Judge John Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher 

MOUNT VERNON -- Judge John Thatcher found 33 people guilty and sentenced one person after arraignments, hearings and trials this week in Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

-- Robert Cook, 37 of Monticello, Arkansas, 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 320 days suspended, placed him on five years of community control with the following condition: enroll in an intensive outpatient program, and suspended his operator’s license for three years.

-- Kara Rider, 64 of Hilliard, was found guilty of Having Physical Control of a 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 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 90 days.

-- Mark Graves, 60 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

-- Cheyenna Lucas, 19 of Cincinnati, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana and Failing to Wear a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced her to pay a $50 fine for the Possession charge and a $30 fine for Not Wearing a Seatbelt.

-- Aaron Shadwick, 23 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Failure to Control. 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 practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for two years for the OVI charge. He was sentenced to pay a $35 fine for the Failure to Control charge.

-- Amy Rooker, 49 of Mount Vernon, 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: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended her operator’s license for one year.

-- Jacob Moore, 38 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under a License Forfeiture Suspension and Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $35 fine for the Expired Plates charge.

-- David Braxton, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Failing to Keep an Assured Clear Distance Ahead. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

-- William Kirkman, 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

-- Kyle Hart, 26 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

-- Levi Jones, 23 of Millersburg, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

-- Latisha Dumas, 21 of Cincinnati, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced her to pay a $50 fine.

-- Timothy Carper, 22 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

-- Clarence Stacey, 43 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $50 for the Possession charge.

-- Shane Walker, 28 of Port Clinton, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct with Persisting Behavior. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine and serve one day in jail.

-- Devon Carpenter, 22 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Traveling Left of Center, Improper Lane Usage, and Not Wearing a Seatbelt. 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. He was sentenced to pay a $35 fine for the Improper Lane Usage charge and a $30 fine for Not Wearing a Seatbelt.

-- Brandon Welch, 21 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

-- Clifford Koch, 35 of Bellville, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

-- Steven Stover, 62 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

-- Payne Francis, 20 of Newark, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

-- Jamie Oakes, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI Suspension and Operating a Vehicle with an Expired Registration. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine and serve three days in jail for the DUS charge and a $25 fine for the Expired Registration charge.

-- Alyssa Roman, 27 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid License and Failing to Use Headlights. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine for the No Operator’s License charge and a $25 fine for Not Using Headlights.

-- Joseph Hadlock, 49 of Atwater, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs and to serve one day in jail.

-- Tyron Rine, 28 of Bladensburg, 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.

-- Alice Crumet, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced her to serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed her on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days and complete 10 hours of community service.

-- Frederick Mickley, 70 of Howard, 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.

-- Kara Bricely, 42 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced her to serve 60 days in jail.

-- Nathaniel Dickess, 25 of Ironton, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

-- Reese Patrick, 20 of Centerburg, pled guilty to Underage Consumption of Alcohol on January 28, 2020. Today he was sentenced to pay a $250 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and was placed on two years of probation.

-- Alex Pena, 18 of Columbus, was found guilty of Theft. He will be sentenced on Aug. 4, 2020 following a pre-sentence investigation.

-- Krystal Fisher, 27 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

-- Logan Hammons, 33 of Killbuck, was found guilty of Failing to Reinstate his Operator’s License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

-- Brian Murphy, 44 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a total of $450 in fines.

-- Cora Moore, 27 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced her to serve 30 days in jail, with 28 days suspended, and placed her on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as practicable.

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

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