Gavel in court

MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher found 17 people guilty after hearings and trials were conducted in his courtroom.

Oct. 16

Christopher Trull, 25, of Warsaw, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine and serve three days in jail.

Jamie Shaffer, 45, of Hopewell, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the State of Ohio in the Trull case.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the Village of Danville in the Shaffer case.

Oct. 15

Laurie Banbury, 57, of Danville, was found guilty of Failing to Confine her Dog. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.

Jesse Hoar, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following conditions: attend and complete the Court’s social responsibility clinic and pay $61 to Wal-Mart in restitution.

Jacob McQueen, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

Shane Masters, 28, of Coshocton, was found guilty of Speeding in a Construction Zone. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Paul Rhodes, 36, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine and serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation.

Antoine Cole, 39, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs only.

John Serio Jr., 42, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with 70 suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days.

Steven Stricker, 62, of Fredericktown, 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: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Timothy Proszek, 35, of Seville, 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 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.

Jared Hathaway, 25, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Unauthorized Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine.

Andruw Carl, 23, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Theft. He will be sentenced on Oct. 18, 2019.

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

Oct. 14

Jeffrey Wright, 48, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Having an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

Frank Rudrick, 81, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and Failing to Yield While Turning Left. 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, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Caleb Allen, 24, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 172 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 $250 fine and serve five days in jail for Failing to Stop After an Accident.

Melvin Fiske, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of one count of Aggravated Menacing and two counts of Violating a Temporary Protection Order. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the special condition that he apply for and successfully complete the Court’s MERIT drug court for each charge.

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

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

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