MOUNT VERNON — According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, on Friday in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas, Judge Otho Eyster sentenced two men for felony crimes and sentenced one woman to prison after revoking her community control supervision.
Richard K. Sharp, 41, Danville, was convicted of aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol as the result of a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 514, on April 7, 2008. Sharp was sentenced to a 15-month prison term for the aggravated vehicular assault charge and six months in prison for the OVI charge. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Thatcher said an investigation conducted by Trooper Coby Holloway, Ohio State Highway Patrol, revealed that Sharp’s southbound pickup truck went left of center striking a northbound minivan driven by a 69-year-old female victim. Thatcher said the victim suffered four broken ribs, a broken knee cap and a torn ACL. At the time of the crash Sharp’s blood alcohol level was 0.156, and he tested positive for marijuana use. Sharp was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $7,601 and his driver’s license was suspended for one year.
In a separate case, Sharp was convicted of trafficking in drugs for selling Vicodin tablets to an undercover informant, on Oct. 1, 2008. Sharp was sentenced to 11 months in prison for the drug trafficking charge. The case was part of an investigation conducted by Sgt. Tom Looney, Danville Police Department, with the assistance of Detective Sgt. Jeff Jacobs, Detective Cpl. Matt Dailey and Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, and special agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
David A. Harry, 51, Mount Vernon, was convicted of selling marijuana to a confidential informant working for the MVPD on May 30, June 5 and July 16, 2008. Harry was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision and ordered to complete a drug and alcohol assessment. Thatcher said Harry will serve a 17-month prison term if he violates the terms of his community control supervision. Detective Sgt. Jacobs, Detective Cpl. Dailey and Detective Feeney investigated the case.
On April 21, 2008, Lisa M. Poole, 45, Mount Vernon, was convicted of trafficking in cocaine and her 11-month prison sentence was suspended while she served a three-year term of community control supervision. Poole’s prison sentence was imposed Friday as the result of her admission that she violated her supervision terms by using marijuana and cocaine in December, according to Thatcher.