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

MARCH 24

Michael Butcher, 51, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone and Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine for the Speeding charge and a $30 fine for the no Seatbelt charge.

Paul Rhodes, 37, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of the Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

Anthony Drye, 22, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of the Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine.

Heather Keener, 34, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced her to pay a $40 fine.

Michael Nevels, 43, of Cleveland, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

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

MARCH 23

Dylan Moran, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Loud Exhaust. 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 condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year for the OVI charge and to pay a $35 fine for the Loud Exhaust charge.

Joshua Curl, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

Alec Brown, 29, of Stout, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

Steven Salmons, 54, of Walhonding, was found guilty of Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced him to pay a $30 fine.

Brandon Wolfe, 42, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

Jeremy Savage, 37, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail.

Jacob Middleton, 24, of Howard, was found guilty of Menacing. The Court sentenced him to 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.

Bryan Bird, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse. The Court sentenced him to pay a $700 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 160 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for two years.

Kamden Breckler, 19, 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 driver intervention program, and suspended his 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.

MARCH 22

Brandon Kline, 29, of Glenmont, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. 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, complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, complete 15 hours of community service, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Douglas Jarrett, 30, of Utica, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and Failing to Keep an Assured Clear Distance Ahead. 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 for the for the OVI charge. He was sentenced to pay a $25 fine for the Failure to Keep an Assured Clear Distance Ahead charge.

Avery Dyer, 27, of Mount Vernon, 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 condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program.

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

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