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11 Found Guilty and 3 Sentenced in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found five guilty after arraignments and
hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on April 11, 2022.


Christian Wiles, 22 of Butler, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension and
Failure to Use Reasonable Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine for the
DUS charge and a $25 fine for Failing to Control.


Michael Deem, 42 of Mount Vernon, 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 service with the
following conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention and complete a
drug and alcohol assessment, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.


John Turner, 41 of Newark, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The Court
sentenced him to pay a $125 fine.


Seth Tucker, 22 of Utica, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the
Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 30 days in jail, and
suspended his operator’s license for one year.


Abigail Orsborn, 31 of Newark, was found guilty of Having Physical Control Over a
Motor Vehicle While being Under the Influence. 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 service with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver
intervention, and affirmed the BMV’s Administrative License suspension.


Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the State of Ohio in the Wiles case.


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

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found five guilty and sentenced three people
after arraignments and hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on
April 12, 2022.


Ryheem Williams, 33 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.


David Compton, 32 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Changing Lanes without
Signaling. The Court sentenced him to pay a $35 fine.


Hailey Geiger, 19 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Failing to Keep an Assured Clear
Distance Ahead. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.


Hope Williamson, 26 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The
Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with 175 days suspended, and placed her
on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol
assessment and complete the Court’s Hands Down Program.


Mary Ferguson, 54 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension. The Court sentenced her to serve three days in jail.


Guy Mills, 50 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence and Assault on
March 7, 2022. Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 120 days
suspended, and was placed on two years of probation with the following condition:
complete the Court’s Hands Down program.


Gerald Blanton, 47 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Allowing Underage Persons to
Possess Alcohol on March 4, 2022. Today he was sentenced to pay a $500 fine, serve

180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation
with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment.


Helton Culver, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an
Accident and Backing without Safety on March 29, 2022. Today he was sentenced to
serve 180 days in jail, with all time suspended, and was placed on two years of probation
with the following condition: pay $1,076.36 in restitution to the victim. In addition, his
operator’s license was suspended for 180 days for the Hit Skip and to pay a $25 fine for
the Backing without Safety charge.


Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon in
the Williamson and Mills cases.


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

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found one guilty after court trials were held
in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on April 13, 2022.


Hannah Marshall, 21 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Use Reasonable
Control. The Court sentenced her to pay court costs.


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

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