Scales of Justice

MOUNT VERNON -- Judge John Thatcher found 30 people guilty this week after arraignments and hearings were held at his Mount Vernon Municipal Court.

Dec. 18

Joshua Fowler, 42, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.

Michael Niehoff, 59, of Columbus, was found guilty of Driving Under a License Forfeiture Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Johnny Anderson, 31, of Danville, was found guilty of Improper Backing. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Cale Bockover, 49, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of a Marked Lanes violation. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Brandi Wickware, 26, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced her to pay a $35 fine.

Homer Claypool, 38, of Killbuck, was found guilty of Failing to Reinstate his Operator’s License. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs only.

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

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

Dec. 17

Lillian Rowlen, 23, of Marion, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced her to pay a $35 fine.

Collin Campbell-Lynds, 18, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid License and Speeding. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine for not having a license and a $45 fine for Speeding.

David Davidson, 52, of Bellville, was found guilty of Failing to Use a Child Seat. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

James Looney, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with an Expired Operator’s License and Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine for having an Expired License and a $15 fine for the Expired Plates charge.

Leon McDuffie-Brady, 32, of Marion, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid License and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for not having a license and a $35 fine for Speeding.

Rosa Robertson, 86, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.

Lezah Cook, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced her to serve 90 days in jail, with 87 days suspended, and placed her on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days.

Melvin Fiske, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 150 days in jail.

Elizabeth Shomo, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced her to serve seven days in jail and to pay the City of Mount Vernon $438.73 in restitution.

Billy Jackson, 46, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI/ALS Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine and serve three days in jail.

Gary Colburn, 53, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 165 days suspended.

Douglas Austin, 60, of Howard, was found guilty of Illegally Harvesting Ginseng. He will be sentenced on January 28, 202 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Shawn Culler, 45, of Danville, was found guilty of Ethnic Intimidation. He will be sentenced on Jan. 28, 202 following a pre-sentence investigation.

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

Dec. 16

Dalton Smith, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension and one count of Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced him to serve eight days in jail, with credit for three days served.

Jamie Allen, 37, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft by Deception and Receiving Stolen Property. The Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with 90 days suspended, and placed her on two years of probation.

Amber Morningstar, 29, of Gambier, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced her to pay a $1,000 fine, serve 60 days in jail, placed her on five years of community control, and suspended her operator’s license for three years for the OVI charge. She was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail and was placed on two years of probation for the Domestic Violence charge.

Kevin Winski, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct Persisting. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

Vincent Sherman, 50, of Utica, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days and complete the Court’s Hands Down Program.

Shawn Beveridge, 30, of Danville, was found guilty of Criminal Damaging. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine, serve 90 days in jail, with 80 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: pay $1762 in restitution to the victim.

Levi Hershberger, 40, of Butler, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine.

Liban Mohamoud, 20, of Westerville, was found guilty of Obstructing Official Business. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine and serve 10 days in jail.

Robert Emery, 52, of Howard, 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 all time suspended, and placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days.

Jessica Harris, 30, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine and suspended her operator’s license for 180 days.

Terrence Ware, 43, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault. He will be sentenced on Jan. 28, 2020 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Smith and Ware cases.

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

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