Judge's gavel

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found one guilty after a court trial was held at the Mount Municipal Court on March 31.

Codi Morrison, 28 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

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

March 29

Brooklyn Miller, 22 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle without a Valid License. The Court sentenced her to pay a $100 fine.

Brandon Zuppardo, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Endangering Children. 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 condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Stephen Lybarger, 65 of Howard, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine and to serve five days in jail.

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

March 30

Misty Hogan, 32 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced her to serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed her on one year of probation with the following condition: attend and complete a social responsibility clinic.

William Evans, 24 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Rhonda Howell, 48 of Mount Liberty, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $300 fine.

Joshua Morrison, 32 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Failing to Keep an Assured Clear Distance Ahead. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $35 fine for the Failure to Keep an Assured Clear Distance Ahead charge.

Brian Beitzel, 37 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Devon Carpenter, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine and to serve three days in jail.

Brandon Butler, 24 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault and three counts of Aggravated Menacing. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable for each charge.

Christopher Nelson, 27 of West Lafayette, was found guilty of four counts of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail for each charge.

Tonia Smith, 45 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to serve six days in jail.

Kevin Stander, 29 of Howard, was found guilty of Assault and Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine for the Stop Sign charge, and he will be sentenced on May 4 for the Assault charge following a pre-sentence investigation.

Kayla Perkins, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Menacing. The Court sentenced her to serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed her on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Jason Dakin, 43 of Danville, was found guilty of Domestic Violence on March 16. On March 30, he was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, with 20 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable and complete the Court’s Hands Down program.

Assistant Director of Law Justin Mackin represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Evans, Morrison, and Beitzel cases, and the State of Ohio in the Hogan, Howell, and Carpenter cases. Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio in the Perkins and Dakin cases. Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the City of Mount Vernon and the State of Ohio in the remaining cases.

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