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MOUNT VERNON – There were 21 people found guilty this week in the courtroom of Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher.

These cases took place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sept. 4

Three people were found guilty after hearings and trials were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Sept. 4.

Robert Milnikel, 48, of Gambier, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

Abraham Lindsay, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drub of Abuse. The Court sentence him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Michael Holley, 21, of Johnstown, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Director of Law Rob Boeren represented the State of Ohio in the Milnikel case.

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

Sept. 3

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher found eighteen guilty after arraignments and hearings were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Sept. 3.

Jimmy Folden, 53, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

Justin Avery, 45, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $35 for Speeding.

David Allen, 59, of Zanesville, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI Suspension and Improperly Passing Another Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, and placed him on one year of probation for the DUS charge and to pay a $25 fine for the Improperly Passing charge.

Matthew Knipp, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced him to serve one day in jail.

Charles Palmateer, 61, of Reynoldsburg, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. The Court sentenced him to serve one day in jail.

Steven Starner, 27, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Joshua Sowards, 40, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a total of $450 in fines for these charges.

Dillon Keith, 22, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of 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 to 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.

Brian Fowler, 43, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Criminal Damaging. The Court sentenced him to pay $250 in restitution to the Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

Tyron Rine, 27, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days and placed him on two years of probation.

Rae Jean Wheeler, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced her to pay a $50 fine.

Joshua Hamer, 31, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

Timothy Poff, 41, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Aggravated Menacing. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days.

Paul Swetnam, 37, of Utica, 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 150 days suspended, placed him on to years of community control, and suspended his operator’s license for five years.

Robert Schaade, 24, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail and placed him on two years of probation.

Yvonne Montano, 52, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Petty Theft. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine and serve five days in jail, with all time suspended.

Rick Tackett, 36, of West Salem, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. The Court sentenced him to serve 25 days in jail.

Jeremy Lang, 45, of Danville, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving Under an OVI/ALS Suspension. 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: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days, and suspended his operator’s license for one year for the OVI charge and to pay a $250 fine and serve three days in jail for the DUS charge.

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

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