Three Found Guilty in Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found three people guilty after trials to the Court and one other hearing held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on February 22, 2017.

Jasmine S. Cosner, 25 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of petty theft after a trial to the Court. Kroger Loss Prevention Associate Jeffrey Shanyfelt and Patrolman Jason Payne of the Mount Vernon Police Department testified for the prosecution. The Court sentenced Cosner to pay a fine of $200 plus court costs, serve 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended, was placed on two years of probation, and attend and complete a social responsibility class.

Michael D. Hawkins, 22 of Danville, was found guilty of speeding, 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, after a trial to the Court. After hearing testimony from Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Trautman, Jr., the Court sentenced Hawkins to pay a fine of $35 plus court costs.

Curtis L. Kidd, 37 of Utica, changed his plea and the Court found him guilty of driving under an administrative license suspension. The Court sentenced Kidd to pay a fine of $250 plus court costs and to serve five days in jail.

Director of Law Rob Broeren represented the State of Ohio and City of Mount Vernon in these cases.

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