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13 Found Guilty and Two Sentenced in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

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


Vernon Kanode, 26 of Centerburg, was found guilty of two counts of Operating a Vehicle
without a Valid Operator’s License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $100 for each
charge.


Daniel Valvoda, 31 of Columbus, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor
Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with 27 days
suspended, placed him on one year 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.


Conner Grdina, 24 of Kirtland, 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 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, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.
Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon and
the State of Ohio in these cases.

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found nine guilty and sentenced two people
after arraignments, hearings and sentencings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal
Court on July 12, 2022.


Brylan Durbin, 20 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced
him to pay a $40 fine.


Anne Dircksen, 61 of Sidney, was found guilty of Left of Center and Distracted Driving.
The Court sentenced her to pay a $125 fine.


Daniel Hollobaugh, 28 of Newark, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and
Speeding. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail for the DUS charge and to
pay a $50 fine for Speeding.


Michael Butcher, 52 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with
Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.


James Looney, 30 of Butler, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and
Operating a Vehicle with a Fictitious Registration. The Court sentenced him to pay a
$250 fine for the DUS charge and a $50 fine for the no registration charge.


Nicholas Sheets, 35 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced
him to serve 10 days in jail, with credit for five days served.


Zachary King, 31 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Failing to Comply with a Lawful
Order. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail and suspended his operator’s
license for 180 days.

Krista Rose, 25 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct with
Persisting Behavior. The Court sentenced her to serve 30 days in jail, with 25 days
suspended, and placed her on one year of probation with the following condition:
complete a drug and alcohol assessment.


Timothy Mongitore, 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The
Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 113 days suspended, and placed him
on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol
assessment.


Pierre Evans, 25 of Massillon, was found guilty of Assault on May 31, 2022. Today he
was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail.


James Sunkle, 42 of Heath, was found guilty of Telecommunications Harassment on
June 3, 2022. Today the Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 159 days
suspended, and placed him on two years of probation.


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

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

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


Dakota Spurgeon, 18 of Howard, was found guilty of Failure to Use Reasonable Control
and having Fictitious Plates on his vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine
for Failure to Use Reasonable Control and a $25 fine on the Fictitious Plates.


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

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