MOUNT VERNON — According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, on Thursday, in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas, Judge Otho Eyster sentenced one man and three women for felony crimes.
Amber N. Mosby, aka Amber N. Gantt, 25, Fredericktown, and Jessica L. Mosier, 30, Fredericktown, were convicted of trafficking in cocaine for selling cocaine to an undercover informant working for the Danville Police Department on Oct. 1, 2008. Thatcher said Eyster sentenced Mosby to 17 months in prison as well as a six-month driver’s license suspension.
Eyster sentenced Mosier to a three-year term of community control and a six-month driver’s license suspension. She was ordered to complete a drug and alcohol assessment. Thatcher said Mosier will serve a 15-month prison term if she violates the terms of her community control supervision.
Virginia A. Pumphrey, 31, Mount Vernon, was convicted of aggravated trafficking in drugs and was sentenced to a three-year term of community control, 27 days in the Knox County Jail, a six-month driver’s license suspension, and was ordered to complete a drug and alcohol assessment. Thatcher said Pumphrey will serve a 15-month prison term if she violates the terms of her community control supervision.
Thatcher said that on Sept. 5, 2008, Pumphrey sold illegally diverted prescription oxycodone to an undercover informant working for the Danville Police Department.
The investigations of Mosby, Mosier and Pumphrey were 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.
Lee A. Martin, 34, Danville, was convicted of assaulting peace officers Looney and Joe Mazzari when they attempted to arrest him for disorderly conduct on Sept. 19, 2008. Martin was also convicted of damaging a Danville police cruiser when he was arrested on Jan. 7, by breaking out the cruiser’s rear window with his head.
Martin was also convicted of recklessly assaulting Looney for injuring Looney’s right hand on that date. Looney was hurt while attempting to restrain Martin to prevent him from injuring himself or doing further damage to the cruiser, Thatcher said. Eyster sentenced Martin to 34 months in prison for his two cases.