Judge John Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher 

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found one guilty after hearings were held at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Jan. 4.

Sandeep Gupta, 58 of Hilliard, was found guilty of Selling Tobacco to an Underage Person. The Court sentenced him to pay a $225 fine, to serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio in this case.

Thatcher found eight guilty after arraignments and hearings were held on Jan. 5:

--Michael Daley, 26 of Danville, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with credit for time served.

--Ryan Smith, 36 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Disorderly Conduct with Persisting Behavior. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and to serve two days in jail for the DOC charge.

--David Monteith, 45 of Columbus, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

--Paul Rhodes, 37 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.

--Amber Brady, 29 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.

--Charles Speigal, 20, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

--Nicholas Pigg, 24 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Aggravated Menacing. He will be sentenced on Feb. 16 following a pre-sentence investigation.

--Mark Wade, 46 of Butler, was found guilty of Assault. He will be sentenced on Feb. 16 following a pre-sentence investigation.

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

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