Scales of Justice

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found nine people guilty and sentenced three from earlier cases after arraignments and hearings were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Nov. 9 and 10.

NOV. 10

Diego Avalos, 21, of Lewis Center, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

Stephanie Snavely, 47, of Marengo, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced her to pay a $35 fine.

Trevor Hagans, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs only and received credit for time served in jail.

David McKerchie, 52, of Howard, 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 $1,000 fine, serve 365 days in jail, with 305 days suspended, placed him on five years of community control, and suspended his operator’s license for three years.

Zachary Rhinehart, 22, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 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.

Michael Zedaker, 42, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine and serve three days in jail.

Rayanne Crumet, 25, of Newark, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to serve three days in jail.

On Oct. 6, Savion Washington was found guilty of Child Endangering. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation with the following condition: complete parenting and anger management courses.

On Oct. 6, Zachary Turner was found guilty of Domestic Violence. Tuesday he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and was placed on two years of probation.

On Oct. 6, 2020 Amy Turner was found guilty of Child Endangering. Tuesday she was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 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.

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

NOV. 9

Michael Griffith, 23, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Telecommunications Harassment. He will be sentenced on Dec. 15, 2020 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Charles Carver, 27, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the State of Ohio in these cases.

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