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Eleven Found Guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON –Judge John Thatcher found eleven guilty after arraignments and
hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on January 3, 2023.
Roy Wilson, 66 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under
the Influence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 90 days in jail, with 87
days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following
conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended
his operator’s license for one year.
Austin Kerr, 21 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding in a School Zone. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $125 fine.
Justin Hatch, 19 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court sentenced
him to pay a $100 fine and to serve 10 days in jail, with seven days suspended.
Travis Mackie, 25 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension. The
Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine.
Troy Lonsway, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Failing to Keep an Assured
Clear Distance Ahead. The Court sentenced him to pay a $25 fine.
Noah Anderson, 18 of Dresden, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the
Influence, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Underage Consumption. The Court
sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 120 days in jail, with 117 days suspended, placed
him on two years of community control with the following conditions: attend and
complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license
for one year for the OVI related charges. He was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, with
all time suspended for the Underage Consumption charge.
Molly Sheller, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Theft and Criminal Trespassing.
The Court sentenced her to serve 180 days in jail, with 120 days suspended, and placed

her on two years of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol
assessment for the Theft charge. She was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail and was
placed on two years of probation for the Criminal Trespassing charge.
Austin Hillegass, 25 of Danville, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse
Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with 80 days suspended,
placed him on two years of probation, and suspended his operator’s license for 180 days.
Triston Martin, 25 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While
Under the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180
days in jail, with 160 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control
with the following conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention
program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.
Ethan Silliman, 24 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Driving Under a 12-Point
Suspension, Failing to Stop After an Accident and Reckless Operation. The Court
sentenced him to serve 23 days in jail, suspended his operator’s license for 180 days,
and ordered him to pay $700 in restitution to the victim.
Cody Lawrence, 31 of Mansfield, was found guilty of Theft. He will be sentenced on
February 7, 2023 following a pre-sentence investigation.
Assistant Director of Law, Steven Thomas D. Potts, represented the City of Mount
Vernon in the Wilson, Kerr, Hatch, and Mackie cases and the State of Ohio in the
Lonsway and Anderson cases.
Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon and the State of
Ohio in the remaining cases.

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