MOUNT VERNON –Scott A. Walls, 43, of Mount Vernon was sentenced on two counts of illegal use of minor in nudity - oriented material, a felony of the second degree, one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony, and three counts of voyeurism, all fifth-degree felonies. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison for the first two counts, 54 months for the sexual battery and 11 months each on the voyeurismcharges; all to be served consecutively. He was given 156 days of credit towards his prison term and was ordered to pay court costs.
Walls was also ordered to register as a Tier I sex offender for 15 years reporting annually resulting from the nudity-oriented material, and a Tier III sex offender for life with mandatory reporting every 90 days for the sexual battery. Walls will also serve three years of post-release control following his release. This case was investigated by Dep. Dan Bobo of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Brent A. Turner, 55, of Mount Vernon was sentenced on four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, second-degree felonies. He will serve 30 months in prison for each count concurrently with 63 days credit for time served. Turner was ordered to pay court costs and will have a mandatory 3 year license suspension for each count imposed, also to run concurrently. The case was investigated by Det. Lt. Gary Rohler of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from BCI.
Joseph S. Cochran, 33, of Mount Vernon was sentenced on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony, one count of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of possession of criminal tools. He will serve 11 months in prison on each count, with the terms running concurrently. Cochran received credit for 75 days already served and was ordered to pay court costs. He will also serve three years of post-release control following his release. This case was investigated by Mount Vernon Police Patrolman Reginald Young.
Anthony Morton, 29, was sentenced in July 2013 to three years of community control for permitting drug abuse. Morton admitted that on October 30, 2013 he used heroin and suboxone without a prescription, and on November 21st he failed to report to his parole officer. He was resentenced to 11 months in prison with credit for 56 days already served. He was also ordered to pay costs and will be placed on 3 years of post-release control after he is released.
Michael G. Anderson II, 28, of Columbus was removed from the diversion program after failing to pay restitution in his 2013 conviction of misuse of credit cards, a fifth-degree felony. Anderson was placed on three years of community control and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $699.09 to the victim, Carol Donovan, within 12 months. He will also be required to complete drug and alcohol assessments and monitoring and pay the costs of the case. A violation of the community control provisions could result in an 11 month prison sentence.
Kenneth Sweet, 35, of Mount Vernon was sentenced on one count of aggravated trafficking, a fourth-degree felony, and once count of aggravated robbery. He will serve 180 days in jail with 3 years of community control. He will be required to enter into a Volunteers of America residential program, complete drug and alcohol assessments and monitoring, and pay the costs of the case. A violation of the community control provisions could result in a 17 month prison sentence. This case was investigated by Det. Matt Dailey and Ptl. David McElroy of the Mount Vernon Police Department.
Cassey Young, 26, of Danville was sentenced today on two counts of abuse of harmful intoxicants, felonies of the fifth-degree. She was sentenced to 9 months in prison on each count to run concurrently. She will have a 6 month suspension of her driver’s license and will be placed on three years of post-release control after she is released.
Erin Novo, 30, of Mount Vernon was sentenced today on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies, one count of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. She will serve 11 months in prison on each count concurrently and will pay court costs. A 12 month suspension of her driver’s license was imposed and she will be placed on three years of post-release control after her release.