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24 Found Guilty and 2 Sentenced in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found two guilty after hearings were held in
the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on March 28, 2022.


Marissa Rocko, 22 of Fredericktown, 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 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.


William Wolfe, 34 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While
Under the Influence and Failing to Stop After an Accident. The Court sentenced him to
pay a $500 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, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.


Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Rocko case.
Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the State of Ohio in the Wolfe
case.

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found eighteen guilty and sentenced two
people after arraignments and hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court
on March 29, 2022.


Byron Dewitt, 44 of Lakeville, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid Operator’s
License and Failing to Use Headlights. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.
Tasha Bean, 38 of Utica, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension. The
Court sentenced her to pay a $200 fine.


Danny Hyden, 33 of Martinsburg, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced
him to pay a $75 fine.


Earl Scoles, 24 of Zanesville, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension.
The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.


Darrin Colegrove, 29 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Backing without Safety. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.


Charles Meyer, 41 of Columbus, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension.
The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.


Xavier Mason, 22 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Comply with Lawful
Order and Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 30
days in jail.


Delenn Heffelfinger, 23 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Comply with
Lawful Order and Driving without a Valid License. The Court placed her on two years of
probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment.

Mary Poorman, 38 of Newcomerstown, was found guilty of Driving Without a Valid
Operator’s License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to
pay a $250 fine for the Invalid License charge. She was sentenced to serve 30 days in
jail, with all time suspended, and was placed on one year of probation with the following
condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment.


Eligerr Mosby, 45 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court
sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, and placed him on two
years of probation with the following condition: complete the Court’s Hands Down
program.


Denise Litvin, 52 of Cleveland, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor
Vehicle. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time
suspended, and placed her on one year of probation with the following condition:
complete a drug and alcohol assessment.


Aaron Hairston, 30 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Motor Vehicle
While Under the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $700 fine, serve 180 days
in jail, with 160 days suspended, placed him on three years of community control with
the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment, and suspended his
operator’s license for two years.


Max Bricker, 29 of Bladensburg, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.


Adam Quinn, 31 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced him to serve 15 days in jail.


John Meier, 72 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Reckless Operation of a Motor
Vehicle. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine, 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.


Joshua Kaber, 42 of Howard, was found guilty of Operating a Motor Vehicle While
Under the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180
days in jail, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.


James Fidler, 67 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Violating a Protection Order. He
will be sentenced on May 10, 2022 following a pre-sentence investigation.


Helton Culver, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Stop After an
Accident and Backing without Safety. He will be sentenced on April 12, 2022.


Allan Hamilton, 33 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence on
February 23, 2022. Today he was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail, with all time
suspended,

Earl Simmons, 51 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Domestic Violence on March 8,

  1. Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 135 days suspended, and
    placed on two years of probation with the following condition: complete the Court’s
    Hands Down program.
    Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the Village of Fredericktown in
    the Mosby case and the State of Ohio in the Fidler, Hamilton, and Simmons cases.
    Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon and the State of
    Ohio in the remaining cases.

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found four guilty after court hearings were
held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on March 30, 2022.


Travis Lonsinger, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving While Intoxicated
and Expired Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail,
with 174 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 driver’s license for one year.


Michael Fullmer, 40 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of using Unauthorized Plates.
The Court sentenced him to pay a $50 fine.


Todd Cunningham, 53 of Walhonding, was found guilty of Assured Clear Distance
Ahead. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.


Shawn Sharp, 43 of Cardington, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension
and Driving Without a Seatbelt. The Court sentenced him to a $300 fine on the Driving
Under Suspension charge and a $30 fine for Driving Without a Seatbelt.

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

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