s License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

James Stone, 34, of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Failing to Display a Valid License Registration. The Court sentenced him to pay a $15 fine.

Jordan Skeen, 30, of Utica, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to serve 12 days in jail.

Dustin Shinabery, 42, of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Fictitious Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

Scott Deckard, 22, of Mount Vernon was found guilty of Abusing Harmful Intoxicants. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Marcie Hensel, 60, of Utica, was found guilty of was found guilty of Operating a 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 177 days suspended, placed her on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended her operator’s license for one year.

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

Feb. 3

Nicholas Holmes, 23, of Canal Winchester was found guilty of Failing to Comply with a Traffic Control Device. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine. Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the City of Mount Vernon in this case.

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