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16 Found Guilty and Two sentenced in Mount Vernon Municipal

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found six guilty after hearings were held in
the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on May 9, 2022.


Jason Beaver, 41 of Howard, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court
sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.


Robert Williams, 46 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Menacing. The Court
sentenced him to pay a $75 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and
placed him on one year of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and
alcohol assessment and complete the Court’s Hands Down program.


Karen McDonald, 54 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The
Court sentenced her to pay a $50 fine.


Michael Smith, 64 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 control with the
following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and
suspended his operator’s license for one year.


Shawna Clawson, 44 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While
Under the Influence. The Court sentenced her to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail,
with all time suspended, placed her on two years of community control with the
following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment, and suspended her
operator’s license for one year.


Bachir Mombeleur, 37 of Bayside, NY, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court
sentenced him to $135 fine.


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 eight guilty and sentenced two people
after arraignments and hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on
May 10, 2022.


Mary Chalfant, 71 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 her to pay
a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 174 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.


Steven Houston, 40 of Vermilion, was found guilty of Driving Under an OVI/ALS
Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine, serve three days in jail, and
suspended his operator’s license for 30 days.


Heather Harney, 46 of Frazeysburg, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The
Court sentenced her to pay a $100 fine.


Nancy Willis, 73 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The
Court sentenced her to pay a $75 fine.


Addison Crouch, 19 of Howard, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The
Court sentenced her to pay a $100 fine.


Joseph Seymour, 36 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an
Accident and Disorderly Conduct. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail,
with 173 suspended, placed him on two years of probation, and suspended his operator’s
license for 180 days.


Brittany Wheeler, 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to serve 30 days in jail, with 20 days

suspended, and placed her on one year of probation with the following condition:
complete a drug and alcohol assessment.
Daylan Campbell, 18 of Gahanna, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under
the Influence of Alcohol. 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.


James Fidler, 67 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Violating a Temporary
Protection Order on March 29, 2022. Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail,
with 159 days suspended, and was placed on two years of probation.
Christopher Weaver, 47 of Danville, was found guilty of Violating a Temporary
Protection Order on April 5, 2022. Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail,
with 90 days suspended, and was placed on five years of probation with the following
conditions: complete 100 hours of community service, complete a 40-hour Batterer’s
Intervention Program, and participate in Ohio Means Jobs.


Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the State of Ohio in the Fidler
and Weaver 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 two guilty after trials were held in the
Mount Vernon Municipal Court on May 11, 2022.


Prince Bonsu, 20 of Columbus, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him
to pay a $50 fine.


Mitchel Gadd, 26 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.


Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon in
the Gadd case and the State of Ohio in the Bonsu case.

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