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13 Found Guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found eight guilty after hearings were held in
the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on June 21, 2022.
Joseph Mooney, 38 of Ashley, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Fictitious
Plates. The Court sentenced him to serve 31 days in jail.
Misty Zolman, 48 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The
Court sentenced her to serve 15 days in jail.
Ila Lester-Garris, 47 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft by Deception. The
Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, placed her on
two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol
assessment and pay restitution to Wal-Mart.
Fletcher Potes, 22 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The Court
sentenced him to serve 60 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one
year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment.
Guy Mills, 50 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court
sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 120 days suspended, and placed him on
two years of probation.
Carlos Leon-Perez, 37 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 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.

Monte Miracle, 64 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While
Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse. He will be sentenced on July
26, 2022 following a pre-sentence investigation.
Brandon Price, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. He will be
sentenced on July 26, 2022 following a pre-sentence investigation.

Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon in
the Potes, Lester-Garris, Leon-Perez, and Mills cases, and the State of Ohio in the Price
case.
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 five guilty and after court trials and
hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on June 22, 2022.
Rickie Rhea, 27 of Akron, was found guilty of Possessing Drug Paraphernalia and
Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The Court sentenced her to serve 30 days in jail with
23 days suspended and placed her on one year of community control with the following
conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days for the Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia and pay a $200 fine on the FRA DUS.
William Redd, 26 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Obstructing Official Business.
He will be sentenced at a later date following a Pre-Sentence Investigation.
Mandolyn Newell, 21 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced
her to pay a $35 fine.
Casey Byrnes, 33 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced her
to pay a $30 fine.
Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the State of Ohio in the Newell and Byrnes
cases and Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City in the Rhea
and Redd cases.

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