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Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher.

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found the following 28 defendants guilty after arraignments, hearings and trials were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court this week.

Two were also sentenced during the proceedings.

OCT. 14

Joshua Dilly, 36, of Howard, was found guilty of Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio in this case.

OCt. 13

Christopher Schneider, 58, of Newark, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine for the DUS charge and a $15 fine for having expired plates.

James Frost, 32, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Driving Under Suspension and Having an Inoperative Taillight. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine for each DUS charge and a $15 fine for the Taillight violation.

Corey Anderson, 25, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Operating a Vehicle without Headlights. The Court sentenced her to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $15 fine for the headlight violation.

Peggy Stacy, 49, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced her to pay a $30 fine.

Tyler Smith, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail, with credit for time served.

Jaclyn Barry, 36, of Columbus, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and, Traveling Left of Center, and Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine for the DUS charge and a $30 fine for Not Wearing a Seatbelt.

Larry Fox, 36, of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse and Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $1,000 fine, serve 365 days in jail, with 286 days suspended, placed him on five years of community control and suspended his operator’s license for three years for the OVI charge. For the Domestic Violence charge, he was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail.

Jeremy Savage, 36, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Jacob Frame, 21, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Aggravated Menacing and Endangering Children. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 120 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable and complete the Court’s Hands Down Program.

Timothy Mongitore, 29, of Howard, was found guilty of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to serve two days in jail.

Alexis Angle, 18, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident.

The Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, placed her on one year of probation with the following condition: complete 10 hours of community service, and suspended her operator’s license for 180 days.

Ryan Kelley, 18, of Utica, was found guilty of Underage Possession of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail.

Karrie Kidd, 46, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence. The Court sentenced her to pay a$500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 174 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.

Christian Elwood, 26, 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 condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Paul Allen, 48, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. He will be sentenced on Nov. 24, 2020 following a pre-sentence investigation

Michael Hall, 21, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. He will be sentenced on November 24, 2020 following a pre-sentence investigation.

James Ervin, 32, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Domestic Violence and Criminal Damaging. He will be sentenced on November 24, 2020 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Brittany Hanna, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of three counts of Endangering Children. She will be sentenced on December 1, 2020 following a pre-sentence investigation.

On Sept. 1, 2020, Rodger O’Dell was found guilty of Domestic Violence. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, which will be served as 15 days house arrest and 15 days suspended until a review hearing on Feb. 16, 2021. He was also placed on two years of probation with the following condition: complete the Court’s Hands Down program.

On Oct. 2, 2020, William Hamilton was found guilty of Illegally Harvesting Ginseng. Wednesday, he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 90 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation.

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

OCT. 12

Courtney Glick, 35, of Charleston, South Carolina, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

Christopher Birchfield, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of 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: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Diego Vicente, 20, of Danville, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle without a Valid Operator’s License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Shawn Storie, 48, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Tammy Butterfield, 28 of Hebron, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

Richard Maynard, 30, of Newark, was found guilty of Having Physical Control Over 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, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.

Christopher Allen, 44, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with 27 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 90 days.

Aaron Hairston, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 175 days suspended, placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.

Matthew Blakesley, 38, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.

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

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