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18 Found Guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found eight guilty after arraignments and
hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on March 14, 2022.


Frankie Perez, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Marijuana. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.


Daniel Smith, 65 of Chenee, South Carolina, was found guilty of Domestic Violence,
Assault, and Aggravated Menacing. The Court sentenced him to serve 20 days in jail.


Jason Harter, 50 of Westerville, was found guilty of Having Physical Control Over a
Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $1,000
fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 175 days suspended, placed him on two years of
community control with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol
assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended his operator’s license for 60 days.


Nancy Kelley, 74 of Centerburg, 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
177 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.


Tara Davis, 32 of Johnstown, 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 174
days suspended, placed her on one year of community control with the following
conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program and complete a
drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and suspended her operator’s
license for one year.

Meagan Stull, 32 of Fredericktown, 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
177 days suspended, placed her on two years of community control with the following
condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment as soon as is practicable, and
suspended her operator’s license for one year.


Ashley Hamilton, 29 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Assault. She will be
sentenced on April 25, 2022 following a pre-sentence investigation.


Colton Stiltner, 18 of Sunbury, was found guilty of Assault. He will be sentenced on
April 25, 2022 following a pre-sentence investigation.


Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Perez case.
Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the State of Ohio and the City
of Mount Vernon in the remaining cases.

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found five guilty after arraignments and
hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on March 15, 2022.


Maurice Johnson, 45 of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under
the Influence of Alcohol, Driving without a Valid License, and Possession of Marijuana.
The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, 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 for the OVI charge. He was
sentenced to pay a $200 fine for Driving without a Valid License and a $25 fine for
Possession of Marijuana.


Patrick Lang, 30 of Utica, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension and Failing to
Drive on the Right Side of Roadway. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine for the
DUS charge and a $15 fine for the Right Side of Roadway charge.


Gary Parrish, 40 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced him
to pay a $100 fine.


Joshua Musselman, 20 of Mount Gilead, was found guilty of Criminal Trespassing. The
Court sentenced him to serve 30 days in jail and complete 25 hours of community
service.


Colton Davis, 25 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court
sentenced him to serve 30 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
as soon as is practicable.


Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon in
the Davis case.


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

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found five guilty after hearings were held in
the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on March 16, 2022.


Brian Bevard, 39 of Martinsburg, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced
him to pay a $35 fine.


Paul Born Jr, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct. The Court
sentenced him to pay a $75 fine.


James McClanahan, 53 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possessing Drug
Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to serve seven days in jail, complete six drug
and alcohol education classes, complete a drug and alcohol assessment and 12 hours of
community service.


Joshua Bias, 44 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension
and Speed. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine for Driving Under an FRA
Suspension and a $35 fine for Speeding.


John Roach, 62 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving with No Operator’s
License. The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.


Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the McClanahan
case and Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount
Vernon and the State of Ohio in the remaining cases.

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