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17 Found Guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found five guilty after hearings were held in
the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on September 12, 2022.


Kenneth Hodge, 36 of Columbus, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.


Michael Kupiec, 32 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point
Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve eight days in jail.


John Ewalt, 68 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.

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found eleven guilty after arraignments and
hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on September 13, 2022.


Crystal West, 40 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to pay a
$200 fine for the DUS charge. She was sentenced to pay a $100 fine, 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 for the Possession charge.


Matthew Carpenter, 37 of Newark, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana and
Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to pay a $75
fine for each charge.


Dillon Lewis, 25 of Warsaw, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana and Possession
of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding and Distracted Driving. The Court
sentenced him to pay a $75 fine for each Possession charge and a $135 fine for Speeding
and Distracted Driving.


Keith Carder, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension and Speeding. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine for the DUS
charge and a $35 fine for Speeding.


Timothy Kazee, 46 of Columbus, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.


Haily Houska, 26 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with
Expires Plates. The Court sentenced her to pay a $15 fine.

Sydney Timmerman, 23 of Newark, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced
him to pay a $100 fine.


Paul Smith, 61 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine.


Melissah Pawlikowski, 44 of Granville, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court
sentenced her to pay a $50 fine.


David Cross, 35 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under
the Influence of Drugs of Abuse and Receiving Stolen Property. The Court sentenced
him to pay a $500 fine, serve 120 days in jail, with credit for time served, and suspended
his operator’s license for one year for the OVI charge and to serve 120 days in jail, with
credit for time served for the RSP charge.


Joseph Fulton, 38 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of Theft. The Court
sentenced him to serve seven days in jail on each charge and to pay $592.77 in
restitution.


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


Gregory Parker, 19 of Danville, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $100 fine.


Thomas Felda, 54 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct- Engaging in
Fighting or Turbulent Behavior. He will be sentenced on September 26, 2022 .


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 one guilty after Court Trials were held
in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on September 14, 2022.


David Seymour, 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12 Point
Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail.


Law Director, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the above case.

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