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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON - Samantha M. Mele, 24 of Centerburg, failed to appear for her scheduled probation violation hearing in Mount Vernon Municipal Court. The Court issued a warrant for her arrest with county and adjoining county radius and set bond in the amount of $10,000 cash or surety without the application of the 10% provision. The Court forfeited her preciously posted bond.

Jeffrey A. Middleton, 35 of Mount Vernon, failed to appear for his scheduled pretrial hearing. The Court issued a warrant for his arrest with county and adjoining county radius and set bond in the amount of $2,500 cash or surety without the application of
the 10% provision.

The following cases were resolved before Judge John Thatcher Monday. 

Shawna M. Posey, 30 of Mount Vernon, changed her pleas and the Court found her guilty of four counts of petty theft. The Court sentenced Posey to pay court costs only and to serve 90 days in jail with credit for 28 days served, concurrently, on each count.

Hunter L. Phillips, 23 of Mount Vernon, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of domestic violence. The Court sentenced Phillips to pay court costs only and to serve 84 days in jail with credit for 84 days served.

Joshua J. Lemley, 39 of Fredericktown, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of disorderly conduct, persisting. The Court sentenced Lemley to pay court costs only, serve 30 days in jail with 11 days suspended and credit for 19 days served, and placed him on two years of probation.

Conor C. Pollock, 23 of Fredericktown, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of criminal damaging and disorderly conduct. For the criminal damaging conviction, the Court sentenced Pollock to serve 90 days in jail with credit for time served, and placed him on two years community control, and for the disorderly conduct conviction ordered him to pay a fine of $150 plus court costs.

Aaron W. Fortune, 27 of Mount Vernon, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of driving under a financial responsibility suspension. The Court sentenced him to pay a fine of $200 plus court costs.

Amanda M. Riel, 26 of Mount Vernon, changed her plea and the Court found her guilty of petty theft. The Court sentenced Riel to pay court costs only and serve three days in jail with credit for three days served.

Jason W. Fancelli, 37 of Mount Vernon, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of disorderly conduct. The Court sentenced Fancelli to pay a fine of $150 plus court costs.

Scott L. Reynolds, 39 of Mount Vernon, changed his pleas and the Court found him guilty of petty theft and possession of drug abuse instruments. The Court sentenced Reynolds to pay court costs only and to serve 60 days in jail, concurrently, on both
convictions.

Kristy F. Roesing, 27 of Mount Vernon, changed her plea and the Court found her guilty of petty theft. The Court sentenced Roesing to pay court costs only, serve 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended, placed her on two years of probation, and ordered her to take a social responsibility class.

Assistant Knox County Public Defender Brandon Crunkilton represented the Defendants in these matters.
Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the State of Ohio, City of Mount Vernon, and the Village of Fredericktown in these cases.

 

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