16 Found Guilty in Mount Vernon Municipal Court

MOUNT VERNON – Judge John Thatcher found three guilty after arraignments and
hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on August 15, 2022.
Corey Bednarke, 29 of Hammond, Indiana, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief and
Criminal Trespassing. The Court sentenced him to serve 20 days in jail. A restitution
hearing is scheduled for August 19, 2022.


Raymond Yoder, 63 of Millersburg, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While
Under the Influence of a Drug of Abuse. 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 conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention
program and complete a drug and alcohol assessment, and suspended his operator’s
license for one year.

MOUNT VERNON – Visiting Judge James Kimbler found eleven guilty and sentenced
four people after arraignments and hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal
Court on August 16, 2022.


Joseph Ramsey, 40 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Obstructing Official Business.
The Court sentenced him to serve 60 days in jail, with 53 days suspended, and placed
him on one year of probation.


Ryan Hubbell, 18 of Howard, was found guilty of Underage Consumption/Possession of
Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and
placed him on one year of probation with the following condition: complete a drug and
alcohol assessment.

MOUNT VERNON – Assigned Judge James Kimbler found two guilty after court trials
and hearings were held in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on August 17, 2022.
Zoe Harris, 39 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Left of Center. The Court
sentenced her to pay a $15 fine.
Logan Hammons, 35 of Danville, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension
and Driving with Fictitious Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $300 fine on the
DUS and a $75 fine on the Fictitious Plates charge.
Law Director, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon in the Harris case
and Assistant Law Director, Brittany Whitney, represented the State of Ohio in the
Hammons case.


Wyatt Snell, 19 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Allowing an Underage Person to
Remain in the Presence of Alcohol. The Court sentenced him to pay a $200 fine, serve
90 days in jail, with all time suspended, and placed him on one year of probation with
the following condition: complete a drug and alcohol assessment.


Austin Ratliff, 24 of New Lexington, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct with
Persisting Behavior. The Court sentenced him to serve one day in jail, with credit for
time served.
Shawn Melvin, 36 of Centerburg, was found guilty of Driving Under an FRA Suspension
and Operating a Vehicle with Fictitious Plates. The Court sentenced him to pay a $250
fine for the DUS charge and a $50 fine for the Fictitious Plates charge.


Richard Karpinski, 56 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Speeding. The Court
sentenced him to pay a $30 fine.

Bradley Combs, 46 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Driving Under Suspension.
The Court sentenced him to pay a $250 fine.
Jamie Kopriver, 33 of Loudonville, was found guilty of Failing to Reinstate her License
and Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. The Court sentenced her to pay a $250 fine for
Failing to Reinstate her License and a $25 fine on the Stop Sign charge.
Audrianna Clupper, 26 of Bellville, was found guilty of Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. The Court sentenced her to serve 10 days in jail.
William Waits, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Possession of Drug Abuse
Instruments. The Court sentenced him to serve 90 days in jail, with 60 days suspended,
and placed him on two years of probation with the following conditions: complete a
drug and alcohol assessment and complete 20 hours of community service.
James Myers, 33 of Southington, was found guilty of Obstructing Official Business. The
Court sentenced him to serve seven days in jail.
Brian Grove, 36 of Johnstown, was found guilty of Domestic Violence on June 30, 2022.
Today he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, with 179 days suspended, and placed
him on two years of probation with the following condition: complete the Court’s Hands
Down program.
Noah Skaggs, 25 of Hilliard, was found guilty of Domestic Violence on July 5, 2022.
Today he was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail.
Kiersten Humphrey, 21 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Criminal Mischief on July
19 th . Today she was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence. The
Court sentenced her to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended,
placed her on two years of community control, and suspended her operator’s license for
one year for the OVI charge, and to serve 30 days in jail, with 27 days suspended, placed
on one year of probation and ordered her to pay $2,165.48 in restitution to the victim.
Dakota Rhoads, 28 of Mount Vernon, was found guilty of Telecommunications
Harassment and Menacing by Stalking on June 14 th . Today he was found guilty of
Violating a Protection Order. The Court sentenced him to serve 180 days in jail, with
163 say suspended, and placed him on two years of probation to be served concurrently
among all charges.
Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon in
the Rhoads and the Skaggs cases, and the State of Ohio in the Grove case.
Director of Law, Rob Broeren, represented the City of Mount Vernon and the State of
Ohio in these cases.


Perry Prior, 41 of Fredericktown, was found guilty of Operating a Vehicle While Under
the Influence and Failure to Control. The Court sentenced him to pay a $500 fine, serve
180 days in jail, with 170 days suspended, placed him on two years of community
control with the following conditions: attend and complete a 72-hour driver intervention
program, complete a drug and alcohol assessment and complete 15 hours of community
service, and suspended his operator’s license for one year for the OVI charge and to pay
a $25 fine for the Failure to Control fine.


Assistant Director of Law, Brittany Whitney, represented the City of Mount Vernon and
the State of Ohio in these cases.

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