Scales of Justice

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher sentenced 19 people in his courtroom during this week's proceedings.

The following cases were decided:

Aug. 14

Kimberly Hillman, 37, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $150 fine.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the Village of Fredericktown in this case.

Aug. 13

Melissa Morrison, 40, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced her to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed her on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended her operator’s license for one year.

Luke Burger, 19, of Dublin, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

Laura Tolbert, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.

Isiac McMahan, 21, of Nashport, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Operating a Vehicle Without 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 Operating a Vehicle Without Reasonable Control.

Shawn Hall, 46, of Galion, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with an Expired License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Jennifer Meeks, 44, of Butler, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle With Fictitious Plates and No Front License Plate. The Court sentenced her to pay a $35 fine.

Ernie Adkins, 42, of Marengo, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Improper Lane Usage. 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 Improper Lane Usage charge.

Scott Schaade, 23, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct/Persisting. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for time served.

Nichole Byers, 29, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Obstructing Official Business. The Court sentenced her to serve 14 days in jail.

Brittany Wheeler, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine.

Joseph Duffey, 18, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse, Criminal Damaging, and Speeding. 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, and suspended his operator’s license for one year for the OVI charge. He was also sentenced to serve 90 days in jail, with 75 days suspended, and placed him on two years of probation for the Criminal Damaging charge and to pay a $45 fine for Speeding. He will have a Restitution Hearing on Aug, 27, 2019 for the Criminal Damaging charge.

Donald Johnson, 35, of Howard, was found guilty of Assault and Driving Without a Valid License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for Driving Without a Valid License, and he received credit for 12 days served in jail for the Assault charge.

Marsha Delong, 46, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Petty Theft and Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with 176 days suspended, and placed her on two years of probation with the following condition: complete 15 hours of community service.

Tyler Ferreira, 21, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve five days in jail.

Anthony Bayog, 45, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve 15 days in jail.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Tolbert, Meeks, Schaade, Byers, and Wheeler cases and the State of Ohio in the Morrison, Burger, McMahan, Hall, and Adkins cases.

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

Aug. 12

Lloyd S. Tucker, 40, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with 25 suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete the Court’s Hands Down program and complete 15 hours of community service.

Matthew L. Ruggles, 39, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Attempted Violation of a Protection order. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.

Laura L. Logan-Snell, 40, of Johnstown, was found guilty of Physical Control Under the Influence. The Court sentenced her to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, and placed her on two years of community control with the following conditions: complete a 72-hour driving intervention program and suspended her operator’s license for three months.

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

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