Judge John Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher 

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found 17 people guilty after arraignments and hearings were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court this week.

-- Jason Moore, 42 of Danville, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct in the Presence of EMS Personnel. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine and serve one day in jail, with credit for time served.

-- Mika Wagner, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced her to pay a $30 fine.

-- Richard Binion, 33 of Newark, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

-- Jordan Hall, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia, Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License, and Operating a Vehicle with an Inoperative Headlight. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days for the Possession charge and to pay $200 fine for Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License and a $25 fine for the Inoperative Headlight charge.

-- Brock Arbaugh, 19 of Marengo, was found guilty of Violating a Protection Order. The Court sentenced him to serve 15 days in jail.

-- Darien Sinnett, 20 of Walhonding, was found guilty of Receiving Stolen Property. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 168 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: attend and complete the Court’s Social Responsibility clinic.

-- Joseph Popick, 22 of Canton, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence and Improper Handling of a Firearm while in a Vehicle. 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 for the OVI charge. He will be sentenced on the Improper Handling of a Firearm charge on Nov. 19, following a pre-sentence investigation.

-- David McCoy, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

-- Paul Williams, 41 of Howard, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Driving Left of Center. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $25 charge for Driving Left of Center.

-- Carson Ruoff, 21 of Howard, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

-- Katelyn Null, 26 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $40 fine for having Expired Plates.

-- Mitchel Gadd, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

-- Donna Gifford, 32 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced her to pay a $30 fine.

-- Tammy Grennell, 48 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $150 fine.

-- John Serio, Jr., 41 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

-- Terence Ware, 43 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments and Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentence him to serve 90 days in jail, with 88 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days for the Possession charge and to pay a $20 fine for Not Wearing a Seatbelt.

-- Ronald Mickley, 25 of Gambier, was found guilty of Improperly Handling a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine, serve 30 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 forfeit the firearm.

Director of Law Rob Broeren and  Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio in the cases.

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