Scales of Justice

MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher found 32 guilty after arraignments and hearings were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court this week.

Nov. 6

Rashaun Harris, 19, of Coshocton, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

Joseph Sheets, 24 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Not Wearing a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced him to pay a $30 fine.

Garret Jones, 19, of Mount Gilead, was found guilty of Failing to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

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

Nov. 5

Charles Stewart, 74, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

Candace Bryant, 42, of Utica, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The Court sentenced her to pay a $75 fine.

Curtis Baker, 29, of Zanesville, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.

Jessica Myser, 37, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The Court sentenced her to pay a $75 fine.

Amber Ringwalt, 39, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The Court sentenced her to pay a $50 fine.

Shyria Smith, 24, of Columbus, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.

Josiah Burney, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Kaleb Kirkman, 29, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Operating an Unsafe Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS charge and a $25 fine for Operating an Unsafe Vehicle.

William Burch, 22, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct, Inducing Panic, and Obstructing Official Business. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine, serve 19 days in jail, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete the Court’s Hands Down program for the Disorderly Conduct charge. He was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and placed on two years of probation for the Inducing Panic charge and to serve 90 days in jail for Obstructing Official Business.

Calvin Curry, 59, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 75 days in jail.

Carley Ash, 27, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced her to serve seven days in jail.

Tara Huff, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced her to serve 60 days in jail.

Camille Ferrell, 41, of Whitehall, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine.

Shannon Green, 42, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Operating a Vehicle with an Inoperative Plate Light. The Court sentenced him to serve seven days in jail for the Possession charge and to pay a $15 fine for the Plate Light charge.

Devon Carpenter, 22, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct in the Presence of EMS Personnel. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with 28 days suspended, and placed him on one year of probation.

Dustin McCoy, 40, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 160 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following condition: pay $84.88 in restitution to Wal-Mart.

Amber Adams, 38, of Reynoldsburg, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. The Court sentenced him to serve one day in jail.

Christopher Birchfield, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Squealing Tires. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.

Dale Ambler, 48, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Gregory Mehrle, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. He will be sentenced on Dec. 17, 2019 following a pre-sentence investigation.

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

Nov. 4

Kylee Miracle, 21, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief and Violating a Temporary Protection Order. The Court sentence her to serve 180 days in jail, with 175 days suspended, and placed her on two years of probation for the Criminal Mischief charge. She was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 160 days suspended, and placed her on two years of probation for the TPO violation.

Emily Hannah, 34, of Utica, was found guilty of Endangering Children. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, and placed her on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days.

Nichole Byers, 29, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault and Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced her to serve 45 days in jail for the Assault charge and gave her credit for time served for the Disorderly Conduct charge.

Timothy Martin, 54, of Gahanna, 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 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention, and suspended his operator’s license for 90 days.

Codi Morrison, 26, of Fredericktown, 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, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

William Beltz, 32, of Howard, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine.

David Blakely, 24, of Gahanna, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine and stayed a three day jail sentence.

Adam Wood, 28, of Butler, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $700 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days, and suspended his operator’s license for two years.

James Epley, 56, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Having Physical Control of a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $1,000 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 90 days.

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

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