Two Found Guilty


MOUNT VERNON –Judge John Thatcher found two guilty after hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on December 5, 2022.

Justin Dilley, 44 of Atlanta, Georgia, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control with the following condition: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention program, and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Mason Lyon, 27 of Howard, was found guilty of Domestic Violence. The Court sentenced him to pay a $150 fine, serve 30 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a drug and alcohol assessment and complete the Court’s Hands Down program.

Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Dilley case and the State of Ohio in the Lyon case.