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17 Found Guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found three guilty after hearings were held in
the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on August 29, 2022.
Carlos Gonzales-Muller, 29 of Mount Vernon, was found guilt of Operating a Vehicle
While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 25 days
in jail, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.
Michael Wellman, 30 of Howard, 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
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.
Claudio Avila-Estrada, 39 of Glenmont, 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 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 thirteen guilty after arraignments and
hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on August 30, 2022.
Joni Smail, 38 of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with an Expired
License Plates and Fictitious Plates. The Court sentenced her to pay a $25 fine for the
Expired Plates and a $50 fine for the Fictious Plates charge.
Jack Bookhamer, 54 of Mount Gilead, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the DUS
charge and a $35 fine for Speeding.
Patricia Pelfrey, 75 of Gambier, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The
Court sentenced her to pay a $35 fine.
Jonathon Hinger, 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to serve 10 days in jail.
Karraghan Peters, 21 of Howard, was found guilty of Complicity. The Court sentenced
her to serve five days in jail.
Field Harris, 52 of Cleveland, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced him to
serve 180 days in jail.
Christopher Laughlin, 21 of Warsaw, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct in an
Emergency Facility. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail.
John Capoccia, 36 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft. The Court sentenced
him to serve 180 days in jail, with 160 days suspended, and placed him on two years of
probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment.

Talyn Boyd, 33 of Howard, was found guilty of Failing to Confine her Dog. The Court
sentenced her to serve 30 days in jail, with 27 days suspended, and placed her on one
year of probation.
Jordan Collins, 24 of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the
Influence of Drugs of Abuse. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180
days in jail, with 160 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control
with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment, and suspended
his operator’s license for one year.
Holly Strunk, 25 of Newark, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the
Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced her to pay a $700 fine, serve 180 days in jail,
with 160 days suspended, placed her on three years of community control with the
following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment, and suspended her
operator’s license for two years.
Calvin Curry, 61 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The
Court sentenced him to serve five days in jail.
Michael Kromoff, 57 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension.
The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.
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 were held
in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on August 31, 2022.
Samuel Ashworth, 31 of Caledonia, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced
him to pay a $35 fine.

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

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