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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON – The following cases were resolved before Judge John Thatcher at the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on March 14, 2017.
Daniel Sarsfield, 19 of Heath, Ohio, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drug of abuse. The Court sentenced Sarsfield 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.

Eugene Schlupp, III, 40 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 failure to use reasonable control. The Court sentenced Schlupp to pay a fine of $700 plus court costs, serve 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended, placed him on two years community control, ordered he obtain a drug and alcohol assessment and comply with all recommendations, suspended his license for two years, and ordered he pay an additional $50 for the failure to control charge.

Patrick Yoder, 28 of Mount Vernon, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of driving under suspension. The Court Sentenced Yoder to pay a fine of $200 plus court costs.

Michael A. Miller, 33 of Mount Vernon, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of petty theft. The Court sentenced Miller to pay court costs and serve two days in jail with credit for two days served. Mr. Miller will be sentenced on a felony charge in the Knox County Common Pleas Court on March 31, 2017.

Matthew Woody, 27 of Mount Vernon, changed his pleas and the Court found him guilty of petty theft and possession of drug abuse instruments. The Court sentenced Woody to pay court costs, serve 180 days in jail with 155 days suspended, placed him on two years of probation, ordered he compete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days and comply with all recommendations.

Susan M. Schneider-Wolfe, 34 of Mount Vernon, changed her plea and the Court found her guilty of petty theft. The Court sentenced Schneider-Wolfe to pay court costs only, serve 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended, placed her on two years of probation, ordered her to complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days and comply with all recommendations, and mandated she complete the Social Responsibility Clinic.

Ryan D. Dewyze, 33 of Mount Vernon, changed his pleas and the Court found him guilty of three separate counts of failure to confine dogs, three separate counts of petty theft, one count of theft by deception, and one count of tampering with pipes. The Court sentenced Dewyze to pay court costs, serve 180 days in jail with 90 days suspended, placed him on two years of probation, and ordered he pay restitution to all victims.

Attorney Jonathon Spaulding represented Sarsfield, Schlupp, and Yoder.

Attorney Nicole Derr represented Mr. Miller.

Attorney Christina Reiheld represented Woody, Schneider-Wolfe, and Dewyze.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio and the City of Mount Vernon.

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