Judge John Thatcher on the bench

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher.

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found 14 people guilty after hearings took place this week in his Mount Vernon Municipal Courtroom.

This week's cases included:

DEC. 16

Bryior Burney, 22, 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.

William Stelzer, 20, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine for the DUS charge and a $50 fine for Speeding.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Burney case and the State of Ohio in the Stelzer case.

DEC. 15

Winston Oyster, 22, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Confine a Dangerous Dog. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, placed him on one year of probation, and to pay restitution to the victim.

Andrew Hartley, 54, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Marvin Byler, 25, of Utica, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Failing to Use Reasonable Control. 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 was sentenced to pay a $25 fine for the Failure to Control charge.

Daniel Morgan, 32, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Failing to Use Reasonable Control. 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.

Denny Dilldine, 46, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The Court sentenced him to serve 60 days in jail, with 55 days suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

Zoe Meade, 18, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 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.

Titan March, 19, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Improperly Handling of Firearms. The Court sentenced him to serve seven days in jail.

Tristen Gardner, 22, of Gambier, 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 as soon as is practicable and complete the Court’s Hands Down program.

Daniel Dilger, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI/ALS Suspension and Failing to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine and serve three days in jail for the DUS charge and to pay a $50 fine for Failing to Use Reasonable Control.

James Craycraft, 24, of Warsaw, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. 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.

Jeremy Huffman, 32, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. He will be sentenced on January 26, 2021 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Devon Green, 30 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence on Nov. 3, 2020. Today, he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable.

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

DEC. 14

Michael Clark, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Receiving Stolen Property. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and complete the Court’s Social Responsibility Clinic.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the City of Mount Vernon in this case.

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