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32 Found Guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

Four Found Guilty on September 25, 2023

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found four guilty after hearings were held in
the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on September 25, 2023.
Brian Baker, 40, of Butler, was found guilty of possession of marihuana and driving
under suspension.
Harlen Shelhorn, 32, of Howard, was found guilty of driving without an operator’s
license.
Ariel Kell, 27, of Mansfield, was found guilty of speeding and driving under a license
forfeiture suspension.
John Sowders, 71, of Mansfield, was found guilty of operating a vehicle under the
influence of alcohol and/or a drug of abuse.
Assistant Law Director Steve Potts prosecuted these cases on behalf of the City of Mount
Vernon, the State of Ohio, and the Villages of Centerburg, Danville, Fredericktown and
Gambier.

Sixteen Found Guilty on September 26, 2023

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found sixteen guilty after hearings were held
in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on September 26, 2023.
Ryan Dewitt, 33, of Mansfield, was found guilty of theft by deception.
Tyler La Valley, 24, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of domestic
violence and aggravated menacing.

Jarred Baldwin, 30, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of criminal trespassing.
Brittany Armstrong, 25, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of a subsequent offense of
failing to confine her dog.
Bryan Pruitt, 32, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of theft by deception and driving
under an FRA suspension.
Emily Bricker, 34, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of obstructing official business.
Jesse Gill, 28, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of driving under an OVI suspension.
Mysaiah Bray, 37, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of two counts of driving under a
12-point suspension.
Katrina Wintz, 45, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of driving without an operator’s
license.
Matthew Moran, 20, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of failure to stop after an
accident and operating a vehicle with a temporary permit and no licensed passenger.
Rose Johnson, 62, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of speeding.
Carson Minton, 18, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of speeding in a school zone.
Timmy Skaggs, 59, of Newark, was found guilty of speeding.
Amy Blubaugh, 47, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of speeding.
Judith Daniels, 74, of Greenville, SC, was found guilty of speeding in a school zone.
Nelson Lyons, 79, of Newark, was found guilty of speeding in a school zone.
First Assistant Law Director Brittany Whitney prosecuted the La Valley and Bray cases
on behalf of the City of Mount Vernon and State of Ohio.
Assistant Law Director Steve Potts prosecuted all other cases on behalf of the City of
Mount Vernon, the State of Ohio, and the Villages of Centerburg, Danville,
Fredericktown and Gambier.

Three Found Guilty on September 27, 2023

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found three guilty after hearings were held in
the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on September 27, 2023.
Sean Wible, 34, of Danville, was found guilty of failure to stop after an accident.

Mark Rapp, 28, of Gambier, was found guilty of speeding and driving under an FRA
suspension.
Emilio Dominguez, 28, of Howard, was found guilty of failure to stop for a school bus.
Assistant Law Director Steve Potts prosecuted these cases on behalf of the City of Mount
Vernon, the State of Ohio, and the Villages of Centerburg, Danville, Fredericktown and
Gambier.

Nine Found Guilty on September 29, 2023

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found nine guilty after hearings and court
trials were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on September 29, 2023.
John Spears Jr., 54, of Newark, was found guilty of driving without an operator’s
license.
Fredi Lemus Orellana, 36, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of driving with an expired
operator’s license.
Kevin Benson, 59, of Utica, was found guilty of speeding.
Alexis Angle, 21, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of failure to use reasonable control.
Tom Shaw, 79, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of speeding.
Sean Hicks, 26, of Zanesville, was found guilty of speeding in a school zone.
Paul Rhodes, 40, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of operating a vehicle with a
temporary permit and no licensed passenger.
Troy Vanhorn, 42, of Cardington, was found guilty of speeding in a school zone.
Adelle Hoar, 18, of Howard, was found guilty of failure to use reasonable control.
First Assistant Law Director Brittany Whitney prosecuted these cases on behalf of the
City of Mount Vernon, the State of Ohio, and the Villages of Centerburg, Danville,
Fredericktown and Gambier.
For further details of the above sentencings, please visit the court website at
mountvernonmunicipalcourt.org.

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