Judge John Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher 

MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher found 16 people guilty after arraignments and hearings this week in his courtroom. 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Chad Eastham, 37, of Johnstown, was found guilty of Driving Under a License Forfeiture Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine. 

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the City of Mount Vernon in this case.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Elijah Dowell, 23, of Utica, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Zachary Foster, 25, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Paula Smith, 33, of Danville, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced her to serve 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended, and placed her on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days and complete the Court’s Merit Drug Court Program.

Jordan Cline, 20, of Howard, was found guilty of Criminal Damaging. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: enroll in the Court’s random drug and alcohol monitoring program.

Joseph Heins, 20, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Obstructing Official Business, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced him to serve 28 days in jail for each charge.

Sean Hren, 39, of Uhrichsville, Ohio, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse and Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. 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, and suspended his operator’s license for one year for the OVI charge. He was sentenced to serve six days in jail for the DOC charge.

Cameron Beckett, 20, of Howard, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail. Stephen McClellan, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Endangering Children. He will be sentenced on Dec. 3, 2019 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Michael Grennell, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Damaging and Criminal Trespassing. He will be sentenced on December 3, 2019 following a presentence investigation. 

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

Monday, Oct. 21

Douglas Morgan, 63, of Columbus, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone and Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 for Speeding and a $30 fine for Not Wearing a Seatbelt.

Terry Tyson, 69, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Haley Bower, 27, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief, Obstructing Official Business, and Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentence her to serve 90 days in jail.

Michael Warren, 46, of Howard, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation of probation with the following condition: complete the Court’s Hands Down program.

Heather Schulties, 38, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Failing to Register and Failing to Confine her Dog. The Court sentenced her to pay a $100 fine. 

Tohave Ramey, 20, of Howard, was found guilty of Domestic Violence and Aggravated Menacing. He will be sentenced on Dec. 2, 2019 following a pre-sentence investigation.

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

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