Judge John Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher 

MOUNT VERNON -- Judge John Thatcher found 21 people guilty after hearings this week in Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

-- Nicholas Williams, 36 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

-- Phillip Norman, 61 of Zanesville, was found guilty of Theft by Deception. The Court sentenced him to serve seven days in jail and to pay $250 in restitution to First Knox National Bank.

-- Dale Klein, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

-- Christopher DeJulius, 33 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 $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, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

-- Konnor Shoemaker, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident and Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve 175 days in jail, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.

-- Bethany Fonner, 39 of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse. 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.

-- Kevin Curtis, 34 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence and Criminal Mischief. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with 21 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation for the Domestic Violence charge. He was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail, with 53 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation for the Criminal Mischief charge.

-- Joshua Bleen, 36 of Westerville, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse and Speeding. 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 for the OVI charge and to pay a $25 fine for Speeding.

-- Tanya Finnell, 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving Left of Center. 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 for the OVI charge and to pay a $25 fine for Driving Left of Center.

-- David Mason, 38 of Newark, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $25 for Speeding.

-- Leon Norris, 32 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $15 fine for the Expired Plates charge.

-- Jeffrey Pyle, 43 of Danville, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

-- Tyler Smith, 24 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft and Operating a Bicycle Without a Light. The Court sentenced him to serve 15 days in jail for the Theft charge and to pay a $15 fine for the bicycle violation.

-- Stevie Kloh, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault. She will be sentenced on December 10, 2019 following a pre-sentence investigation.

-- Carlos Arthur, 55 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine, serve three days in jail, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days. 

-- Alexander Blain, 25 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with 65 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 45 days for the Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments charge. He was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days for the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge. 

-- Jacob Middleton, 23 of Howard, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine. 

-- James Williamson, 55 of West Bloomfield, Michigan, was found guilty of Failing to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs. 

-- Jacob McQueen, 34 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $10 fine. 

-- Jacob Ferguson, 20 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle without a License Plate. The Court sentence him to pay a $35 fine. 

-- Amy Byers, 42 of Danville, was found guilty of Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentence her to pay a $30 fine. 

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

 

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