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20 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 April 4, 2022.


Nicholas Higgins, 42 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to serve five days in jail.
Heather Nafzger, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The
Court sentenced her to serve 60 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed her on
one year of probation.


Jo McGeeney, 45 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Damaging. The Court
sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with 85 days suspended, and placed him on one
year of probation with the following conditions: complete an Anger Management class
and complete 10 hours of community service.


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 seventeen guilty after arraignments
and hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on April 5, 2022.
James Brock, 41 of Warsaw, was found guilty of Having an Open Container in a Motor
Vehicle and Failing to Stop at a Red Light. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine
for each charge.


Levon Russell, 45 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.


James Wade, 45 of Johnstown, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid
Driver’s License and Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine for the
Invalid License charge.


Roberta Yocum, 50 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension.
The Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.


Joshua Baldridge, 27 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine.


Johnathan Critchfield, 22 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle
Without a Valid Driver’s License and Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a
$200 fine for the Invalid License charge and a $15 fine for having Expired Plates.
William O’Hara, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle with
Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.


Kelly Peters, 44 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under
the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced her to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in

jail, with 170 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.


Todd Punches, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Damaging. The Court
sentence him to serve three days in jail and to pay $802.27 in restitution to the victim.


Brian Spicer, 42 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief. The Court
sentenced him to serve 60 days in jail, with 57 days suspended, placed him on one year
of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment, and
to pay $335.00 in restitution to the victim.


Tracy Joseph, 66 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 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.


Logan Fisher, 24 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under
the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to pay a $700 fine, serve 180 days in
jail, with 170 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 two years.


Nathan Landis, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While
Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $700 fine, serve 180 days in jail,
with 170 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.


Brian Fowler, 46 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point
Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve three days in jail.


Ethan Silliman, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA
Suspension. The Court sentenced him to serve five days in jail.


Noah Shull, 41 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Telecommunication Harassment.
He will be sentenced on April 26, 2022 following a pre-sentence investigation.


Christopher Weaver, 47 of Danville, was found guilty of Violating a Protection Order.
He will be sentenced on May 10, 2022 following a pre-sentence investigation.

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

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