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16 Found Guilty 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 May 16, 2022.


Floyd Ernsberger, 60 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The
Court sentenced him to serve two days in jail.


Brittany Christine, 24 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension and Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced her to pay a $200
fine.


Max Elliott, 66 of Brinkhaven, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the
Influence. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 174 days suspended,
placed him on two years of community control with the following control: 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.

person after arraignments and hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal
Court on May 17, 2022.
Fred Henwood, 47 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and
Operating a Vehicle with Fictitious Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine
for the DUS charge and a $50 fine for the Fictitious Plates charge.


William Vinson, 42 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone.
The Court sentenced him to pay a $125 fine.


Nicholas Dixon, 25 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court
sentenced him to pay a $40 fine.


Michael Speck, 52 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.


Patrick Strunk, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failure to Control and Reckless
Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine for Failing to
Control and a $75 fine for the Reckless Operation charge. In addition, his license was
suspended for 180 days for the Reckless Operation charge.


Heather Trombley, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension. The Court sentenced her to pay a $300 fine.


James Wyatt, Jr., 55 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 $15 fine for Failing to Stop.


Krista Miller, 38 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with Expired
License Plates. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine.

Tanner Plichta, 22 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse
Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, and placed him on one
year of probation.


Darlene Cross, 62 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to $200
fine for the DUS charge and to serve 10 days in jail for the Possession charge.


Keithan Furr, 22 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court
sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with 20 days suspended, and placed him on one
year of probation with the following condition: complete an Anger Management
program.


Heather Mick, 36 of Newark, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct with Persisting
Behavior. The Court sentenced her to serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and
placed her on one year of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and
alcohol assessment and complete an Anger Management program.


Jeremiah Shaum, 21 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court
sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail, with 20 days 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.


Holly Johnson, 33 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an Accident,
Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign, and Obstructing Official Business on April 29, 2022.
Today she was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 175 days suspended, placed her
on two years of probation, suspended her operator’s license for one year, and ordered
her to pay $7,136.03 in restitution to the victim for Failing to Stop After an Accident.
She was sentenced to pay a $30 fine for Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign, and to serve five
days in jail for the Obstruction charge.


Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon in
the Furr case, and the State of Ohio in the Mick and Shaum cases.


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

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