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MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found 16 guilty and sentenced two people after trials, arraignments and hearings were held at the Mount Municipal Court this week.

MAY 5

James Hauger, 62, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Improper Passing. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs only.

Tristan Gardner, 22, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Director of Law, Rob Broeren represented the City of Mount Vernon in these cases.

MAY 4

Joshua Schoonover, 37, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

William Waits, 26, of Sparta, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $35 fine for Speeding.

Patty Groseclose, 48, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $300 fine.

Ervin Lee, 33, of Walhonding, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

Jake Cullen 30, 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 $250 fine for DUS charge and to pay a $50 fine for the Possession charge.

Heather Abrams, 42, of Loudonville, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

Bryant Staats, 31, of Danville, was found guilty of two counts of Criminal Mischief. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Haley Bower, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed her on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Donald Kennedy, 27, of Howard, was found guilty of Carrying Concealed Weapons. The Court sentenced him to serve 32 days in jail.

Payton Shinaberry, 20, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Obstructing Official Business. The Court sentenced her to serve 90 days in jail, with 85 days suspended, and placed her on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Nicholas McDonald, 42, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Unlawful Restraint and Aggravated Menacing. The Court sentenced him to serve 55 days in jail.

Jack Young, 50, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Cruelty to a Companion Animal and Littering. He will be sentenced on June 8, 2021.

Kevin Stander, 29, of Howard, was found guilty of Assault on March 30, 2021. Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, and was placed on three years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Assistant Director of Law, Justin Mackin represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Groseclose, Cullen and Abrams cases, the Village of Fredericktown in the Schoonover and Waits cases, and the State of Ohio in the Lee case.

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

MAY 3

Milan Pozderac, 52 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following condition: complete 10 hours of community service.

Roger Legg, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief and Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 60 days in jail, with credit for three days served, 30 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, and pay restitution to the victim for the Criminal Mischief charge.

Legg was also sentenced to serve 90 days in jail, with 87 days suspended and was placed on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable for the Possession charge.

Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Legg case and the State of Ohio in the Pozderac case.

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