Judge's gavel and scales of Justice

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found 19 people guilty after court trials, arraignments and hearings were held this week at the Mount Municipal Court.

JULY 21

Michael Kromoff, 55, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Assistant Law Director, Justin Mackin, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the above case.

JULY 20

Jason Heffner, 48, of Westerville, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $45 fine.

Michael Hayes, 50, of Howard, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Timberly Klintworth, 27, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under a FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $300 fine.

Jaron Green, 18, of Grove City, was found guilty of Driving without a Valid License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Michael Daley, 26, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs only.

Denny Dilldine, 46, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail.

Bradlee Neitzelt, 29, of Danville, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident.

The Court sentenced him to serve 75 days in jail and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.0

Logan Annett, 25 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail.

Assistant Director of Law, Justin Mackin, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Klintworth case and the State of Ohio in the Heffner and Green cases.

Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Dilldine and Daley cases.

Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Annett case and the State of Ohio in the Neitzelt case.

JULY 19

Heaven Rhoades, 22, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced her to serve 90 days in jail concurrently.

Michael Daley, 26, of Danville, was found guilty of two counts of Failing to Display a Valid License Registration. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs only.

Rakan Al-Fayez, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Having Physical Control of a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $1,000 fine.

Duane Yoder, 18, of Nelsonville, 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.

Jarrod Kegley, 32, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to pay a $700 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 170 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.

Brenton Biggs, 24, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to pay a $1,000 fine, serve 365 days in jail, with 335 days suspended, placed him on five years of community control, and suspended his operator’s license for three years.

Terri Bower, 52, of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. 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: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended her operator’s license for one year.

Scott Foster, 32, of Butler, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, placed him on one year 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 one year.

Joel Witmer, 60, of Dundee, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $45 fine.

Oleksandr Zhukov, 40, of Brooklyn, New York, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $125 fine.

Assistant Director of Law, Justin Mackin, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Rhoades cases and the Village of Danville in the Daley cases.

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

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