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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found seven guilty and issued a warrant for another following trials and a hearing in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Wednesday.

Jason E Gross, 40 of Westerville changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of speed, 69mph in a 55mph zone, a third offense in one year. The Court sentenced Gross to pay a fine of $250 plus court costs.

William C. Bollinger, II, 34 of Johnstown was found guilty of speed, 68mph in a 55mph zone, after a trial to the Court. After hearing testimony from Trooper Trey Duplessie of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Mt. Gilead Post, the Court sentenced Bollinger to pay a fine of $50 plus court costs.

Justin L. Pfeiffer, 18 of Howard, was found guilty of possession of marihuana after a trial to the Court. After hearing testimony from Deputy Sergeant Dan Selby of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Court sentenced Pfeiffer to pay a fine of $75 plus court costs.

Andrew T. Meeker, 21 of Gambier, was found guilty of failing to obey a traffic control device after a trial to the Court. After hearing testimony from Deputy Kevin Williams of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Court sentenced Meeker to pay a fine of $35 plus court costs.

Gregory V. Stoutenburgh, Jr., 47 of Mount Vernon, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of speed, 59mph in a 55mph zone. The Court sentenced Stoutenburgh to pay a fine of $75 plus court costs.

Simon M. Boucher, 33 of Mount Vernon, failed to appear for his court trial. The Court issued a warrant for his arrest with county and adjoining county radius and set bond in the amount of $250 cash or surety bond without the application of the 10% provision.

The following cases were resolved before Judge Thatcher on Tuesday:

Devin Berry, 29 of Howard, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drug of abuse. The Court sentenced Berry to pay a fine of $500 plus court costs, serve 180 days with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years community control, ordered he attend a 72 hour Driver Intervention Program, and suspended his license for one year.

Charles P. Chapman, 47 of Howard, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drug of abuse. The Court sentenced Chapman to pay a fine of $500 plus court costs, serve 180 days in jail with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years community control, ordered he attend a 72 hour Driver Intervention Program, and suspended his license for one year.

Jonathan R. Noel, 38 of Mount Vernon, changed his pleas and the Court found him guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drug of abuse and obstructing official business. The Court sentenced him to pay a fine of $500 plus court costs, serve 180 days with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years community control, ordered he be fitted with an electronic alcohol monitoring device, attend a 72 hour Driver Intervention Program, and suspended his license for one year.

Michael A. Miller, 33 of Mount Vernon, failed to appear for his scheduled hearing. The Court issued a warrant for his arrest with county and adjoining county radius and set bond in the amount of $1,000 cash or surety without the application of the 10% provision.

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