Judge's gavel and scales of Justice

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated on Friday, Nov. 19, with four new cases.

MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon Municipal Court found 18 people guilty after arraignments and hearings and one person was sentenced this week at the Mount Municipal Court.

These were the cases prosecuted by the Mount Vernon Law Director's Office.

NOV. 19

Visiting Judge Ken Lane found four guilty in the Mount Municipal Court on Nov. 19, 2021.

Seth Graves, 31, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of OVI. The Court sentenced him to pay a fine of $500, and serve 180 days in jail with 177 days suspended. The Court also placed him on two years of community control with the following conditions: schedule a 72-hour driver intervention program, complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days, and suspended his license for one year.

Irma Keil, 73, of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced her to pay a $15 fine.

Carl Leicy, 41, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.

Tamara Carpenter, 46, of Mount Vernon, was guilty of Failing to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced her to pay a $5 fine.

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

NOV. 16

Christopher Korns, 29, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $25 fine for Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign.

Andrew Ellis, 50, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.

Justin Klein, 27, of Newark, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and Failure to Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS charge and a $35 fine for Failing to Control.

Anthony Chase, 42, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse. 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.

Travis Iley, 24, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine.

John Krzoski, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Menacing and Violating a Protection Order. He will be sentenced on December 7, 2021 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Michael Snyder, 47, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespassing. He will be sentenced on Dec. 21, 2021 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Andrew Jacob, 34, of Centerburg, was found guilty of Domestic Violence and Violating a Protection Order on Oct. 12, 2021. He was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 90 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation.

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

NOV. 15

Adam Thornton, 37, of Ashland, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail.

Uriah Langston, 38, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Confine his Dog. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.

Howard Hull, 44, of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $1,000.00 fine, serve 365 days in jail, with 305 days suspended, placed him on five years of community control with the following condition: enroll in an Intensive Outpatient Program, and suspended his operator’s license for three years.

Matthew Underhill, 45, of Mansfield, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500.00 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program and complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Tyler Bauer, 29, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500.00 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.

Sean McLaughlin, 51, of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500.00 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 174 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program and complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Abdirashid Arale, 43, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was found guilty of Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine. Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon and the State of Ohio in these cases.

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