Scales of Justice

MOUNT VERNON – A Centerburg man was found guilty of hunting without a permit and taking more than one antlered deer per hunting year during Tuesday's Mount Vernon Municipal Court cases.

David Hill, 21, of Centerburg, was sentenced to pay a $250 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed on one year of probation with the following condition: forfeiture of Mossberg shotgun, antlers, and 40 pounds of deer meat that was harvested.

That was just one case heard this week in Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher's courtroom. In total, Thatcher found 35 people guilty this week during cases argued in his courtroom.

June 12

Dakota Hawk, 21, of Danville, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $45 fine for Speeding.

Jerry Tinsley, 27, of Danville, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

James Reynolds, 46, of Greenville, Ohio, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

James Johnson, 29, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

John Blevins, 44, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and one count of Improper Changing of Lanes. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for each DUS charge.

Jeffery Brewer, 66, of St. Louisville, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

June 11

Stacie Schaade, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating an Unsafe Vehicle. The Court sentenced her to pay a $35 fine.

Thomas Starr, 58, of Groveport, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Evangeline Visconti, 18, of Mount Gilead, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced her to pay a $150 fine.

Isiah Miller, 18, of Mount Gilead, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Zachary Parker, 32, of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 176 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 $35 fine for Speeding.

Brittany Craig, 29, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Driving Under a License Restriction Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine for each charge.

Ethan Silliman, 20, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

George Payne, 48, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

Jared Roof, 21, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

Devin Weber, 19, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Wrongful Entrustment of a Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Jesse Hammons, 35, of Brinkhaven, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve 14 days in jail.

Sabrina Wilson, 48, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. The Court sentenced her to serve six days in jail.

Jonathan Brown, 49, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft and Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 159 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 Theft charge and to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge.

Kody Williams, 29, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days and be assessed for the Court’s Merit Court program.

Christopher Korns, 27, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Vehicle While Under the Influence of a Drug of Abuse and Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine for each charge.

Melvin Foster, 18, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Carrying a Concealed Weapon without a permit. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Rebecca Lyons, 53, of Newark, was found guilty of Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

Daniel Dilger, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Brady Boyce, 48, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI/ALS Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine and to serve seven days in jail.

Benjamin Harvey, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 178 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete the Court’s Hands Down program and continue in Merit Court.

Paul Whipps, 26, of Fredericktown, Was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with 28 days 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.

Amber Gantt, 35, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

Christian Thompson, 19, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. He will be sentenced on June 25, 2019 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Paris Reed, 18, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. He will be sentenced on June 25, 2019 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Derrick Lute, 30, of Howard, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. He will be sentenced on July 23, 2019 following a pre-sentence investigation.

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

Kevin Curtis, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine.

Director of Law Rob Broeren prosecuted these cases on behalf of the City of Mount Vernon, the Village of Danville, and the State of Ohio.

June 10

Christian Robinette, 27, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with 87 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days and to enroll in the Court’s random drug screening program.

Andrew Pitkiewicz, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid License, Failure to Display a License Plate, and Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to pay Court costs for the traffic charges and to serve 180 days, with 150 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days and to enroll in the Court’s random drug screening program for the Possession charge.

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

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